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Linville Caverns

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We went with our children 16 & 9. The caverns were nice and a great experiencefor our children. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Such a cool place to visit, inexpensive and takes about an hour to visit

What a great place to check out. The temperature inside was 52 degrees and it was wet so you might... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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19929 US 221 N, U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC 28752-9301
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're looking for an underground adventure that is easy enough for older folks and kids - this is the place! Our friend used a walker, but left it at one of the turns (retrieved later) because the floors are reasonably level. During heavy rains,...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our children 16 & 9. The caverns were nice and a great experiencefor our children. I have been to better ones. The tour is short. I do recommend a rain jacket. We did have to wait in line for about 30-45 minutes...More

Thank Sommeradventure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very helpful, wonderful tour guides, great ticket prices! I was very satisfied with my visit to the caverns! My husband and I went while on our honeymoon and had a great time. The cave was beautiful and the tour guide was very...More

Thank Lindsey1193
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cavern is absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about it and answered all of our questions throughout the tour.

Thank daniellem1202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was shorter than I imagined but nonetheless it was totally worth it. We went as a family with my 3 year old in tow and even he had a blast. The cave was wide enough for us to carry him through the parts...More

Thank themamacakes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In tourism a tour should be a people person... don't get Arial. Cavern was great but the guide was no good.. she bummed me out. Get a new job. I wanted to learn and experience something new and I did to an extent...

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to check out. The temperature inside was 52 degrees and it was wet so you might need a light jacket. The views of the caverns require a flash on your camera or phone, or the ability to highlight your photos later....More

Thank R84W
Reviewed August 10, 2018

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
Reviewed August 9, 2018 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

2  Thank floydangel71
Reviewed August 9, 2018

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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Sara A
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Darrah C | Reviewed this property |
It's always easier to call the caverns. We can all guess if they are allowed in the caves but who really knows? I work at a Caverns in Colorado and they would not be allowed.
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
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