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825 Cavern Road
Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-2274

It was raining when we woke up this morning and the forecast calls for more rain on and off all day, so what do we do? Go underground of course and stay out of the wet and chilly weather. Well that didn't work out too well for us because caverns are always chilly and this one has a sizeable creek running through the entire length of it. At least the water wasn't falling on our heads, except maybe this one spot next to the underground waterfall.

Tuckaleechee Caverns isn't like the other corporately owned caverns we saw back in Virginia. This one is privately owned and operated by the descendants of one of two boys who used to play and explore in the caverns back in the 1930's, when they were just 6 and 8 years old. It is not as well lit or commercialized as the other two caverns we have seen, but that is what I liked most about it. It made me feel like I might be one of the first hundred or so people to have toured the cave. In reality the cavern receives over 50,000 visitors each year. This definitely has that mom and pop, friendly family owned business feel.



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