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Bell Witch Cave, Adams

Categories: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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2/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
The Bell Witch Cave is a karst cave located in Adams, Tennessee near where the Bell Farm once stood. The cave is approximately 490 feet (150 m) long. The cave is privately owned, and tours are given during the summer months and in October.This cave has been associated with the Bell Witch, a period during which the Bell Family was allegedly haunted by the Bell Witch. The cave is located on property once owned by the Bell family. Many believe that when the witch departed, she fled to the sanctuary of this cave.In the particular legend in which the cave is featured, young Betsy Bell and some of her friends had gone to explore the cave. While they were there, one of the boys crawled into a hole and became stuck. A voice cried out, "I'll get him out!". The boy felt hands grasping his feet, and he was pulled out of the hole. The Bell Witch (still invisible), then gave the young explorers a lecture on reckless cave exploring.
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  • Was a longer tour than anticipated. Only issue would be that some parts of the cave are difficult to maneuver. Have to do some ducking and climbing up slippery rocks. People with disabilities might wa...  read more »
  • We did the $50 night tour of the cemetery, Indian burial grounds, photographs & cabin, and the cave. The cave was definitely the best and most interesting part. Chris was our guide, and she had lots o...  read more »
  • Tours are about once per hour and they cannot do tours if it's pouring rain so be sure to check their Facebook page or call if it's been raining. Last tour of the day is 4:15 pm so don't miss it! We h...  read more »
  • Absolutely terrible. Drove over 1 1/2 hours, read all the info on the website. Arrive and it's large groups of people for tubing and a man in overalls running around yelling at people. We wanted to do the cave and cabin tours. We overheard the cabin was closed for tours. Went into the gift shop and we're told we had to wait for the other group to get back, which was of course fine. The man in overalls comes in and the girl behind the counter tells him we are there for the cave tour. He rudely tells us we can't go and points to our daughter and says "too young". My husband asked how old she had to be and he said, "uh, 2" (my daughter is 15 months and walks, btw). So we just walked out. We left very upset. No where on the website or posted on site is there anything stating age restrictions for daytime tours. They should also post a disclaimer on their website if both cave and cabin tours are not always available during operating hours. A huge waste of time and gas.
  • We live in the area, and loved tubing the Red River. A horrible crank now owns the tubing operation. We went, were treated poorly, and left. A few weeks later, we decided dude had a bad day, and tried again. Nope. The owner was just as inhospitable, rude, and bullying. His first words to a teeneager when he arrived were, "put on a shirt!" It was 95 degrees, kid was outside, and about to get in a bus to go tubing. This was a family - not some drunk frat boy. In addition, the cabin and cave tours aren't only expensive, but they're not even the original infamous location.
  • It was a Saturday, I called twice, once at 10am then another time at 12:15, both times no on answered. The voicemail recording told me the last departure time was 2pm. So we drove 40 minutes, arrived at 1:30 only to be rudely denied and hollered at. I love to support local businesses, but when the owner/operator told me it wasn't his fault the information as incorrect and, "I don't know what to tell you lady," he will not receive my business.
  • I wanted to go here but I have learned to trust the reviews. We will find something else. Thank you
  • I haven't been, I had PLANNED on going, went here for more information, then began reading the reviews...the last 8 reviews all have 1 star due to rudeness and unavailability, word of mouth is everything, I'm not wasting my time, gas, or money to experience the same, such a shame.
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