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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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Pinebluff, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This dolomite cave is not as spectacular as many tourist caves but the half hour tour was a good value for the money. The spring, the fault, and the history were interesting, the gift shop is excellent, and the setting is lovely.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

skip the caverns and go to the falls. The line was extra long, the price was decent, the guide wasn't that great. Seemed like he really didn't want to be there or was just tired of doing that job, who knows. I guess they kinda make or break the experience.

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There wasn't much to look at.. They said the bats weren't hibernating anymore so they were gone. (I am thankful for that!) :) They did NOT warn about the spiders that they said were "harmless" but looked a little like black widows! They creeped me out BIG TIME! If you have a fear of spiders, don't go in! I couldn't... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a disappointment for me, but my tween liked it (she had never been in a cave before). The tour lasted about 30 minutes, there is no bat in there, we saw one or two small fish, and some water. I've been caving before and have seen much better ones. Do it only if you've never been caving before.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Staff throughout the tour was very friendly and knowledgable. I've been visiting the caverns every summer since I was fifteen. After all these years it is still entertaining! It is also comforting to know the staff is adamant about preventing white bat syndrome by having travelers wipe their shoes thoroughly after the tour. Thank you for preserving our beautiful planet!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had never been to caverns before and really enjoyed it. We had a great guide that offered us history and laughter. It was cheap too!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited the caverns with a group of 10 people and we all enjoyed it. I would only warn that if you are very tall there are several low points during the tour. I would definitely recommend checking this place out. The price is great at only $8 per person.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I like these caverns for the unique way the water runs all over it. Its not the biggest caverns but they are very different. Well worth going. The price is very good. Our guide was very good and friendly. Lots of water so be prepared to get a little wet.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I really were just looking for a destination, it was a great day for a drive in the Miata with the top down. Ended up here at Linville Taverns. It was getting hot outside so we welcomed the fifty some degree temps inside the mountain. Very interesting place, very good guide. The only problem was there were... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We've done this tour before but it's been many years. As the boys have gotten older it seems the caverns have gotten smaller. It was a nice way to spend an hour, our guide was nice enough but a little lacking on information. We were there on a very busy day so there was some back up in the caverns,... More

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