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Cumberland Caverns

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Address: 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-4673
Phone Number: +1 931-668-4396
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Tennessee's largest show cave and a U.S. National Natural Landmark;...

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. Our Underground Ballroom seats 400 and can be reserved for banquets, weddings, birthday parties and corporate events. Discover adventure on one of our daytime or overnight spelunking adventure trips into untamed portions of the caverns.

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Thrilling Adventure

We arrived about a half-hour before the tour, checked out the gift shop and then prepared for our adventure in the Cavern. There were about 15 people in our group, including a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tennessee
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Tennessee
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about a half-hour before the tour, checked out the gift shop and then prepared for our adventure in the Cavern. There were about 15 people in our group, including a couple with 2 small children, The tour was about an hour and a half - as indicated it would be. There were a few areas with a lot... More 

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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the cave and hope you will return again soon. Kelly Roberts, Marketing Director More 

Newville, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This was an amazing experience. The tour was intriguing with the a very knowledgeable guide. Then we attended a Blue Grass concert in the cave. Absolutely, worth every penny. Hope to go back soon.

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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and concert and hope you will visit again soon! Kelly Roberts Marketing Director 931-668-4396 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Bluegrass Underground. The site is amazing being at a concert in a cave. Lighting is good and the acoustics superb. Food was reasonable and good.

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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the show and the cave and hope you will come back and visit again soon! More 

Crossville, Tennessee
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64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

It is a beautiful place. Lots of walking, so wear tennis shoes if you can. It definitely is worth the trip. There were three people performing that night. The first two were ok, but the third was worth the whole trip. The performer's name was Allen Stone. He definitely has his own style, but it is refreshing. What a great... More 

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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed the concert and the cave. Great tip on the walking shoes for sure! Please come back and visit again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

A general cave tour was included in the Bluegrass Underground Bucket List Package; I would have selected a more in depth tour if I made a visit to the area specifically for these caverns. The tour guide was terrific. Worth it, especially if passing through or in the area.

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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope you will come back again soon to take the extended version of the Daily Walking Tour-OR- maybe go on one of our adventure tours. Kelly Roberts Marketing Director 931-668-4396 More 

Mcminnville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

My wife and I have visited Cumberland Caverns several times over the years. The beauty and majesty of the cave is breathtaking and the story about the Cavern's origins is awe inspiring. If you can plan your visit accordingly, take a tour of the cave and then attend a Bluegrass Underground concert in the Volcano Room. It is the largest... More 

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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back again soon! Kelly Roberts Marketing Director 931-668-4396 More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

As a parent/teacher researching Cumberland Caverns as a place to take my homeschooled kids for geology class, I took notice on the Cumberland Caverns blog that teachers are encouraged to bring kids and receive a $20 gift certificate to their gift shop. When I called, Cumberland Caverns said there has to be a larger party (other than my two students)... More 

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Cumberland_Caverns, Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this review

We are sorry you weren't made fully aware of the incentive for school teachers. This was put into place to encourage large classes to book early in order to have room for all kids to visit as we often have to turn classes away due to everyone trying to schedule visits for April and May. We put out another incentive... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were in Nashville and looking for a place to hike outside the city. We had a car so distance wasn't a big issue. We stumbled across Cumberland Caverns on out search and decided cave hiking was a cool idea. Upon further investigation, we found that the Saturday we were planning to go also happened to be... More 

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New York City, New York
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The guide was informative and the tour was very interesting. However, you need to have on good shoes and be cautious in walking through the cave. Worth the price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The guide was knowledge and the information concerning the history of the cave was interesting. The temperature in the cave was perfect. The walk in the cave was enjoyable and at a good pace.

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