Seneca Caverns (West Virginia)

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Seneca Caverns
AUT 1975 ForestWander.JPG
Fairyland in Seneca Caverns
Location Riverton, West Virginia
Depth Unknown
Length Unknown
Discovery 1742
Geology Limestone
Entrances Two, and a separate cave called Stratosphere Cave on the property.
Access Fee

Seneca Caverns is a karst show cave in Germany Valley near Riverton, West Virginia, USA. It was used for ceremonies of Seneca Indians[citation needed][dubious ], an Iroquois confederacy tribe and has been commercially used since 1930. The largest room inside the cave is the Teter Hall, which is 60 feet tall by 60 feet wide in some areas.


A German-American settler named Laven Teter discovered Seneca Caverns in 1742[1] on a quest for water to supply his livestock. The Teter family maintained ownership until 1928. In 1930 the new owners opened it to the public as a show cave.


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  1. ^ The proprietors of the cave give this date. However, historical records indicate that the Mouth of Seneca/Germany Valley area was not settled by whites until 1761.

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Coordinates: 38°45′48″N 79°23′19″W / 38.76344°N 79.38860°W / 38.76344; -79.38860