About Luray

About Luray

Luray is a town in Page CountyVirginia, in the Shenandoah Valley in the northern part of the state. Known for Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Luray draws visitors from around the world.

Luray Caverns

Luray Cavern has drawn many visitors since its discovery in 1878. The underground cavern system is generously adorned with speleothems such as columns, mud flows, stalactitesstalagmitesflowstone, and mirrored pools. The caverns are perhaps best known for the Great Stalacpipe Organ, a lithophone made from solenoid-fired strikers that tap stalactites of various sizes to produce tones similar to those of xylophonestuning forks, or bells.

Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

Luray Caverns, originally called Luray Cave, has drawn many visitors since its discovery in 1878. The underground cavern system is generously adorned with speleothems such as columns, mud flows, stalactitesstalagmitesflowstone, and mirrored pools. The caverns are perhaps best known for the Great Stalacpipe Organ, a lithophone made from solenoid-fired strikers that tap stalactites of various sizes to produce tones similar to those of xylophonestuning forks, or bells.

The Luray Singing Tower

Officially known as the Belle Brown Northcott Memorial, the tower erected in 1937 in memory of Colonel Theodore Clay Northcott's wife. The Luray Singing Tower contains a carillon of 47 bells. The largest bell weighs 7,640 pounds and is six feet in diameter. The smallest weighs a mere 12½ pounds. Recognized as one of the country's major carillons, regularly scheduled recitals are held, free of charge, through the spring, summer and fall. The carillon is situated in a park opposite Luray Caverns.

Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead is a located in Page County near Luray, Virginia. The lake is owned by the Town of Luray. Lake Arrowhead sits at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains offering a magnificent view of the Page Valley. Gradual sloping banks, relatively clear water, and a maximum depth of forty-three feet best describes the physical make up of the lake. 

For more information on Luray, Virginia, please visit the Luray/Page County Chamber of Commerce