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Tuckaleechee Caverns

Address: 825 Cavern Rd., Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 865-448-2274
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Had a rainy day so decided to go here and spend some time. We were skeptical at first thinking we might be wasting our money but that changed very quickly. This place was awesome. The wife and I both had a great time along with our kids. They talked about it the whole trip. The time seemed to go fast... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We hit this place based on the reviews from TripAdvisor but when we first got out of the car, we were saying, "Okaaaaaaaaay." With the large, incredibly touristy gift shop straight from the 70's greeting you at the front door and the local fellas standing around watching TV off the the side, we were kinda wondering what was in store... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

These caverns are beautiful and the tour well worth the money (I have been in numerous caverns over the years, some really great and some a waste of money!) The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We had 3 small children with us, one of which was in a carrier on my husband's back. We were told that there were... More

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Shallotte, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

An amazing cavern visit. Not commercial so seemed quite adventurous. Our tour guide was amazing and she was so knowledgeable about the cavern and its history that the discovery of it and the later development really came to life. It is a lot of steep stairs down and back out so be prepared for a workout. If you want an... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great guided tour of huge cavern. Ask to see the seismograph. Pretty cool! Great adventure for families.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were up to see the fall colors and decided to take a look. This is NOT a national park, so it's nowhere near as antiseptic an experience. You'll get a little mud on your shoes and you'll have to duck to get through a couple of passages. The kids who are tour guides are great. It takes about 45... More

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Atlanta
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We saw the 'vintage', tourist trap looking signs on the highway, and then proceeded to pull up to the kitschy gift shop in front of the caverns, and really weren't sure what to expect. My guy told me that this was likely a disappointing tourist trap for sure, but we proceeded anyway. All I can say is, definitely visit this... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The caverns were awesome will definitely be going back. The people were very friendly and our guide was very knowledgeable about the caverns

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place is loaded with cool sites and experiences! They give a great tour that takes around 30 - 45 minutes and they explain the geology and history behind the cave formations.. It's a must do when your near Townsend!

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Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Pros: The caverns were absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide was informative. The tour last between 1-2 hours. Use restroom before tour. Two main attractions at both ends with awesome scenery along the way. Con: Group was too big with about 20 people. A bit expensive ($50 for 3 adult) but well worth it.

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