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Linville Caverns

19929 US 221 N, U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC 28752-9301
+1 828-756-4171
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Interesting, not too expensive, but mostly made-up stories in a tourist trap.

As far as tourist traps go, this one was pretty fun and not too expensive. Bottom line, though... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KnirpsLyn
Just a lovely little gem

We were staying in the area and the kids wanted to explore this cavern. It cost 9 per adult and 7... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
floydangel71
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (64 reviews)
“total darkness” (27 reviews)
“bring a jacket” (19 reviews)
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LOCATION
19929 US 221 N, U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC 28752-9301
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+1 828-756-4171
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"our tour guide"
in 64 reviews
"total darkness"
in 27 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 19 reviews
"white nose syndrome"
in 16 reviews
"trout"
in 27 reviews
"light jacket"
in 9 reviews
"underground stream"
in 9 reviews
"year round"
in 17 reviews
"interesting formations"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 35 reviews
"minute tour"
in 15 reviews
"civil war"
in 9 reviews
"cool experience"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 21 reviews
"interesting place"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 13 reviews
"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As far as tourist traps go, this one was pretty fun and not too expensive. Bottom line, though, the stories/timelines don't add up and despite it being mentioned here and on every review site, they still haven't fixed the errors in their speech. Ignoring that...More

Thank KnirpsLyn
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were staying in the area and the kids wanted to explore this cavern. It cost 9 per adult and 7 for children. They sell bottles water for 98 cents and this is the only drink that is allowed in the cavern. We had so...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited this cavern many times as a child and as an adult and it never gets old. Missed seeing the fish this time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Just walking through a real life cavern is a great experience. I definitely...More

Thank Maureen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very short tour. There are some interesting facts you will learn about as you walk through the caves. We enjoyed it, but we have had better cave experiences.

Thank Christina0525
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very educational; Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Our kids, 10 and 7 was amazed by the rock and crystal formations.

Thank Robert A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there as a family. Thought the cost was a little high so maybe I had expected more from the tour. It was short and not much to see. Tour had to stop a few times to let other tours pass by and caverns...More

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crowded. Felt rushed and our guide seemed like she didn't want to be there at all. The staff at the ticket counter and in the gift shop were very rude. We will not return. Very disappointing.

Thank Mamie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here before. I felt that the tour we had was very rushed this time. It is ok if you have never been in a cavern, but not the best.

Thank scgirl2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Interesting and we enjoyed it, but do not recommend taking small children inside the cavern. My 21 mth old was scared and we had to leave the tour

Thank Sheree N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was awesome! Beautiful caves! Would recommend if you are visiting Marion North Carolina. Really enjoyed our visit.

Thank halford655
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Joshua N
August 10, 2017|
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Response from joseph l | Reviewed this property |
no, i do not believe so as the cavern is subject to flooding during heavy rains
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LindaLosAngelesCA
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Skip D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda. First of all, weighing 250+ pounds is not that big. Second, rather than people guessing about this topic, I would directly email Linville Caverns (or call them) using the following "Contact Us" information. But I... More
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80barb
July 3, 2016|
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Response from Nancy H | Reviewed this property |
This is from their website.... Pets: Visitors may carry a pet on the 35 minute tour. Pets on a leash are not allowed within the caverns.
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