Discovery Walking Tour Badge

Discovery Walking Tour

Time: 1.5 hours Age Requirement: None

Group Size: Groups of 2+ Tour Time: Walking tours leave hourly*

This one’s for the day-trippers and the road warriors. Those who just want to get out – out of town, out of the car, and out into nature’s most spectacular wonders.

Break up all those “are we there yets” with the Discovery Walking Tour at Cumberland Caverns. Open to any-aged explorer, this adventure features a 1.5-hour walking tour through our world 333 feet below.

Experience the wonder of the famous light show, the beauty of the Hall of the Mountain King, and the history behind the infamous “Meat Grinder.”

Tan Boot Prints

Physical Expectations:

1.5 miles

  • Rocky, dirt surface with steps and slopes to walk up and down
  • No climbing or crawling on this walking tour
  • Not handicapped accessible
  • Person holding a railing within a cave
  • Interior of a cave with a lake
  • Mom and two kids smiling on the staircase

Tour Highlights:

  • Stalagmites and stalactites
  • Tennessee's largest cave show
  • Stunning formations
  • The Neverending Waterfall
  • Hall of the Mountain King Light Show
  • Historic Volcano Room featuring the famous chandelier from the Loews Metropolitan Theater in New York
  • Detailed cave history, including the War of 1812 and Civil War connections

Tour Prices:

  • 4 and Under: FREE
  • 5-12 Years: $18.95
  • 13 and Up: $26.95
Private Discovery Walking Tour Badge

Private Discovery Walking Tour

Time: 2-2.5 Hours Age Requirement: None

Group Size: 2+ Tour Time: Book Below*

Discovery Walking Tour – but make it exclusive.

Bring your family and friends for a private VIP tour through Cumberland Caverns. A guide will take you and your group through the cavern on a Discovery Walking Tour with an added bonus — a trip back to the end of the 10-acre room to see the Devil’s Quarry by lantern light.

Guests on this extended tour will experience sights and discoveries previously reserved for adventure customers only.

No worries — you won’t be doing any crawling or climbing on this tour, but you will learn and see more than ever before on your private tour of the cavern.

MINIMUM 10-DAY ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIRED!

Tan Boot Prints

Physical Expectations:

1.5 miles

  • Rocky, dirt surface with steps and slopes to walk up and down
  • No climbing or crawling on this walking tour
  • Not handicapped accessible
  • Tour guide talking to a family outside the Caverns
  • Two kids pointing at stalactites inside the caverns
  • Person wearing a hat and lamp pointing at a rock in the caverns

Tour Highlights:

  • Stalagmites and stalactites
  • Tennessee’s largest cave show
  • Stunning formations
  • The Neverending Waterfall
  • Hall of the Mountain King Light Show
  • Historic Volcano Room featuring the famous chandelier from the Loews Metropolitan Theater in New York
  • Detailed cave history, including the War of 1812 and Civil War connections

Tour Prices:

  • 4 and Under: FREE
  • 5-12 Years: $25.00
  • 12 and Up: $45.00
  • 10-day advance booking needed.

*Private tour times will be decided at booking.


All tours are non-refundable.