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Dunbar Cave

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Address: Clarksville, TN
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+1 931-648-5526

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Nice setting

Very nice setting and place to walk or run. The drawback is that the cave is only open for tours a limited season and only one tour a day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 15, 2016
Jay P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank luv2travelusa6
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!

Thank Chineseglitter
Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The area is in need of some upkeep . I was with a girl that has special needs and it was hard for her to maneuver much of the trail due to large rock and roots. I guess for the rest of us it was okay. The gravel paths are mostly just mud and dirt now. Fine for hikes with... More 

Thank mckinley5
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The most impressive part about visiting the Dunbar Cave area was the cave's cool natural air conditioning! There's history dating back to the late 1800's where the cliff and stage was used for a theater and Mother Nature provided the a/c which is kinda "cool".... The closer you get to the cave opening the cooler it got! The hike around... More 

Thank Amy S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Very nice setting and place to walk or run. The drawback is that the cave is only open for tours a limited season and only one tour a day.

Thank Jay P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We go to the cave quite often for family pictures and just to cool off. the mouth of the cave is a great place just to sit when it is so hot outside. The tour cost money but it is really an easy hike. My mom would tell us stories of the dances she would go to outside the cave... More 

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