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Forbidden Caverns

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One of the best deals in the mountains.

After a week of spending countless amounts of money at all the attractions in the three towns, This... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2010
Pedro, Ohio
Classic trip

The caverns were beautiful. My husband's first time in a cave. The white onyx is very beautiful and... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2010
Chilhowie, Virginia
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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455 Blowing Cave Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876-1270
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

My husband and I decided to visit Forbidden Caverns while we were in the Smokies over the July 4th holiday. We had already done Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend & thought we would try this cavern too. It is about a 15-20 minute drive to Forbidden...More

27  Thank daisyferret1
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Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Went with my son on field trip with the school. Staff was very rude yelling at children telling them to be quiet or they wont be going. With several teachers and parents there the children were not thst loud. When I cslled to complain the...More

13  Thank lori0703
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All reviews our tour guide light show underground river bring a jacket nice cave nice tour light jacket beautiful formations gift shop year round interesting history takes about an hour take pictures hour tour rainy day off the beaten path great place to visit
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Reviewed June 18, 2010

After a week of spending countless amounts of money at all the attractions in the three towns, This was a very wonderful inexpensive desttination for myself and my 10 year old son. We went along with my brother and his 16 year old son, and...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2010

The caverns were beautiful. My husband's first time in a cave. The white onyx is very beautiful and we got to see bats. I hope they were not fake but they were really cute. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgable, and told us alot...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2009

This was our third cave visit in three months, and we certainly were not disappointed. Our biggest problem with Forbidden Caverns was trying to decide if it was better or merely as good as what we had seen recently in our home state. We decided...More

4  Thank HonkHonk
Reviewed October 11, 2009

If you're tired of all the arcades and variety shows in Sevierville, this is the perfect place for you. It's especially a good idea to visit on a rainy day. This place is a classic. I've been there several times over the years. Today we...More

1  Thank angmohgao
Reviewed September 27, 2009

This was interesting and amazing. Our guide was personable and made this a fun adventure.

1  Thank ntenftrvl
Reviewed September 4, 2009

The cave itself is nice but we may have tried more than we should have at our age. The floors of the cave are understandably wet since it is underground but a smooth surface made my wife slip and hurt her ankle. We did not...More

4  Thank UTVOLFANSNashville
Reviewed August 1, 2009

We had a great time here.The caverns were pretty cool and really spacey.It was pretty open compared to some of the other caverns I have been to.Some of the lite shows were a little lame but we still had a great time.It was an affordable...More

6  Thank bluekarma
Reviewed June 23, 2009

We've never been to underground caverns and found it very interesting. Loved all the different formations. Be careful and watch your head in certain spots if you are tall!!

2  Thank trinitrubl
Reviewed June 3, 2009

I thought this was really interesting, especially being my first time in a cave. The ceiling was rather high so I definitely didnt get that closed in feeling. The tour was great. Our guide was excellent. We went on an a weekday, prior to the...More

5  Thank eveana
Reviewed February 11, 2009

The forbidden caverns tour was one of many things my family and I did while we visited Pigeon Forge. It was about 25 minutes from our hotel in Pigeon Forge to the Caverns in Sieverville, so it wasnt really out of the way and it...More

7  Thank jakgraham
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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 ErnestR392 | 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 ErnestR392 | 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.