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The Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions

Shenandoah Caverns

Diamond CascadeShenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors of all ages for over 90 years. It's the only cavern in Virginia with elevator service, so explorers of all ages can enjoy this underground world of wonders. The caverns remains a comfortable 56 degrees year round. An hour long guided tour takes you on a one mile trek on crushed gravel pathways through seventeen rooms, each one more spectacular than the next. See the famous "Breakfast Bacon", marvel at the soaring rooms like Grotto of the Gods, and  be amazed by the sparkling calcite crystals of Diamond Cascade. Visit our "Explore the Caverns" page to learn more about our formations.

American Celebration On Parade 

Pirate Ship Float

American Celebration on Parade houses 27 massive full-size parade floats and over 100 props from Presidential Inaugurals, Tournament of Roses, and other national celebrations. The owner of Shenandoah Caverns, Earl Hargrove Jr., also owned a large decorating company called Hargrove Inc. They began building the parade floats for the presidential inaugural in 1949 for President Truman, and have done all the inaugural floats since then. They have created floats for Rose Parades, Miss America Pageant Parades, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parades, and many others. American Celebration allows guests to stand where presidents and other famous Americans have stood. Visitors experience the floats up close, at their own pace. It's a once in a lifetime experience!

Main Street of Yesteryear

bears in Main Street

Main Street of Yesteryear is a display of antique department store windows from the 1940s and 50s.There was a time when children couldn't wait to visit city department stores during the holiday season to look at the elaborate window displays. Today's children can experience the same excitement when they see our Main Street of Yesteryear with more than 100 animated figurines--many of them part of the original displays from over half a century ago. Visitors will be welcomed by the big brown bears from the Rose parade, then wind their way down Main Street to see windows filled with the fully restored displays. The displays were all collected and restored by Earl Hargrove.

 The Yellow Barn

Yellow Barn Carriages

The Yellow Barn offers a variety of experiences. Take a look back at our agricultural heritage by  viewing the antique carriages and farm equipment. Browse the unique gift shops, including a large Virginia wine shop with daily wine tastings. Make sure the kids see the live indoor beehive and visit the live animals outside. The Yellow Barn also offers events like concerts and wine festivals. Check out our Events Page for more information.

 To learn more about any of the attractions click on the links below. 

Related Pages

Discover an underground world of wonder!
Full Size Parade Floats
Antique Window Displays
Agricultural History

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