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Cumberland Caverns

Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee


Originally discovered in 1810, Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee is the largest show cave and a U.S. National Natural Landmark.  This 27 mile cave is filled with spectacular natural formations.  Cumberland Caverns is open year round and there is much to see and do.

Cumberland Caverns walking tourThe show cave has a rich history that dates back to the Civil War.  Take a one and a half mile tour through Cumberland Caverns and discover all of it’s hidden beauty.  From a beautiful waterfall and gleaming pools to the amazing ton crystal chandelier hanging in the Volcano Room.  Around every corner are unique natural wonders that will leave you speechless.  Click on the walking tour map and see all of the special rooms you will explore from the Bone Room to the historic Saltpeter Mine!

While at Cumberland Caverns, be sure to try your hand at gem mining.  The mining experience is a fun way to learn about mining and actually use an old-time mining sluice.  Miners work bags of mining rough which are guaranteed to yield a variety of gems and minerals!  The best part of your mining adventure is that you keep what you find!

If you are even more adventurous, you can schedule a special event at Cumberland Caverns.

  • Daytime & Overnight Adventure Trips  
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Banquets and Weddings
  • Birthday Parties

Cumberland Caverns can deliver an experience you will not forget.

Just how big are these caverns?

Big enough to hold a bluegrass concert!  That’s right, you can attend a bluegrass concert inside the cave.

Bluegrass Underground is a monthly bluegrass concert series, recorded live at Cumberland Caverns.  When you view the video, you will get an idea of just how big the Volcano Room is at Cumberland Caverns.


There is much more to see and do at Cumberland Caverns, so start planning your trip by visiting their website at   Be sure to look for their special internet coupon for a discount on your admission to the caves.



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Cold River Mining Company
246 Silver Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone (413) 219-3315

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