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Dunbar Cave

Address: Clarksville, TN
Phone Number: 931-648-5526
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Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Clarksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Moderate hiking trails in good condition. Spring is great time of year to visit or in the Fall whent the leaves are turning. Some hike and some run the trails. Couple good sized hills to get the legs burning. Deer are known to be a few feet away and just watch you as you go by. Cave entrance is nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of history here from reading the boards at the cave. Nice walking area. Lots of seating. Great place to fish.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This park is beautiful. Hiking trails are fun. The wildlife are abundant. Plenty of seating nearthe mouth of the cave which is really nice during the summer when it gets unGodly hot. There is a small museum here that features different displays. The staff are always friendly. But it's got one major obstacle. It's not handicap friendly at all. If... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a pretty walk to the cave and I enjoyed reading how the area was used back in the 1800's and early 1900's. It is sad that the cave itself is cordoned off and the bats are gone. An interesting peek into a bygone era.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dunbar Cave is a very lovely place to hike. The trail is short enough to bring small children, and long enough to get a few miles of hiking in. You can loop around the shorter loop and take the longer loop to extend the distance. The trail goes along Swan Lake where you can see turtles, geese and fish. If... More 

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

cool place to walk and relax. the park wasnt busy and offered places to sit down. it was a cool place just to visit.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What can I say about Dunbar? It's an oasis in the heart of a city, a cool summer getaway for an hour or a day. Bring a picnic lunch and sit by the cooling air of cave entrance, or by water's edge where the ducks congregate. Ample short and longer trails, a nice exhibit hall, clean restrooms. Mostly, though, it... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Dunbar cave is a state natural area in my hometown of Clarksville,TN.When I was a young lad we used to go swimming at the public pool there.I also went on my first cave spelunk there.You can also fish in the small Swan Lake(yes,there are swans there).You can hike the miles of trails surrounding the cave.Grand Ole Opry star Roy Acuff... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It has some nice little hiking trails, the visitor center is nice.The pictures of what it looked like when they had music and dancing there are a nice touch

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great hike ....the shorter route with family, and baby on back :) Very nice walk, with some ups and downs through the woods. Loved the man-made bridges, and the most recent bridge (1.2.2014) erected by an Eagle Scout. Quite an impressive project. The lake was dry, but that didn't matter. I'm from NH, and have been on some nice hikes,... More 

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