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Tuckaleechee Caverns, Townsend

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • It was a little expensive but was truly amazing. The story of the 2 little boys that discovered the caverns was blind blowing. I was in AWW over this place and the whole family felt the same. 
  • Very remote area. Eat before you go, hard to find decent eateries in the area. Also,call before you go and obtain hours of operation details. 
  • Well, I've never been in a cavern and we had some time to kill and decided to take a look. I don't like to feel "closed in" but you don't have to worry about that as some rooms are bigger than a footb...  more »
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  • An awesome experience!!! The caverns were simply amazing. Then Sarah added a touch of piazza with her entertaining skills as a tour guide. She was outstanding with my son whom asks many questions and gives his feedback on everything. I will visit these caverns every time I'm in this area. Great stop on anyone's vacation!!!!
  • 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.
  • This cave tour was so amazing that I had to take the time to write a review! Our guide Sarah was absolutely wonderful. She was patient and filled with information about the cave. She took time for everyone to see the amazing views and even suggested the best place to take pictures (in which she offered to take for us). As for the cave, itself it is simply stunning. I have been in numerous caves, but the views in this one were outstanding. From rivers, stunning stalactites, and stalagmites, to a breathtaking underground waterfall. This is the Cave Tour you have been looking for. We have went to the Forbidden Caverns, and even though they are beautiful, this cave was definitely the better choice! Not to mention the history of how the cave was discovered! Recommended to all visiting the area!
  • We were welcomed with super sweet people who helped us with our questions about the fudge they sell there as well. A cute elderly lady and a nice guy, named Garret (who also happened to be our guide) told us their favorite fudge flavors and let us sample one. (Rocky road?) Yummy! We were led down under and from there it was another world beneath all the hot heat above, a refuge to stay in an other worldly place and learn about the formations of the earth below. Drapery effect, moss from the lamps, chandelier formations, drinkable water, bats even further down below, etc...and outside after the tour we were welcomed by a beautiful rainbow. Definitely check out this place!
  • 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.