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Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Rd., Townsend, TN 37882
865-448-2274
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Caverns/ Caves
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a delightful way to spend an afternoon. Granted, this is a moderate to strenuous trek - many stairs, low clearance in some areas, low rails, low light, damp, and kept as natural as possible. You are required to stay with the tour group, and the tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. It's worth every step. There are amazing formations,... More

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Wow! What beautiful caverns, from the moment you walk in the guides and staff are so friendly. Josh guided are group, he was kind, knowledgable and funny. The views were spectacular. This is one of the natural wonders still left in the area! Skip the arcade and take the kids to something unforgettable. Our group consisted of kids ages 9,... More

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Kodak, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was delighted at these caverns. Much larger than expected and a nice way to spend a HOT summer day. Tour guide was funny and knowledgable. Price was reasonable.

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Birmingham, AL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I've been visiting caverns in the Southeast all my life, but had somehow missed this one. What a nice little surprise. The story behind the discovery of this cavern and the family who owns it is my favorite part, but I'll leave that to the tour guides. The cave is a pleasantly cool 58d, I felt fine wearing jeans and... More

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Dallas, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit! The underground caverns are beyond description. They are vast and spacious and go on for miles. The entire tour is well lit and the tour guide was informative and entertaining. The story of how it was discovered and developed is fascinating. We had three generations of family with us from ages 8 to 70, and it... More

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Topeka, Kansas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Spencer, did a great job of telling us the history of how the caverns were discovered as well as pointing out interesting features for us to see with his flashlight while on the tour. The caverns were cool, but not freezing cold like other caves we have visited. Our kids (age 9 and... More

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Dumas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Driving up you would never imagine what you are going to see once you head underground, it is amazing what you will see. From the moment you enter and see the amount of physical work it took just to haul the cement one sack at a time to build all of the steps until you reach the bottom it is... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour with our tour guide who knew all about anything and everything. My 4 and 9 year old were able to walk it with no problems. We liked how we could even take a drink of the stream water.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have visited the Smokies many times and always return to Tuckaleechee. I have seen it many times but I always find something beautiful and interesting. If you have never been this is something you must see at least once. It is amazing to see such beauty underground. This is a great geology lesson for the kids. I have never... More

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Metairie, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Caverns were awesome, and the story behind them was very interesting. kids loved it, and the adults enjoyed it as well.

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