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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 9 Attractions in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a nice little place to visit. It is more like a mom and pop type operation than a full blown thing like Mammoth Caves in KY. It was a very nice diversion particullarly on a day when the weather was not nice enough to be outside hiking or leaf watching.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

On a peak color fall day, the caverns were busy and we waited about 30 minutes to get in. It was well worth the wait. The colors are amazing and when they turn off the lights, it really gives you an idea what it is like deep in the mountain.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

the caverns are very cool and also dark lol lots of natural formations to see and explore. its cold inside so bring a coat

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Palatka, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was our second visit. The grandkids enjoy the adventure. The cave is not large but is interesting . The guide was knowlegable and friendly.

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Burgaw, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Loved it both times. Awesome tour guide (Jesse the young guy) and an overall great experience as usual. Saw a salamander and a bat! Learn something new each trip and see something new each time as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's quite a learning experience. Make sure you bring your jacket. It says a chilly 52 degrees all year round. If you're claustrophobic this isn't for you. It's pretty tight. There are points where you have to go single file & get to know the people your touring with. If you're lucky, you'll get to see a bat or two.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a great tour guide, very knowledgeable. My kids (6 & 9yo) loved it. Also, very affordable. (Would recommend if you're very claustrophobic.)

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Johnson City,TN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I visited Linville Caverns on our anniversary trip. It was very affordable and definitely a must see. I hate that they were no bats due to the white nose bat syndrome. The caverns were still gorgeous. Our tour guide seemed to be a snotty little teenager that played on her phone until the tour started. She was... More

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charlotte, nc
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a fun little cavern tour that was very family friendly and affordable. We went in October so no bats (maybe that's a good thing!). A few tight spots but overall very easy to walk through and not scary for little ones. They ask you to wash your shoes in a shallow 10% bleach bath at the exit and... More

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Weddington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Linville caverns is a great place to visit. This cave is unique because a stream runs into the cavern and along much of the path so you can see fish swimming. The cavern is very well kept and the store and stream are very nice. The tour guide was good and informative, but went a little overboard on the corny... More

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