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Linville Caverns

Address: U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC
Phone Number: 828/756-4171
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

It was very fun, had a great guide and enjoyed the tour! It's in the 50s in there so bring a jacket! We will Def revisit with family next time!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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112 reviews 112 reviews
89 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have been to Luray caverns as well, so this did not impress me as much. But having said that, I would still recommend visiting this place. Each cavern is unique they say and so it is. Experiencing total darkness alone is worth the visit.

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Morrisville, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband and I recently took our 2 young children (ages 3 & 6) to Linville Caverns. It was a WONDERFUL experience! None of us had been here before, and we had a fantastic time! They only give guided tours through the caverns, but the tour guides are very entertaining and tell very interesting stories about the history of the... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Too many people on labor day for such a small cavern. Tour took 1.5 hours from the time you got your ticket until you exited the cavern. The cavern could have been walked through in 20 minutes without the huge crowd. Not much interesting scenerey inside cavern, but the guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This tour is more for... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I haven't been inside a cavern in years, so this was a real treat. Tour guides are sharp, helpful, and polite. Highly recommend this attraction for the family.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was the first time my kids were ever in a cave and each of them enjoyed it very much (ages 6, 7, & 10). We were prepared for the 52 degrees temps based on other reviews, so we were dressed appropriately. There is very cold water (with trout) running through the whole cavern. The formations are pretty interesting looking.... More 

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

For years we have wanted to visit this place and finally got a chance and glad we did. Wonderful experience, friendly staff and found out what REAL darkness is.

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My daughter and I love caving and have been to most of the caves in around here. These are not the most magnificent but there are plenty of beautiful formations and an underground stream.

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South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We really enjoyed this, exciting enough to be fun but not too scarey or long. Paved walkway throughout but narrow in some spots and rocks hang down so watch your head ! Our guide was a very personable young lady. Suitable for anyone young or old - no climbing or steep trails down. Gift shop is very cute and has... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice little cavern to visit if you are in the area. It is not a very large cavern but worth the money to see. The kids found it interesting and the history of the cavern. The area outside the caverns is beautiful. There is a large creek that is a very nice spot to have a picnic... More 

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