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Address: 825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
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Yet another mind blowing underground experience

It has been a few years, but was impressed by the mix of 'wildness' and accommodations. Some caverns impress but are almost too developed and some are wild and barely passable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Y8922WLsusank
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a few years, but was impressed by the mix of 'wildness' and accommodations. Some caverns impress but are almost too developed and some are wild and barely passable. Tuckaleechee was tilted toward developed, but retained a lot of its pristine nature. A great stopping place before you get to Cade's Cove or Pigeon Forge.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was a little expensive but was truly amazing. The story of the 2 little boys that discovered the caverns was blind blowing. I was in AWW over this place and the whole family felt the same.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 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.

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Upstate, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 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 rock formations and a stream running through much of the cavern. Plan on about a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 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.

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Oklahoma
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 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.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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 that we'd heard that the last tour began at 5pm, he didn't say we were... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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 disappointing.

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Cincinnati
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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 beautiful formations and well worth going into the pit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 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 many other people were struggling to keep up. He didn't really allow you to catch... More 

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