August 10, 2013
Grab a flashlight, lace up your hiking boots, and come along with Buddy Davis on an adventure-packed day of spelunking! Buddy will lead you on an exciting journey through the breathtaking Cumberland Caverns, located in McMinnville, Tennessee. Buddy was recently on site at Cumberland Caverns for the filming of his newest video in the Amazing Adventures series: Extreme Caving! This is your chance for an up-close look, and you're sure to discover plenty of behind-the-scenes information about the making of the video, not to mention great biblical teaching about cave formation.
In addition to exploring the caves (with two routes available—one moderately difficult and one strenuous), the day's activities will include dinner in the cave, a premier showing of Extreme Caving, a concert by Buddy, and an option to camp overnight in the cave!
This is an action-packed event that you won't want to miss.
Come see what waits beneath the surface in Tennessee! This guided tour includes historic saltpeter artifacts, gleaming pools, a waterfall, and the acclaimed God of the Mountain sound and light pageant.
The walking tour is a 1.5-mile hike over rock and dirt—fun for all ages. Please bring the kids, but leave the strollers behind; there are steps and slopes on the pathway that make it inaccessible.
The walking tour includes the hike, dinner, a concert by Buddy Davis, and a showing of Extreme Caving.
Adult (12 and older): $35
Child (11 and under): $20
For the more daring, join us on a spelunking adventure! You will encounter crawls and climbs, ladders and ledges, and tight squeezes. And you will get wet and muddy! Guests will have to "test" to make sure they can fit through the smallest crevice (11 inches high) before beginning this strenuous adventure. This portion is recommended for ages six and up.
Do not participate in the spelunking tour if you have a heart or respiratory condition, knee problems, or back problems.
The spelunking tour also includes the 1.5-mile walking tour route, dinner, Buddy Davis concert, and Extreme Caving video.
Adults and children: $50
Why go home, when you can spend the night with us in the cave? Cumberland Caverns' "Ten Acre Room" is equipped with electrical outlets for air-mattress pumps and fully functional restroom facilities. Additional restroom facilities and showers are available outside the cave as well. You will carry your gear half a mile from the parking area to the cave, so pack light.
The overnight adventure also includes the spelunking tour, walking tour, dinner, Buddy Davis concert, Extreme Caving video, and breakfast the next morning.
Adults and children: $60
Cumberland Caverns is located in central Tennessee between Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. Participants are responsible for their own transportation (get directions).
Not a member? You can sign up for this event by either (1) purchasing a membership or (2) calling Member Services to be added to a waiting list. If room is available then we will open slots to non-members. Additional fees may apply.
For more information or to register for this event, contact Member Services at 888-582-4253 ext. 494, or [email protected].
We cannot wait for the next [event] . . . so we can come again and hopefully plan for a longer trip [with] more time to watch the shows in the museum and appreciate it more. Even though we made a fast trip there and back home we loved it and were more relaxed on this trip than any other we have ever been on.”
– D.&D.B., Tecumseh, OK