Cumberland Caverns

Personal Services
1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd., McMinnville, TN 37110 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd., McMinnville Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
+19316684396
Be the first to recommend this place!
96% of 27 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tips

250
10 Tips
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Loved the tour, and wouldn't have known about Bluegrass Underground if we hadn't gone!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
What a blast. My wife, myself, & our 10 year old enjoyed it so much. One if the coolest things to do. I recommend stretching before you go though.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
This place in really cool. The caverns are beautiful. The hike is a bit strenuous. If you are taking little ones with you be prepared to carry them for up to two hours. Leave and ice chest in the car with water. I would highly recommend Cumberland Caverns for your next adventure.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
Loved it, our tour guide, Jessica, was very sweet and knowledgeable. Would definitely go back!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
Love the Cumberland Caverns experience, but I would suggest you guys update the "Story of Creation" light show. Seems a little dated.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
Wonderful tour. Friendly staff and not your typical family Disneyland vacation spot. I'd come back for sure!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
Wonderful! Staff was amazing. Great adventure.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
It was good!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
Surprisingly, It was an overall great experience.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 3 years ago
We had a great time!
Was this helpful?

From Our Editors

When surveyor Aaron Higgenbotham discovered Cumberland Caverns in 1810, he couldn't see its majestic pillars of dripping rock, its flowstone curtains, or its subterranean waterfalls. Stuck on a small ledge in the dark, Higgenbotham was as blind to the cave system's features—one of them a 2,000-foot-long cavern hall—as the eyeless crayfish that live there. His initial discovery nevertheless paved the way for nearly 200 years of speleological findings. Today, guides preserve this 32-mile National Landmark cavern by leading daily tours through its passages.

During tours, guides point out artifacts left by pre Civil War–era saltpeter mines, tunnels filled with rare gypsum deposits, and mysterious inscriptions reading "Shelah Waters - 1869" and "Millard Fillmore + Stacy." They lead guests among stalagmites and stalactites to a sound-and-light show that dramatically retells Bible stories, or into a domed hall that houses a hand-cut crystal chandelier rescued from a historic Brooklyn theater. It's in this last space that staffers organize banquets, weddings, and monthly live bluegrass concerts, or hold burial services for broken fax machines. They also lead visitors through the tight passageways of lesser-seen cavern segments during daytime or overnight spelunking trips.

Help us improve this page

Is this your business? Claim this page

Explore Nearby
Cumberland Caverns

Sun-Sat
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Groupon has verified that the customer actually visited Cumberland Caverns.
Grouber