2017 Progress Edition
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Since 1991 Appalachian Caverns has been Tennessee’s most historic natural attraction, over 500 million years in the making!
Roger W. Hartley has been the steward at Appalachian Caverns for past 13 years. After serving in the air force and working at various factory jobs, Mr. Hartley says “Working at the cavern is a joy. Meeting people from all over the world, and giving them a small sample of our culture.”
All tours at Appalachian Caverns are lead by a well-trained guide. There are three levels of a tour, starting with a walking tour, to a down and dirty three and a half hour tour—where a hot shower is provided afterward in warm weather. But there’s more to Appalachian Caverns than just the caverns, there’s also a campground and gem mine. Mr. Hartley: “When you come to Appalachian Caverns we want you to enjoy your visit. If you don't like history, geology, or nature at all then maybe you can still learn something. Our tours are not on a script so if you come here a few times during a year some things will be different, a different guide or with the same guide each tour we try to base it on the group.”
Groups are all welcome, with discounted rates offered. Every kind of group from school, scout and church groups have visited Appalachian Caverns. When you’re looking for a different kind of nature activity in the region, Appalachian Caverns should be on the top of your list.