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World's Strangest Natural Wonders: Luray Caverns

Courtesy of Luray Caverns, VA

Luray Caverns, Virginia

In a 400-million-year-old cave system in rural Virginia you’ll find the world’s largest musical instrument. Visitors have been coming to the Luray Caverns to see limestone columns, stalactites, and stalagmites since the site’s discovery in 1878, and while the natural beauty of the underground world is its own draw, the main attraction is the Great Stalacpipe Organ, built in 1954. When the keys of the organ are pressed, a rubber mallet taps the cluster of nearby stalactites, producing varying tones that echo throughout the site’s sprawling network of caves.

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