Townsend, Tennessee: Tuckaleechee Caverns

Commercial cave is billed as "The Greatest Sight Under The Smokies."

Tuckaleechee Caverns

Address:
825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN
Directions:
I-40 west to US Hwy 441 (near Kodiak); take US Hwy 441 south to US Hwy 321; go west on US Hwy 321 to Townsend; follow signs.
Hours:
April-Nov. daily 9am - 6pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
865-448-2274
Admission:
Adults $14
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Tuckaleechee Caverns. Tuckaleechee Caverns

Very impressive caverns, and the guides are fun and knowledgeable. Well worth the $16 admission fee.

[Chris Collins, 09/25/2013]
Tuckaleechee Caverns. Tuckaleechee Caverns

Quite out of the way but absolutely worth the trip. This cave is very interesting and our guide, Terry, was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. You might want to take a sweater - it's always only 58 degrees in the cave. Also, you'll walk about a mile during the tour.

[Tony Lehrman, 07/27/2012]

Sept. 2013: Photo added.

Cave. Tuckaleechee Caverns

Billed as "The Greatest Sight Under The Smokies" this is a privately owned cavern where they don't have a big issue with you touching the formations within reach. An underground spring fed stream and a beautiful underground waterfall make this a unique cavern to visit.

[Gail and Greg Eckels, 08/20/2009]

Legend holds that the Cherokee knew of these caverns and tried to hide them from white settlers.... Maybe they were just trying to keep 200-foot-high "Silver Falls" to themselves?

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