Luray Caverns
Luray, VA

Discovered in 1878 and more than 4,000,000 centuries old, nearly 500,000 people annually visit the Luray Caverns, eastern America's largest and most popular caverns system. This U.S. Natural Landmark is noted for variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways travelers explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high and pass through huge chambers filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools. The Smithsonian Institution report of July 13 and 14, 1880 comments “… it is safe to say that there is probably no other cave in the world more completely and profusely decorated with stalactite and stalagmite ornamentation than that of Luray.”

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Snow Days on the Farm - Amazing Farm Fun @ Ticonderoga
When Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier & PW county schools are CLOSED for bad weather... WE ARE OPEN.  Open snow days 11-3. Snow sliding and fun, bonfire pits and barn to warm up, hot chocolate and more...
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Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend - The Mariners' Museum
Newport News, March 7-8
Living History, Ironclad BattleQuest, Beard Competition, games & more!
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Eye in the Sky Game - Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, March 7, 13, 21, 28
It is the height of the Cold War, and tensions are escalating between the world’s superpowers. An American aircraft carrying sensitive cargo has disappeared. The cargo cannot end up in enemy hands. Your mission is to find the aircraft, using aerial surveillance tools.  Success depends on verifying the intelligence you gather at every step.
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Science Museum of Virginia Camp In
Richmond, April 8-9, 2015, 6pm to 9am
This special Spring Break Camp In features hands-on activities that will get participants exploring the darker side of plants while they solve crimes! Guests will experience an immersive Dome Feature and travel the cosmos in a Cosmic Expedition. Reservations required. Some Camp In activities fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.
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