4 based on 873 reviews
The Lost Sea is open daily except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Lost Sea is America's Largest Underground Lake. All tours are guided tours and last for approximately one hour and twenty minutes. Reservations are not required. The adult rate is $19.95 and children 5-12 are $10.95 children 4 and under are free. We do offer a group rate for groups of 15 or more. We also offer a Wild Cave Adventure tour for groups of 12 or more. You may even spend the night on the Wild Cave Tour. The Lost Sea is also a Civil War Trail Marker. The oldest known date in the cave is a date of 1863. This date has been carbon tested and does prove to be an authentic date.
My girls wanted to go on a "cave adventure" while we were on vacation this past summer. This is a GREAT cave adventure for children who are"first timers." The entrance tunnel which begins the adventure is neat as you start to move downwards into the cave. The tour guide was very informative and interesting (BUT WE WISHED that he would have SLOWED DOWN since my wife walks with a cane and can't walk as fast as most people). That was the only draw back -> the guide was inconsiderate of the fact that some people in the group were slower walking and had a harder time keeping up (especially on the trek back up the path towards the "bear's claw" resting point. By the time my family was able to make it to the resting point coming back up because of my wife having to walk with a cane and we were taking our time helping her, the guide said "ok, let's go and head on up." I'm sorry, but that was rude and very inconsiderate of those with disabilities who would also like to enjoy some "adventures' as well. The overall trail is wide enough and fine for the tour but the guides need to be more patient and considerate. The glass bottom boats were neat and fun, and my children enjoyed seeing the "blind" trout and watching the trout get fed. My children also enjoyed seeing everything else there as well including the gem mining, glass shop and glass blower, the gift shop, and even the snack bar / grill was good for lunch. Overall, this is well worth seeing as a stop during your travels. We would visit again and my children have already said they want to see it again some day.
4.5 based on 140 reviews
Drove from Sevierville Tennessee, round trip 130 miles and it was worth it.. Great family owned business in Tennessee and Wisconsin has nothing on these folks. GREAT Cheese, must have 30 different flavors, and all very good. Go to their web-site and order. You will re-order I promise. !!!!
5 based on 77 reviews
I have purchased numerous products from Benton's and have never been disappointed. I have even had my own hogs cured by them and they were awesome. While they may not offer that service anymore they still make a superior product. Highly recommend.
4.5 based on 120 reviews
The welcome center has a wealth of information about the life and weapons of the soldiers stationed here. The books on sale recount the history of the fort and its most famous inhabitants.
Strolling through the stockade fort reminds you of the pent-up circumstance of the early settlers and soldiers. There's not much room inside, and there are no extant building outside. The quarters are all small, and would be extremely uncomfortable in inclement weather. The armory is quite interesting as it has examples of all of the munitions used in the forts' weapons.
There is a picnic area on-site, with nice river views. The fort tour is unguided, and there are no restaurants.
5 based on 28 reviews
This is a beautiful vineyard managed by people very knowledgeable about wines and wine making. The wine is all from muscadine grapes and has a unique taste, particularly the white wine. The owners have done a superb job of incorporating local history into their process....MoreThank You!! See you Soon!!
4 based on 73 reviews
The Museum is currently closed for renovations. We plan to reopen the museum with a new exhibit in June 2018. You can still visit the grounds and stop by the gift shop, which is located in the trailer. The outdoor displays and gift shop are currently open. M-S 9-5, Sunday 12-5. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, & Thanksgiving.
I really enjoyed learning about Sequoyah and how he created the written Cherokee language. I probably spent 15 minutes in the museum. I had my three small children with me which caused my visit to be expedited. I would have enjoyed more time. I think it's a great museum and worth a visit. The Fort Loudon Historic site is minutes away. It's a good combined visit.
4.5 based on 111 reviews
We stopped by before we headed on to the Cherohala Skyway. We got a great area map and good information about the area. They have nice clean restrooms too which we recommend before driving the Cherohala.....other restrooms are the large vault toilets on some of the Cherohala Skyway.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Bobby Todd is an amazing gift and antique shop! It's easy to get lost in their beautiful displays of well-priced antique items. They feature very stylish items from European antiques, American antiques, and primitive pieces, all cleverly displayed. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. If you go from October through December, their Christmas display is among the best I have seen anywhere in the country, New York included! There are other charming stores in Historic Downtown Sweetwater as well, so be sure to visit them all, but Bobby Todd is definitely the center piece!
5 based on 68 reviews
the museum and vistor center is three buildings. Dont know which enjoyed more ,,i guess the phones got to show my grands the operator consol thier great grandmother used
5 based on 5 reviews
We are a scuba diving resort in Athens, TN that is based around a ten acre quarry lake. Our crystal clear waters are home to the ancient and extraordinary paddlefish, among other aquatic wildlife. Since coming under new management in the summer of 2014, we have been hard at work improving both our on-site and online amenities.
There are several places to dive locally here in East Tennessee but for the facilities, area, and generally good visibility Loch Low Minn has it all. I'm an instructor and this is the only place I take my students and one of the few places I frequent locally for fun dives.
There is ample parking bathroom facilities near the entry point, newer picnic tables and plenty of them and a nice level road going down to the water. The owner has some great plans for 2016 as well.
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