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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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Bristol Cavern

The tour is 1hr for $15/adults, opens at 1230p and runs until 5p. This is a smaller cavern, as compared to Luray in Virginia, but still a good way to spend an hour if you are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura L
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is 1hr for $15/adults, opens at 1230p and runs until 5p. This is a smaller cavern, as compared to Luray in Virginia, but still a good way to spend an hour if you are in this area. There are lots of stairs, so beware if traveling with elderly or younger children.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since it's January, there aren't too many visitors in the area. We lucked out and were the only people there, so we got a private tour essentially! Lots of water in the cave, excellent formations, good colors, and a really knowledgeable guide. Charles is the man!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our guide was awesome! He went through the usual information about the caverns, but he added his personal touch that made the tour very fun.

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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Having visited many caverns, I will say this one is smaller with less rules. Which isn't always a good thing. My main complaint is around our tour guide. Nick is a young man who spent more time trying to impress everyone with his large vocabulary instead of knowledge about the caverns. He was the worst tour guide ever. He rarely... More 

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Central Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Although this is a small and simple attraction, my family had a good time. The caverns are not as large as some, but are very beautiful. Our tour guide was fantastic! He was able to answer all sorts of questions about the caves, and told us some history of the Native Americans that used the caves in the past, and... More 

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Damascus, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

When we arrived I was afraid they were closed. We were the only people there, which in my experience most guided tours when there are only a few people the guides seem to slack off a little bit. This was not the case at all. Our tour guide was amazing he new what he was talking about and made the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a great family activity which includes adventure, exploration, geology, & history. Its open year round & climate controlled by mother nature.

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Elon, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Bristol Caverns are beautiful and well worth the drive from Bristol to see them. The tour includes many steps up and down but is quite doable! Lighting is artistically done to highlight special formations. I can highly recommend the cavern tour.

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Lookout Mountain, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

it was cool to learn about the history and what events did occur in the cave. Our tour guide, Nick was very knowledgeable.

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting Bristol for Thanksgiving and took our kids here for a quick tour. It is mind-blowing to learn what is underground and you would never even know it. This place looks like a little hole in the wall, but suddenly you find yourself in a huge cave. Gorgeous under there too! The tour is very educational and entertaining.... More 

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