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Linville Caverns, Inc.

Linville Caverns, Inc.


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About Us

Linville Cavern is Located at one of the southern gateways to The High Country of western North Carolina. Linville Cavern is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. The High Country contains the highest mountain east of tghe Rockies with mount Mitchell. Linville Cavern runs deep into Humpbak Mountain and was once used as a sanctuary for civil war soldiers to experience a respite. The beauty of our mountain is worthy to explore the ''inside a mountain''.

For centuries, the marvels of Linville Cavern were unknown to man. In the early 1800's a fishing expedition headed by Henry E. Colton, of eastern NC, were astounded to see fish swimming in and out of what appeared to be rather solid rock. A small opening in the mountainous terrain allowed them to enter the subterranean recess that is still home to native trout in an underground stream.

Linville Caverns was opened for public touring in 1937. Since that time many upgrades to the pathways and lighting system have enhanced the safe touring experience that now exists. Courteous and experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of nature. We invite you to visit often and experience the beauty of these age-old mountains from the inside!


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Home of the Annual Woolly Worm Festival
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