Monday, July 17, 2017

Breathtaking Natural Creations in Shenandoah Caverns

Shenandoah Caverns

Shenandoah not only has natural wonders above ground but also has plenty of breathtaking natural creations underground as well! One afternoon, we explored Shenandoah Caverns which not only delighted us with magnificent formations but also allowed us to cool off on a hot summer day!


Cave bacon in Shenandoah Caverns
Cave bacon in Shenandoah Caverns
The caverns have been amazing guests for over 90 years. The "bacon" formations are some of the most iconic in the Shenandoah Caverns and you can see them throughout. As you can see above, they really look just like slices of bacon!

Diamond Cascade Formation in Shenandoah Caverns
Diamond Cascade
The caverns feature large rooms which are full of formations from top to bottom. Each room is a sight to behold and you are given amply time to look around and admire nature's gems.

Rainbow Lake in Shenandoah Caverns
Rainbow Lake 
Lights are used to highlight various features. Some rooms have both white light and multicolored, so we were treated to viewing formations under each light. Several areas feature pools just like Rainbow Lake above. The reflection looks part dazzling, part eery.

Capitol Building in Shenandoah Caverns
Capitol Building 
One of the formations looks like the Capitol Building. This one was pretty cool to look at! I think that our whole party paused for quite a bit.

Bears from the Rose Bowl Parade Float
Bears from the Rose Bowl Parade Float
A visit to the caverns also includes admission to museum of parade floats, an exhibit of old department storefronts and another exhibit with antique farm equipment. There are also a few gift shops. So, plan to spend a few hours at Shenandoah Caverns! We coupled it with another hiking session in Shenandoah National Park for an amazing afternoon of appreciating nature!

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.


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