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Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
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Worth the Trip!

These caverns are well worth visiting! The tour takes you along narrow and steep passageways, as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris G
Amazing underground trip!!

These caverns are a gem! If you can navigate the steep stairs and along the low ceilings you will... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sean J
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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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+1 865-448-2274
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Reviewed yesterday

These caverns are well worth visiting! The tour takes you along narrow and steep passageways, as well as to huge open areas, that testify to a magnificent underground world. Our guide was very friendly and helpful, and the whole experience was very interesting and informative....More

1  Thank Chris G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These caverns are a gem! If you can navigate the steep stairs and along the low ceilings you will bare witness to o me incredible works of art, by the years and the limestone! Awesome flows, chandeliers, columns, stalagmites, and stalagmites. Including a grand room...More

Thank Sean J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Joey was our tour guide and he was amazing. The sites were beautiful and it is was an amazing time. They teach you a lot of history and teach you some truly great things. 10/10 would recommend and would go again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a surprise we found with Trip Advisor. A great break from the tourist areas and such a beautiful find. Tour guide did a wonderful job and everyone so friendly and nice. So glad to have included in our brief visit to the area.

1  Thank Lori M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These caverns are a must see! Amazing what lies beneath our surface. The guide was excellent and the tour was well worth the reasonable charge. Interesting every twist and turn. Natural beauty at its best. Can't wait to go again, I'm sure every exploration will...More

Thank Harold M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this cave after Ruby Falls in Chattanooga. This tour was so much better. We didn’t have to spend an hour waiting in line. And the Tuckaleechee tour guide knew so much about the formations and the story on how the caves were found....More

Thank Beverly F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured the caverns with a group of 11, including 4 kids four to seven years old. The tour was so interesting, our tour guide was excellent! He really knew his cavern facts and made the whole experience both informative and fun. There are about 50...More

Thank zzzooey37
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend recommended this particular cave to us. Honestly I don't remember it being advertised anywhere but this friend spoke so highly of this tour that we decided to check it out. It was such a different thing to experience that you can't enjoy everywhere....More

Thank Mariannabanana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience!!! Our guide was amazing and she was very informative and attentive and made sure we all felt included on the tour. I wish I remembered her name as she was very good!!!

Thank jameel e
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tuckaleechee Cavern is amazing and I highly recommend it. Our tour guide (I can’t think of her name but she was very spunky) was so knowledgeable on the cave and the history behind it is so interesting. She made the tour so fun. We...More

Thank Veronica W
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zzzooey37
6 May 2018|
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Response from Annamarie P | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes place as soon as there are 25 people, so it does happen quite frequently.
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Whitney T
18 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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