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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!

Cumberland Caverns Ranks #19 On PEOPLE’S “100 Reasons To Love America”

PEOPLE’S “100 Reasons To Love America” lists Cumberland Caverns in the 19th spot!

PEOPLE Magazine is celebrating our nation’s independence with “100 Reasons To Love America.” Cumberland Caverns appears 19th on the list of PEOPLE’S favorites. This collection compiles 100 of America’s favorite people, places, things and ideas.

Over 32 miles of caves and underground passageways draw thousands of visitors to Cumberland Caverns each year. Here explorers of all skill levels can experience incredible underground rock formations, beautiful underground waterfalls, gleaming pools and much more.

Inside the Historic Volcano Room, 333’ below the surface, concertgoers are treated to near-perfect acoustics presented with a backdrop of amazing formations and unsurpassed beauty. The concert series, Cumberland Caverns Live, hosts a wide array of talent including The Head And The Heart, Shawn Mullins, Secret Sisters, Todd Snider, Elizabeth Cook and more!

Forbes, Time and Jetsetter have included music at Cumberland Caverns on some of their most prestigious lists of places you don’t want to miss. Now PEOPLE joins the ranks listing Cumberland Caverns among the top 20 reasons to love America!

The special July 2018 edition of PEOPLE Magazine is on sale now at newsstands across the country.

Cumberland Caverns Live Welcomes Son Volt – September 9

Cumberland Caverns Live Welcomes Son Volt

Cumberland Caverns Live Welcomes Son Volt

Performing in the World-Famous Volcano Room on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 3 PM (CST)

Cumberland Caverns Live is excited to announce that Son Volt is making a stop at the World-Famous Volcano Room on Sunday, September 9! Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8th at 10 AM (CST).

Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the Alt-Country movement of the 1990’s. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana. Son Volt’s acclaimed 1995 debut “Trace” was recently reissued in a special 20th Anniversary Edition.

The band’s latest album “Notes of Blue” was released in February of last year, and Jay spoke to Rolling Stone about the album’s blues inspirations. Jay said,

“Blues is such a foundational element in early country music. Hank Williams learned from a blues musician. My father played Hank Williams songs and I learned to play music from him. So it’s all part of a nice continuum.”

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.