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Linville Caverns

Address: U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC
Phone Number: 828/756-4171
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Bring a jacket, it is chilly in the cavern. We learned a lot as we traveled through the cavern, very interesting stop.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Although this cavern is on the smallish side, they are still interesting. The tour guides do a great job giving enough information interspersed with some family friendly humor. The tour probably takes about 30-45 minutes. Tour sizes are limited to about 15 people at a time and tours start about every 10 minutes or so, depending on the crowds. Unfortunately,... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It happened to be raining when we arrived at the cavern and it made the trip even better!! So as we walked around and got our tickets for a great price $18 for two. Being that it was raining it was even more drippy and it was cool to hear it patterning into the water. I'd definitely check it out... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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207 reviews 207 reviews
108 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The attraction is about 17 miles north of Marion, NC on hwy 221 north. It is a great stop up the mountain to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I would suggest you work this in your plans. It is a guided tour of the caves and caverns with special lighting to reflect the various images and passage ways. A neat gift... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Loved the Caverns and was good to see some US history. Close to Linville Falls Golf Club which is great too

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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've lived in NC all my life and finally visited the caverns recently. It is one if the neatest and coolest (seriously, bring a jacket and a poncho or a raincoat!) experiences ever! It's like a whole other world inside the caverns!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It wasn't as busy on our day because it was the first weekend in December. So there was only a 10-15 min wait. Perfect length of a cave tour for our young kids. Tour guide Orion was very knowledgable and friendly making it a perfect visit!

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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We expected a lot but came out disappointed. The place was cool and it was a different experience. The entire tour took less than an hour. Wish the tour guide made it interesting and educated the kids a little bit more. He was very mechanical and didn't make it interesting. But if you want to take a break from skiing... More 

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Apex
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's always cool to go inside a mountain...but these aren't very large caverns so don't get your hopes too high. Staff was nice and helpful and it' easy to reach and the surrounding mountains are gorgeous.

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Kinston, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Our tour guide did a great job! The tour lasted a good enough time to learn about the cave, the ecosystem in the cave as well as the species of animals that have lived and currently live there. A lot of history in this cave! I was impressed, especially coming from a cave rich state as missouri, was a great... More 

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