Tuckaleechee Caverns

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Rock formations in the Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Tuckaleechee Caverns (About this soundpronunciation ) is a set of caverns and tourist attraction in Townsend, Tennessee, near the Smoky Mountains. The caverns were discovered in the mid-19th century and were opened to the public by Bill Vananda and Harry Myers in 1953. The caverns are known for the "Big Room", an immense cave/cavern room with many stalagmites reaching 24 feet tall with flow-stone formations hundreds of feet in length and width.

Tuckaleechee Caverns also has a large underground waterfall named "Silver Falls", a 210-foot two-tier waterfall. The cavern originates at White Oak Sinks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Caverns also host a seismograph system monitored by the United States Department of Defense and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).[1]


  1. ^ "Tuckaleechee Caverns: Greatest Site Under the Smokies". Blue Ridge Digest (Fall 2016): 22. Retrieved January 8, 2017.

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