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Appalachian Caverns Tours

420 Cave Hill Rd, Blountville, TN 37617-6257
+1 423-323-2337
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Undependable

I went to the caverns today and arrived at 10:45 and was greeted with a closed sign and a not that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
colfal8
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Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
via mobile
Cave Spelunking

I called the day before and they were able to squeeze my 2 thirteen yr boys on the 9 am spelunking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melody C
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Orlando, Florida
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420 Cave Hill Rd, Blountville, TN 37617-6257
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the caverns today and arrived at 10:45 and was greeted with a closed sign and a not that would return in an hour as they were out on tour. There was no mention on their website that this was a one person...More

Thank colfal8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I called the day before and they were able to squeeze my 2 thirteen yr boys on the 9 am spelunking "wild" tour. On the winding mountain Rd trip one boy got carsick. So we ended up just sending one boy on the tour. My...More

Thank Melody C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited several caverns. The caverns themselves are very nice. I think more could be done to make the tours a little more interesting. The end of the tour had a twist, though. I was actually shocked to realize the guide turned the lights...More

Thank Twinsmama
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I found my tour of this cave very different than others, We walked at our own pace and the underground river was high due to an ongoing storm. I greatly enjoyed hearing about the history of the cave which was sacred to the Cherokee and...More

Thank donna c
batty502, Manager at Appalachian Caverns Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thanks for the review, yes a living cavern is much different. We experience nature with as little damage as possible so here you see the difference. Things here always will change due to weather and whatever mother nature decides to do.

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Well I was anxious 2 try a different cavern but when I arrived there was no one available with an open sign but that issue was quickly resolved when I realized there was only one person holding the fort. I found it 2 B quite...More

1  Thank William B
batty502, Manager at Appalachian Caverns Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We do operate year round but with only one person manning the shop unless we have things scheduled during the winter. Most caverns shut down four months a year yet here we actually have the seasons that affect the caverns in beautiful ways. Appalachian Caverns...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a bright, flashy "show" cave with spectacular formations, this cave is not for you. If you want to see a very unique cave with some very fascinating geology that has been left as much as possible in its natural state,...More

2  Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 3 November 2016

So much work was done to make this an amazing exploration. Lots of history and very informative guides. The Wild Tours are another exciting experience. Everyone had a blast and we had ages 6-50.

1  Thank tnoceantravel
Reviewed 8 September 2016

On our first and recent tour of this cavern one of us slipped and fell badly on a slippery decline. Hurt physically with cuts to both knees and a twisted knee. Also damaged were an expensive camera and lens. This cavern is more slippery than...More

Thank Goose007
batty502, Manager at Appalachian Caverns Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

We wanted to thank you for your visit. The caverns are a bit more natural than most which is one of the neat things about this system. Pathways are wet in places as the cavern still is very active, handrails are in place for the...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

I visited as a random side trip for my birthday. Because it was one of those 'see the sign and swerve off the road' deals, I wasn't properly dressed for getting dirty. I didnt have to, mind you, but the option was there should I...More

1  Thank Christine P
batty502, Manager at Appalachian Caverns Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Thank you for your visit!! It is a wonderful cavern and as close to nature as we can have it then still give tours. It was our pleasure giving you the tour and visiting while you shopped. We look forward to your return and maybe...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This tour is a double edge sword for me and my family, while the cave was beautiful and the tour guide was well informed (at least seemed to be), we asked before we paid if my father in law would be able to navigate this...More

1  Thank Tracy B
batty502, Manager at Appalachian Caverns Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

We did indeed inform your family of the walkways as the other guest had heard. The walk will be wet as this is an active cavern, the incline was actually was shown before the tour. I understand some may have a more difficult time than...More

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