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Bristol Caverns

1157 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, Tennessee 37620 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Tue 9a

“Beautiful and majestic”

Far below the earth's surface, in the timeless beauty of Bristol Caverns, a strange and exciting experience awaits you. Paved, well lighted walkways wind through the vaulted chambers and along the banks of the ancient Underground River that carved these remarkable caverns from the hard core of the earth 200 to 400 million years ago. In the frontier days, Indians used the Underground River as an attack and escape route in their raids on settlers. Stealing into the area by way of the Underground River and the caverns, they swooped down on unsuspecting families, then disappeared as if swallowed up by the earth.      You will be retracing the same warrior paths while exploring the vast rooms and arches, columns, and natural stone formations of varying size and kinds. These formations, millions of years old, display rich veins of minerals which give the formations beautiful colors of red, blue, gray, brown and sparkling white.     Stalactites and stalagmites, some larger than tree trunks and others smaller than straws, fascinate and give play to the imagination. Where some of these formation have grown together, massive columns have been formed reaching from the floor to the ceiling of the lofty rooms. With every view, nature's artistry is at its best and can be seen in the remarkable tumbling cascades and billowing draperies - all of solid stone. 

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Reviewed by
nivaray

  • 4 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Knowledgeable guide. Be prepared for lots and lots of staircases.
It's beautiful and worth the drive.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MissHollyAllen

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
April 08, 2014

Cool!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JoshHattox

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0

Amazing place!

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Bristol Caverns

1157 Bristol Caverns Highway
Bristol, Tennessee
37620 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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