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Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
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Call before you go. Does not operate based on hours posted on website.

Very remote area. Eat before you go, hard to find decent eateries in the area. Also,call before you... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2016
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Well, I've never been in a cavern and we had some time to kill and decided to take a look. I don't... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2016
Upstate, NY
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Very remote area. Eat before you go, hard to find decent eateries in the area. Also,call before you go and obtain hours of operation details.

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 2, 2016

Well, I've never been in a cavern and we had some time to kill and decided to take a look. I don't like to feel "closed in" but you don't have to worry about that as some rooms are bigger than a football field. Beautiful...More

3  Thank Justaflyfisher
Reviewed November 21, 2016

The cave is extensive and quite fascinating. This is one of the more unusual experiences for a trip to the mountains. You can take the tour then spend some time exploring the cave on your own. The water falls are beautiful.

3  Thank rjperkins
Reviewed November 18, 2016

The cavern is beautiful and the waterfall inside is amazing! There are some pretty steep stairs, but if you are in relatively good shape, it should not be a problem. Our guide was wonderful and very interesting.

3  Thank kbales2
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Advertised that they were open until 5pm. I'd read elsewhere that the last tour begins at closing time. We were delayed by traffic and a road closure, so arrived at 4:37. Guy at the desk said the last tour left at 4:30. When I replied...More

1  Thank Sojourners4
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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place last year had a tour with a young fellow that was highly knowledgeable, today we were in a large group with a elderly gentleman as a guide, was extremely boring and unimformative. Way too many weird conversations or small talk. A little...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

First thing I thought of was Silence of the Lambs and Buffalo Bill's pit. When you first walk downstairs to start the tour...It was just a big hole that someone dug up in their basement. But once you got in it was incredible. Amazing and...More

2  Thank tusken10
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

The caverns were beautiful and the history behind them is quite amazing. I did feel like our tour guide was rushing to get through as it was the end of the day. My husband and I are fit so it wasn't terrible for us however...More

2  Thank sheilasadler5
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I took a trip down into the caves with my wife and 3 kids. We all had a great time visiting such a unique place. The only complaint I had was the inability to explore alone without a guide. Guess it's all about safety and...More

1  Thank SilverZZR
Reviewed November 13, 2016

This is a worth while visit if you have never been to a cave before. It has some interesting rock formations. If you do not like climbing nearly 400 steps you may not like going here. It does have a small stream flowing thru the...More

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Kristina R
July 14, 2017|
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Response from verasR1889ZS | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on the size of the group and the mobility of the people in the group. 1 hour with small group, no stragglers or up to 2 hours with large group/stragglers. Lots of places to stop and rest and looking at... More
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Gatorpetty | Reviewed this property |
You drive right up to the entrance and gift shop. Once inside the cave, the walk is rather strenuous and make sure you wear proper shoes.
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Tuckaleechee C | Property representative |
Adults 17$ + tax and kids 5-11 8$ + tax. 4 and under free when accompanied by an adult.