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Linville Caverns

U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC
828/756-4171
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Key Largo, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were lucky in that we ended up with a private tour as we got there early in the morning on a weekday just after a school group had left. The caverns were well lit with only a few "tight" spots where you had to walk sideways. We did not find it claustrophobic at all. The guide very well versed... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've been in here atleast 5 times. I love any Caverns. They all have such great history and a story to tell & no 2 are the same. My favorite story about most Caverns in the south is the fact that durning the Civil War Yankies & Rebels wound up living together and surviving without blood shed. The war was... More

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Troutman, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Someone in a review said that working at Linville Caverns was "the worst job." I worked there for all of my high school years and afterwards in summers as a guide. It was the best summer job any kid could have had, cool in the hot summer, family run business, great people to work with. We tried to make the... More

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Marion, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great place to take the family on a hot summer day. From the fine formations to the blind fish, educational and fun place to go with the family.

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Morehead City, NC
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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Sunday at noon in the summer is NOT a good time to visit. Waits exceeded an hour in the heat. We left and returned on Labor Day Monday and walked right in. Timing is everything. The caverns are interesting but not impressive if you have visited others across the country. Good for entertainment in the mountain area of NC.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First time in any caverns for my Florida-raised kids & my midwestern wife. $32 for a family of four was well worth it for the experience and the knowledge. The total darkness part of the tour is a unique experience.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had a great time, so worth the money. Only wish we saw some bats but its not thier hibernation season.

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OHIO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was my first trip to caverns. It was very rainy so we stopped here instead of heading to Grandfather Mountain. Cute place, interesting caverns and my kids enjoyed it too.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are in the area go on a tour of this cavern. It is inexpensive and fun! Just remember a light jacket as it stays around 50 degrees inside year round.

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Lakeland, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a great time and would return. Remember to bring your jacket as it is chilly in the caverns and wear shoes that grip, it can get slippery.

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