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Forbidden Caverns, near Sevierville, is one of America’s most spectacular caves

by Millie

Looking for something fun but a little bit different for your vacation? Take a couple hours of your vacation to visit Forbidden Caverns and tour underground caverns right here in the Smoky Mountains!

About Forbidden Caverns Sevierville

Forbidden Caverns is a 1 hour walking tour that guides you through sparkling rock Inside Forbidden Cavernsformations, towering chimneys, grottos and a clear stream. They have added handrails and lights, so you can see along the way.

At one time, Forbidden Caverns was used as shelter for Indians during hunting trips as shelter and a constant source of water. You’ll most likely see drawings engraved in some of the walls of the caverns. This is because the caverns are filled with flint which was used by Indians to carve tools and weapons.

From around 1920 to 1943, moonshiners would use the caverns as a hiding place to make their moonshine. It wasn’t until around 1967 that Forbidden Caverns was ready to open to the public.

Forbidden Caverns, located in Sevierville, Tennessee is one of America’s most spectacular caverns. Visitors are provided with an entertaining and educational tour past sparkling formations, towering natural chimneys, numerous grottos and a crystal clear stream. Special lighting effects, a stereophonic sound presentation and well-trained tour guides combine to make this a most enjoyable experience.

The temperature at the Forbidden Caverns is steady at a near constant 58 degrees. Since caves are minimally impacted by surface weather patterns, the temperature tends to stay the same year-round. You can take pictures while you’re on the tour.

  

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