In 1937, geologists around the world stood in awe as Walter S. Amos discovered the underground wonder he always hoped to uncover. He carefully examined surface topography, exposing a secret that had lain beneath the earth’s surface for 60 million years. This method of scientific analysis makes the discovery of Skyline Caverns rare, if not unique.
The caverns opened to the public in 1939 and have welcomed millions of guests in the past eight decades. As tourism in Virginia boomed in the 1950s through 80s, Skyline Caverns was a noted attraction. Special visitors such as Bing Crosby even considered the caverns a worthy travel destination.
Skyline Caverns continues to be a natural, preserved display of cavern beauty, much like Dr. Amos originally discovered it one cold evening. As we celebrate 80 years of discovery, we are proud to have preserved the rare beauty of underground Virginia.
Only the Best
On your one-hour tour, a knowledgeable guide will escort you through the Skyline Caverns, explaining the geological history while challenging your imagination; making your tour educational, exciting, and entertaining.
Kids of all ages enjoy a ride on the Skyline Arrow.
The Enchanted Dragon Mirror Maze provides fun for children and adults alike.
There is a beautiful nature trail here at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
What People are Saying
"Our tour guide Sonny was personable, professional and quite knowledgeable. If you have been to any caverns before you'll find out that their is some unique features at this one making the trip well worth your time."
“Want to come back...”
"The most interesting of the caverns I've been in so far, the history is amplified by the beauty the caves offer. Our tour guide was a awesome guy, we had fun listening to him and answering his trivia questions."
"We went there on a Saturday afternoon and we had a great time. The tour is about an hour and easy to walk. Our guide was great and always good to understand."
Adult (ages 14+) – $22.00
Child (ages 7-13) – $11.00
Children 6 and under – Free
Ages 3 and above – $6.00
Children under 3 – Free
Ages 5 and above – $6.00
Children under 5 – Free
For additional information, rates, or to arrange a group tour, please call our toll-free number: 1-800-296-4545
Hours of Operation
COVID Hours of Operation
9:00am – 4:00pm
Labor Day – November 14th
Weekdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Weekend: 9:00am – 6:00pm
November 15th – March 14th
Every Day: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Christmas Day: 9:00am – 12:00pm