Explore Luray, VA
A TripForth Mountain Destination
ABOUT LURAY, VA
The town of Luray is perfectly situated between the cool waters of the Shenandoah River and the expansive wonder of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making it the ideal location for adventure and tranquility. Whether you’re planning a visit in the heat of the summer or searching for a winter getaway, Luray offers scenic vistas and breathtaking natural attractions that can be enjoyed year-round. Unobstructed views of the area’s mountains, rivers, and scenic farmlands await around every turn and bring millions of visitors to the area every year.
Also known as the “Cabin Capital of Virginia”, the town of Luray is a popular destination for out-of-town guests looking to experience the majestic and welcoming nature of the Shenandoah Valley. The mountains are waiting to greet you with every step outside the door of your rental cabin and the tight-knit, friendly community of locals are eager to share what makes this town so special. No matter where you choose to explore, you’re sure to be met with the epitome of Southern hospitality.
Luray is located near major thoroughfares like Interstate 81 and Interstate 66, which makes this an easily accessible destination no matter where you’re traveling from. The town is also just 45 minutes from the city of Harrisonburg as well as popular Virginia universities like James Madison University, Blue Ridge Community College, Eastern Mennonite University, and Bridgewater College.
THINGS TO DO IN LURAY
This quaint town is rich with history both above and below ground! If you’re interested in the architectural history and political history of the town, you can visit landmarks like The Luray Singing Tower, the historic Mimslyn Inn, and a number of local original buildings that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. But one of the greatest, and oldest, historical sites in the town is located underground at Luray Caverns! These caverns are the largest in the eastern United States and are sure to make you feel as if you've just stepped into another world. On a guided tour through the vast underground cave system, you will have the opportunity to observe impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations, cathedral-sized rooms, and the famous Great Stalacpipe Organ that creates natural, subterranean music.
If you’re looking for more adventures above-ground, Luray also has an impressive and picturesque downtown district! Spread along Main Street are a collection of outdoor outfitters, clothing boutiques, craft spaces, and fine dining options that are well-loved by locals and visitors alike.
For more outdoor-focused adventures, the Thornton Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park is located just 15 minutes outside of town! The park is home to mountain hikes, cascading waterfalls, and a scenic ride along Skyline Drive. There are also a number of historical sites located within the park for guests to explore!