Carved over tens of thousands of years in one of the earth’s oldest mountain chains, Tuckaleechee Caverns at Townsend, Tenn., are known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies”.
Tuckaleechee Caverns of Townsend, TN. Known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies” are the highest rating Cave or Cavern of the Eastern United States. Carved inside the earth’s oldest mountain chain and estimated to be between twenty to thirty million years old, the Caverns are rich in history and lore in recent years as well. You will find the “BigRoom” on one end of the tour that could almost fit a football stadium inside it. On the other half of the tour you get to view “SilverFalls”. It falls 210 feet from top to bottom and the tallest subterranean waterfall in the Eastern US . Millions of formations are viewed along the 1.25 mile round trip adventure.No matter where you are, Tuckaleechee is a must see! You can see and wonder. Be sure to mark this on your itinerary. You can take pictures to last a lifetime. Tours are conducted approximately every thirty minutes by a knowledgeable guide. (1 hour, 10-15 minutes)
Rated a diamond attraction by the AAA.
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Hours of Operation:
March 1st – March 31 10am – 5pm
April 1 – October 31 10am – 6 pm
November 1 – November 30th 10am – 5pm
Located off the new scenic U.S. Highway 321