Legacy is not what I did for myself. It’s what I’m doing for the next generation.-Vitor Belfort
Roy Davis had a dream and that dream was Cumberland Caverns. Although he helped commercialize over 150 caves all over the world, his true love was in McMinnville, Tennessee. The cave was his baby, his life, his legacy. And this is our tribute to him.
This summer, in honor of our founder, the cave will open some of his most beloved ‘wild’ areas to the public for the first time. Coined the “Legacy Tour” by Travis Young, General Manager of Cumberland Caverns, the adventure will be the most extreme offered at Cumberland Caverns to date. “The Legacy Tour is a perfect tribute to a man who gave so much of himself to the caving world and the quest of discovering new passages.”-Travis Young
Adventure enthusiasts will see amazing sights, such as twenty-thousand-year-old lynx bones just past the Grand Hall. The Grand Hall, which boasts the reputation of being the third largest room in the cave, reveals historic dates of early explorers. Even the signature of a young Roy Davis can be found on the Rock of Ages.
On this trip, adventurers will traverse up and down handlines, experience the tallest ladder in Cumberland Caverns, and even see blue mud from the dissolved limestone. Trained guides will not only take you to see Blue Mud Mountain, they will invite you to rest and take pictures at the historic Monument Pillar.
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