Episode 3: Tuckaleechee Caverns

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Podcast Notes

Marc and Ann recently made the 1.5 mile trek through Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, Tennessee and decided to share their experience with you.

Tuckaleechee Caverns is known as “The Greatest Site Under the Smokies.” And why not? It is the home of the tallest subterranean waterfall in America, at 210 feet. Ruby Falls, in nearby Chattanooga, claims to be the tallest, however, it is a mere 145 feet (wink, wink). On the plus side, visitors to Ruby Falls can actually see more of the waterfall there than you can at Tuckaleechee Caverns. Even so, Tuckaleechee Caverns is a wonderful attraction and well worth your time.

The cavern is not about the waterfall, it is about the whole cave experience. Some of the interesting things you will see are massive stalactites, stalagmites, a “bear” rock formation, a wishing pool, and a fresh water stream flowing through the caverns with water clean enough to drink. At one end of the cave is a room large enough to hold a football field at 400′ x 300′ and 150′ deep. You can enjoy exploring Tuckaleechee Caverns with your entire family.

A gift shop at the entrance is full of fun stuff you will want to take home. The t-shirts and ball caps are some of our favorites.

Marc and Ann also visited The Chocolate B’ar, a great little shop selling homemade chocolates, coffee, and soft drinks in Townsend. It is a great spot to relax, eat some chocolate, have a drink, and sit by a warm fire. Tell Kevin we said, “Hi!”

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