Visiting Virginia: Luray Caverns & Dinosaur Land

A month or so ago Travis surprised me with a trip. Yeah, I know… mind blowing. I’m usually the planner in the family and the one time he DID plan a trip, it was an almost disaster due to the fact that he accidentally signed us up for a timeshare weekend. Oops.

Anyways, we didn’t really plan anything for our wedding anniversary this year since we went on a cruise earlier in the month, so Travis thought it would be fun for us to do a weekend in Virginia to enjoy some foliage and family time.

But, um… less dorky then that sounds.

Or maybe more dorky. This post is basically just an excuse for me to share ridiculous photos of us with dinosaurs. You’ve been warned.

We started the day with a trip down a portion of Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park and it was gorgeous. From there, we went to Luray Caverns. I can’t believe I’ve never been there before! The caverns were discovered in 1878 and are the largest series of caverns in the East. They were absolutely amazing and I totally could not stop taking pictures.

I actually had a momentary freak-out when I thought of how far below the ground we were and that I could be stuck in a cave forever. But, I was able to put that out of my mind. Mostly.




After our visit to the caverns, we grabbed a bite for lunch and decided to make a slight detour to Dinosaur Land. Let me start by saying, it was totally ridiculous in a good way. Dinosaur Land is a roadside attraction that has been open for 50 years… and it certainly has seen better days. It was nice outside though, so we decided to walk around and take some silly pictures.


dinosaur-land-3I have no idea why King Kong is at Dinosaur Land…




I totally should have used this one for our family Christmas card…


This one is a really accurate and flattering profile pic for me too:


If you are in the area, it was a great little weekend trip!

If you saw Dinosaur Land on the side of the road, would you stop to take ridiculous pictures?

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2 thoughts on “Visiting Virginia: Luray Caverns & Dinosaur Land”

  1. Oh my goodness, my boys would love this place so much! Anything dino and they are set! Thank you for sharing this fun adventure, I will have to look into it!

  2. Hah – Dinosaur Land looks like so much fun! I am always the trip planner too, and while I’ve yet to be surprised with a trip planned for me, I’m sure it will happen someday 🙂

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