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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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Our son enjoyed going inside the mountain and the tour that they give. It is a nice side trip that only takes about an hour and you get to enjoy some wonderful views on your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Columbus, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Our family lives about 1.5 hours away and decided to make this a day trip combined with hiking at Linville Falls. I thought the caverns were pretty cool! Our tour guide, Anna, answered questions and gave a basic but thorough tour. I read reviews on tripadvisor before we went and was a little apprehensive given some of the negative reviews... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our son enjoyed going inside the mountain and the tour that they give. It is a nice side trip that only takes about an hour and you get to enjoy some wonderful views on your drive to the cavern. The staff was very nice and gave an enjoyable tour of the cavern.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took 3 kids under 9 for their first cavern tour, Linville was great for this. The tour isn't too long or too physical which was great for their first time. Our guide was ok, you could tell he was tiring out a bit, but it was enjoyable.

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love caverns and this one did not disappoint! Since it was so hot outside it was wonderful to be in the 52 degree cavern. Better yet I was able to take my 7lb dog with me-as long as he was carried- thanks for that!

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USA
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Small cavern with a few features. Very short tour. I think it is better for kids since it is so small (better for short attention spans) or for a first timer.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a unique and enjoyable 30-minute tour of underground caverns with some interesting limestone formations. Having visited a similar site in TN that had grander formations and an underground water fall, I would say this was a little disappointing. But, still worth the time and money if you are in the Linville area.

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goldsboro nc
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were a family of 12 of all ages 3-Old. This is an enjoyable and entertaining excursion for all ages. It is quite interesting to see the rock formations and view the trout inside this cave. The fish are blind and at one point they turn off all the lights so that it is totally black. Our guide said a... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this little gem of a place on our drive up to banner elk. We made sure to stop after our trip. Recommend you arrive early in day as this place is super busy. Parking a not in abundance. The tour guide we had was extremely knowledgeable.

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Archer, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There are some things you know are a tourist trap, but you do anyways just for the kids. This was one of them. Our tour guide was horrible, he wasn't the sort to teach you about the caverns and how they grow. He just awkwardly pointed out interesting formations. I heard him mention something about it being a "living" cavern,... More 

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Blue Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I don't know why other reviews complain about not being able to walk around on their own or that it's not wheelchair friendly. The cave is small so they have to go in structured groups. This is a naturally formed cave so I don't understand why people complain about wheelchairs. Very cool tour and will come back a third time... More 

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Additional Information about Linville Caverns

Address: U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC
Phone Number: 828/756-4171
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Marion
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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