Discover Cumberland Caverns, America’s Greatest Caving Adventure
With over 27 miles of passageways, incredible underground rock formations, beautiful underground waterfalls, and gleaming pools, there is fun for adventurers of all skill levels and ages.
We offer THREE categories of tours: Walking Tours, Adventure Tours and Overnight Packages, with four tour options in each category, making a total of 12 tour options!
Our 4 different WALKING TOURS are informative, guided tours for the whole family. They are led along a walking path and range from 45 minutes up to 2 hours! You won’t get muddy on these tours, but your guide will WOW you with amazing facts. Our tours are meant to compliment each other, so if you have the time we recommend taking multiple tours to get the most of the story! Choose the CARDWELL tour if you love history and/or need the easiest walking tour we offer. Choose the DISCOVERY tour if you love wildlife and geology and want to have a bit more of a hike with 350 uneven, natural stone steps to see the largest room in the cave. Choose the LANTERN tour if you want to see the cave by lantern light, or go all out by reserving a PRIVATE tour at least 10+ days in advance.
ADVENTURE TOURS are where you get down and dirty. We will let you borrow a helmet and headlamp, you bring the gloves and kneepads. We have FOUR options ranging from moderate to extreme! The HALL CRAWL is great for families with younger kids (ages 6+) but beware – we find all that muddy crawling is much easier for our kiddos than for the full-grown humans! The HIGGENBOTHAM is a great option for first time adult cavers or those with kids ages 11+. It is a through trip that starts at the historic Higgenbotham Cave entrance and goes all the way into the Volcano Room and out the Henshaw Cave entrance, retracing the steps of explorers from the 1800s and early 1900s. Ready for the EXTREME options? Test your stamina and strength on THE CRUCIBLE or take the MOST extreme and longest adventure tour available, GUTS AND GLORY . These two EXTREME tours are for ages 16+ in good athletic shape only.
OVERNIGHT PACKAGES are the perfect activity for scout groups, youth groups, or any group looking to have a team building activity and get the unique experience of sleeping overnight in the cave. We have FOUR options, and the prices are designed for groups of 10+ only. The MUDDY MAYHEM is perfect for ages 6+, the SKYLIGHT SLEEPOVER is for ages 11+ looking for a little more adventure, and the INTO THE DARK and LIGHTS OUT package are only for those ages 16+. Make sure to read the detailed itineraries listed on each tour page to decide which option is right for you!