Bring your headlamps. Beneath Tennessee's rich soil awaits a subterranean wonderland, calling to the spelunker or the explorer in you.
Tennessee's numerous waterfalls, soaring mountain peaks and thousands of plant species are but a prelude to the natural wonders that lie below its surface. With more than 8,600 caves,Tennessee is a spelunker's Shangri-la.
Venture down below and discover a subterranean wonderland. Visit Appalachian Caverns and listen as a guide explains what makes these caves unique, or spend an afternoon at the Lost Sea, floating on the nation's largest underground lake. Experienced cavers will revel in the numerous private caves sprinkled throughout the state, all offering a remarkable underground discovery. Don't forget to take in one of the beautiful grottos that call Tennessee home--Buck's Gardens and Grotto is a must-see.
Uncle Lems Mountain Outfitters
Uncle Lem’s Mountain Outfitters is located at 9715 Kingston Pike across the street from Franklin Square. Featuring products from The North Face, Patagonia, Vasque, Rainbow Sandals, KEEN, Sanuk, TEVA, MSR, and much more. ...more
Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area
Virgin Falls is a 1,157-acre natural area located adjacent to the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness in White County. The natural area is named for Virgin Falls, which is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave, then drops over a 110-foot high cliff before disappearing into another cave at the bottom of the sink. ...more