Chiaki Kawajiri, Baltimore Sun
July 27, 2001
Celebrate the 133rd anniversary of the discovery of the Luray Caverns. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, the caverns are a marvel of natural beauty with huge chambers of stalactites, stalagmites and waterfalls of crystal deposits. Take part in the Grand Illumination, which first occurred in 1878. Millions of candles illuminate the caverns as guides dressed in period costume navigate through pathways to give you a taste of history.
Stay for the evening and get a bonus treat - an incredible fireworks display is slated to light up the sky in a cacophony of sound and color. David Breneman of the Singing Tower will perform a recital with the 47-bell carillon, the perfect end to the celebrations.
The Luray Caverns are at 970 U.S. Highway 211 West in Luray, Va. Admission is $23 for adults with discounts for children and seniors. For more information, visit luraycaverns.com.