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r The Wishing Well in Luray Caverns has produced more than two million coins having a value in excess of $200,000 during recent years. The proceeds are-given to natiohal health organizations. This is one of the numerous photographic opportunities-in Luray Caverns. Open Every Day In The Year Hours of Admission. Luray Caverns is open every day, including Sunday, all year. Guided tours of one or more persons are admitted to the Caverns about every 20 minutes. March 15-June 14 June 15-Labor Day Day after Labor Day-Nov. 14 [Nov. 15-March 14 Sal-Sun. Luray Caverns First Tour Last Thur 9:00 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Car & Carriage Caravan Open 10:00 a.m. Closes 1 I/2 hours after last cave tour flours and rates of admission subject to change without notice. For additional information, phone 703/743-6551 or write Luray Caverns, Box 748, Luray, Va. 22835. LARGEST AND MOST POPULAR Approved F 5771 .r, 2LCILI Z7 if, -2, F1 C.?jJLf provides all travel services including fine dining, lodging and campgrounds. There's also boating and fishing on the fabled Shenandoah River. Nearby are historic sights and only 10 minutes to the East is the Central Entrance to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. From 1-81 the park's highest elevations and major visitor services are most accessible via Exit 67 and U.S. 211 East. -1_,a;v7 Cri3ET15 offers complete travel facilities including a restaurant, gift and speciality shops and two motels (703/743-4531 or 743-4536) with swimming pools and m"agnificent mountain views. -1:7;',11-'1,7 7,7 (C,L7J73 features a scenic 18 hole golf course, tennis and attractive Golf/Tennis Vacation Package Plans (703/743-6551-9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily). UJ1j.Y CAVIEZ.F15 &ITT \-DIFLf with a 3500' paved, lighted runway has complete fly-in facilities and courtesy transportation to all caverns properties. 1:1115,70., i-T1h7 ("CI: The history of transportation unfolds in the Historic Car and Carriage Caravan at Luray Caverns. This outstanding exhibit features a collection of antique cars, carriages, coaches and costumes dating from 1625. A prize in the collection of authentically restored vehicles is the 1892 Benz, one of the oldest cars in the country still in operating condition. You'll also see a 1908 Baker Electric, a 1911 Hupmobile, a 1913 Stanley Steamer?and Rudolph Valentino's 1925 Rolls 0 7 ? 7, The of fottinations and variety of natural colors dergrdEind wonderland are unsurpassed. monu ental columns in rooms with ceilings n 140 bet high?shimmering draperies ring, s.stening stone, beautiful cascades al-cleasols. You will be fascinated by unique is suctitas those resembling "fried eggs" e up. in certain to bring your camera to savor )ry of the awe-inspiring grandeur of the td most popular cavern in eastern America. Royce. Trucks, a Conestoga covered wagon and a seven-passenger sleigh will excite the young folks, too. r,-,1 317'7 r ;7', '7-- 77.7, A carillon of 47 bells, the largest bell weighing 7640 pounds; the smallest 121/2 pounds. Recitals are given for a 45 minute period Tues., Thurs., Sat., Sun., June, July and August. Weekends only Mar., Apr., May, Sept., Oct. Carillonneur, David Breneman 8/11: CIA-RDP96-00792R000700400001-6 ? ..(77 - L . .. Lowered into the earth on the end of a rope, Andrew Campbell and Benton Stebbins followed winding passageways from one gigantic room to the next.- Even in the flickering candlelight, they knew they had made a spectacular discovery. v,t, The soaring cavern walls reflected every color of the rainbow. The 0 light from their candles danced over the surface of crystal-clear pools. And 0 a every way they turned, there were formations more breathtaking than the last. a Since that August day in 1878, visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns th4n ost popular cave in the East, a world of magic and majesty still as "Marvelously tiful" as it was in newspaper headlines over a century ago. r..- During the one hour conducted tour, taken over comfortable paved walkways, yogwill be astonished at the variety of formations and be absolutely amazed when 0 you "hear rocks sing" on the world's only Ce Stalacpipe Organ. CNI , STALKGRETEEL3 AST, a ELY TN E 3.EGIN4EFIG. After the caverns' tour you can,e4plore the romantic history of trarttportation at the Historic Car and Cott-loge Caravan. Then relax and browse through gift and specialty shops or just admire the beauty of the surroundings. I A, Vis; cial CT N l'IY1 TEE I PINCE:, Va u v -IF EEFTEFIGER. When getting your vacation's worth means something exciting and different, there's nothing on earth like Luray Caverns and there's never a better time to discover this REGISTERED NATURAL LANDMARK than this year. 73;71'4-7' The world's only Stalacpipe Organ is a many-acre symphony of sight and sound. The inventor, Leland W. Sprinkle, combined Man's genius and the Hand of God when he' created this unusual and fascinating musical instrument. Stalactites tuned to concert pitch and accuracy are struck by electronically controlled rubber- tipped plungers to produce music of symphonic quality. . . you must see and hear this amazing instrument to appreciate it. Plunger Striking Stalactite 0 pr7Zfus in /lis Dieov me t a Ii a format sunny- the me largest MAP KEY ARROWS> ogrami> INDICATE NEAREST INTERSTATE EXIT TO LURAY CAVERNS A TRAVEL INFORMATION STATION TuRrypiKE FROM T PITTSBU ? 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