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Linville Caverns

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Worth it - neat place & educational; claustrophobics beware

Family trip (6 adults, 4 children) Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is an interesting place and... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
Nice little cavern

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

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Chesapeake, Virginia
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19929 US 221 N, U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC 28752-9301
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit short, but nice to do with the family. I traveled about 2 hours, so not worth the long travel and unless you are in the area

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Family trip (6 adults, 4 children) Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is an interesting place and not expensive ($7 children, $8 seniors, $9 adults). Tour is 30-45 minutes with guide. See many interesting geologic formations, e.g. stalagmites, stalactites, other rock erosional structures. Cold inside (about 55...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

If you had never been to a cavern this is a nice little cavern to go to. There is not a lot of walking; we had the good fortune of a good knowledgeable tour guide that had been doing it a while. It is cool...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 24 October 2018 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Al2athena
Reviewed 22 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sara A
2 September 2018|
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Response from Jeannie F | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. Call them. They are very helpful. There is uneven ground and some tight places that may make it difficult for you to get through with a backpack.
Joshua N
11 August 2017|
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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|
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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