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Forbidden Caverns

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Nice cave to walk through. Tour didnt seem too long. Tour guide was annoying and talked to us like... read more

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Jennifer H
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What a great experience! Would recommend this to all who like to explore. Hunter was very... read more

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455 Blowing Cave Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876-1270
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice cave to walk through. Tour didnt seem too long. Tour guide was annoying and talked to us like we were children but all in all it was a good experience. You will get wet and a bit muddy as there are puddles of water...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great experience! Would recommend this to all who like to explore. Hunter was very knowledgeable and educational! Great time had by the hole family ! A must see . Thank you Hunter, Great tour guide!

Thank tattooprinces
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was about an hour tour. Just enough time to be down in the dark cavern. The guide was pretty knowledgeable about the caverns and TN in general. I did learn a lot on this tour. I would recommend it.

Thank Debbie01501
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was only $16 each, so we decided to stop by here, instead of going to Foxfire to walk the swinging bridge which was $20. My wife and I enjoyed the tour, some of which was geared toward younger family members(but the guide seemed very...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cavers in the Smokey Mountains. The tour guide was very instructive about the history of the caverns and use by the Cherokee Indians early on in native history as well as it use by moon shiners as the area was settled by the Europeans.

Thank dougrencher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice drive, away from the hustle & bustle of the crowds. Cost is $16. They say the temperature is 58, but it didn't feel that cold. The tour is 1/2-mile of walking, in a little over an hour. Parts of the commentary were cheesy. There...More

Thank littleone1118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just as a tour was heading through the cavern door to enter the cave. Even with a couple of fussy kids near us, we enjoyed the caverns. 58 degrees felt real good with light sweaters on. The hike is very easy. That's coming...More

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard from Family who had visited before that we must go to the Forbidden Caverns, so we made sure we stopped. This was something so fun and different than anything available in downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. I don’t recall our guides name...More

Thank dwilkin1725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little bit of a drive to get to the cavern but worth the time . All the employees were freindly and knowledgable. Tour takes about an hour with climbs and stairs .

Thank Ken T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Townsend and drove by the road to the cave everyday. Kinda were keeping it in reserve in case of bad weather. This was a good idea. One day of our trip rained out. We combined the Cave with the Smoky Mountains Heritage...More

Thank Rick G
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Karyn C
October 2, 2018|
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Response from Dillon W | Reviewed this property |
There are handrails through most if not all of the cavern. There is also a point where you must walk down stairs
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Ernest R | Reviewed this property |
Its not bad but there are some places where you have to walk down stairs deeper into the cave. In total its about a 45 minute walk through the cave.
September 17, 2018|
Response from Ernest R | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s $16. There are $1.00 off coupons in many books and maps available in the area. It’s a 45-60 min guided tour.