Cumberland Caverns is hosting Free Kid Fridays throughout September!
Join us every Friday in September and enjoy two FREE child Daily Walking Tour tickets (ages 12 and under) with one paid adult ticket purchase.
On this tour, you and your children will witness the beauty of nature nestled safely under our feet. Watch your child’s eyes light up with wonder as they experience an underground world as vibrant as their imagination!
Not only is this tour visually stimulating, but entertaining and educational as well.
Making learning fun, 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!
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. You can also mine for your own gems in our Gem Mining Sluice-prices start at $5.99 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!
Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Daily Walking Tour leaves every hour on the hour.
Free Kid Fridays are only valid on the day purchased – any Friday in September. Tickets cannot be purchased for use on a future date. The adult ticket holder must accompany children on the Daily Walking Tour. Children will not be permitted to enter the cave without a guardian. Large groups, please call for reservations so we can schedule additional guides.
Cannot combine this offer with any other Cumberland Caverns offers. Only valid on Daily Walking Tours. Not valid on prior purchases. ©2017 Cumberland Caverns
Cumberland Caverns-where adventures run deep!
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.