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Bristol Caverns

Bristol Caverns Highway (Highway 435N), Bristol, TN
423-0878-2011
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Cultural

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English first
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When we first pulled up to the entrance we were not impressed and contemplated whether to continue our adventure. Since we were trying to kill some time before the Bristol Race we took a chance, boy are we glad that we did. What a terrific and interesting experience. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the caverns, very... More 

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treasure island florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

I was a bit surprised when I drove up to the entrance having recently been to Luray Caverns of how unassuming it was. Then you walk into the gift shop entrance and are warmly greeted and the quaint charm of the place takes hold. My personal guide Jess was so very knowledgeable having grown up in the area he answered... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This area of Tennessee/Virginia has many caverns which, in itself, is a geological wonder. We chose to visit this one and it was not a disappointment. Very nice cavern with many beautiful formations. Kinda' like a "Little Carlsbad". The walk to the cave can be strenuous, as can the paths inside. However, there are hand rails and steps in the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I first went to the Bristol Caverns back in 1978 with my elementary school class. This was my first visit since that time and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The caverns are a beautiful work of natural art. You descend into the earth and it feels good coming out of the summer heat. There is a lot of walking up and... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The group was led by a very knowledgeable tour guide who made this visit well worth it. The tour took close to an hour but they start about every 20 minutes. There are a lot of steps and walking so may not be good for anyone having trouble walking. The temperature inside the caverns stays around 60 degrees. There is... More 

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Cherry Valley, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not to be missed! Beautiful, cool air, stalactites, stalagmites, running spring, sparkly formations.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went to Caverns and they were great. the tour guide we had was funny and informative. The price was a good value. From the outside it doesn't look like much but once you get into the Caverns it is impressive. The tour was about an hour long.

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Weaverville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

First up; There is a lot of walking on steps at times that are steep. That said, the cave is well lighted and is interesting to see. An informative story on why the cave and its part in history in this region of TN. The guide ALEX was well informed about the cave, its formation, the history and about anything... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had a great time mid August on a Saturday - have lived in the area for 4 years and always seen signs but never gone. Place was great! Nice relaxing walk to the cavern entrance and once inside - great splendor. Makes you wonder what else lies beneath terra firma! Was a nice hour long trek and our guide was... More 

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Blountville, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

To see this place from the outside, one might think twice. I must say to all, "Please go inside, it's awesome!" The staff is well trained and they have a wonderful gift shop to pick up little extras. My nephew had a birthday party here. The kids had a blast. One would never imagine we had caverns like this here... More 

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