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Tuckaleechee Caverns, Townsend

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Journey into an underground world when you tour Tuckaleechee Caverns. Admire the cave onyx formations, which are the beginnings of limestone that take a variety of shapes and forms, including skinny straws and draping cascades. See the underground stream and waterfalls that helped carve the impressive formations. Tours are conducted daily. Make Tuckaleechee Caverns a part of your Townsend vacation plans using our Townsend trip builder website.
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  • Our guide, Brandy, was wonderful… very knowledgeable & funny. The cavern is amazing. This place was a great place to stop and visit 
    Our guide, Brandy, was wonderful… very knowledgeable & funny. The cavern is amazing. This place was a great place to stop and visit  more »
  • We had no idea what to expect, never done anything like this. It’s was so pretty. Our tour guide, Joseph was AWESOME. I would recommend good comfy shoes because it does get a little slippery. 
    We had no idea what to expect, never done anything like this. It’s was so pretty. Our tour guide, Joseph was AWESOME. I would recommend good comfy shoes because it does get a little slippery.  more »
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  • This has been one of my favorite cave tours. The cave structures are beautiful and easy to see.The walk in and out was not very difficult. The stairs are spread out with only 1 section being 87 steps in a 2 tier stretch. The rest of the walking was easy with minimal stairs here and there. A total of 205 in and 205 out. Tour last a about 1.5 hours and Sydney our guide was knowledgeable and fun. Overall great family experience.
  • Very large caverns with a flowing underground stream, an underground waterfall and a very large underground chamber the size of a football stadium. The guided tour takes approximately an hour and a half. The site is really amazing and definitely worth the trip. Be aware that there is a considerable number of stairs to descend and ascend as you work your way into the cave. The diversity of formations and the vastness of the cave system is spectacular. If you're in the Smokies, be sure to visit.

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