All-Inclusive Cardwell Mountain Package

All-Inclusive Cardwell Mountain Package

If nature, quality time, and adventure are all at the top of your must-experience list this year look no further than Cumberland Caverns and the Upper Cumberland region to fill that order. Are you looking for a weekend getaway that won’t break the bank? For less than $70 per person, you and your crew of…

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…

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…

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…

Buster Ballard- The Hardest Working Dog in Tourism

Meet Buster Ballard, the hardest working dog in tourism. Buster is a native of Warren County and has spent his entire life exploring Cardwell Mountain and greeting guests as they arrive at Cumberland Caverns. Buster, the official cave concierge, loves to lead tourists on nature hikes across the mountain and is the perfect host to…