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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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Wow cool neat place.

Took 8th graders for a field trip on Monday. I had never been before and it was different than I thought. They have railings so most places you can hold on. The stories our guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Sarah B
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Lexington, NC
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Even my wife enjoyed this and she is claustrophobic and hates caves. Linville Cavern is nicer than Bristol Caverns (it's cool too) which we visited on the same trip thru east TN and western NC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great place to take you grandchildren. Our tour guide was very informative. The tour was long enough to experience the cavern without being too long. We stopped and took pictures as well as did some GEO cashing. Do not wait take the family today!!!!!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We decided to take a detour on the way to Linville Falls to stop at Linville Caverns. There are trout swimming in the stream that flows out of the caverns. This is actually how it was discovered in 1822 by local fisherman. It has also been the home of Civil War deserters who used the caverns as a hideout. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

The tour would have been so much better if we had a guide who would have #1 spoke up so everyone could hear, #2 had the balls to tell the 5 cackling teenagers to shut the hell up so the rest of us could enjoy the tour. The cost and the tour were OK. If I'm in the area again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take kids. Our tour guide was very informative. The tour was long enough to experience the cavern without being too long to hold the kids attention. We also went to Linville Falls just a short drive from the cavern. A short walk (.5) mile to see a pretty falls. 👍

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Lexington, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Took 8th graders for a field trip on Monday. I had never been before and it was different than I thought. They have railings so most places you can hold on. The stories our guide told were interesting and to know you were eight football fields underground was just wild. Some of my kids were nervous and said they were... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Very nice time had with my grandchildren ages 9 & 11. Tour was long enough to be informative and hold the attention of the kids. Would recommend this to anyone interested in caverns and don't mind getting a little wet.

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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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 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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