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“Crawling tour of the cavern”

Appalachian Caverns & Campground
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Appalachian Caverns & Campground
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We booked our trip as a combo through wahoo adventures. We did it the same day as a rafting trip. I wouldn't recommend doing both the same day as we would have split it up if we had known how tired we would be. If you sign up for the crawling tour be prepared to get very wet and muddy crawling through different size holes. Our son was in heaven and had a blast. The guide was very friendly an made it fun. It is a true down and dirty cave tour, long pants an long sleeve shirts are necessary. Afterwards b prepared to shower off in very rustic showers (bring lip flops to wear in the shower), we would recommend climbing in the showers with all of your clothes on first (yes you get that dirty) and then you can really shower. We would recommend the crawling tour for anyone that enjoys caving,

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

We went during off season and had a private tour. Our guide was well versed in the history of the cavern and local area. The cavern its self look like it was made for a Hollywood remake of, Journey to the Center of the Earth.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

My friends and I camped at Appalachian Caverns for a week. The campground was beautiful and the bathrooms were clean. The campgrounds had water, electrical and rv hookups. Also, every site had fire pits and wood to buy at a very inexpensive rate. It is also dog friendly! The staff was so nice, they made you feel like you were at home. The wild was so amazing we did it twice during our stay. I love this place and can't wait to come back. It is ten to twelve dollars to camp, and the campground or tours is worth every penny we spent!!!

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Reviewed 28 August 2008

Our family took the Wild Tour with Roger, the owner. He was an excellent guide. While my children (ages 16, 13, 10) were eager to try all kinds of tunnels, I was not eager to try anything too small and he was able to accomodate all levels. We originally were supposed to go to Worley's (Morrill's) Cave with Mountain Adventure Guides, but they stood us up and the guide never showed at the meeting place. Appalachian Caverns are just a few miles away and we called up last minute. They were able to take us on the Wild Tour with only 10 minutes notice (and this was a weekend of a nearby NASCAR event). Roger and Susan, the owners, were great for setting my nervous mind at ease and Roger was able to guage very well what each person was able to do. We spent most of the 3 hours off the normal (colorfully lit) cavern tour. Sometimes it was just over the railing, so tourists could see us exploring the side passageways. Sometimes it was completely off the trail and the only light was our headlamps. Part of the tour goes through about 3 feet of water. Almost all crawling on your belly is optional (and I opted out, while my children opted to do it). Roger was terrific as a guide and was very knowledgeable about the caves, the few small bats, the ecosystem, the formations, etc. He very clearly knew his way around all parts of the cave also!

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Additional Information about Appalachian Caverns & Campground

Address: 420 Cave Hill Road, Blountville, TN 37617
Region: United States > Tennessee > Blountville
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Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Blountville
Number of rooms: 16
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