Cave Points- Going Batty at Cumberland Caverns

  Approximately 1500 little brown bats (scientific name: Myotis lucifugus) call Cumberland Caverns their home. Typically, bats live in areas of the cave that are not frequented by guests, but we do have a few who like to hang around on the rock ledges and overhangs of the Daily Walking Tour trail.   Little brown…

Around the Mountain: Warren County

  We love our community and our neighbors! Guests are amazed when they ask, “what is there to do around here?” and we reply with a 10-minute rundown of all our favorite spots. When planning your trip to the Upper Cumberland and Middle Tennessee, you need to plan on more than a couple of days…

Cave Points: The Making of a Cave Pearl

  Do you know some caves make pearls? As defined by Wikipedia, a cave pearl is a small, usually spherical, speleothem (cave formation) found in limestone caves. Cave pearls are formed by a concretion of calcium salts that form concentric layers around a nucleus. Exposure to moving water polishes the surface of cave pearls, making…

Around the Mountain: Caves in Tennessee

Were you aware there are over 10K known caves in Tennessee? In fact, Tennessee boasts the highest number of caves in the U.S. with the majority running right down the middle of the state. For a natural earth cavity to qualify and be listed as a cave on the Tennessee Cave Survey database it must…

Spring has SPRUNG at Cumberland Caverns!

Are you looking for an out of the ordinary spring break destination this year? If so, Cumberland Caverns has the perfect getaway waiting for you just down the road in the heart of Middle Tennessee! Discovered in 1810 by legendary trailblazer Aaron Higgenbotham, Cumberland Caverns welcomes you and your family to join us on an…