Places to go: Skyline Caverns

This trip has been crazy busy so far! But every time I come home, that’s how it goes. We have to fit as much in as we can. Tuesday was spent with my dad, who loves to go out and do things together as a family. They took Jake, me, my sister Julie and her two sons to a place called Skyline Caverns in Front Royal, Virginia. None of us had ever been there before so it was new to everyone. 

We had an hour long guided tour throughout the cavern, and it was really fascinating to hear about how they were discovered and how everything was formed all those thousands of years ago. If you’re familiar with the area, it’s similar to Luray Caverns, but smaller and less commercialized. Here are some pictures from our tour: 

And that’s the whole tour! The rainbow lights throughout are to make it easier on the rocks than the LED lights, and I also think they look prettier. It was pretty well lit throughout, and they turned off the lights behind us as we went on. At one point, we stood in total darkness for a minute just to experience it, and that was crazy. Literally no light, no sense of direction or closeness! 

That long crystal at the end is over 126,000 years old. Of course all of the formations are thousands of years old, but when you hear about it, it’s only 18 inches long and it took that long to grow.

The website about the caverns is here, which can tell you about tours and more info if you’re interested in checking it out. I definitely recommend it! 

If you’ve gone, let me know what you thought!

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