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Cumberland Caverns

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Address: 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone Number: 931 668 4396
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Tennessee's largest show cave and a U.S. National Natural Landmark...
Tennessee's largest show cave and a U.S. National Natural Landmark; Cumberland Caverns displays some of the largest underground rooms and most spectacular formations in America. The daily scenic walking tour is offered year-round, from 9:00 to 5:00. Our Underground Ballroom seats 400 and can be reserved for banquets, weddings, birthday parties and corporate events. Discover adventure on one of our daytime or overnight spelunking adventure trips into untamed portions of the caverns.
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Bucket List Item Complete and a Definite Do Over!

We heard about Bluegrass Underground and wondered if it was all it was cracked up to be. It's way better!!! I was concerned about a confining elevator ride down. Nope. No... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We heard about Bluegrass Underground and wondered if it was all it was cracked up to be. It's way better!!! I was concerned about a confining elevator ride down. Nope. No elevator. It's an adventurous walk through a back entrance. Wear sneakers, for sure. The walk is relatively easily leading to the stage. Get there early or grab a seat... More 

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Oshkosh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This cave was truly magnificent and beautiful. It is so crazy how caves are so big. We truly enjoyed this tour, and was worth the $. It would have been even better if we were able to see the Bluegrass Underground but that's only once a month. If you can, coordinate your trip around that! If not, it is still... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We drove 1 1/2 hours to see this site. It was beautiful country to see. The tour of the cave was really cool. Our guide did a great job of not only telling the history of each room but adding in humor. The tour is not long but you climb a lot of steps. Don't go and waste your money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

you really have to be into history and natural landmarks to love this. you need to be able to handle the dark and some occasional slippery rocks and stones. you need to be able to walk awhile and walk up steep stairs. you have to be unafraid to go under the earth and know nothing will fall on you. its... More 

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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I visited Cumberland Caverns as part of the Bluegrass Underground bucket list package. The caverns are really neat and our guide, although she was young, seemed very knowledgable about the history and geology of the cave systems. This is a great place to visit if you are into caves and geology and an amazing music venue if you ever get... More 

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Nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Unique venue - Ben Sollee / Jordan Ellis and Woody Pines were excellent ! Real treat ! Would recommend and plan to do again with friends

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As a child I remember visiting the caverns. Such an awe inspiring view of the huge chandelier and all the lighting scenes in the cave.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Didn't really know what to expect, but always game for an adventure. Easy access, good music, interesting experience, off the beaten path. Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Excellent show cave with a lot to see. Excellent for families. I've been going there for years. Lots of boy scout trips as a kid and now a place we often take out of town visitors.

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you are interested in natural resources and geology, this place is for you! The tour is not for people who can't walk for long distances. Also, BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND is a wonderful addition!

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Additional Information about Cumberland Caverns

Address: 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone Number: 931 668 4396
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  McMinnville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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