Linville Caverns

11929 US 221N
Marion, NC 28752- Map It
(828) 756-4171

AAA Editor Notes

Linville Caverns is at Milepost 317 at Linville Falls, N.C., then 4 mi. s. on US 221. In 1822 the spectacle of trout swimming in and out of the mountainside led settlers on a torch-lit expedition inside the caves. Ever since, their discovery has been a source of fascination, and sometimes shelter. During the Civil War, deserting soldiers from both armies sought refuge among the cathedral-like arches, columns and deep passageways. The underground temperature is a constant 52 F; a jacket and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guided tours are available.
Guided tour $8; $7 (ages 62+); $6 (ages 5-12).
Hours: Daily 9-6, June 1-Labor Day; daily 9-5, Apr.-May and day after Labor Day-Oct. 31; daily 9-4:30 in Nov. and Mar.; Sat.-Sun. 9-4:30, rest of year. Guided 40-minute tours depart every 15 minutes.