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Forbidden Caverns, Sevierville

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Cave Nature / Park
Tour Forbidden Caverns to see natural chimneys, rock towers, rare onyx dripstones, and grottos. A Native American princess once took refuge in the cave, which was used by local tribes as a shelter in the winter months because of its underground water source. This water source also made the cave an ideal spot for making moonshine illegally until the 1960s. On your tour, a knowledgeable spelunker will introduce you to the site's natural wonders. Bring a light sweater, as the cave's temperature stays cool all year long. Put Forbidden Caverns into our Sevierville trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • We came here on vacation. Husband had never been on a cavern tour. It was fun and we enjoyed the stream in the cavern  more »
  • Caverns were a great place to visit. Please note that entire program takes about an hour and there are actual stairs involved in case any one in your party has mobility issues.  more »
  • Cave tour last about 55 minutes and is educational. Souvenir shop has great prices for interested explorers.  more »
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  • My family and I are from IN and traveled to the area for a spring break vacation. Where I'm from (Bedford/Lawrence County, IN), we have several caves/ caverns in the area, so any chance I get to explore a new cave or cavern in a different state, I jump at the chance. On this particular trip, there were 6 of us and we just happen to be in town on the opening day of the forbidden caverns. We arrived in the early afternoon and waited approximately 10-15 min. Our guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable, as he had been doing this for about 10yrs. Throughout the tour, he was able to capture and keep our attention as well as some of the younger kid's attention as well as answer questions as accurately as possible and was also able to expand and add a personal touch with the answers. With this being the opening day, everything was flowing smoothly and the facility was prepared and everything in the gift shop was well stocked and very clean. The rest of the staff was very helpful and accommodating and was willing to take the time to explain what different items were and what significance they had to the area. Overall, I gave this attraction 5/5 stars and fully intend on visiting again when we come back for fall break vacation. This is a great place for not only kids of at least 4 yrs old, but also families, and field trips as well
  • We love cavern tours. This was your basic cavern, but really nice tour. Zack was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a good time.
  • The tour did not last very long for the price it costs. Some parts were interesting but overall it seemed overpriced. You can easily hit your head in there on the top of the cave at some points. But on the bright side the tour guide was kind and answered lots of questions.
  • We had a really awesome tour guide by the name of Hunter. He did a fantastic job of taking us through the cave and telling us about things there.
  • Staff was great.Not to crowded. 1 of the better tours. And very reasonable