Tuckaleechee Caverns

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  • Address: 825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882, USA, United States
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  • Phone: +1-8654482274
  • Tags: Cave, Family And Kids

Townsend, Tennessee offers you a set of caverns that will leave you bewitched. The staffs are always ready to help throughout your journey through the caverns. You can visit this with your family. About a mile-long trip will keep you hooked to the history behind this place. There is great opportunity for photographing. Crystal clear water flows through the cavern naturally decorated with various formations namely, huge stalagmites, stalactites, flow-stone formations. It is blessed to have the tallest underground fountain – Silver Falls in eastern USA. There is the “Big Room” located inside, and by big we mean so huge that you can play football there! It’s a must visit “alive” cave located under the Smoky Mountain range. It is rich in history and wondrous to view. 

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  • Amazing experience! Our guide Gavin led us into the underworld of Tuckaleechee yesterday, and it was fabulous. The pacing of the tour was just right, his commentary helpful and interesting, and plenty of time afforded for questions and photos. We feel fortunate to see this rare slice of history and geology. Suggestion: bring footwear suitable for hiking. And a camera!!! Thanks!

  • Amazing Cavern Tour! The Tuckaleechee Caverns guide was friendly and very informative in the cavern tour. The pathways were lit up and easy to see where you were walking. Pathways are made from cement and are somewhat rough to reduce slipperiness and gain traction. The cavern contains many steps made from cement. Tour the large rooms, stalagmites and stalactites, underground spring and a waterfall. The water is 99% pure and we were encouraged at one point to stop and get a drink. The guide stopped at several places throughout the cavern and offered to take group pictures if wanted. Approximate Tour: 1-hour Parking: Free Sales Tax Rate: 9.75% The temperature is advertised at 58 degrees year round. It was comfortable wearing shorts. If you have an interest in underground caves and the science of it, I would highly recommend touring the Tuchaleechee Caverns. You may choose to visit the gift shop at the caverns.

  • I have seen a lot of caverns in a lot of areas. I had even been here before 25 yrs ago and decide to try it again looking at reviews. These caverns are nice but definitely over-rated. Given it is similar distance from Pigeon forge area and same price as Forbidden Caves ... I would suggest Forbidden Caves. They have many beautiful displays including their great room and falls, Their displays could be greatly enhanced by lightly colored lighting though. The hype on the "tallest falls in a cave" is just that though since you can't see more then 20ft of it as it goes up a hole in ceiling. The tour was enjoyable but overpriced considering everything. In all caverns you should expect slippery floors, some low clearances, and lots of stairs. One caution to add here is that hand rail heights vary by as much as 20" or more and are often too low. They clearly had some good tour guides but the one for our group was not ... Katey. She seemed to be in a hurry. She often started talking without the whole group present. On at least two occasions she took off and moved so fast and around other groups she left and lost part of group. Other group leaders had to direct them to her, and in one case she didn't even know she was missing 1/3 of her group.

  • Interesting cavern with a long running corridor. You have a guide that explains all the details. You can see most of the typical cavern features stalactites, stalagmites etc. All places and the walking path is well lit enough to make great photos if you have the right skills. Have a fun time here and enjoy the surprises on the way.

  • We went here because it started to rain on our way to tubing. This place is amazing. 3rd generation Family owned hole in the ground. The tour was awesome as was the guide. It's an amazing tour underground with a stream and a waterfall. It great for anybody that can climb stairs and duck. I'm 7'1" and did great. It stays in the upper 50s all year throughout the cave system, so take a small jacket. Loved it!!

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  • how much does it cost to tour the cavern? There will be 4 adults and 3 children 11, 7, and 6 . Thank you

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    • Ticket prices for Tuckaleechee Caverns:

      • Adult - USD 18.00
      • Child (5 - 11) - USD 8.00
      • Child (4 - Under) - FREE

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