Along the way we made quite a few stops including the delicious Hershey’s Chocolate World along with our capital Washington D.C. As we were driving down the interstate, one place that Will recommended we swing through was Virginia’s Skyline Caverns (a place he grew up visiting as a child). Although I’d never heard of the place, we decided it was a must see spot so we swung on by!
Take a look through the photo essay below at the spectacular structures that these caves naturally formed…it’s just phenomenal!
Caving in the Skyline Caverns…
It’s simply amazing at what Masterpiece nature can create.
The shape of the cave was formed by rushing water thousands of years ago.
The light showed displayed was breathtaking!
Can you see a turtle in disguise?
Although the entrance was small, the cave itself grew immensely!
A look at the formations w/o the colorful lights.
Can you tell what this looks like?
Believe it or not, the bottom part is a reflection!
A Mirror Image of itself.
These formations are protected by the State!
Netting helped prevent further damage to the crystals.
A bit blurry, but this is the start stage before fully “mature”.
A look at the crystals in full form…magnificent!
By the end of the entire tour, we had been in the cave for a healthy 45 minutes or so. Our guide, a spunky young kid with lots of energy showed us all of the different formations and proceeded to tell us exactly how all of it occurred. If you ever get the chance to visit Virginia, be sure to swing by this gnarly little cave!
Have you ever explored an underground cave system like this? How was it? Did you find it as cool as the Skyline Caverns?
Ronald Robbins is the Founder of Active Planet Travels adventure travel blog and Clicta Digital, a digital marketing agency based out of Denver, Colorado. He has found most of his professional interests in being an adventure travel blogger, photographer & bizarre food enthusiast.