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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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Affordable Caverns

This was a nice cavern, especially for a family. The cost was only $8 per person, and we had a friendly tour guide. It isn't a very big cave but it was nice. Our tour guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a nice cavern, especially for a family. The cost was only $8 per person, and we had a friendly tour guide. It isn't a very big cave but it was nice. Our tour guide gave us the history of the cave and turned off the lights to show everyone what total darkness is like. There were several trout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There are few places left in America that are as untouched and preserved as Linville Caverns™. To experience such an amazing creation with such talented guides is a treat. I always learn/see new things no matter how often I go and enjoy it each time. It is an experience you can't duplicate anywhere else. Only in the mountains of WNC... More 

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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A great place to take children of all ages. Are guild was awesome I think his name was Brandon. My favorite part was the fish swimming around on the bottom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited Linville Caverns on a short vacation. It was well worth the time and admission. I am very interested in sites that are a part of our history and also spectacular to see. The Caverns fit the bill for both. We had an excellent guide who was knowledgeable, energetic, and humorous. No disappointment at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The tour of the caverns was very informative, and peppered with wonderfully corny jokes. The staff was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The tour lasts about 30 minutes, and shows some interesting formations. A fun afternoon out!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The linville caverns is a nice cave for small children. The location is not very big and doesn't have bats or waterfalls; however, the natural rocks are quite the site.

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was my first time in a cavern. It was interesting and our guide was entertaining. It was crowded in the cavern. I enjoyed going, but once is enough. I wish it were more educational.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have a kids 9 & 7. We went with 2 other families. The wait was about 30 minutes and the time inside was 35-45 min. Descent tour guide and well done tour. Kids really enjoyed as did my wife and I. I would highly recommend.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Linville Caverns. The 30 minute tour was very interesting, and reasonably priced. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Not for the claustrophobic however. There were a few tight squeezes. Really beautiful rock formations, and well worth seeing.

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited with three teenage grandsons. One, in particular, really enjoyed these caverns. There are trout in the underground stream that runs through much of the tavern, many of which were over 14 inches long (just bring a net, though I doubt the management would allow you to use it). There is one narrow section to walk into, but it... More 

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