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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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A Nice Tour

We were the first ones there, so it was a private tour. The caverns were very interesting. Lots of different formations throughout and the river was pretty cool. Our four year old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
MSUBones2010
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Okemos, Michigan
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Okemos, Michigan
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were the first ones there, so it was a private tour. The caverns were very interesting. Lots of different formations throughout and the river was pretty cool. Our four year old son liked everything hanging from the ceiling. The stairs are a little difficult to maneuver, especially for small kids, so be prepared to carry your toddler at certain... More 

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Redland, Florida
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way home from NY and wanted to add Tennessee to states of travel. Bristol offered these caverns as an attraction, pleasant staff and guides. A bit old school in respect to it not being as mainstream as others. Railings and steps, doors and trails still in original conditions. The pluses, no mood lighting or music to... More 

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1 Thank Jimpolles
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cavern/cave was amazing but we learned nothing about it. Our guide maybe said 30 words the entire tour. The point of a guided tour in my opinion is to be informed. We did not get that at all. It was a race weekend and a larger crowd but for $15 I expected more.

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Thank Teresa C
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for the race and we went for the tour it was beautiful and Cody was very knowledgeable and funny. my only recommendation would be to update the washrooms, they were disgusting.

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Thank Rebecca M
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my two 5 year olds and 3 year old to see the caverns. They had a great time and said it was 'awesome'. We bought them the hats in the store that had the headlamps on it and I think it made their trip all the better - they really felt like they were scouting out the cave!... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So as a person with geology degree (full disclosure this does NOT make me a geologist) perhaps the tour guides may benefit from telling people a bit more about the cave science than made up names for the formations. For a SOLID HOUR. That said, this is probably one of the most beautiful caves I've ever been in, and our... More 

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Thank Sarah D
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a short ok type of activity. Shorter then expected. Dkwn the road you will find Appalachian Caverns. I found it to be a longer more interesting tour. They also offer different out of the ordinary tours. Call ahead and schedule tho.. You can put coveralls on and crawl through the crevices and it's actually more exciting and better... More 

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Thank James R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nicer caverns we've visited in the area. Unlike some, this is a live cavern with formations still growing. See it now and come back in a couple hundred years to see the growth! Recommend!

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Thank Gary W
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Thursday morning and were the only ones there. Tour guide was friendly but preachy in regards to how he felt the cave was formed. Tons of stairs! Beware!

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Thank Tosha K
New Kent, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so much chaos and technology in the world today it is so refreshing to have someplace like Bristol caverns to visit. These places are truly one in a million, and every child, even adult, should take the time out to visit these natural creations!

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