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“Best Experience Ever!”
Review of Cumberland Caverns

Cumberland Caverns
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Owner description: 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.
Winnipeg, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Experience Ever!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Me and my husband did the Parts Unknown day spelunking tour. It was probably the best 4 hour walking, crawling, sliding and climbing tour we have ever done! Will totally recommend this tour for anyone with a sense of adventure. It was just me and my husband, Kenny - our awesome guide and Zak who also did some of the regular walking tours who came along. It was totally safe, saw some awesome things (huge cave crickets) and did a lot of things we don't normally get to do. We also had a lot of visits from the local bats which did quite a few swoops in front of us and came close enough a time or two to feel the flutter of their little wings. They were so cool! Would definately recommend a good pair of runners or hikers with some grip as some of the rocks can get a bit slick and a pair of gloves as it really helps the get a grip on the rocks, ropes and ladders. You will get dirty so old jeans and t-shirt are called for. You can not be claustiphobic, scared of the dark, or bats, or bugs. You also get a great 4 hour workout!

Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cumberland Caverns Spelunk-Tacular Saturday Tour Was GREAT!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

A different option instead of the "walking tours" is the spelunking tours. We did the Spelunk-Tacular tour that is offered on Saturday's at Cumberland Caverns. It was such a great experience! Definitely tougher than I expected, but nothing too difficult! You do have to crawl through some spots that are very tight, and there is a "test" before you go into the actual caves where you crawl through a box that is 11 in. by 24 in. to make sure you can maneuver the smallest spots (it's not nearly as bad as it sounds)! It was so much fun, and I would definitely do the tour again! :) What a great way to spend a Saturday in Tennessee!

Just an FYI: wear clothes that cover your elbows and knees! You will do a lot of crawling, and it definitely saved me in some areas!

Visited August 2013
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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Only 90 minutes or so from Nashville this is a very interesting and worthwhile day trip with the kids. The tour script could use a little updating and is a little light on details. Would love to come back for one of the monthly "Bluegrass Underground" concerts.

Visited September 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Perfect for a hot summer day adventure!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Loved the tour, the guide, the cave. Wow, if you like caves, you will love this one! It's a spectacular cave and our guide never made us feel like she was rushing us thru the cave, she had a super attitude and total knowledge of the history and the cave, great job! We'll be signing up for the overnight trip into the cave !

Visited July 2013
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Natural Wonder!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Such an unassuming entrance lead to a spectacular natural wonder. It was totally awesome to hike deep into the earth and experience this well maintained cavern. One favorite part was having a picnic underground! Just wish I could have gone swimming in the natural pools!!

Visited May 2013
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