Townsend, Tennessee: Tuckaleechee CavernsCommercial cave is billed as "The Greatest Sight Under The Smokies."
Visitor Tips and News About Tuckaleechee Caverns
Very impressive caverns, and the guides are fun and knowledgeable. Well worth the $16 admission fee.[Chris Collins, 09/25/2013]
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.
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?