Forbidden Caverns, Sevierville

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#5 of 13 in Parks in Sevier County
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. See Forbidden Caverns and all Sevierville has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sevierville trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Must see while in pigeon forge, sevierville TN. I absolutely love going to Forbidden Caverns! Where a sweater or light as it stay about 50 degrees year round! I plan going back very soon!  more »
  • The cavern has beautiful formations, well lite for maximum effect. We enjoyed our guide's travel log, it was a nice mixture of stories and facts about the cavern. No spoilers but they did do some fun ...  more »
  • This is the second cavern I've been in. First was Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, so I had high hopes for Forbidden Caverns. There is no waterfall at Forbidden, but there is an underground river, which was...  more »
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  • We absolutely love this place. It’s a great treat for everybody. They teach you in a fun way about the place. We haven’t been able to go in a while so I’m sure it has been improved a lot. Stop by and check them out. You will enjoy the experience.God bless you all and Merry Christmas.
  • Tour guide was great! The total tour was around 55 minutes. Was easy enough for my 91 year old grandfather down to my 18 month old daughter. Adults are $16 and children are $10. Under 4 is free.
  • A family-friendly business with a great tour guide. The guided tour of the cave took 55 minutes and was informative and entertaining. The tour guide obviously loves her job. Highly recommended.
  • EVerything you would expect a guided tour of an ACTIVE limestone Cave to have!!! I loved seeing all the live formations still growing, the rare white Onyx walls, pillars, cave curtains, even a tiny bat had settled in its hibernation nook on the ceiling for the winter... excellent gift shop too! Rare stones, jewelry, souvenirs, I highly recommend going while it's still open to the public. I heard it might be closed down in the coming years, possibly due to lack of revenue. Everyone in the area should encourage everyone they know to see it once, maybe that'll make a difference and keep it open! BEAUTIFUL!
  • Great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Very unique and beautiful experience. The underground river and bats were one of the fun things we encountered.

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As a popular tourist destination, Sevierville is home to a wealth of accommodations. You can find many hotels, motels, and other venues with superb views of the area's natural beauty. Staying at a bed and breakfast or inn on vacation here is a great way to experience some of the area’s charm and legendary hospitality. Hotels in the town center offer proximity to shopping and dining, but often need to be booked a few months in advance.
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