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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Into the Darkness

The caverns are pretty easy to find, even from the !-40 interstate. Staff answered all the questions asked and were very helpful with directions to other landmarks. Relax, have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
David S
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Marion, North Carolina
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Marion, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The caverns are pretty easy to find, even from the !-40 interstate. Staff answered all the questions asked and were very helpful with directions to other landmarks. Relax, have fun and enjoy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Loved the caverns...was scared a little because it was so dark and cold...but the tours are worth the time! You learn a lot and get to see some pretty awesome stuff!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We took our two young boys there ( 5 & 3). At first my younger wasn't loving it but he eventually came around when we discovered that there were 4 REAL bats that were there that day when our guide originally thought there were none. A little scary for little ones when they turn off the lights but overall we... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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108 attraction reviews
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 via mobile

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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