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SHENANDOAH CAVERNS                                                                 540-477-4300
Toll-Free: 888-422-5376                                              
261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA  22847

DIRECTIONS: I-81 Shenandoah Caverns, Exit 269, 4 miles north New Market, VA.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Has some of nature’s most beautiful and delicate crystal formations including the Diamond Cascade and the Grove of the Druids.

PARKING:  2 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Gravel, blacktop, grass outside.  Flagstone on main level.  Cavern access via elevator.  The paths are gravel in caverns, do have some steep grades requiring assistance for persons in wheelchairs.  Paths are a mile round trip guided tour. 

ENTRANCE:  In front of parking.  3 exterior steps, each 6 in. in height and marked with tactile strip/color change.  Handrails left and rt.  Ramps at side entrance.  Glass entry doors, 36 in. wide, easily open out with clearly marked metal vertical handle located 37 in. above floor.   

PUBLIC RESTROOMS:  To rt of main entrance.  Doors are 30 in. wide, and open in.  No turns must be made to enter.  Accessible stalls have 31 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  Wheelchair accessible toilet is 19 inches high with room for a lateral transfer.  Sink height is 28 in.

ELEVATOR:  Located off main lobby to back.  Serves all levels.  Door width:  35 in.  Elevator operator at all times.

For guests with hearing disabilities, there are written scripts available. 

For guests with visual disabilities, there are hands-on exhibits, and signs, with contrasting background, printed on a non-glossy surface. 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES:  Snack bar table height 33 in.  Aisles between tables 27 in. wide. 

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 72 in. wide.  Counters 25 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards: V and MC. Admission fee.  Hours:  9-5:15 Apr 15-Jun 15, 9-6:15 Jun 16-Labor Day, 9-5:15 Labor Day-Oct 31, 9-4:15 Nov 1-Apr 14.  Senior Citizen discount (over 62).  Group rates of 15 or more.


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