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The Lost Sea Adventure, Sweetwater

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#6 of 110 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Nature / Wildlife Tour · Wildlife Area
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The Lost Sea Adventure explores the Craighead Caverns, home to America's largest underground lake. Take the 1.2 km (0.75 mi) guided walk to see the impressive formations. Your guide will tell you about the caverns' varied history, including a period as a Cherokee meeting place, as well as a gunpowder-materials mining site for Confederate soldiers. The tour ends with a glass-bottom boat trip on the massive Lost Sea. Back above ground, explore Old Sweetwater Village, an artificial town full of old-Tennessee charm with food and souvenir stores. If you'd like to see more, take a self-guided walk along the 0.5-km (0.33 mi) forested nature trail. PutThe Lost Sea Adventure into our Sweetwater trip itinerary maker website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A huge privilege to have the opportunity to experience this natural wonder. The adventure was respectful of the natural beauty and was not gimmicky. The actual formation was breathtaking. If you... 
    A huge privilege to have the opportunity to experience this natural wonder. The adventure was respectful of the natural beauty and was not gimmicky. The actual formation was breathtaking. If you...  more »
  • This place was an incredible experience ! Cave formations so i teresting with time to take pictures and enjoy the treasures around you..Our guide Thomas was so informative and took his time to make... 
    This place was an incredible experience ! Cave formations so i teresting with time to take pictures and enjoy the treasures around you..Our guide Thomas was so informative and took his time to make...  more »
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  • A very unique place to visit with a colorful history. The boat ride onto the lake is definitely the highlight of the tour and what anyone really goes there to do. Cave system over all was a lot smaller than expected and shorter than others I've been to unless you pay more to do the wild tour. Still an enjoyable way to spend an hour and worth a visit.
  • Great tour to take if you are looking for a cave tour. Casey and Ashley were excellent tour guides that knew a lot about the formations and answered all of your questions. The walk up had a decent grade at parts but not too bad. They do stop for a couple of breathers on the way up to give you a spot to catch your breath. Overall not too bad of a walk and highly recommend. The boat ride was really cool and not something you commonly get to do. Will definitely have to come back some time for their spelunking tour.

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