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Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
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Underground waterfall and "beach"!

The structures in the caverns were absolutely amazing and learning the history of the cavern's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kelly K
Great place!

We had 9 people in our family with kids 9-17. We had no problems getting through the caves and they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kalista S
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Tuckaleechee Caverns is a commercial cave and tourist attraction located in Townsend, Tennessee awarded 5 stars by AAA. Tuckaleechee Caverns is a short drive from Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend, Cades Cove, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Tuckaleechee Caverns is the Highest rated cave or cavern in the Eastern US awarded 5 star "GEM" attraction by AAA. The "Big Room" is the largest cave/cavern room that is open to the public in the eastern United States could almost fit a football stadium. Many stalagmites reach over 24 feet tall with flow-stone formations over hundreds of feet in length and width. Tuckaleechee Caverns is proud to have the tallest underground waterfall in the eastern United States, named "Silver Falls", a 210 foot two-tier waterfall.
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“our tour guide” (218 reviews)
“big room” (41 reviews)
“beautiful cave” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
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+1 865-448-2274
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The structures in the caverns were absolutely amazing and learning the history of the cavern's discovery and attraction made it even better. Pretty inexpensive considering all the tourist attractions in the nearby areas and their prices. Many stairs in the caves, so if you have...More

1  Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had 9 people in our family with kids 9-17. We had no problems getting through the caves and they were beautiful!! There was some spots that were low and my husband scraped the backpack trying to get through but we all enjoyed the caves....More

1  Thank Kalista S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gavin was our tour guide and he was fantastic! We really learned a lot from him. The cavern is absolutely beautiful and the story behind it is very interesting. This is a must see!

1  Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful caverns. From 8 years old to 70 we walked through the caverns. The guide was wonderful you could tell he loved telling the story and showing off the caverns. There is a picnic are outside which made it nice.

Thank figaz
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cave was amazing. It's really big with lost too look at. The water fall was beautiful. Our tour guide Gavin was very informative and good with my children. We will definitely be visiting it again

Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent adventure for any family wanting to see an interesting place. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. We had Zach as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, answered any question we had. He definitely led a great experience....More

1  Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great time with a group of 9, including 3 teenagers! Gary was an amazing tour guide. Lots of colorful 1st hand history in the caverns and the area!Strongly recommend a gist if you are in the area!

1  Thank Debra Y
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must do when in the area. Go on a hot day or hot time of the year as the caverns are air conditioned. Not really, they are naturally cooler year round, very nice. If you chill easily, like from FL or something, you may...More

Thank AJ F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A large group of family/friends with several young children were on the tour. About five children were allowed to be on their own at the head of the group with no adult supervision. We spent most of the tour distracted by the children because they...More

Thank Y25cota
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing time at Tuckaleechee Caverns. Cave is open and bright enough to see. We were able to do things like drink the fresh water, see the cave pitch black, and even touch a rock that was finished forming (which is rare). Our tour...More

1  Thank bennett1174
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Brittany W
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Rmbodie | Reviewed this property |
I am in good shape but it is not friendly to disability of any kind. Steep stairs and low head clearance. I am 5'9" and had to walk bent over a lot.
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zzzooey37
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Annamarie P | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes place as soon as there are 25 people, so it does happen quite frequently.
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Whitney T
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Darci D | Reviewed this property |
No pets.
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