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Linville Caverns

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Address: U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC
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+1 828-756-4171
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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First spot on our family trip

This was a great stop for the family on our trip through the mountains. A well lit cave with solid/stable pathways. The tour takes about 20 minutes or so once inside. There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rosa C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my children, ages six and eight years old with my mother and we absolutely had such a wonderful time. I grew up about 6 miles below Linville Caverns and it's really such a BEAUTIFUL area.

Thank Kimberly W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great stop for the family on our trip through the mountains. A well lit cave with solid/stable pathways. The tour takes about 20 minutes or so once inside. There are rock formation, a spring that runs through it and you get to learn a bit of history from your guide. The gift shop has a good verity... More 

Thank Rosa C
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This short tour is well worth the drive when you are in the general area of Boone/Blowing Rock/Banner Elk. The admission is $8 and the small tours leave about every 15 minutes. The history of the caverns was really interesting and seeing the inside of this network of caves was pretty darn cool. It is well lit and they added... More 

Thank GatorTraveler2011
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Linville Caverns and the drive to and from the cabins is spectacular! On the way there or back, you can jump on the Blue Ridge Parkway and see some beautiful sites. The Caverns themselves are great too. Very impressive - we really enjoyed our tour. If you're claustrophobic - this may not be the place for you. Most of... More 

Thank Beatriz-Steve
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place...the guide was funny and informative. We did not see any fish because an otter had entered the cave and ate them...we didn't see any bats either because of some white-nose-syndrome. But overall the experience was great...my kids loved being in a real cave. The stalagmites were amazing... the tour was about 20-30 minutes... make sure... More 

Thank themrsd2016
Cupertino, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you have traveled the world and seen other caverns, don't even bother going here. There is nothing beautiful or interesting. The gift shop is good but I did not have a good experience. I found that I was charged at least $15 extra for my purchase and 3 employees re-calculated and voided the transaction and charged me the correct... More 

Thank jay557
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had some extra time and looked for things to do. I ended up at the Caverns on a Saturday. The admission is only $8. Our tour guide was funny and kept it interesting. The caverns have a pretty extensive history. The tour lasted about 30 min.

Thank rugbyco
Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The caverns were smaller than what we are use too going through but it was still a nice little side trip. Not expensive at all. Our tour guide was great, young man heading off to college soon. He was very informative and very knowledgeable. We had a great time.

Thank Stephanie C
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a great stop-off. The caverns are interesting and the tour is well done. My kids enjoyed it very much. I thought the caverns would be cold, but it was 50 degrees inside. Take a jacket but you don't need gloves or a hat. The tour takes about 30 minutes. Perfect length if you're there with younger children.

Thank Karen B
Hampstead, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Linville Caverns is an interesting place to go. It is very reasonable and the tour last about 30 minutes. It is cool to see all the formations. The guides are nice and funny but wish they would include more historical type information. This is just something I think the owners should change a little. Overall I would definitely recommend... More 

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