From Washington, D.C., American Celebration on Parade is 100 miles west. The quickest route is Interstate 66 west to Interstate 81 south to Exit 269 at Shenandoah Caverns. A more scenic alternative to I-81 is U.S. 11, which parallels the truck-clogged interstate. A mostly two-lane road, U.S. 11 meanders through lovely pastoral countryside.
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American Celebration on Parade, 261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-9997; (540) 477-4300, fax (540) 477-4305, http://www.americancelebrationonparade.com. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except Christmas. Admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $6 for children 6-14; younger than 6 are admitted free.