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Tuckaleechee Caverns, Townsend

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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. Make Tuckaleechee Caverns a part of your Townsend vacation plans using our Townsend trip builder website .
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  • My wife and I drive from pigeon forge to find out the business was closed! The business needs to change hours on both the website and TripAdvisor. Even google states the business is open from 9am to 6...  more »
  • Taken a lot of cavern tours over the years, this was one of the best. Great tour guide and a lot to see.  more »
  • Our guide i think Sarah was her name. Super nice. Our first canvern visit and was very nervous. She made is feel comfortable and safe and very knowledgeable. Lots of stairs and walking, but soooo wort...  more »
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  • It was a little pricey, bit we went first thing in the morning when they opened and got to tour just the 2 of us. I probably won't go back, but it was beautiful and informative. A young girl gave us the tour. She knew her stuff tho! They had some yummy fudge too!
  • Best caverns I've visited. Family owned-- that's unusual! Great story behind it's discovery. Our guide was very informational and fun! Lots of hand hewn stairs-- they're not necessarily even, so be careful. Fascinating under-the-mountains adventure!
  • This cavern is so neat. Liked it way more than the lost sea. There is a steep stairway in and a couple flights of stairs once inside. But it's worth it. Our guide was Brandy, she was absolutely awesome and very knowledgeable. Best cave I have been in.
  • This cavern was incredible. There is so much to see, and the cavern is enormous, and beautiful. However, there are a couple of things you need to know. First, they advertise a huge waterfall...what the ads don't tell you is that you can only see about 10 feet of it. It's an incredible sites, but we were expecting to see something right out of Jurassic Park. Secondly, there are a lot of stairs, especially narrow, slippery stairs. To get from the cavern level to the gift shop is 89 steps. If you have trouble walking, or climbing stairs, this isn't the place for you.
  • This was the most reasonably priced, impressive activity on our Smoky Mountain vacation. This cavern is beautiful with jaw dropping features. Terry was our guide. Very friendly with lots of knowledge. You could sense his passion for caverns. Definitely add this to your itenerary. Some steep stairs so if you have mobility issues this one may pose a challenge.

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You'll find limited accommodation options in the tiny town of Townsend. You have the choice of a few privately owned bed and breakfasts, which offer a good selection of amenities including fitness facilities, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, in-room fireplaces, steam showers, and hot tubs. For a more outdoorsy experience of the Great Smoky Mountains, research the area's tent and trailer campgrounds; many provide hookups for both cable TV and high-speed Internet.
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