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Bristol Caverns

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Address: Bristol Caverns Highway (Highway 435N), Bristol, TN
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This cavern was used years ago by Indians as well as settlers to store milk and other goods.. It is now well lit and a tourist attraction

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, Tennessee
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Bristol, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cavern was used years ago by Indians as well as settlers to store milk and other goods.. It is now well lit and a tourist attraction

Thank pstout71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Charles was our guide and he was super nice and very knowledgeable. The caverns were beautiful and peaked my interest into seeing more of them.

Thank Terrie D
Bluff City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I've been going to these caverns since I was a very little girl. My father would tell me about his adventures exploring them when he was a little boy. Now, my grandchildren have enjoyed them too. What a great family gem, right in our back yard.

Thank tnoceantravel
Stanley, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visited Oct. 12. This is a good cavern to visit without a lot of frills. Impressive structures and several viewing "rooms". Good lighting. Suggest wear tennis or hiking shoes as there are multiple stairs and damp footing. Not overly commercial, although there is a nice gift shop if you want souvenirs. There is a picnic area on site. Two of... More 

2 Thank Alan B
Woodlawn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The place seems like something that stepped out of the past but I say that in a good way. The tour guides are friendly, caverns are open and easy to walk through, and the gift shop is affordable. I traveled almost two hours to get here and it was well worth the time and money.

Thank Neal R
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The caverns were really beautiful and the staff knowledgeable about the history. Advise to wear gym shoes or hiking shoes due to the stairs being a bit slick and damp from the cave environment. Plenty of rails to hold onto for safety. Gift shop was quaint. This was a bit off the highway; however, highly recommend it.

Thank C S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Being disabled, it was a little steep for me, but so worth it. My son loved the caverns and "gem mining".

Thank Miranda U
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Toured the cavern with 9 and 11 year old. Guide was knowledgable and friendly. We were down underneath the surface 180ft. It's truly amazing how something so beautiful can be underneath the earth! We recommend wearing tennis shoes as much of the tour is in damp areas and steps can be very steep. Worth seeing!

Thank forekids
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you're passing through the Bristol area take an hour to visit these caverns. We stopped on our way to the speedway. It was a very hot day in early September and it felt good to spend an hour in a very nice 60 degrees. They run tours every 20 minutes or so. Charlie our guide was the best, very... More 

2 Thank laura l
Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We were the first ones there, so it was a private tour. The caverns were very interesting. Lots of different formations throughout and the river was pretty cool. Our four year old son liked everything hanging from the ceiling. The stairs are a little difficult to maneuver, especially for small kids, so be prepared to carry your toddler at certain... More 

2 Thank MSUBones2010

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