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Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
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We stopped here while on vacation. This place is amazing. To just think that this place is where it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Burnsville, North Carolina
via mobile
As good or better than your typical cave tour

This cave tour was a pleasant surprise especially for a privately owned cave. No cheesy tacky... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New Castle, Indiana
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here while on vacation. This place is amazing. To just think that this place is where it is. You go in and it opens up to gigantic rooms in the mountains. It also has a under ground creek that formed this place. It...More

Thank barnett202
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This cave tour was a pleasant surprise especially for a privately owned cave. No cheesy tacky displays. Great variety of cave features. I would recommend for anyone traveling in the area. Be aware that there are stairs and a couple of areas with low ceilings....More

Thank minus5torr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Frankly, I wasn't expecting much from the Caverns, but was pleasantly surprised by the various formations, Caverns and stream within. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. There are a lot of steps so I wouldn't recommend this attraction to anyone who has trouble walking. Conveniently...More

Thank davidahrens
Reviewed 5 days ago

This cavern is spectacular. They have maintained its natural beauty without glitzy, manufactured settings. No colorful light shows to detract from the stunning natural splendor of mother earth.

Thank delkins748
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was a bit hesitant about going to Tuckaleechee Caverns, as this Texans just knew it could not possibly compare to the Natural Bridge Caverns. I went along with my husband anyways and boy was I WRONG!!! The Tuckaleechee Caverns, in my opinion, are even...More

Thank T2RVing5pac
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite the different views from the Smoky Mountains and worth the trip. The tour guide, Gavin, was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of history and info on the caverns. We saw a variety of rock formations and waterfalls. Everyone there was very friendly.

Thank AdvByFigment
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved coming here. I found it randomly and was not disappointed! I tell everyone that comes to the area to check out Tuckaleechee Caverns. I have visited twice and about to go again in a few days. It's just so beautiful and it's just...More

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome experience! Our tour guide Alex was great and the cave was beautiful!! The history was super interesting!

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a distraction on a rainy day visiting the Smokies and Tuckaleechee Caverns surpassed all expectations. It's still a "mom & pop" privately owned operation, Terry, our guide, was a gave an insightful tour of the nicest decorated caves we've visited. It's a wet...More

1  Thank oldwoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool experience!I am not the biggest fan of going into caves but a good experience!If you like caves give this place a try.

Thank jason k
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it open? I called but no response. Thanks
17 February 2017|
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Response from Peggy Weik L | Reviewed this property |
Hours of operation are on their website. Check it out!
Do I need reservations
18 October 2016|
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Response from Tuckaleechee C | Property representative |
No reservations needed.
Michael M
Would you recommend Tuckaleechee Caverns or the Forbidden caverns? (for those who have been to both) Trying to decide which to go to. TIA!
16 September 2016|
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Response from huntington1965 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been to both but I can say Tuckaleechee Caverns was beautiful, interesting and historical. Very nice people there who give the tour as well.