When we were in the Washington DC area, we took the opportunity to visit places that we typically would not visit if we didn't have a car. During the weekend, the family we were staying with took the time to take us together with the whole family to explore the outdoors. So we went to the countryside in Virginia. And one of the things we checked out was Luray Caverns.
Luray Caverns is a show cave, and I must say it is an impressive one. You enter with a guided tour of course, but there are plenty to see and things to feast your eyes on. I must say that the hour-long tour was very captivating, and something that I thought was very much worth my time.
This cave has plenty of highlights: from very cute and interesting formations (like fried eggs), to the Great Stalactite Organ (a real organ that is operated with a keyboard, which strikes several different stalactites spread throughout a large chamber), to large reflecting pools, this was definitely something to see. As the massive collection of pictures I have above show, this is just something very visual, and I believe plenty of people would enjoy this.
The ranger that accompanies you during the tour is also very knowledgeable, at least the one that guided us. This place is actually discovered back in the late 1800s, and has been a show cave ever since. So yeah, in case you're in the area, I suggest you take the time to pay this cave a visit. It definitely is something to behold.