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Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
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Fun time for the family

Took our 4 year old twin daughters to Tuckaleechee Caverns last weekend and had a great time! If... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LeRoy P
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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
Highly recommend!

These caverns were a great way to start our smoky mountain adventure! The tour is only about an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kayla P
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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
LOCATION
825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took our 4 year old twin daughters to Tuckaleechee Caverns last weekend and had a great time! If you have kids 4 or under I highly recommend it as they get in for free. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice, as well as the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

These caverns were a great way to start our smoky mountain adventure! The tour is only about an hour so you cn still go on hikes and see waterfalls after. It's located right outside the national park which we very convenient for us. The tour...More

1  Thank Kayla P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave is huge with two very different sections. The cave has been left as close to natural as possible, which is wonderful. No colored light shows, no music. It’s pretty dark so you have to pay attention to where you are walking. And there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never even heard of this place until I stumbled upon it on here. And it is so worth going to. It's something we will do every time we come here

2  Thank Charlie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave trip is a top notch experience enhanced by “Jay Tee” our fun and knowledgeable guide. He grew up visiting the caves, which made our tour more intimate. The cave is unique and pristine, not overcome by touristy gimmicks. As an educator, I found...More

1  Thank lbarrbarr2277
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cave system is truely spectacular. Not too easy to get to, kinda off the beaten path. I've been to several caves in the eastern US but so far this one most nearly meets what a young person might expect. It has a subterranian river,...More

1  Thank Rob D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my 19 year old son. The cave is magnificent - don’t let the unassuming entry from the parking lot fool you, it is definitely worthwhile. The stone formations, underground freshwater river and thoughtful (not distracting) lighting highlighted the tour. Our guide JT...More

1  Thank Ralph J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing tour. The guide, if you were close enough to hear was very informative. There is quite a bit of stair climbing but really worth it. At one point we were in this great theatre and the guide turned off the lights,...More

2  Thank Annamarie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the case system on tour seemed smaller than others, it was still very interesting. They were much more liberal with touching "non-wet" structures than other caves we've been to. One neat aspect is you can drink from the natural stream inside.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. So beautiful. It's worth all the steps and walking. Our guide was great. She knew alot about the cavern. We were down there for a hour and half and didn't even notice. Not something you see everyday.

1  Thank Carrie B
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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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