Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville

#22 of 147 in Nature in Tennessee
We invite you to Discover Cumberland Caverns!

With more than 32 miles of caves and underground passageways, incredible underground rock formations, beautiful underground waterfalls, gleaming pools, there is plenty of fun and adventure for everyone!

We’ve got Daily Walking Tours & Adventure Trips, Overnight Adventure Trips, and we’re proud to host world-class entertainment from the Cumberland Caverns Live stage, 333 feet below.

Start planning your Spelunk-Tacular Adventure with us today.

Discover family fun every day through guided daily tours. The daily scenic walking tour is now offered year-round, from 9:00 to 5:00, with tours departing every hour on the hour. During this hour and a half tour, you will be let through some of the largest rooms in the eastern United States. The lit pathways wind through the caverns’ famous large formations, waterfalls, and cave pools. Visitors each day are inspired by the awesome formations and spectacular sites.

Discover something unique in our Underground Ballroom. The “Volcano Room,” seats 500 people and can be reserved for banquets, weddings, birthday parties, catered meals, and corporate events. The Volcano room is the home of Bluegrass Underground, a monthly concert series recorded for WSM radio.

Discover adventure on one of our daytime or overnight spelunking adventure trips into untamed portions of the caverns. Underground Adventure is waiting for you. Cumberland Caverns is proud to offer three Spelunking Adventure Trips. Groups from 10 to 250 can discover what caving is all about. Every step and each turn is a new discovery for you. Groups are fitted with helmets and headlights and are led through wild caving routes of crawling, climbing, and squeezing. With nothing but a flashlight and your own determination, you will proudly say: "I came, I caved, I conquered!"
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  • We went on the standard cavern tour. Lots of steps in a humid area, so be prepared if you are sick or have breathing difficulties. The tour was great and we enjoyed the visit.  more »
  • We drove 10 hours to attend the concerts in the cave this past weekend. We arrived around noon and it had rained earlier in the morning leaving the ground very wet and muddy. After we received our wri...  more »
  • Amazing place. Went with family and everyone had a great time. 8yo daughter of course had to use the restroom 20 minutes in and the restrooms in the concert hall were out of order. The stair climb in the big room was awesome. The story of the cave discoverer that was trapped in darkness for 3 days is amazing as well. Trip 2 Disappointed with my second trip. We got to the big staircase and was told at that point that the rest of the walk could not take place because the light show was not working. I should’ve been told this before I paid $126 for 4 adults and 2 children. As we were nearing the exit of the cave we were told the gift shop was closed. No explanation just closed. When we arrived back up to the gift shop I discovered why our trip had been altered. There was 100+ people preparing to go in for overnight camping. What really sucks about it is the two people that were new to the cave and was anticipating the full experience.
  • Really cool place. We did the walking tour and well worth it. Nothing I can see out here in the Chicago area like that. Make sure you have good/comfy shoes on!

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