Linville Caverns, Marion

Explore a network of caves and tunnels at Linville Caverns, the only privately owned site of its kind in the state. Head into this series of limestone recesses to explore their depths on a guided tour that includes some completely pitch-black sections and others populated by a wealth of stalactites and stalagmites. You'll wander along lit pathways and learn about the history of the caverns' formation, human discovery, lore, and mineral formations. If you're lucky, you may even see some of the resident trout that call the subterranean stream home. Take the guesswork out of planning a Marion vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 everyt...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to go if you want something fun to do. As for the review about the dead end, that is part of the tour, but our tour guide told us that there was a dead end and warned anyone that did not want to go Down could stay at the outside entrance where it was wider. Dreama was an extremely funny and amazing tour guide! Definitely made the tour very fun and engaging for everyone attending. Definitely a MUST if you are visiting from out of town, or are even local!
  • If you've never been to a cavern or you just really like them, make sure to check this one out. However don't go on a busy day, avoid it at all costs. They fill it with tours and rush through them, skipping over a lot of neat formations. I would have been happy to wait longer in line for a better tour where we aren't listening to other guides ahead of us and behind us.
  • My school students & teacher trip linville caverns. Wow, very nice place & so beautiful caverns. 💜 Enjoy all day walk around. 😮
  • Short tour. Not as impressive as some cave experiences but still fun. I dont regret the money spent here but i wouldnt go out of my way to come back. The store associates were great. The tour guide was not excited to be at work.
  • I'm giving this review 5 stars because of our tour guide, Theo, who was very knowledgeable, very passionate about his job, and, hell, I'll admit it, he was hot. I'm not gay, but, hey, gotta call it like it is, man. It was the first cave I've ever seen, so I don't have anything to compare it to, and there was a bit of a wait, but I thought it was cool.

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