The world-renowned attraction has performed a decades long purpose of removing the ultimate steps at the 1 ¼ miles excursion route. The steps, which lead tours from the Entrance Lobby into the caverns, had been bypassed via a 164-foot corridor that become excavated into the hillside adjoining to the Entrance Building. A looping protected walkway connects the present building to the brand new front. The outdoors look of the historic Entrance Building has no longer been altered, and the new front and walkway keep the cosmetic factors of the existing shape for a regular outward appearance. The 141-year-old appeal commenced getting rid of steps and enhancing walkways with brick, concrete and ramps at some point of the caverns in 1954 – a system that become finished in 1975. A major element of this venture in order to definitely finish the effort – the stairs into the constructing – remained elusive due to uncertain techniques and cost. Over the past numerous years renewed efforts to gain this monumental goal had been undertaken. With new technology in creation and stepped forward environmental safeguards, Racey Engineering of Luray, VA and Lantz Construction of Broadway, VA provided a doable plan in March 2017 and the first excursion to use the new front turned into on May 20th, 2019. Luray Caverns currently is one of the few underground wonders offering tours on all-paved walkways with step free entry making the appeal extra accessible to traffic these days and into the future.