EXPLORE THE CAVERNS!
The Caverns offers daily cave tours that include one of the largest underground rooms in the world at over 3 football fields long and a behind-the-scenes tour of the music venue. Walking tours of these otherworldly caves entwine the unique history of Grundy County, the geology of cave science, and the mythology of cave lore. Tours end on The Caverns world-famous stage.
For thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, take an Adventure Cave Tour to explore deep portions of the Caverns few have ever seen before.
We are closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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
We will begin offering tours on July 4, 2020. In addition to online reservations, we accept walk-ups pending space availability and on a first come, first served basis.
ADVENTURE CAVE TOURS
3 to 4 hours • Extreme difficulty • Ages 16 & up
Get deeper when you visit The Caverns! Explore passages where few have gone before, including the challenging “Tombstone Pass.” Our Adventure Cave Tours are guided by seasoned cavers. Get ready for a subterranean adventure that is both physically and mentally strenuous, but immensely rewarding! And when you make it back to the surface, you’ll receive an exclusive T-shirt to commemorate your successful journey deep into The Caverns.
- Not handicap accessible
- We provide caving helmets, head lamps, and knee pads (our gear must be used)
- You will get muddy, so please dress appropriately
- Reservations required 7 days in advance
- $130 — plus tax & fees (T-shirt included)
Please note, if you are the first person to book a tour spot, there is a minimum of two people per booking. All participants must sign a waiver onsite prior to the tour.
We will begin offering tours on July 4, 2020.
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- Charlie Roberts Road, Payne Cove