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Large cave system with a lake

It is a very large lake for being underground, and the cave system is massive! The tour guide has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
georgejacin
Boat ride

Have been to a lot of caverns and caves. This one is a little different. They actually have a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very large lake for being underground, and the cave system is massive! The tour guide has a lot of onformation for the walk down. Be warned it is a pretty long walk and a few place are pretty steep walk, so be prepared, although there are a few stops to give your legs a rest. Unfortunatley the trout would not come out when we were there.
I would reccomend going as this is my second time there!
George

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit! Very educational and cool place to go ..you are in a cave that goes deep underground.. so you have to be able to climb back up . Would not be good for elderly or people with knee or leg problems. Worth the trip !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to a lot of caverns and caves. This one is a little different. They actually have a small underground lake that you can experience on a boat. They will feed the fish. There are not a lot of formations but it is big and open. There are some small buildings nearby such a general store and other craft trades. Someplace to visit at least once.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lost Sea sounded interesting, but as I planned our visit I thought that it might be a bit on the touristy side. As soon as we walked into the cave, I was wowed. This is a legitimate natural wonder, and it is expansive! The cave rooms go from big to huge. The entire adventure is lit well enough to navigate without taking away the cave experience. Our guide Kaylee was fun and informative. Throughout the tour she gave us great historical information and she was able to answer technical questions. The underground sea is eery and spectacular. The boat trip is surreal as you quietly glide across the crystal clear bluish lake that is the second largest underground lake in the world. (Largest is in South Africa). Hints: During this tour you descend (then ascend) the height of a 10-story building using ramped walkways. There are no stairs so strollers are possible, but the uphill return trip is a bit of a climb. We saw small toddlers and seniors alike make the trip, and the guides were good at adjusting the pace.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting never saw anything like it. a little tough walk but worth it. tours were quick not a long wait . highly recommend

Thank piee3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second cave visit while in Tennessee and the two are so totally different. Not one better than the other just differently interesting. The lost sea had such beautiful rock colors. The tour guide kept things very interesting. The boat ride underground was short but well worth it. It is indescribable and pictures do no justice. There is a tour where they take you through all the nook and crannies but no thanks for me.
You have to have a large group to do it so if interested inquire.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, I first went through the Lost Sea 51 years ago with my mom and dad and was fascinated with this place. We took our daughter 38 years ago through it and she can still describe it to you to this day. Okay, we are are in our 60s now Broad walkways and large open ceilings make this one of the nicest cave tours as far as not feeling claustrophobic. Wear good shoes that can handle damp walkways. Going down to the lake is fairly easy and relaxed.....man, that hike back up is a tough one though. I didn't get winded but my wife had to stop and catch her breath about 4 times coming up. They do let you come back up at your own pace, though.
Trust me, we've been through a lot of cave systems/tours throughout Kentucky/Tennessee and this is still one of my favorites. Highly recommended.

Thank Darrelk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this immensely as we did a Cub Scout trip. The guides were very knowledgeable, kind, and humorous. The walking was easy, but make certain to wear shoes that don’t slip. The geologic formations were amazing to see and the cave also carries a lot of history.

Thank Allisonspring
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our trip down in the cave. Had a 4 yr old, 75 yr old, and carried a 1 yr old and we all made it. There are pretty long walks, but frequent stops on the tour to learn about different rock formations, history of the cave and our tour guide Shelby was awesome! There is a short stretch that is pretty steep if you have trouble walking. The coolest parts were the total darkness and the boat ride on the lake with trout that come up to the boat when they feed them. Don’t wear your best walking shoes as you’ll get the reddish clay on them from walking.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time learning about the history of the cave, what makes it unique, and even some facts about geology and biology! The staff were friendly and knowledgable, and patient with the accompanying children. For lake pictures, use a DSLR or other pro-sumer camera.

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