Lantern Tour


Difficulty Level: Moderate
Time: 4 PM Daily 1.5-2 hours
Plan Ahead: No Reservation Required through February 29, 2020
Age Requirement: All Ages

What You Can Expect:
Bring your family and friends on a 2-mile trek through beautiful Cumberland Caverns! The Lantern Tour leaves out at 4:00 PM CST every day until February 29, 2020.  On this extended tour through the cavern, we will take you through some of the most beloved areas of our cave and whisk you back to spots once reserved for adventure guests only. During this excursion, you will experience all the amazing formations, waterfalls flowing deep beneath the surface, and our world-famous “Volcano Room” with a priceless chandelier hanging from the water carved ceiling. In addition, you will step beyond the 10-acre room where you will descend into the darkness by lantern light. This allows you to experience the cave similar to that of early explorers and what an incredible sight it is to behold!


  • Lantern Tour to the Devil’s Quarry
  • Spooky stories from local folklore
  • Spectacular stalagmites, stalactites, and formations
  • Neverending Waterfall
  • Hall of the Mountain King Light Show
  • Iconic Volcano Room with the priceless chandelier from the Loews Metropolitan Theater in New York
  • Cave history and the Civil War and War of 1812 connection

With rooms larger than Mammoth and more miles than Carlsbad, you are sure to be delighted and amazed at your discoveries and the tales of Cumberland Caverns place in history.

Special note: Cumberland Caverns is NOT handicap accessible. For safety, no wheelchairs or strollers are allowed inside the cave.

Need more information?  Call 931-668-4396


  • Ages 13 and UpMin: 1Max: 50

  • Ages 6-12

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