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bears in Main Street

Opened in 1996, Main Street of Yesteryear offers visitors to Shenandoah Caverns the opportunity to step back in time to the era when families visited Main Streets across America at holiday time to view elaborate, animated department store window displays.

Visitors to the attraction will be welcomed by the big brown bears from the Rose Parade, then wind their way down Main Street to see windows filled with fully restored antique displays.

Experience the nostalgia of a three-ring circus of clowns, jugglers, twirling elephants, and ferocious tigers powered by 40 motors that generate the action under the big tent. 

Main Street

Thrill to the sight of the Presidential Inaugural parade, complete with miniature military units, bands, and floats. Watch the fairy tale come to life as Cinderella goes to the ball.

Earl Hargrove, the owner of Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions, has collected and restored many of the same holiday window displays Americans saw at prominent department stores during much of the 20th Century. Many of them are on display on our Main Street of Yesteryear. History and fun unite for a magical moment that you can enjoy!

Soldier DisplayCinderella at the Ball displayCircus Display

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Cinderella goes to the Ball
Cinderella goes to the Ball
Cinderella goes to the Ball