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Walking Tour

Lanterns & Legends Tour

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Time: 90 Minutes

Age Requirement: 8+ years old

Group Size : Groups of 2+

NEW TOUR BEGINNING March 5 2023!!!

This tour will venture into Cumberland Caverns purely by lantern light!  Experience TRUE darkness, recreate the effect that gave the Volcano Room it’s name, learn about the tales of early explorers including some spine-tingling tales of past cave explorers, learn about the science of the dark and see Cumberland Caverns in a whole new light.

The Lanterns & Legends is only offered on certain days as the last tour of the day. Advance booking HIGHLY recommmended as this tour is limited in capactiy! You must book online at least 2 hours prior to departure! IF there are any spots left on tours that are less than 2 hours away can they only be purchased in person, 1st come, 1st served.

Physical Expectations

  • Rocky, dirt surface with uneven slopes & stairs to walk up and down.
  • Low-light experience by lantern only.
  • No climbing or crawling on this walking tour
  • Not handicapped accessible.

Tour Highlights:

  • Experience TOTAL darkness
  • The 10 Acre Room
  • Goosebumps-inducing stories of past cave explorers
  • The SCIENCE of the DARK
  • Recreate the light effect that gave the WORLD FAMOUS Volcano Room it’s name


8-12 Years: $21.95
13 and Up: $29.95

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Group Size: Groups of 2+

*Private tour times will be decided at booking

All tours are non-refundable