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Address: 825 Cavern Rd., Family Owned Tourist Attraction . Opened in 1953., Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 865-448-2274
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Our twin 8 year olds absolutely loved this. Will definitely recommend visiting here while your in the Great Smokey Mountains.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our twin 8 year olds absolutely loved this. Will definitely recommend visiting here while your in the Great Smokey Mountains.

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour of these amazing Caverns. There is a great story that goes along with how these Caverns were discovered. Our guide had been working there for 4 months, however, I would have thought he had been working there his whole life. He was so comfortable with giving the tour, answering our questions and just simply guiding us through this... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A last minute stop to escape the heat. This was an unexpected treat. A lot of history here. The caverns are not to be missed and the tour was very informative and inexpensive. We stayed at the Dancing Bear Lodge and the Tuckaleechee Caverns are right down the street.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was the first time my family has been on a cave tour and Tucklaeechee caverns was beautiful. The tour is only a little over a mile long but I believe the guide said something about there being around 450 stairs. They were hand carved so none are really the same size. Some are steep and narrow while others are... More 

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Peachtree City, GA
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this week. Very interesting and such natural beauty. I like that it's family owned, too. A must see while visiting The Great Smokey Mountains.

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Jacksonville Alabama
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to got to tuckaleechee caverns and glad we did it was intresting and my son loved it. My boyfriend has been wanting to go there since he was a child and he enjoyed it and I enjoyed it as well. My only critique is the tour guide Jonah wasnt loud enough and we couldnt hear him. So we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We traveled here in our way back home from Nashville and we were excited after reading all the reviews. We were in a group of about 30 people and the guide was fairly new so he did not talk loud enough for those of us in the back of the group. He seemed knowledgable about the caves and we also... More 

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Cowpens, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited as newlyweds and brought our children when they were young. Now that they are teens, we visited again. We have enjoyed our visited EVERY TIME! Our guide was informative, answered all our questions and was very kind to the younger children in our group. Our family has visited all of the caverns in this part... More 

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edmond,ok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The history of these caverns is very interesting. They are very large and have a variety of formations. There are many steps to climb so one would have to be able to climb stairs. It was definitely worth it. Our guide was great. I would defijitely recommend this to anyone visiting this area.

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flpisces67
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We spent a week in TN and my husband and I think this was the highlight of our trip. It was amazing to see such a huge underground cavern and river. The waterfall was very impressive. Our guide Lauren, really knew her stuff and was super friendly. Even my kids enjoyed it. I have been to the caverns in Marianna... More 

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Additional Information about Tuckaleechee Caverns

Address: 825 Cavern Rd., Family Owned Tourist Attraction . Opened in 1953., Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 865-448-2274
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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