Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns, Marion: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Linville Caverns Reviews: 4/5

Linville Caverns
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Steven R
43 contributions
Others I've seen are more impressive.
Jul 2021
The tour guide was good, but I've been to other caverns that seemed to be more impressive. Good visit, but not on the top of my list of fun things that must be done in the area.
Written August 1, 2021
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Docs to go
Denver, NC179 contributions
A bit short, but enjoyable and worth seeing.
Jul 2021 • Family
Overall, was a bit disappointed how short it was, but the length actually works out really well for younger kids. Seems some of the tour was cut off related to COVID precautions.

The path is paved/concrete and there is a handrail. Ceiling is low and it does drip!

Of note, as of this writing, masks ARE required in the cavern.

Tickets are first come, first served and children under 5 are free. We were lucky, and didn’t have to wait as long as some of the reviews. Our group got there about 2:15 and bought tickets for the last tour at 4:25.

Apparently, the bat population was decimated by white-nose syndrome :(. We saw a few trout, but most of those have also been lost or died off.

Guide was super friendly, and great with numerous questions from kids. He did a great job.
Written July 8, 2021
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Daniel L
Apex, NC165 contributions
Struck by tragedy, no wildlife is left - but still interesting
Jun 2021
Oh, what the caverns could have been. Sadly, almost all of the bat population that inhabited this place was killed by the deadly white nose disease that has struck the US and Canada, leaving the Caverns barren of life. The same can be said of the fish, who have also succumbed to external forces.

Still was very cool to experience the cold and drippiness of a real cavern, seeing all of the green driprock formation, and various other minerals and buildups that cover the walls and floors. You also get to experience "true darkness", as for a portion they will cut off the lights.
Written June 29, 2021
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leggers123
Reidsville, NC21 contributions
Never again
Jun 2021 • Family
We were thoroughly disappointed it was a quick 30 minute down and out with other groups coming and going. I think they're trying to push as many people through as they can. They must have had a lot of this shut down because it wasn't like it used to be..... we will never stop there again and pay them for this experience.
Written June 27, 2021
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LindaLouConroe_Tx
Austin, TX273 contributions
Okay
Jun 2021
My family and I made an unexpected trip to the Caverns as one of our adventures during our stay in the Asheville area. We have visited different Caverns in different areas and states and this cavern is much smaller than what we are used to visiting. The layout isn't the best, you enter and exit the same way which would be okay if you were the only group going down and back at one time. I feel like they organize too big of groups and take too many in the small cavern at one time. When we were in the cavern two other groups were down with us (groups of 12 in each), so each time a group needed to exit they had to squeeze by the other groups to exit which disturbs your tour.
Written June 22, 2021
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Letsgo826
NC21 contributions
Good experience
Jun 2021
First time visiting caverns. The tour wasn't too long but is a little chilly. We didn't go when the bats were in season. Our kids (8 and 10) liked it. The gift shop was nice because things weren't expensive so the kids could afford 1-2 trinkets. We did have to wait over an hour for a tour but went down the road for lunch.
Written June 13, 2021
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brett s
Charlotte, NC62 contributions
Interesting
May 2021
Probably not really worth the price of admission but it is interesting. Like every place else in the world, they are using Covid as an excuse to charge more and give you less. Half the tour is closed because you might touch a wall they can't sanitize. Never mind that the whole remaining tour is lined with a metal rail that has never been sanitized since it was installed. It was okay. We are not sorry we went because we were already in the area. I wouldn't go too far out of the way to attend this. The tour guide was pleasant.
Written June 7, 2021
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Chuck L
Florissant, MO247 contributions
Friendly But Just Okay
May 2021
The caverns are pretty and interesting, but if you've seen other caves or caverns before, these are a little disappointing. The staff was very friendly, however. Our guide was very personable and knew a lot about the caverns.
Written May 23, 2021
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KCC
Concord, NC27 contributions
Awesome
May 2021 • Couples
Great stop for those with intelligent interests in history and geology. Beautiful work art! A great place to bring the young ones to appreciate nature and its history. There’s a nice area near the river with a picnic table. Worth the time and money.
Written May 5, 2021
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lagree26
Palm Bay, FL30 contributions
Must see
Mar 2021 • Family
We added this onto a day of hiking in the nearby gorge area, not really knowing what to expect. We all loved it! It was a short tour, about 30 minutes, but really informative and my father, who has mobility issues, was able to participate without an issue. Highly recommended if you are in the area.
Written March 19, 2021
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