Carverns, Caving and Cave ToursTwo commercial caverns and countless undeveloped caverns descend beneath the level Bluegrass pastures of the Greenbrier Valley near Lewisburg, WV, about an hour east of the New River Gorge region.
New River Gorge:Carverns, Caving and Cave ToursSeveral whitewater outfitters located in the New River Gorge region also provide guided cavern expeditions.
ACE Adventure Resort
P.O. Box 1168, Oak Hill WV, 25901
Tel: 304-469-2651 or (toll free) 1-888-ACE-RAFT
The Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia are laced with miles of more-than-300 world-famous limestone caverns. Our skilled guides will lead you beneath the beautiful Greenbrier Valley, and we'll supply all the gear you'll need. All trips are one-day outings which include lunch and shuttles to and from the caverns we visit. First timers are welcome, but be in shape as crawling and non-technical climbing may be necessary.
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 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 Guiness World Record for stalactite sitting was set in the caverns in 1971 by Bobby Addis, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, who endured a vigil at the top of the 28-foot-tall "War Club" for 15 days, 23 hours, and 22 minutes.