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The Marcus King Band With Special Guest Ida Mae – Nov. 10

Cumberland Caverns Live Welcomes Son Volt

Performing live in the World-Famous Volcano Room on Saturday, Nov. 10

Cumberland Caverns Live is excited to announce that The Marcus King Band with special guest Ida Mae is making a stop at the World-Famous Volcano Room on Saturday, Nov. 10!

Look for pre-concert Cave Tour Packages when purchasing your ticket!

Ida Mae

World Famous Volcano Room

This legendary room 333’ below the surface, has caught the attention of the music industry and entire world for its near-perfect acoustics presented with a backdrop of amazing formations and unsurpassed beauty.

Get More Caving Fun

333 Exploration Tour Package – $15*
Want to explore Cumberland Caverns beyond the Volcano Room? Add the 333 Exploration Tour Package and come early for this hour-long pre-show tour that will take you to seven different parts of Cumberland Caverns. Get a bird’s eye view of the World Famous Volcano Room from high atop the balcony. Make the most of your time with us with this exciting caving adventure on concert day! This $21 value can be yours for only $15* when purchased with your Cumberland Caverns Live concert ticket.

*333 Exploration Tour Ticket does not act as a concert ticket. Cumberland Caverns will not allow access into the Volcano Room during the concert unless you have a separate ticket for that show. Special rate available only when purchased with a concert ticket. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Cumberland Caverns Talks Cave Safety With FOX 17

Cave Safety – Always Be Prepared When Exploring Underground

With 10,000 known caves, Tennessee has more caves per state than any other state in the nation. And explorers are finding new ones all the time. The crew at Cumberland Caverns has some important safety tips for explores planning an underground adventure.

When venturing underground remember your Rules of Three. Always have three sources of light and always cave with three people. And before you depart, remember to tell your friends and family where you are going. It’s very important to give clear details of your underground trip to people who are not accompanying you. Also, watch the weather and know the flooding patterns (if any) of the cave you plan to visit.

Our cave crew closely followed the story of the youth soccer team who became trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. We are all thankful for the successful rescue of the boys and their coach.

Matt Alvarez of FOX 17 in Nashville, TN, visited Cumberland Caverns and spoke to our cave crew about the importance of cave safety. Kelly Roberts said,

“Something like Thailand could happen in Tennessee. It would not happen in one of the commercial caves. Our cave does not flood, but even at the commercial caves that do flood they keep a close eye on the weather and they will shut down if there’s going to be any inkling that there’s going to be a flood or high water.”

During a recent interview with FOX 17, long time explorer Bill Walter shared the importance of safety when caving. With 65 years of caving and exploring experience, Bill is an expert. Once he even rescued people who became stuck in a cave on his property. Bill said,

“Wet caves can be dangerous too, of course, the Thailand incident gave everybody a picture of what can happen, and Tennessee caves can flood.”

Watch the video and read the full FOX 17 news story. Special thanks to Matt Alvarez for sharing the importance of caving safety.

All-Inclusive Cardwell Mountain Package

Cumberland Caverns: Weekend Full of Adventure!

If nature, quality time, and adventure are all at the top of your must-experience list this summer, look no further than Cumberland Caverns and the Upper Cumberland region to fill that order!

Are you looking for a weekend getaway that won’t break the bank? For less than $70 per person, which includes tax, you and your crew of 10 or more can enjoy a weekend filled with fun at Cumberland Caverns. This summer we announced the opening of our all new Apple Brandy Trail guided hike. To celebrate, we have put together an all-inclusive Cardwell Mountain package that is sure to check off some items on your bucket list. Don’t have 10 people in your group? No worries, we will find a night when we already have folks on the books and reserve your getaway during that time.

All-Inclusive Cardwell Mountain Package $60 (plus tax)

  • Daily Walking Tour
  • Higgenbotham’s Revenge Caving Adventure
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Stay In The Cave
  • Breakfast
  • Apple Brandy Trail Guided Hike

The weekend will start off right with a Caveman Campout on a Friday or Saturday night. During your overnight excursion inside the cave, you will enjoy a Daily Walking Tour, explore the depths of the cavern on a Higgenbotham’s Revenge Adventure Tour, be treated to a delicious dinner, and bed down in our perfect 56-degree 10-acre room at your own campsite. Upon waking the next morning, breakfast will be served, and you will then be off on your next grand adventure, this time outside, on the Apple Brandy Trail guided hike. The 2-hour trek takes hikers across Cardwell Mountain on a beautiful scenic journey that combines nature and the rich history of Warren County. You and your group will be delighted by the stories, legends, and scenery of our area while enjoying the fresh air and all the best mother nature has to offer.

