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The Lost Sea Adventure, Sweetwater

3.5
#8 of 36 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Nature / Wildlife Tour Wildlife Area
The Lost Sea Adventure explores the Craighead Caverns, home to America's largest underground lake. Take the 1.2 km (0.75 mi) guided walk to see the impressive formations. Your guide will tell you about the caverns' varied history, including a period as a Cherokee meeting place, as well as a gunpowder-materials mining site for Confederate soldiers. The tour ends with a glass-bottom boat trip on the massive Lost Sea. Back above ground, explore Old Sweetwater Village, an artificial town full of old-Tennessee charm with food and souvenir stores. If you'd like to see more, take a self-guided walk along the 0.5-km (0.33 mi) forested nature trail. Add The Lost Sea Adventure to your Sweetwater travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sweetwater itinerary maker.
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  • Anyone who says this is too expensive is crazy. Less than $20 for a 60-75 min tour is a bargain. Interesting history and a cool (literally) break from the heat. Bring a light jacket. The cave is large...  more »
  • The 1.5 hour tour is well worth the visit. This is not Mammoth cave but a very interesting cave and tour. I enjoyed the short boat ride on the lake inside of the cave. Still am not sure why they keep ...  more »
  • This is a cute tourist drop that you can't do anywhere else. The Lost Sea is the largest underground lake that accessible to the public, the largest being a sulphur mine in South Africa. We went on th...  more »

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