Endless Caverns | 1800 Endless Caverns Road | New Market, VA 22844 | 540.896.2283
Discovered on October 1, 1879, as a deep, dark hole covered by boulders, the fascinating natural wonder now named “Endless Caverns” has been thrilling visitors with its underground treasure for generations. Drive in and visit the caverns for the day or camp with us for the weekend – or as long as you wish! Endless Caverns offers 75 minute guided tours to guests, where our knowledgeable guides will explain the unique geology and fascinating history of this world famous cave. Learn how the cavern was first discovered and explore the geologic beauty of this six mile long cave at the foot of the Massanutten Mountain range featuring seemingly “endless” tunnels and chambers. In fact, many areas of the cave have yet to be explored and are utterly untouched. Our friendly and experienced cavern guides are sure to provide you with a most memorable and educational tour of this subterranean limestone masterpiece, appropriately named “Endless Caverns.”
Grand Caverns | 5 Grand Caverns Road | Grottoes, VA 24441 | 540.249.5705
Grand Caverns was discovered in 1804 by Bernard (Barnette) Weyer while trying to retrieve one of his traps. Weyers Cave opened for tours in 1806, making it the oldest continually operating show cave in the U.S. The caverns were also called the Grottoes of the Shenandoah until named Grand Caverns in 1926. Grand Caverns was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1973. In 1974 the caverns and surrounding acreage was gifted to the Upper Valley Regional Park Authority by its then owner Gladys Kellow and became known as Grand Caverns Regional Park. On October 1, 2009, the Town of Grottoes took possession of its namesake caverns, and consequently, the UVRPA dissolved.