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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.
Linville Caverns reviews
This was a small cavern compared to some of the larger ones we have visited in the past (Carlsbad, NM). However, the tour guide was very enthusiastic, and we learned interesting facts about the trout.... more
This was a small cavern compared to some of the larger ones we have visited in the past (Carlsbad, NM). However, the tour guide was very enthusiastic, and we learned interesting facts about the trout.... more »
This was a great morning excursion even though it was raining. The tour guide did a terrific job giving us history that dates back before the civil war and interesting facts about the caverns over...
This was a great morning excursion even though it was raining. The tour guide did a terrific job giving us history that dates back before the civil war and interesting facts about the caverns over... more »
We had a great time. You can always see the outside of the mountain but rarely do we get to see inside. Our tour guide was amazing! He knew what he was talking about. I recommend booking early in the day..meaning before 11am. Groups fill quickly and you will have to wait until your scheduled tour time. There is a lovely sitting area to wait, waterfall and all!
This is an great experience! Do not missed the opportunity to visit this cavern, it is very impressive. The experience is like traveling to the center of hearth, it’s very enlightening to see how mother nature develop and redesign these wonderful rocks thorough out through out the years. There is also live animals inside… a small river (with fishes) that runs through the caverns and even bats that are hanging in the roof 👍 It’s a great place to learn and have fun 💪
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