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Spelunked

I took the family to Luray Caverns on Friday, in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. I haven’t visited enough caves to say how this one compares to others, but it did make this top-ten list and I recommend it highly. It’s also a private business that sells tickets and souvenirs, not a public park that consumes taxpayer dollars. Luray Caverns may not be a model for balancing tourism and conservation at every natural wonder in the country, but it’s probably a better one than most people realize. Americans can perform a lot of wonders on their own.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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