Tennessee has more caves than any other state, and one of its can’t-miss cave experiences is the Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville, piercing half a mile into the heart of the English Mountain among the stunning Great Smoky Mountains of Tennesse.
Today, the beautiful caverns that once provided the Eastern Woodland Indians with shelter from the winter—and, later, manufacturers of moonshine with shelter from the law—are used for comfortable one-hour guided tours through the caves. Visitors can see spectacular cave formations of flowstone and still-growing calcite, weird and unearthly cave grottoes, a clear natural stream, and more. Special lighting and sound effects enhance the natural spendor and dramatic appearance of the caves. Areas like the “Valley of the Moon” or “Grotto of the Dead” will send shivers down your spine, and the largest wall of cave onyx in the world will take your breath away.
45 minutes away from Knoxville and approached by a wonderful scenic route, the site is accommodating for groups, with free parking for cars and buses. A visit to the Forbidden Caverns will be a highlight of your travels in eastern Tennesssee.
Smokey Mountain Cabin Rentals182 Cave Creek Way · Townsend · Tennessee · 37882 · 866-363-2327
We have some of the most secluded cabins in the Smokey Mountains. We are close to Wears Valley, Pigeon Forge, Townsend, Gatlinburg and the Great Smokey Mountain National Park!