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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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Tour was a little long

We went with 4 of us all over the age of 25 and bought a ticket to see the inside of the caverns. It was very neat and a cool experience, literally. However, I feel as if the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went with 4 of us all over the age of 25 and bought a ticket to see the inside of the caverns. It was very neat and a cool experience, literally. However, I feel as if the tour could have been cut just a little bit shorter. It takes about 30 mins. total but that is about 5-10 minutes... More 

Thank MHenders0n
Clinton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of Linville Caverns is not as long as some other cave tours that I've taken, but it's still an interesting one! It's a relatively easy trek with minimal climbing. Standing over the bottomless pool was pretty intimidating considering you're standing on a metal grating, but it was still pretty awesome! We were sad to hear that the bat... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, adult daughter and I drove from Asheville, NC to see the Linville Caverns. It was a beautiful drive through the mountains, along winding, rural roads. As we approached our destination, Humpback Mountain was unmistakable. This oddly-shaped mountain is the location of the caverns. We purchased our tickets in the lovely gift shop that sits on top of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 8 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 January 2017 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 2 January 2017 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 28 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.

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