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Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
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Awesome experience and good place to escape the afternoon heat. My kids 5-13 loved it and are still... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Scott B
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Unbelievable

This is a must see if you are in the area. Just amazing to see, so much history within the caverns... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Tiffany D
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Tuckaleechee Caverns is a commercial cave and tourist attraction located in Townsend, Tennessee awarded 5 stars by AAA. Tuckaleechee Caverns is a short drive from Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend, Cades Cove, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Tuckaleechee Caverns is the Highest rated cave or cavern in the Eastern US awarded 5 star "GEM" attraction by AAA. The "Big Room" is the largest cave/cavern room that is open to the public in the eastern United States could almost fit a football stadium. Many stalagmites reach over 24 feet tall with flow-stone formations over hundreds of feet in length and width. Tuckaleechee Caverns is proud to have the tallest underground waterfall in the eastern United States, named "Silver Falls", a 210 foot two-tier waterfall.
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“big room” (41 reviews)
“great tour” (66 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
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+1 865-448-2274
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience and good place to escape the afternoon heat. My kids 5-13 loved it and are still talking about it.

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the area. Just amazing to see, so much history within the caverns. We had a fantastic time!

Thank Tiffany D
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This was first time in a cavern and we had a great experience. Friendly staff and guides. Guide gave a great history of the founders of the cavern and of the cavern itself.

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Lots of variety. 58°year round; 96% PURE water: drink water with hand or fill up your water bottle; safe walking with lots of steps: no problem with average mobility. Check out seismograph. Fun for all ages.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Came across Tuckaleechee Caverns while looking at things to do for our summer vacation and we were not disappointed! Our tour guide was great! When we pulled up my family didn't know what to expect but everyone was blown away by the caverns! A lot...More

Thank Kari C
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Checked out the caverns with our family while on vacation. It was an amazing place. Very cool to check everything out and learn some interesting facts. A light weight jacket and proper shoes would be recommended when visiting.

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Great time and highly impressed. All had a great experience, adults and kids. Spencer was an outstanding guide!!

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

this is an absolutely beautiful and amazing cave. There are a lot of steps, but very easily manageable if you are of normal Mobility. This is a very beautiful and fascinating cave. We were pleasantly surprised at how large it is. We would highly recommend.

Thank Melodie L
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with young kids. It was very interesting and reasonably priced. It is a little slippery and I was concerned my young kids could fall as many of the railings are built for adults without barriers under the rails. We made it through with only...More

Thank Bobbi H
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Good guide, interesting tour. Recommend going up to see the seismic monitor data after your tour - no one else from our tour did, but the guide showed us the data for seismic events around the world. It was really cool. #Science

Thank Amy A
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Whitney T
19 April 2018|
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Response from Darci D | Reviewed this property |
Unless you own a bat for a pet, I would say no. Call to be sure, but I would be shocked if they did. There’s no place for them to relieve themselves inside the carvern. No escape routes. You are down 80+ stairs. Many places... More
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ChicagoandProud
10 April 2018|
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Response from Jes M | Reviewed this property |
The previous response about the ledge is correct but they didn’t tell you that there is a bench and probably 20’ before the drop.
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MichieJ
29 March 2018|
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Response from Chantel B | Reviewed this property |
You have to stay with the guide but you stop several times. In the big cave there is even a bench to sit on. You have to be able to climb a ton of stairs though.
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