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Bristol Caverns

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Address: Bristol Caverns Highway (Highway 435N), Bristol, TN
Phone Number: 423-0878-2011

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Went to see the caverns on a rainy cloudy day. The people running it are very nice and are full of information. Guide is very knowledgeable and answers all questions. Something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Went to see the caverns on a rainy cloudy day. The people running it are very nice and are full of information. Guide is very knowledgeable and answers all questions. Something you just wouldn't expect to see in Tennessee. Must go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I recently traveled to the south to visit my Home place. I remembered this place from my childhood on a grade school field trip. We were having cold rainy Spring showers day during our vacation and I figured this was a perfect day to educate my son on local history and to see "what is a cavern". He LOVED IT.... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Not only can you take all the flash pictures that you want you don't have to many stairs. It was beautiful in there and the guide was very nice and knew what he was talking about. Id love to go back again very nice owners as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

this is a perfect rainy, cold day, or beautiful day... side trip from Abingdon or Damascus VA. We went already this winter, it felt nice and warm down below. 1.) It's a quiet location, but easy to get to. It's never been crowded, but always has a steady flow of patrons. 2.) The staff and owners are very friendly and... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had reservations at another local cavern but decided to go to Bristol instead. So glad we did. The building was in good repair and the gift shop was warm and inviting as were the gentlemen working there. On the tour, I realized that the walk through may be challenging due to my knee problems but the guide was patient... More 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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