Lost World Caverns
Lost World Caverns
Descend beneath the Greenbrier Valley into a wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, including some of the world's most exemplary cavern formations. All you'll need for a self-guided 35-minute tour are a light jacket and comfortable walking shoes. Lost World Caverns features the nation's largest compound-stalactite, the 30-ton Snowy Chandelier which is one of the world's best displays of pure white calcite.
The Lost World Caverns Visitor Center and Natural History Museum is open daily and includes a 3,000 sq. ft. gift shop featuring geodes, minerals, replica fossils, and other items of geologic and scientific interest. The museum features the largest collection of dinosaur and fossil replicas in West Virginia. Our modern visitor center accommodates large groups and includes bus and RV parking. A picnic and playground area are also available at the visitor center. Lost World Caverns is located just outside historic Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Leave the lighted catwalks of the cavern proper and descend into show cave. Lost World's expert guides will customize a four-and-a-half-hour adventure through caverns more than a mile beyond the developed commercial cave area.
Wild cave expeditions beyond the commercial cavern provide the adventurous an opportunity to explore cavern features rarely seen by the average person. Not for the faint-of-heart, the more-than-a-mile of distal passages beyond the commercial cave are difficult to negotiate and require strength and agility. You'll emerge from the cave covered in dirt, but will be rewarded by the experience of a lifetime.
Passageway names such as "The Birth Canal" and "Fat Man's Misery" should provide clues to the nature of some of the adventure in store in the wild area of the cave, though this part of the cave also contains chambers nearby as large as the main room and spectacular formations that rival those in the commercial cave area.
Lost World Caverns can outfit your expedition as well, providing caving helmets with lights, gloves, and knee pads, though you'll want to bring your own boots and clothing. Wild cave expeditions are offered year round, but reservations are required, so call ahead.
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