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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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Please Do Not Wear Perfume

I realize people bathe in perfume these days, but wearing it to tour caverns is more than a little... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
via mobile
Mother Nature at her Slimiest!

This was a great place to stop and see caverns that were carved out by water. The slimy rock and... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Elizabeth H
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  • Excellent43%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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19929 US 221 N, U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC 28752-9301
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I realize people bathe in perfume these days, but wearing it to tour caverns is more than a little rude. We could not get close enough to the tour guide because a woman was wearing a bottle of cheap perfume. In closed areas like that,...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This was a great place to stop and see caverns that were carved out by water. The slimy rock and crazy formation are a sight to see! The tour guide was very informative but too much for me. He kept telling me to stay with...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

always fun to go! just don't go if it's raining anywhere for 200 miles .lol .. interesting to hear about the history and how the place was found... no spoilers here. you'll have to go and listen to the tour guide yourself!

Thank janer915
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I haven't visited Linville Caverns in over 20 years and with a 5 year old boy who loves nature and is fascinated with all things "rocks" I figured it was time. Linville Caverns is a must see but not something you would want to do...More

Thank brianminshew
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This was a cool little place to visit with the kids. You will probably get a little damp especially if it has been raining. Also the cavern stays at 52 degrees year round so bring a light jacket. It is a guided tour so you...More

Thank FFcnFF
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The drive up to the caverns was very nice, especially with the leaves changing colors and the caverns are beautiful. Admission was $8.50 which seemed reasonable if our tour would have been longer than 15 minutes. Our tour guide rushed us through before we had...More

Thank Moto04k
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The caverns are very interesting but small. You go through them in about 20 to 30 minutes. We were pretty disappointed. The tour guide was kind of sarcastic and even a bit rude. He went through everything so fast and sounded robotic and bored which...More

1  Thank Hoperosalie
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Some friend recommended this place in the NC mountains to go visit. Firstly, I would never go to the mountains just for this place. There are many, better and free things to do in the mountains than pay (admittedly a nominal fee) for a hyped...More

Thank Tejas P
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great tour ! Short, sweet and to the point. Interesting to see what years and years can do in a cavern !!

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 28 October 2017

the caverns were a bit of a drive off I40 but the directions given were excellent. the tour of the caverns was informative and fun. be prepared to get a little damp and cold as you might expect in a cave. overall very enjoyable

Thank Ralph C
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Joshua N
11 August 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
27 August 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
3 July 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.