Explore More

If you are looking to extend your stay, you can add additional spelunking tours, check out a Cumberland Caverns Live concert, or visit any of the following great attractions within 30-45 mins of the cavern: Smooth Rapids Kayak Rental, Fall Creek Falls and Rock Island State Parks, ISHA, Canoe the Caney, The Retreat at Center Hill Lake, and don’t forget to take a stroll through our picturesque downtown McMinnville.

Come for the day or stay for the week. There’s always plenty of outdoor activities, beautiful landscapes, adventure, and fun to turn your family vacation into a memory of a lifetime.

Call 931-668-4396 for more information.

Cumberland Caverns-where adventures run deep!

Friday Rocky Topper Adventure Tours – NO Reservations Required

Rocky Topper Adventure Tour Now Offered Every Friday-WITHOUT A RESERVATION

Are you bored with the same old summer routine? Escape the summer heat by going on an underground adventure! Every Friday, beginning June 29, grab your crew and head on down to Cumberland Caverns for an afternoon full of excitement and memory making fun!

Did I mention the cave has a natural air-conditioning system in place for the dog days of summer? You read that right, it stays a consistent 56 degrees inside the cave year-round which makes it a perfect escape any time you need a break. On this adventure, discovery will be the name of the game as you twist, turn, climb, and wind your way through passages deep within the cavern. While you are testing your abilities and gaining your confidence, laughter and good times will fuel your quest for the ultimate experience!

The Rocky Topper adventure tour is about ¾ of a mile, takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to complete, and is of moderate intensity. What will you need to make this the best spelunking day at the cave? We recommend pants instead of shorts, closed toe walking or hiking shoes, a love of nature, and a sense of adventure. We also suggest knee and elbow pads, but they are not required. What does Cumberland Caverns provide? We will equip you with an experienced guide and a lighted helmet to lead the way.

This spelunking trip is designed for ages 6 and up and takes you through some of the most loved areas of the cave- and with names like “Lemon Squeezer and Bubblegum Alley” you are guaranteed to have fun! So, grab your family and friends and join us at 1:00 p.m. CST every Friday and Saturday through August 31 for our Rocky Topper “No Reservations Required” Adventure Tour.


Cumberland Caverns-where adventures run deep!

Kids Cave Free During Rutherford County Days

Rutherford County Residents Enjoy Free Child Admission During the Month of August!

Are you looking for adventure and one last reprieve from the summer heat before heading back to class? Cumberland Caverns has an exclusive offer for Rutherford County residents, but it’s only good for a limited time. Make the short drive out to the cave anytime during the month of August and enjoy 2 free children’s daily walking tour admissions when you purchase one adult ticket at full price. That’s a savings of over $27!

“We wanted to take this opportunity to invite our neighbors to come out and enjoy our beautiful spot on (and under) the mountain. There really is no better way to escape the heat and bustling city life than to get out in nature and into our perfect 56-degree cavern for some quality time and family fun,” says Kelly Roberts, Marketing Director for Cumberland Caverns.

A Unique Experience

On the Daily Walking Tour, guests can expect to experience a magical world hidden just beneath the earth’s surface. With sights and sounds to spark imagination and wonder, the 1.5 hour walk through the cave takes visitors on a journey through time, weaving the brave and historic tales of past explorers with fascinating facts about the caves discovery, formations and unique features.

“Cumberland Caverns has so much more to offer guests in addition to the underground excursions. Bring your lunch and enjoy a meal out under the pavilion, mine for gems in the all new sluice, or hike one of our beautiful trails. The cave is also centrally located to kayak rentals, ISHA, and Fall Creek Falls and Rock Island State Parks.” -Robby Black, General Manager

No Reservations Required

The no reservation required Daily Walking Tour leaves out every hour on the hour from 9-5 CST. To qualify for the free child’s admission, show your driver’s license or proof of residency from Rutherford County during check-in and be ready to make a memory to last a lifetime. If you are looking to test your strength, endurance and thrill-seeking levels, inquire about spending the night inside the cave or one of the many daytime adventure tours.

Call 931-668-4396 for more information.

Cumberland Caverns-where adventures run deep!