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Linville Caverns

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Linville Caverns
Description:Deep inside of Humpback Mountain lie the Linville Caverns, North Carolina's only caverns. These caverns were first explored by the white man over 100 years ago. It is said that in 1822 a fisherman noticed trout swimming in and out of the mountain and he began looking for a way to see where they were going. While visiting the caverns you can experience the awe this fisherman felt upon viewing the inside of his discovery.

Linville caverns remain active as mineral deposits continue to form the stalactites and stalagmites. During the winter and early spring you may get to view an Eastern Pipistrelle Bat, which hibernates here, hanging from the ceiling, but be sure you don't disturb it because this would be fatal to the bat.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:19929 Highway 221 N
Address 2:
City:Marion
State/Province:NC
Zip Code:28752
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open daily from March 1 - November 30.
March - 9am-4:30pm
April & May - 9am-5pm
June 1 - Labor Day - 9am-6pm
September & October - 9am-5pm
November - 9am-4:30pm
Admission:Adults - $6.00
Child - $4.00 (ages 5-12 years)
Senior - $4.50 (age 62 & over)
Children under 5 are free
Telephone:(800) 419-0540
Website:http://www.linvillecaverns.com/
R E V I E W S
Nancy C, Co-op Member
We visited the caverns two years ago while camping in the mountains. We took our children ages 8,7,5,and 2. The two year old rode in a baby carrier. I had no trouble navigating the caverns while holding her. The guide was very good; giving interesting information to the adults while keeping the children engaged. Overall, everyone agreed that it was a fascination place to visit.
There is a nice gift shop where we picked up some rock samples for the kids.
Pam M., Co-op Member
Our family enjoyed the Caverns! It is a cool place to be on those hot summer days!! We went with our one year old and had no problems taking him into the caverns in a carrier. There are nice picnic spots beside the river on the rocks too if you bring an ice chest with sandwiches and drinks! Very interesting. Photos we took were a little shadowy but still good memories. Overall a fun place to visit!! Lots of average souveneirs in the gift shop...if you are a rock collector, some great rocks to take home with you!!
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