The Caverns - Grundy County, TN
The Caverns is a large, connected underground cave system that covers over 8,000 linear feet of known surreal cave passages. Shows are hosted in a section of The Caverns historically known to locals and cavers as the Big Mouth Cave because of its impressive, large archway entrance. Experts believe humans have been using the cave to escape the heat, take refuge from rain, and enjoy each other's company for up to 25,000 years.
Today, The Caverns is a modern music venue with padded chair seating for 850, or up to 1,200 for standing-room only shows. What’s more, the cave is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lights, well-appointed restrooms, and delicious food and beverage concessions including craft beer and canned wine. And thanks to the gentle slope of the room and its smooth concrete floor, the venue is accessible to music fans with mobility concerns or physical disabilities.
Daily guided tours include a journey through Big Room Cave, an awe-inspiring underground room which gets its name from its massive size. During the tour, you’ll learn a little bit about geology, cave lore, and the unique history of Grundy County. Adventure cave tours take guests even deeper inside The Caverns cave system and include the daunting “Tombstone Pass.”
GUIDED CAVE TOUR
45 minutes • Moderate difficulty • All ages
From 9a to 5p CT, guided cave tours leave every hour on the hour and include two caves at The Caverns. The tour starts in a cave historically known as Big Room Cave because it’s 3 football fields long. You’ll see amazing cave features, learn a little about Grundy County history and cave mythology, and finish your tour inside The Caverns world famous music venue for a photo op on the iconic stage.
Tour difficulty is moderate because there are a couple steep hills
Not handicap accessible
Age 2 and under are free
$22.95 adults / $12.95 ages 3 to 12 — plus tax & fees
Open 7 days a week
Closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Caverns stays 59 degrees year-round with 91% humidity. The cave feels cool when it's hot outside and warm on cold weather days. Whether you’re attending a concert or taking a cave tour, be sure to bring a light jacket and wear comfortable shoes. If you book an Adventure Cave Tour, we provide all the caving gear you'll need. For concert-goers, “Stay-and-Cave” packages are available with lodging and transportation to and from the venue. With shows throughout the year and a wide variety of music programming, you’re sure to find a concert on our calendar to inspire your musical adventure. See you underground down in The Caverns!
Guided Cave Tours:
Age 2 and under are free
$22.95 adults / $12.95 ages 3 to 12 — plus tax & fee
Adventure Cave Tours:
Reservations required 7 days in advance
$130 — plus tax & fees (T-shirt included)
STAY & CAVE PACKAGES:
Get the VIP experience. Packages include lodging, ground transportation, food vouchers, merchandise from The Caverns, spectacular views of LIVE Music events, and a dedicated guide.
Free guest Wifi
Soft Drinks and Snacks available at Gift Shop
Accept Cash and all major credit cards
Free equipment for adventurig caving participants: caving helmets, head lamps, and knee pads (our gear must be used)