Skyline Caverns

Located in Front Royal, Virginia, Skyline Caverns is the closest natural wonder to the Nation's Capital. On the impressive and educational guided tour, campers will explore one of the only places on Earth where rare Anthodites are displayed. Campers will learn the geological history and be challenged to use their imagination. Knowledgeable and well trained guides are ready to answer any question. Skyline Caverns welcomes groups to tour with a personal guide and receive discounted rates. Group rates also apply to the Miniature Train and Mirror Maze so groups can enjoy all that Skyline Caverns has to offer.
 
Contact Info
Address: 10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630. Warren County. Tel: 540-635-4545. Email: skylinecaverns@centurylink.net. Website: www.skylinecaverns.com. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.

Caves, Mines, Panning Fun Facts

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?