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Linville Caverns

19929 US 221 North, U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC
+1 828-756-4171
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I am glad we visited. It was pretty amazing but the wait was terrible! Our tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Frances M
Too fun

We wanted a day trip with our 3 grandchildren, 11, 9 and 7. They weren't thrilled with my choice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average16%
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“total darkness” (26 reviews)
“small spaces” (7 reviews)
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19929 US 221 North, U.S. 221 between Linville and Marion, Marion, NC
+1 828-756-4171
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am glad we visited. It was pretty amazing but the wait was terrible! Our tour guide was entertaining to say the least.

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a day trip with our 3 grandchildren, 11, 9 and 7. They weren't thrilled with my choice but out of respect they tagged along. After we went through the caverns, and we got them back home, my daughter-in-law said "the caverns were a...More

Thank Gma5aajsh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always like to visit the caverns whenever we find ourselves close to one. Well my family and I went to Asheville, NC this summer and we decided to take a drive through the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and visit the cavern. Unfortunately this small...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Linville Caverns as a adult without kids. With kids.... totally different experience. Young ones will have a hard time enjoying the tour. It's a rather long tour, the narration is plain and unexciting, and the caverns are dark and tight. At...More

Thank birdgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caverns are fun! Lots of history and educational fun! Picture taking is welcomed and are beautiful. Great family fun.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a neat experience. However, our guide made it a little less enjoyable. She sounded like a recording and spoke in a very high pitched, fast paced voice. It was hard to focus on much else. I wanted to hear the history of the...More

Thank erin d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really neat local day trip just remember it's a little chillie inside cave like 20° colder than outside temp.

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a last minute trip here and we were glad we did. Cave is very small.. tour only takes about 20ish minutes, but is full of cool information. Our tour guide was very clearly reciting from a script. Bring at least jacket (cave temp...More

Thank AdCounselorfromVA
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We love the North Carolina mountains, and on our journey to get Honey Crisp Apples? We decided to go to Linville Caverns. The area is lovely. Take a few minutes and walk to the creek across from the parking lot. In the main building, you...More

1  Thank Ladyfingers27794
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It had been many years ago on a school trip when I last visited Linville Caverns. I remember being fascinated by the flow rock creating stalactites and stalagmites, and the fish in the underground stream. But I recently had a chance to visit again, and...More

Thank TarHeelLady
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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 cct13 | Reviewed this property |
I saw people carrying small dogs as previously state you get into some tight spaces and at one point of the tour you are in total darkness