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Cumberland Caverns

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing!

I've never been in a cavern or a cave, closest to it was my brother locked me in the closet when I... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
Kathy S
Rain or shine

Fun for kids and parents, very knowledgeable tour guides. An adventure no matter what the weather... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
V9111YNzachs
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McMinnville, Tennessee
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“walking tour”(28 reviews)
“concert hall”(6 reviews)
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Tennessee's largest show cave and a U.S. National Natural Landmark; Cumberland Caverns displays some of the largest underground rooms and most spectacular formations in America. The daily scenic walking tour is offered year-round, from 9:00 to 5:00...more
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1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-4673
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

I've never been in a cavern or a cave, closest to it was my brother locked me in the closet when I was little. This was amazing! Much roomier than a closet! OMGoodness! We got there about 30 minutes before the next tour, but we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Kathy S
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

WONDERFUL!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and honored to be your first cave excursion. Your review will help lots of people make a well-informed decision about visiting our cave. The event room you referred to is our "Volcano Room" and the gentleman...More

Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Fun for kids and parents, very knowledgeable tour guides. An adventure no matter what the weather. Easy drive in middle Tennessee and just outside of McMinnville. Also hiking on the same campus.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank V9111YNzachs
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and join us for another adventure soon.

Reviewed December 31, 2018

Had a Couples Weekend in Tennessee and we decided this would make the list of Activities. $21.50 per Adult is not a bad Price. Beautiful Inside - - Take lots of Pictures. The Ballroom was very Cool indeed. There are some very beautiful formations here....More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank maranville826
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Wonderful!! Thank you so much for visiting with us and for leaving such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your weekend and hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed December 12, 2018

I too attended the Street Corner Symphony holiday concert 333' underground.This was my second time to attend an accapella event in this cave, and it was a great as the first. The parking was easy, the food was a good as you get in a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Rdboyd
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful, informative review. We are glad you enjoyed the concert and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Reviewed December 10, 2018

Attended the Street Corner Symphony holiday concert on December 9th. The acoustics are amazing at this venue so we will definitely plan to attend more concerts in the future. And SCS was really fun and I highly recommend them. DO NOT buy the xtra tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michele P
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit to the cave. We are glad you enjoyed the concert, but hate to hear about your pre-show tour experience. I can assure you, this is not how guests are typically treated and...More

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

As someone who loves to visit various attractions as a “weekend travel warrior”, Cumberland Caverns is definitely one of those places you have to visit! Tennessee is such a diverse state in only its various man made attractions, but also its natural attractions as well....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Bobby M
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your informative and positive review. We appreciate you coming to the cave and appreciate your effort and willingness to share your experience with others seeking information in determining their next destination trip. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

We needed something to do for the afternoon and this was a really great option. The cave system here is so amazing and has a great history attached to it. It a commercial venture though, so there are aspects of this that might make more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Laurie S
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for visiting with us and for taking the time to review. We are glad you enjoyed the day and do hope you will return with your children soon. You would definitely enjoy the magic of a concert show day and I hope you...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We got there at 3:45 not thinking we would get to see the cave but we were wrong. We almost had a private tour . It was a couple , a local lady and us. Justin who has only been there 3 months was awesome...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Allen M
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review! We are glad you made it for the 4 o’clock tour, but had that not worked out, another would have been going out at 5. We love Justin and know he will be happy to hear you...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Our tour of Cumberland Caverns was not what we expected. We had a large tour (50 people) which should never have been allowed. Our guide (Anna) was well qualified but the group was too large to handle. There were many unruly children that were not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

The staff at Cumberland Caverns apologizes for your less than anticipated experience. Typically, large groups make prior reservations and we accommodate them by assigning a private guide for their tour. Unfortunately, that was not what happened on the day you came. Please give me a...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

I got the chance to see one of my favorite bands perform in this incredible underground venue & it was one of the coolest experiences of my life! While we didn't have a chance to explore the whole cavern system, what we saw on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
8  Thank amberpowers0401
Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful, vivid, and exciting review! We are so glad you enjoyed the show and found the cave to be as lovely as we do. Cumberland Caverns loves to be a small part of making memories to last a...More

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Kaahele
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Cumberland_Caverns | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and everyone who answered. There are 350 stone cut steps over to the light show (Optional-there is a bench to wait for your group to return) and another set of steps (maybe 25) going down Lamon's... More
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mandy22112
July 4, 2018|
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Response from Cumberland_Caverns | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Yes, you can use a child carrier backpack on the Daily Walking Tour. We look forward to seeing you in September.
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Dana D
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Cumberland_Caverns | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Cumberland Caverns Live currently offers either early admission or general admission with the option to purchase an add-on cave tour or overnight adventure to your concert ticket. We have a... More
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