Noted for onyx formations, high waterfalls and large passageways, these caverns were discovered more than one century ago by ... More
Tuckaleechee Caverns, Inc.
Noted for onyx formations, high waterfalls and large passageways, these caverns were discovered more than one century ago by native Indians, and tours are conducted along lighted walkways approximately every half hour.
We were very excited about visiting the caverns on our trip to Pigeon Forge, so we visited the web site to get pricing info, schedule, contact information, etc. We called the number on the web page to get directions, but there was no answer and no useful information on the answering machine. We decided to make the 30 minute or so drive anyway and only discovered after getting there that the caverns were closed until March (this was in February). There was nothing on the web site to inform potential visitors of this, and nothing on the answering machine. Don't bother unless you talk to a living person because you can't get info anywhere else.
Toured Tuckaleechee Caverns today. It is an incredible place. I could not believe how big these caverns were. An awesome place to visit. Our tourguide was Houston Thomas. He was very knowledgable and very friendly. I highly recommend Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, TN.
This place was absolutely amazing! It almost felt as though you were on another planet or in a dream. The pictures shown really are unable to capture the true wonder of it all. I plan to bring all my family next time!
One of the best caves I have ever seen in the Eastern U.S. Our tour guide Zach was fabulous. He really made the tour come alive. Will be back anytime we get in the Smokey Mountain area!! A MUST SEE!!!!!!
This cave is absolutely amazing. Our guide was a geology major at the University of Tennessee and extremely knowledgeable. The best part about the tour was being able to have a real conversation with the guide (not to say the rest of the cave wasn't phenomenal).
First the dislike you see great big signs advertising the caverns and which direction to go.But once you get on the road there is little signs giving directions I about missed our turn.Now for the good the price is very reasonable the cave is beautiful a true hidden gem of the smokies.The tour guide an older gentlemen was very knowledgeable and answered the questions fully.I would recommend this to anyone
The staff were friendly and knowledgable. The place is easy to find, yet off the beaten path from comercialism and highways.
The Halls Powell Boys and Girls CLub Youth visit there each summer and thoroughly enjoy the history, the connections to seismology today, and the overall uniqueness of the physical beauty being on the backside of Cades Cove - the green foliage gives to a mystical emersion.
The seemingly 1950-60'is architecture adds to create a rustic nostalgic feeling for those who want to slip back in time to a quieter style of leisure moments.
Then you have this great selection of readings on Appalachia, the Smoky Mountains. The ghost lore gets you as close as you can to A Tennessee great aunt or uncle caught in a storytelling gathering, passing on local legends to passers by underneath a great Oak by a mountain road.
You can't beat the fudge, the snack stand prices or all the souvenours that stand up against those at any beach, with hill folk emphasis instead.
By far worth your money - check out the Trout Farm for dinner for another great experience.
We just came back from visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We spent an afternoon touring these caverns when the weather wasn't the greatest outside, but actually any time would be great. The directions were easy to follow, the guide was knowledgeable and the caves beautiful. The Big Room and Underground Beach were terrific. The water is fresh enough to drink! We had a group of ten and everyone enjoyed themselves, even the person who was scared to go inside! It is a totally different experience than the commercial areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
We LOVE to visit caves. This one is very neat. We learn something new and see something different at every cave we visit. If you want to escape the heat, visit the cave as it is a constant 58 degrees. Also would be perfect on a rainy day or any other day.
Tuckaleechee Retreat Center offers three large lodges and three individual cabins. The main lodge, Elk Lodge, can accommodate up to
40 people with 10 bedrooms, 11 baths, a large kitchen, and a 1,500 square foot multi functional room. The ...
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