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Forbidden Caverns, Sevierville

(4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The tour guide was engaging and informative. Cave has interesting history and one of the nicer ones that I've been to. Large selection if items in the gift shop. Senior discount too!  more »
  • The caverns are nice. Not very big, only about an hour to tour and that was only because the guide was killing time. Did get some very good photos. The guide however, despite working there for 13 year...  more »
  • Took our 17 year old and 11 year old to the Cavern. They were both equally impressed by the awesomeness of being in the caverns and seeing the underground world. Really is a must see if you are near b...  more »
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  • It was a beautiful place don't get me wrong. The caves were amazing. I give the low score to the guide. He was completely rude. They do give a spill at the beginning on the rules which I compelled understand and one of which includes do not touch the walls. I totally get that. It can ruin their formation. However on the tour there was one point the guide tells you to look up and walk and there is no handle bar to grab on to, and my foot slipped out of habit I grabbed the side of the wall. He yelled at me "ma'am don't touch the wall" well fine next time I will fall and just sue their butts. What do you expect when you don't have proper guidance in your cavern and someone starts to slip??? Other than that it was a fantastic view I just won't be back to this particular one.
  • Great place for family and friends. The caverns are stunning and beautiful. Great tours friendly guides that are well informed, knowledgeable and courteous. It does get a little cool and can be wet if it's rained with water dripping on you some, but nothing major. I go here often and I've always enjoyed it.
  • Really fun tour, it was a little chilly so bring a jacket to the underground caverns.
  • Was a good tour, lm had a good staff that enjoyed what she was doing and was very knowledgeable about the cave! Over all thought it was going to be corny, but to our surprise it was really well done! The area around it is beautiful as well! Would recommend to do if your in the area!
  • Yesterday I went to The Forbidden Caverns and the tourist that I got was one of the most beautiful girls I've ever seen, and she knew everything about the cave, I should've asked for her number but I didn't think of it because we live In different states. Keep up the good work Erin!