Jack Daniel’s Distillery-Our Neighbor to the West

Our neighbor, Jack Daniels Distillery, is as synonymous with Tennessee as Nashville, country music, and Dolly Parton herself! The short drive through the hills and hollows to reach either destination is breathtakingly beautiful, and our connections may surprise you. Each location was discovered in the 1800s, are deeply rooted in Tennessee history, boast magical caves,…

Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

Yesterday, I ran across a stack of old CD’s in a vintage filing cabinet at the cave. As I started making my way through the thousands of pictures, I ran across one of Lewis Lamon at the World’s Fair in Knoxville circa 1982. Then it hit me, on May 1, this picture will be 37…

Link between Mammoth Cave and Cumberland Caverns Discovered

Years of research, geology mapping, and manned exploration have finally paid off for two of the largest cave systems in America when late last month a long-speculated narrow tunnel revealed a connection between Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee and Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Native American folklore told of a great passageway connecting the north with the…

Geologist Day and the Science of Below

Parts Unknown Adventure Trip

Have you ever stepped inside a cave and wondered how it was formed? Caves are a very important part of our ecosystem and therefore it is very important for scientists to study and document the changes in karst and surrounding regions. April 7th is Geologist Day and we wanted to celebrate by taking a closer…

Around the Mountain: Tennessee Hiking Trails and Safety

Cumberland Caverns, located in the mountains of the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee, offers day trippers an opportunity to explore above and below ground with caving tours and miles of incredible hiking trails. Hiking in nature is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health and wellbeing. It is also…