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Cumberland Caverns

1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110
931 668 4396
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Enjoyed our cavern experience. Tucker was very knowledgeable and was willing to answer questions. As healthy seniors we found the many stairs a bit of a challenge. My husband suggests that having a carbide lamp to show in the mining exhibit would show how difficult the process was in low light.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our family just returned from our 3rd wild tour at Cumberland Caverns (Rocky Topper). This time, we had a special treat - they opened up a new passage that we had not done before. It was called the Glittering Passage and we loved it! I hope they make this a permanent addition to the Rocky Topper tour. The Rocky Topper... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Enjoyed the caverns and suprised by the little sunlight that gets through. All kids and adults are welcome to go, might be a bit hard for wheelchair access. I enjoyed myself seeing all the different fossils and rocks displayed on the walls and throughout the area.

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Manitou Beach, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It was beautiful inside the caverns. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! I can't wait to go to a concert there now after touring the caves. I would definitely recommend a visit to Cumberland Caverns!

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Cumberland_Caverns, Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time on your visit. We encourage you to come back for a concert, it is a fantastic experience. Thank you for coming to see us. More

Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Can't stress enough how awesome this experience was! We did the Parts Unknown Adventure Tour and loved it! We were grinning from ear to ear by the time we exited the cavern. Tired but happy. From booking the adventure to buying our souvenirs at the end of the trip the staff was so nice and very helpful. Ask for Tucker... More

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Cumberland_Caverns, Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a wonderful time and we welcome you back anytime. Thanks for you review and for being our patient, impromptu models. More

Fayetteville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have been to Cumberland Caverns several times throughout my life to do the casual walking tour. Great way to spend the weekend, and staff is always informative/friendly. Definitely recommend if in the area.

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Cumberland_Caverns, Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

We are glad you have enjoyed your time at Cumberland Caverns and hope you come and visit us again. We appreciate your recommendations. More

Marinette
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you like caves you will like Cumberland Caverns. The guide (Brian) was exceptional and very knowledgeable and interesting. The walk was a little rough at times but very manageable. My ife was very impressed. We would visit the caverns again in a few years. Gift shop, Clean bathrooms(old) and fairly priced.

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Annapolis, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went there for the concert, Time Jumpers. Hope to go back soon. It is a very long walk from parking to concert hall. Good thing I am a healthy senior citizen or could not have made it.

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Cumberland_Caverns, Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Our employees work hard to make your visit with us enjoyable. Even though there is a bit of a walk to get to the Volcano Room, I know your concert experience made it worth the trip. We hope to see you back soon. More

Poplar Bluff, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Participated in an event at Cumberland Caverns hosted by the Creation Musuem: Buddy Davis concert, meal, cave tour and spelunking. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience but especially found thrilling our first experience at spelunking. Definitely want to do that again! Thanks to the folks at Cumberland Caverns and the Creation Museum for a wonderful family weekend adventure!

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Cumberland_Caverns, Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience while staying at Cumberland Caverns. We hope you and your family come back again for more exploration and adventure. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I found the pamphlet while in downtown Nashville and wanted to visit. My husband reluctantly drove the almost 2 hour trip. Unfortunately I did not realize this was privately owned and was concerned about safety issues. There is a portion where you must go down some very steep steps and passage way and there were hardly any rails to hold... More

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Cumberland_Caverns, General Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your post and comments on our cave tour. We are always looking for ways to improve on the safety of our tours. We strive to provide our guest with a great experience. I am sorry you were disappointed that you didn't see more colored lights. We like to use lights that show the natural state and colors... More

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