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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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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