Your Visit

Skyline Caverns

A limited tour group size along with award winning lighting systems allow you to enjoy the splendor of The Capital Dome, Rainbow Trail, The Painted Desert, The Wishing Well, The Grotto of Nativity, Cathedral Hall, The Shrine, Fairyland Lake, The Anthodities and much, much more. Included are three underground streams and 37-foot Rainbow Waterfall.

Above ground, Skyline Caverns offers two more attractions for all ages: the Skyline Arrow Miniature Train and the Enchanted Dragon Mirror Maze.

What to bring

Do you have any place to eat on the property?

Snacks, drinks, ice cream, and candy are available for purchase at the Caverns Gift Shop! Though we do not operate a restaurant, we have ample picnic areas in shaded locations around our property. 

Are the caverns stroller accessible?

We do allow strollers in the cavern. However, there are loose gravel paths as well as 12 steps in the beginning and 61 steps at the end where the stroller would likely have to be carried.

Call (540) 635-4545 if you have questions.

Spending money for the Gift shop!

Check out the Skyline Caverns Gift Shop for one of a kind gifts and souvenirs. Snacks, drinks, ice cream, and candy are also available for purchase. 

Where to Stay

Hampton Inn of Front Royal

Only 5 miles north of the Skyline Caverns, the Front Royal Hampton Inn is conveniently located directly off I-66 near Front Royal’s newest shopping plazas. 

Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal

Adjacent to Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal is only a 7-mile drive from Skyline Caverns and Shenandoah National Park. 

Super 8 by Wyndham Front Royal

At the Super 8 by Wyndham Front Royal, you’ll be within a 15-minute walk of Blue Ridge Arts Council and Gallery and Front Royal Visitor’s Center and only 1.6 miles from Skyline Caverns. 

Things to do

National Speleological Society

Interested in a wild caving adventure? Caving, like most sports, requires a certain amount of preparation and equipment and may not be for everyone. To find out if caving is for you, follow this link to the National Speleological Society. The NSS can provide a list of caving clubs, or grottos, in your area. The local grotto can introduce you to this sport safely and properly equipped. Search for the Front Royal Grotto!

Virginia Wine: Wineries and Events

While over 20 different Wine Trails wind throughout scenic Virginia, Virginia Wine will help you “Discover & Taste” VA’s finest. Downloadable wine maps, events, and videos.


Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

Looking for another way to discover Virginia’s history? The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation website offers excellent ideas for day, weekend, and partial-day trips to Virginia battlefields and historical sites. Experiencing Virginia’s Civil War history completes any trip to the Shenandoah Valley!

Shenandoah national park

Skyline Drive, 75 overlooks with views of the Shenandoah Valley, hiking trails, campgrounds, RV camping, lodges, picnic grounds. Northern entrance is only 1 mile from the Skyline Caverns.

Shenandoah river state park

views and access to the Shenandoah River, Virginia Canopy Tours zipline course, hiking trails, campgrounds, RV camping, cabin rentals, picnic grounds. Entrance to Shenandoah River State Park is located 6 miles south of Skyline Caverns. 


Regional Information

Front Royal Visitor Center

Where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Shenandoah River… Front Royal, Virginia is the “gateway” to the Northern Shenandoah Valley and canoe capital of the state. The visitor center website offers official information on local and regional events, dining, lodging, special deals, and trip ideas for families as well as individuals.

Virginia Is for Lovers

Looking for more to do in Virginia? This official website will help you plan the perfect getaway to scenic Virginia. Whether you want an exciting day on the river or a relaxing visit to a museum after your tour of the Skyline Caverns, the official Virginia travel site offers hundreds of ideas.

A visit to Skyline Caverns is a perfect part of your stay in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and an ideal day trip from anywhere in the four state area! Let us help plan your visit to Skyline Caverns today. Discount and group rates are available. Your visit will leave you with memories for a lifetime.


Painted Desert



What People are Saying

“Awesome experience.”

"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."


“Absolutely wonderful.”

"Absolutely wonderful tour. Caverns have been kept in a natural state with improvements to make the tour comfortable. Our guide was great."


"Unique surprises..."

"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."


Admission Info

Cavern Tours

Adult (ages 13+) – $28.00
Child (ages 6-12) – $14.00
Children 5 and under – Free

Miniature Train

Ages 3 and above – $7.00
Children under 3 – Free

Mirror Maze

Ages 5 and above – $7.00
Children under 5 – Free

Nature Trail



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