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UCB Blogger: Cumberland Caverns named to Rolling Stone list

Liz Engel Clark
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

MCMINNVILLE – Warren County's Cumberland Caverns, a U.S. natural landmark and one of the region's most unique tourist attractions, was mentioned in a recent Rolling Stone feature.

The pop culture mag ranked the "Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers." Cumberland Caverns was mentioned as a must-see along with Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Fall of Fame and Museum, Graceland and others.

Rolling Stone says you should, "Travel some 70 miles south of Nashville to the small town of McMinnville, Tennessee, (birthplace of country legend Dottie West), then make your way below ground for one of the state's most magnificent natural landmarks. More than 32 miles of caves can be toured today, including spots where saltpeter was mined during the Civil War. For music lovers, however, Cumberland Caverns form the unique backdrop for a music series called 'Bluegrass Underground.' The monthly program of acoustic music recorded live at Cumberland Caverns airs on PBS stations, Nashville's 650 WSM radio and streaming at WSMonline."

Cumberland Caverns first opened to tourists in 1956. It attracts thousands of visitors each year.

For more information or to see the complete list of musical attractions, visit

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