We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
+1 865-448-2274
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Must-see Hidden Gem

Wow! I've visited several caverns before, but this was by far the best one yet! It's truly a... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Heidi B
via mobile
100% great place

Super fun and educational well kept facility and well run. Staff was very friendly and helpful, our... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Ron C
via mobile
Read all 1,378 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“our tour guide” (175 reviews)
“big room” (36 reviews)
“great tour” (56 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
825 Cavern Rd, Townsend, TN 37882-4505
CONTACT
Website
+1 865-448-2274
Write a Review
Reviews (1,378)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

171 - 180 of 1,376 reviews

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! I've visited several caverns before, but this was by far the best one yet! It's truly a magical place where you will be amazed at the history, stalagmite & stalagmite formations, underground river & waterfall, and knowledge of the tour guides. Our 13 year...More

1  Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Super fun and educational well kept facility and well run. Staff was very friendly and helpful, our guide was very professional and knowledgeable of the area.

1  Thank Ron C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Honestly, we were concerned that this might just be a mom & pop operation with a cave in the back yard. Boy, were we wrong! This is a top notch attraction. Some of the most beautiful caverns we've ever been too, and there's more to...More

2  Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We went during spring break and the signs showed that they were not open yet for the season. We called and they said that since they had received so many calls they decided to open. I thought that was very cool. The people were nice...More

3  Thank M507LLvictorg
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The caverns were neat, but the most of them do not have active growth. The waterfall was beautiful. It's worth the price to see it.

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I get claustrophobic in caves. I went to the cavern reluctantly but ended up loving it. This cavern is so beautiful and very roomy inside. I clocked a mile of walking. Our tour guide, Sarah, was very knowledgeable and made our son feel special by...More

1  Thank Amfts
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Had a wonderful time at the caves.There was a waterfall at the end of the tour and it really was a spectacular tour seeing all the formations the stalagmites and stalagtites can make.It was a pretty huge cave.

1  Thank Myintuition1
Reviewed 10 February 2017

It has been a few years, but was impressed by the mix of 'wildness' and accommodations. Some caverns impress but are almost too developed and some are wild and barely passable. Tuckaleechee was tilted toward developed, but retained a lot of its pristine nature. A...More

2  Thank Y8922WLsusank
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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.

1  Thank angelajn26
A TripAdvisor Member
34
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

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.

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
425 reviews
2.32 km away
Trailhead Steakhouse
1,026 reviews
3.34 km away
Black Bear Cafe
647 reviews
2.33 km away
Country Steak N' Eggs
289 reviews
2.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
Smoky Mountain River Rat
653 reviews
4.59 km away
Townsend Visitors Center
80 reviews
3.42 km away
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
186 reviews
5.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kristina R
14 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from verasR1889ZS | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on the size of the group and the mobility of the people in the group. 1 hour with small group, no stragglers or up to 2 hours with large group/stragglers. Lots of places to stop and rest and looking at... More
0
Votes
jsimard2017
21 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Gatorpetty | Reviewed this property |
You drive right up to the entrance and gift shop. Once inside the cave, the walk is rather strenuous and make sure you wear proper shoes.
2
Votes
Pnutmine
12 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Tuckaleechee C | Property representative |
Adults 17$ + tax and kids 5-11 8$ + tax. 4 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
2
Votes