Appalachian Caverns

420 Cave Hill Rd.
Blountville, TN 37617- Map It
(423) 323-2337

AAA Editor Notes

Appalachian Caverns is 1.4 mi. s.e. on US 394, .1 mi. s. on Feathers Chapel Rd., 1.3 mi. e. on Buncombe Rd., then .5 mi. e. to 420 Cave Hill Rd. The 1-hour regular tour takes visitors along several levels of lighted walkways that traverse caverns filled with fragile mineral formations. Manganese, iron, copper and calcium deposits create vivid colors within the various rooms, with some chamber ceilings reaching 135 feet. More in-depth Explorer and Wild tours can be scheduled in advance. Gem mining and a climbing wall are available for an additional charge. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Regular tour $12; $10 (ages 60+); $7.50 (ages 4-11). Extended Tour $20. Explorer Tour $30. Wild Tour $40. Reservations are required for Extended, Explorer and Wild tours; departures require a minimum of 4 people.
Hours: Guided regular tours depart every 15 to 20 minutes Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Sun. 1-5, Apr.-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 11-5, rest of year. Last tour begins 1 hour before closing. Closed Christmas.