Luray is located in Page County
, VA and is famous far and wide for the beautiful Luray Caverns
. Don’t pass them up if you are coming through the area. Do allow for at least a one night stay at a local campground. I promise that seeing the caverns is something you will always remember. Do bring a jacket. At a constant 54 degrees, “down under” can be a bit on the chilly side. Also bring your camera. It has been a number of years since I last toured the caverns but I seem to remember that doing so might not be appropriate for folks who are in need of a hip or knee replacement, or otherwise have trouble walking. You might want to call ahead if you fall into that category.
Two other attractions of note in Luray are the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and the Singing Tower
. The car museum is adjacent to the entrance to the caverns and the Singing Tower is not far away. As major attractions they don’t even come close, in my opinion, to seeing the Caverns, but… There is information on both venues (and more) at the links at the end of this post.
Camping sites should not be a problem if you plan in advance. As in any tourist area, I strongly suggest making reservations . Here is some information on nearby campgrounds. http://luraypage.com/cgi-bin/bizdire...ingcampgrounds
What’s nearby? The answer is simply, “To much to tell you about.” I will give you a couple of hints though. You may well pass through a part of the Shenandoah National Park and/or the Skyline Drive while getting there. I recommend a jaunt on the Drive in your TV, but not in a motor home or with a trailer in tow. Charlottesville is not far away. In that general area you have Monticello (Thomas Jefferson) and Ash Lawn (James Monroe). More on Charlottesville at a later date.
Access to Luray is good. I-81 and US-29 run parallel to the mountains. However, do remember that once you turn off of either of those roads to get to Luray you are going to be in the mountains. Check your mapping program.
The above hyperlinks came from the following two sites. Please see both for lots more information.