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Linville Caverns

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Address: U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC
Phone Number: 828/756-4171
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Nice little trip. If you are clostrophobic or don't like being close to other people, you may be uncomfortable at times. There is water that randomly drips on you. And put... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice little trip. If you are clostrophobic or don't like being close to other people, you may be uncomfortable at times. There is water that randomly drips on you. And put everything valuable in your pocket when you stand over the water. It is pretty cool though. Our tour guide made it fun. A good mix of history and science.... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The cave was great. The staff was very knowledgable and friendly. The outside area was very beautiful. We even had a picnic after the cavern tour. The guide talked a little too fast though. I recommend this tour if you are in the area.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There aren't many caves in NC so it's fun to have this one to stop at. I love driving around western NC looking for waterfalls to hike to but that isn't as fun if it is raining or cold - although sometimes it pays off. I had my four year old with me this time though, so the caverns were... More 

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A bit of a drive from the Black Mtn/Asheville area but the scenery was so beautiful that we took secondary roads to get there. Pretty friendly staff. Our tour guide was droll and ironic and rehearsed but it was better than having a totally disinterested person doing it. Not something I would do again but would recommend for anyone with... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Orion was a wonderful guide! Even our teen girls enjoyed the tour. Beautiful cave, interesting stories and history, and the stream that runs through it is lovely....all for $8!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Always enjoy going to the caverns. It’s a unique place for us to take out of town guest to visit. Staff are all very knowledgeable and friendly. On a hot day it is a nice cool place to go. Average temp. runs in 60’s year-round. If it has been raining a lot you should bring a jacket or they do... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a tour guide that felt under pressure to move quickly through the tour. He said he was late and had to get a move on. He spoke so quickly that it was truly hard to comprehend what he was saying. He was to rehearsed so his jokes were part of his speech. Then we had TWO crying babies.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It is interesting to see all the stone work going on as you make your way through the mountains to this cavern. It can be overwhelming and little scary but it is safe. It is dark and chilly so bring a jacket or a warm person to snuggle with. This is great for couples, singles, or families. Bring a camera... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I've been to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky as a child and I had a great experience. However, that's a 7 hour drive for us now. In North Carolina, this was a good experience for our family and something to do after snow tubing in Boone and checking out the Blue Ridge Parkway. The people here are friendly and our tour... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The caverns are pretty easy to find, even from the !-40 interstate. Staff answered all the questions asked and were very helpful with directions to other landmarks. Relax, have fun and enjoy.

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