Tennessee November 17, 2018
Venture Nearly 350-Feet Deep Below The Earth At These One Of A Kind Caverns In Tennessee
Tennessee isn’t called Ol’ Rocky Top for nothing, and the famed Cumberland Caverns give breadth to the state nickname. If you’re a state native or a tourist in love with this dear southern state, then you need to plan a trip underneath the pretty topography of the state and delve into the deep recesses of Tennessee’s cave system. Have you ever made the trek beneath the ground at Cumberland Caverns? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!
Cumberland Caverns is a national landmark, it's an incredible cave system that boasts the second longest cave in the state.
You can visit for yourself in McMinnville, where daily walking tours take you through the stalagmite and stalactite studded cave system.
It takes roughly an hour and a half to take the entire walking tour, and tours leave every hour on the hour. The caves are open every day of the week, and no advance notice is required to gain access.
The cave system was once known at the Higgenbotham Cave as and the Henshaw Cave. It was after a period of extensive exploration that the two caves merged and gave way to Cumberland Caverns. The national landmark was first discovered in 1810 but did not open as a "show cave" until 1955, when the cave name was officially changed.
You can also choose to expand your adventure with a bit of gem mining if you're up for a bit more fun. It's a great experience, especially for little ones!
Can you imagine wandering deep beneath the Tennessee surface? It's an unbelievable experience, one that will leave you in awe of the great earth we inhabit.
An average adult ticket comes in at $21.50, whereas tickets for children ages six to twelve are $13.50. It's truly an investment in your physical science education, if you know what we mean.
You can visit for yourself during open hours at 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd. in McMinnville, Tennessee. Most commonly hours run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but always double check the schedule to make sure.
Make sure you continue to experience the incredible depths of Tennessee with
a visit to these historic spots. They’re incredible!