Located in Virginia’s famous Shenandoah Valley, Luray offers an impressive selection of recreational activities, major attractions, and cultural history, Luray draws visitors to its bustling downtown, a registered National Historic District, where festivals, performing arts, paved walking trails, museums and monuments are accessible year round. Century- old buildings house antique, boutique, and outdoor stores. A selection of locally owned and operated fine or casual eateries, are all within walking distance of B&B’s, inns and chain hotels.
We are home to Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park. Each offers a unique experience, from sounds of the world’s only stalacpipe organ to the expansive Shenandoah Valley sights from Skyline Drive. Luray Caverns is a full-service attraction including a car and new history museum. Shenandoah National Park stretches from north to south along a 105-mile crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some 75 vista overlooks and 500 miles of hiking trials, including the famous Appalachian Trail, provide enthusiasts a national park experience complete with visitor centers, exhibits, and ranger programs. Accommodations include resort, lodge, cabins and campsites. The Shenandoah River’s south fork flows through the entire length of the county, making it a playground for canoeing, tubing, fishing and swimming. Local outfitters provide rentals and guides, and a large selection of lodging.
Luray also features seasonal attractions favored by the locals: Luray Wranglers, a summer baseball team, and the Luray Zoo. Lake Arrowhead offers families 34 acres of stocked, stream-fed water with paddle boat and canoe rentals, sandy beaches, summer swimming, and picnic areas. Luray-Hawksbill Greenway, a designated Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and Bird Sanctuary, follows Hawksbill Creek along a 2-mile paved walking and biking loop with convenient entry and footbridge locations off Luray’s Main Street, a VA Main Street Community.