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  • Writer's pictureBrian Childress

Bristol Caverns - Bristol, Tennessee

Bristol Caverns is one of the oldest and most beautiful attractions in northeast Tennessee and has thrived as one of Bristol's most visited tourist attractions. A modern system of concealed, indirect lighting highlights the natural colors and beauty of the formations for your enjoyment. The tours itself takes you to all three levels of the caverns - from Mayor Preston's Chamber in the upper section to the winding banks of the Underground River 180 feet below on the cavern floor. Along the Underground River, you will be dazzled by dramatical displays of formations reflected in the streams waters.

We found the cavern to be a nice half-day trip which was very economical and offers a small gift shop at the entrance. There are also clean bathrooms at the entrance store. The entrance fee to this privately owned cavern includes a guided one-hour tour to three levels of the caverns. There are very good walkways and steps with handrails inside the caverns.

We wouldn’t expect anyone to drive out of their way to visit these caverns but if you are in the Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee area on vacation, this is well worth the stop.

Contact information:

Address: 1157 Bristol Caverns Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620

Phone: (423) 878-2011

Ventilation Area and Entrance/Exit for Bats

Caverns Entrance

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