Regular Cave Operations Suspended During Bluegrass Underground Taping – March 24-25-26
Cumberland Caverns will be closed for regular operations March 24, 25, and 26, 2017 as we host the upcoming seventh season taping of PBS’s Emmy Award Winning Bluegrass Underground concert series.
During the Bluegrass Underground taping weekend we will not offer the following:
- Daily Walking Tours
- Adventure Tours
- Caveman Campouts
We are sorry if this causes any disruption to your spring break visit to the cave. This decision comes to better serve our valued guests with a more enjoyable experience without the large crowds and disruptions in tours.
Bluegrass Underground Ticket Holders
Tickets holders for March 24, 25, and 26 concerts, please see Bluegrass Underground for pre-show tour times, as they will continue as scheduled.
Thank you for choosing Cumberland Caverns as your vacation destination.
Cumberland Caverns-where adventures run deep!
Now casting families for a Travel Channel filming at Cumberland Caverns!
The Travel Channel will film an exciting show at Cumberland Caverns featuring extreme overnight camping adventures and you can be a part of it! In late March, Cumberland Caverns will play host to producers filming a show on extreme overnight camping adventures for the Travel Channel. We are putting out a casting call to all enthusiastic, adventurous families (ages 6 and up) who would like to join us, on camera, for a Caveman Campout inside the cave.
How To Apply
To be cast for starring roles in the adventure of a lifetime, all you have to do is record a short video of you and your family, upload it to your Youtube channel or to Dropbox, and share the video link via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email Kelly At Cumberland Caverns
Note: Video LINKS only, please DO NOT send videos directly to the email.
Here are a few examples of the information producers are looking to see in your video:
- Tell about previous camping experiences.
- Let them know who’s the most adventurous vs. the one that is not so much, or if you are all adventurers, by all means, do a little bragging.
- If you have never been to Cumberland Caverns before, express how you feel about staying overnight in a cave.
- Anything else you feel the producers should know about your family and what makes you perfect for this type of adventure.
If your family is selected to participate in this amazing overnight excursion, the caveman campout, and all food for the length of your stay inside the cave, will be provided by Cumberland Caverns at no cost to you. If this sounds like a challenge your crew is up for, and you are ready to descend 333′ below for a night of adventure and fun, submit your video today!
Submission deadline is March 1. No videos will be considered if submitted after this date.
Cumberland Caverns takes the ‘Ba Humbug’ out of your holiday break with an adventure tour!
Grab the kids and pack your sleigh for an adventure of a lifetime at Cumberland Caverns! In December, the cave will be hosting 4 days of “no reservations required” for our most popular adventure tour the Rocky Topper. December 20, 22, 27, 29 at 10 a.m. CST, you and your crew can escape the winter blahs and cold weather by going on a spelunking excursion 333’ below the earth’s surface.
Rocky Topper – No Reservations Required Dates12/20
Tours begin at 10 a.m. CST – Please arrive 15 minutes early!
Twist, turn, climb and wind your way through passages deep within the cavern as you and your group enjoy the pleasant 56-degree climate, share lots of laughs, and make exciting memories that will last a lifetime.
About Rocky Topper
The Rocky Topper adventure is about ¾ of a mile, takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to complete and is of moderate intensity. This spelunking trip is designed for ages 6 and up and takes you through some of the most beloved areas of the cave – and with names like “Lemon Squeezer and Bubblegum Alley” you are guaranteed to have fun!
The Rocky Topper is offered anytime with a reservation and also offered every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. CST without a reservation.
The cave will be closed December 24 and 25 for our employees to enjoy the holidays with their families.
Cumberland Caverns-where adventures run deep!
Cumberland Caverns welcomes class field trips for an unforgettable learning adventure!
Teachers, schedule your class field trip to visit the cave during the months of September 2016 through March 2017 and enjoy a $20 Gift Certificate to use in our gift shop. We will also add your name to our drawing on May 31st for the chance to win 2 tickets to the Emmy Award winning Bluegrass Underground concert series.
A visit to the cave is not only visually stimulating, but entertaining and educational as well. The Daily Walking Tour is designed to educate kids and adults alike with explanations behind the forming of the cave, how to tell the difference between stalagmites and stalactites, identifying cave critters, and tales of our place in Civil War history- just to name a few!
Rocks & More
If rocks are your passion, you could host an entire Geology lesson in our amazing gift shop where we have several large museum quality geodes on display. Your class can also mine for gems at our Gem Mining Sluice-prices start at $3.00 each plus tax. Our premium bags of gem rich soil are guaranteed to make any kid feel like a real gem miner and leave with the bounty of a pirate!
Is your class learning about money? Teach students to manage their shopping allowance while utilizing their addition, subtraction, and budgeting skills in our gift shop – where items start at just $1!
How To Book
Call 931-668-4396 today to reserve your next field trip. Please ask for Tammie and remember to mention the code EARLYBIRD16 to activate your gift certificate. The gift certificate will be given to you on the day of your visit and will be used as the entry form for the Bluegrass Underground ticket giveaway upon use. Limit: 1 $20 Gift Certificate per class.
- Public and Private School Teachers – one certificate per teacher per class.
- Homeschool teachers with a group of 30 or more can also qualify for this offer. One $20 certificate per teacher with 30 students.
- Reservations required.
- Payment must be received in one single transaction- check or credit card.
- Cannot be combined with any other offer or special.
- You MUST mention the code EARLYBIRD16 during the reservation process to take advantage of this offer.
We hope to see you soon at Cumberland Caverns – Where Adventures Run Deep!