Experience James Madison University; a small town with a big heart
Harrisonburg is not only home to James Madison University, but it's also a stunning part of the world to enjoy exciting activities and beautiful scenery. With markets and gardens to stroll through, museums and heritage centers to visit, and an array of accommodations near James Madison University, you'll be happy that you stopped by to check out the college.
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Useful information for your visit to James Madison University
This region of Virginia is full of wonders and many people come to share in its delights every year. James Madison University is a lovely campus to explore. That's not all - with huge displays of flowers and some underground action, you'll have an unforgettable stay.
1. Campus Tours
A campus tour is the perfect way to discover James Madison University. The tours are available almost daily and they start at Madison Hall. Parking and directions will be provided in your confirmation email. Shuttle buses travel to and from the university, stopping at Charlottesville airport, Greyhound bus station and Amtrak train station. It's also possible to rent a car on campus with Zipcar.
2. Edith J Carrier Arboretum
This arboretum is located on the James Madison University grounds and there is a lot to explore. Witness the sea of yellow in the Daffodil Garden and the different species of ferns in Fern Valley. There are hundreds of species of colorful flowers on display – the scents will tickle your senses. There are also trails covering an area of 125 acres through a mature Oak-Hictory forest.
3. Shenandoah Caverns
Head 200 feet underground for the one mile guided tour through the Shenandoah Caverns. There are 17 chambers to explore, with fabulous rock formations such as the Diamond Cascade, the Grotto of the Gods and the Bacon formations. The colored lighting adds to the excitement. There's also an elevator if you don't feel like walking.
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