We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Linville Caverns

Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
Review Highlights
Nice little cavern

This is a nice cavern. Takes about 45 minutes for the guided tour. Guides are friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesapeake, Virginia
via mobile
Explore inside of a mountain

Go explore Linville Caverns- see and learn about beautiful and ancient stalactites. There is an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy C
via mobile
Read all 674 reviews
All photos (473)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“our tour guide”(65 reviews)
“total darkness”(29 reviews)
“bring a jacket”(19 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
19929 US 221 N, U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC 28752-9301
+1 828-756-4171
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 October 2010

This was our favorite stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beautiful formations inside and great surroundings for hiking or picnic. Photos inside the cave came out great (low light setting on the point and shoot).

4  Thank kathynoone
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 February 2012

After reading the brochures and seeing all the billboards, I finally decided to go to the caverns. I was highly disappointed. The whole tour took about 30 minutes and it was basically like standing in a closed space with 20 people, a boring host, and...More

6  Thank Anna T
Reviews (674)
Filter reviews
669 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews our tour guide total darkness bring a jacket white nose syndrome trout light jacket underground stream gift shop interesting formations minute tour civil war cool experience interesting place all ages rainy day worth the trip great guide
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 669 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved the caverns. It is a short tour but it was different than other caves I have been in. It is a wet cave and I loved that. Bring a jacket as it is cool in there and you will get dropped on occasionally....More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice cavern. Takes about 45 minutes for the guided tour. Guides are friendly and knowledgeable. Admission is very reasonable. This is a wet cave, lots of water dripping down, so dress accordingly, a hat is strongly recommended.

Thank MikeGA19591982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From 6 years old to 70 plus, we all enjoyed this walking tour 2,400 feet under the mountain. Level cement path through cavern. Guide and lighting made it more interesting and fun. There is a period of total darkness which is educational in itself. Learned...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go explore Linville Caverns- see and learn about beautiful and ancient stalactites. There is an educational session about bats and the β€œwhite nose” fungus that is slowly killing off the species nationwide. If you are claustrophobic you may want to forego this experience.

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Linville caverns are limestone caves that are still forming There are figures you can see formed in the stone. Not for those with claustrophobia!

Thank Al2athena
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived ab 2:30 on a Saturday & cars were parked to the road. My first instinct was to turn around & leave. We went in to buy the tickets & the wait was 40-60 mins. Totally worth it!!! We had a group of 10....More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 11 October 2018

My wife, myself, and our two girls (5 & 7) visited the other day and absolutely loved it. The caverns and grounds are very well maintained. The gift shop has lots of cool items to buy, and all are reasonably priced. Our guide (Steve) was...More

1  Thank Erickrauskopf
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Loved seeing the natural beauty but also getting to hear about how the caverns were formed and how it affects the widelife in the area (bats and fish)

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If you're looking for an underground adventure that is easy enough for older folks and kids - this is the place! Our friend used a walker, but left it at one of the turns (retrieved later) because the floors are reasonably level. During heavy rains,...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went with our children 16 & 9. The caverns were nice and a great experiencefor our children. I have been to better ones. The tour is short. I do recommend a rain jacket. We did have to wait in line for about 30-45 minutes...More

Thank Sommeradventure
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
Linville Falls Lodge & Cottages
155 reviews
2.37 miles away
Pine Valley Motel
45 reviews
7.25 miles away
Skyline Village Inn
236 reviews
7.89 miles away
Huskins Court and Cottages
66 reviews
8.17 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 84 nearby restaurants
Famous Louise's Rock House Restaurant
341 reviews
2.44 miles away
Christa's Country Corner
85 reviews
6.33 miles away
Loaves and Fishes
39 reviews
6.72 miles away
The Tropical Grill
409 reviews
7.15 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 14 nearby attractions
Linville Falls Visitor Center
257 reviews
2.08 miles away
Linville Falls Winery
185 reviews
3.32 miles away
Linville Gorge
380 reviews
3.57 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sara A
2 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from darrahc44 | Reviewed this property |
It's always easier to call the caverns. We can all guess if they are allowed in the caves but who really knows? I work at a Caverns in Colorado and they would not be allowed.
Joshua N
11 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from joseph l | Reviewed this property |
no, i do not believe so as the cavern is subject to flooding during heavy rains
27 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Skip D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda. First of all, weighing 250+ pounds is not that big. Second, rather than people guessing about this topic, I would directly email Linville Caverns (or call them) using the following "Contact Us" information. But I... More