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Dunbar Cave

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Address: Clarksville, TN
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Great place for a one or two mile easy to moderate hike with family. Place has an interesting history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, TN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lake is not fixed so it doesn't hold water, the area is all grown up and looks very much like snakes everywhere!!! The natural look is very ugly and over grown. It used to be a beautiful area for families to enjoy.

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Franklin, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pretty disappointed with this place. It was very cold the day we went so we didn't walk the trails so I can't comment on them but the cave and lake were not what I had imagined. No tours of the cave-what?? The lake was drained and looking nasty, supposed to be in repairs, hopefully will be better after... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a one or two mile easy to moderate hike with family. Place has an interesting history.

Thank Audubon69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for hiking. The trails are moderate to hard up hill. I absolutely love coming here to hike with my dog. I have been able to see deer close up. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, but you actually aren't and you run into people frequently depending on what day it is... More 

Thank Sandy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Dunbar cave is great. There is some really cool history to the place - all the info is available as you walk around. I go here for the trails. It's pretty easy to get a challenging 3-5 mile loop in. Stopped through the visitors center the last time I was there and saw a great exhibit on the park and... More 

Thank Christopher L
Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Dunbar Cave offers families a great place to learn about nature. The ranger center has great educational programs, displays and offers cave tours. The park rangers have always been very helpful and I have enjoyed programs they have presented. Picnic tables are available under the shade of trees. There are marked trails for hiking.

Thank Mary G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We were the only ones in the park that morning. Lots of turtles and ducks in the pond. Cave was closed but it was fine. You can still go to the entrance and look around. We weren't able to hike the trails but we will be back! Picnic tables available too.

Thank Erin N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Dunbar Cave is not as big as most state parks, but it does have some history about it. From the Native American Indians to Country music legend Roy Acuff. They used to have live entertainment. Roy Acuff hosted a Saturday night radio show in front of the cave entrance. They have 2 walking trails, one short and one long.

Thank Robert C
Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a great place to go and the park is just as interesting. Lots of places to walk around and remember to bring your own flashlight for the cave. Not alot of commercialism here. Very authentic and rewarding. The park is dog-friendly and has a number of trails. The hike part is not hard and I managed which is... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a real cave type tour...no lights like most commercial caves. You need a flashlight to go into cave. I have been to lots of caves and this one was the most cavey! Loved it. Would recommend it when they are opened to go see it!

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