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Cumberland Caverns

1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-4673
+1 931-668-4396
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Perfect for seeing something outside of Nashville

While our trip was to Nashville, we wanted to see some of TN as well, so went to Cumberland... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Randy T
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Eugene, Oregon
Great cave tour.

This was a really good tour. We just did the daily walking tour - it lasted about an hour and a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dclaireprince
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Tennessee's largest show cave and a U.S. National Natural Landmark; Cumberland Caverns displays some of the largest underground rooms and most spectacular formations in America. The daily scenic walking tour is offered year-round, from 9:00 to 5:00. Our Underground Ballroom seats 400 and can be reserved for banquets, weddings, birthday parties and corporate events. Discover adventure on one of our daytime or overnight spelunking adventure trips into untamed portions of the caverns.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“light show” (61 reviews)
“adventure tour” (10 reviews)
“walking tour” (24 reviews)
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1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-4673
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+1 931-668-4396
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"light show"
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"walking tour"
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"blue grass"
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"concert hall"
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"music venue"
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"beautiful caverns"
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"complete darkness"
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"cave system"
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"bluegrass underground"
in 19 reviews
"day trip"
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"gift shop"
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"great tour"
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"volcano room"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While our trip was to Nashville, we wanted to see some of TN as well, so went to Cumberland Caverns. First, don't trust google to get you there - it got us lost three times - just follow CC's directions. Second, the staff were STELLAR!!!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really good tour. We just did the daily walking tour - it lasted about an hour and a half. They warn you that it's mildly strenuous when you buy your tickets - if you have problems climbing stairs or walking it might...More

2  Thank dclaireprince
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful and informative review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and are thrilled you want to visit us again for a concert. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We saw Shawn Mullins on St. Patrick's Day in the large concert room which is about 330 feet underground. The acoustics were very good. The bands don't need their full loudspeakers so the concerts have a bit of an acoustic feel. It's not an easy...More

6  Thank decatursportspage
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WOW...such an amazing and informative review of our venue!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others and for joining us for a concert in the Volcano Room last Saturday. It just so happens, the room is 333' below...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to come at a time when no one else did and our family had a personal tour for 4 with the best tour guide, Brittany. The formations here are quite impressive. We loved learning about the history behind the caverns. Experiencing...More

3  Thank SmurfySmurfette80
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful and informative review! Brittany will be excited to know you and your family enjoyed the time you spent with her touring the cave. Please do come back and enjoy a concert, adventure tour, or you could make it...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

My StepDad and I attended the very Last Blue Grass Underground Show with Suzy Boggus and Loved it. Besides being in one of the coolest venues I have ever been in, Suzy was just amazing. We loved the show, but our only complaint was those...More

2  Thank Brian K
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Cumberland Caverns. We have upgraded all seating for our new concert venue and have added custom built hi-bars and bar stools to the Volcano Room. We are glad you enjoyed the show and the tour and hope...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I only gave 3 stars cause we're older people and it's not really set up for people with health problems. At the time there was nothing to say not handicapped accessible or how hard it is to get to mouth of the Caverns, and it...More

1  Thank JEANNE S
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review. Cumberland Caverns is not handicap accessible, but we have added handrails to the Volcano Room hill and are continuously looking for ways to improve the accessibility without compromising the natural integrity of the cavern. We do have...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Our first time attending a concert in the cavern and what a great experience. The acoustics are very good and the seating is very comfortable. The Volcano room where the concerts are held is just over 300ft underground and is a decent little hike. The...More

4  Thank John K
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our first Cumberland Caverns Live concert. We are very excited with all the upgrades and are glad you enjoyed the show and are planning to return. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience....More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This a very large cave system - they even hold concerts here and also allow you to camp inside of the cave. The expansive "rooms" include some great features, and the tour guides are extremely knowledge. There are also wilder cave tours available that will...More

5  Thank Birdwatcher_jpm
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for such a well written and informative review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope you will come back soon for an adventure or a concert. We are even offering adventures and concerts combined in an overnight experience like no other...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

One of my girl friends and I went really early and ended up getting a private tour through the caverns. I would recommend some good walking shoes and comfortable clothing as it may be slightly cooler in some areas. During the tour, we found out...More

2  Thank J M
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for the great review of our cave. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope you will come back soon and take on an adventure tour, or join us for an amazing concert in 2018.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great acoustics! Definitely wear walking shoes if you go on the tour (which is 1.5 hours). I would love to see another band here soon.More

3  Thank Ellen G
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Cumberland_Caverns, Public Relations Manager at Cumberland Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the cave and happy to hear you are looking forward to returning. Please keep check on the Cumberland Caverns website, or sign up to receive Cave Mail, for the upcoming announcement...More

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Hillie G
30 March 2018|
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Response from Cumberland_Caverns | Property representative |
Sorry, you cannot swim in any of our underground pools. You probably wouldn't want to because it is 56 degrees below the surface all year long. Thank you for your question and we hope you will visit us soon.
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Jerry D
11 April 2017|
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Response from Cumberland_Caverns | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Concerts are announced through the Bluegrass Underground website. I am unable to post a link in the Q&A forum, but if you Google "Bluegrass Underground" you will be directed to their page.
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