Caves protect their residents with all-natural defense systems, dissuading would-be intruders with twisting pathways, precipitous drops, and moleman rent-a-cops. Scout out safe underground digs with today’s Groupon to Sequoyah Caverns & Ellis Homestead in Valley Head. Choose from two options:
- For $8, get one adult ticket to the Looking Glass Tour (a $16.75 value).
- For $4, get one child ticket (age 4–12) to the Looking Glass Tour (a $9.40 value).
Looking Glass Tours send explorers spelunking deep into Sequoyah Caverns, a subterranean circuit of breathtaking grottoes teeming with soaring columns and fanciful formations. Led by plucky citizen-geologists armed with scientific anecdotes, tours meander through dripping stalactites and towering stalagmites into alcoves and chambers dominated by the still waters of the tour's namesake reflecting pools. Guides are well equipped to answer questions of all stripes, with elucidating facts about centuries-long formation processes and can demonstrate how to tame and ride the cave's native pterodactyls.
Sequoyah Caverns' winding footpaths are laser-level, with minimal steepness leaving the trek accessible for all ages and fitness levels. The caves maintain a spring-like 60-degree temperature throughout the year, so explorers are encouraged to pack seasonal dress such as windbreakers or Easter bonnets. Sequoyah Caverns' guided tours depart every hour Monday–Saturday.