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Bristol Caverns

Bristol Caverns Highway (Highway 435N), Bristol, TN
423-0878-2011
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Blountville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been in over 80 caves, mostly show caves but some impressive wild caves seen while caving. This is one of my favorite caves and I have visited it twice. I am a member of the National Speleological Society and they offer a very nice discount to members. Bristol Caverns is a beautiful cave that has many impressive formations.... More

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Clyde, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I have been to approximately 6 caverns in the TN area on vacations in the past and as always we went to see Bristol caverns on our visit. The tour was OK, nothing we haven't seen before. The only part that wasn't fun was the people on our tour, we had a family with two young children... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a great stop during our summer vacation. The caverns were impressive and it was interesting to learn the history. Once inside it is very cool (temperature-wise) which was refreshing on a warm day. Just a warning...there are some steps/stairs inside which were a bit steep in one area. My mom had to wait for us during that leg... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The cave it self is not so big , but it was great experience and the tour guide was very friendly , you might need a sweater to wear as it gets cold inside the cave .

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I really enjoy visiting Bristol Caverns. There is alot of history here and this is just one attraction that is nice to visit. It is also very cool underground in the summer which is a plus!

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was looking for some where to go that was short distance from my state. Tennessee was the closest. I usually don't get to travel so this was an exciting trip for my birthday. My husband surprised me with this cause he knows I love cultural. If you love cultural then you would love this. Nice tour advisor. Will visit... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stumbled across this cavern a few years ago. I came back this trip with my mother-in-law. Our guide was knowledgeable about the caverns and took her time to walk at a comfortable pace. She answered all of our questions. The caverns were stunning. Not at all "commercial." Very natural and alive. If you have never been, I would recommend... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very nice attraction. Stopped on a whim Glad we did. This old, overweight lady managed just fine. Guide Doug was very patient and you can tell he loves the cave. Highly recommend

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Boynton Beach
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I was with a group of family including teens and seniors. The teens were really into the cave idea and this one looked the best in the brochures. We didn't have to wait too long for our tour to start and Charles was our guide. He was super friendly and had lots of great information on the area and the... More

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