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Tuckaleechee Caverns, Townsend

Categories: Caves, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Journey into an underground world when you tour Tuckaleechee Caverns. Admire the cave onyx formations, which are the beginnings of limestone that take a variety of shapes and forms, including skinny straws and draping cascades. See the underground stream and waterfalls that helped carve the impressive formations. Tours are conducted daily. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Tuckaleechee Caverns and many more Townsend attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Townsend holiday planner.
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  • This was a Great place to visit on our vacation very informative definitely not a tourist trap. The guide was very helpful and did not rush the tour. She made sure that everybody's needs and questions...  read more »
  • My family loved children (age 5 &7) loved walking through and I found the caves very informative! The tour guide was great. My kids loved it too :) 
  • Our family thought this cavern tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Townsend and the Smoky Mountain National Park. Don't miss it if you are in the area! 
  • Tuckaleechee Caverns is breathtaking. It's MASSIVE inside, and the tour guides have a vast wealth of knowledge that gives this cave so much more meaning than just a cool sight to see. It is well worth the price of admission and provides a cool way to escape the afternoon heat, especially in the summer. It's also relatively easy walking since most of the paths are either man-made or slightly altered natural formations with railing in all the appropriate areas.
  • Maverick was our guide. He did a good job introducing himself and being open to questions. I loved the story telling throughout the entire tour. I have done a few caves in my life and this one was top-notch. The hands-on experience was terrific. I thought the tour was over when we were only halfway through, and then there was more to see! This was wonderful! We took our kids (elementary school age and toddler), they both had a good time. Thanks everyone for a good experience.
  • Beautiful caverns! The guide was really friendly and knew a lot about the cave and it's history. My family welcomed the chance to get out of the humidity outside and enjoy the cool air inside. The steps are steep, so hold on to your little ones, but it was worth the climb in and out. Highlights were when they turn out the lights briefly, gorgeous formations, and drinking from the clean mountain stream running through the caverns.
  • We had an excellent time, taking a short road trip to Tuckaleechee Caverns. The tour guide was knowledgeable and had a lot of fun with the group. The cavern was well kept, and the staff were kind. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great way to spend a couple hours.
  • The Tuckaleechee Caverns is an awesome place to visit. The tour lasted for almost an hour and a half. Our tour guide was fun and full of knowledge about the history of the cave system. We were amazed at how large some of the caverns were. I'd advise anybody to stop by. It won't be a waste of time. I read some of the bad reviews, but they were basically people who never called ahead to see if they were opened and found out when arriving, they were closed. Just call ahead before getting there to make sure they're opened.
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