West Virginia's Lost World Caverns
It takes a special sense of adventure to plunge into the Earth Jules-Vern style.
Lost World Caverns, discovered in 1942, is a truly magical place for both young and old. Descend 120 feet below the Earth's surface into a vast wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.
The adventure begins in the well-travelled tourist portion of the cave system, but the fun really begins when you go where only the bold dare to tread... and crawl... and slither.
Lost World Caverns also offers self-guided tours of their main cave for folks of all ages.
Our adventure partner, Lost World Caverns, provides a guide with each trip.
The staff at Lost World Caverns will outfit your group with helmets, lights, kneepads and gloves. A light snack and water are provided during the tour and your guide will capture your experience on camera, from clean start to muddy end. We have showers available to get cleaned up afterwards and we will provide a hot picnic lunch for everyone on the trip at the end. Each person will receive a set of photos of the expedition on a CD at no extra charge.
What to Bring
No special equipment is necessary beyond your own clothing and boots. It's 55 degrees and damp in there, so dress accordingly. Closed-toe shoes are required. You will get dirty and wet, so bring a change of clothes and a bag for your dirty stuff. You are guaranteed to need it upon return.
Where to Meet
This trip meets at Lost World Caverns, about an hour drive from our resort. You are responsible for your own transportation.
Requirements & Restrictions
Though caving isn't physically demanding, you do need some specific abilities, crawling being chief among them. The lack of claustrophobia may be another.
Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.