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Forbidden Caverns

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Address: 455 Blowing Cave Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone Number: 865 453 5972
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Easy to see why this is one of the top activities in the area. A 1 hour (average) tour of this cavern is a combination sightseeing, science class, history lesson and spelunking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Easy to see why this is one of the top activities in the area. A 1 hour (average) tour of this cavern is a combination sightseeing, science class, history lesson and spelunking adventure. If you've afraid of the dark, creepy crawlers or over 7' tall, this may not be for you. Yet if you're looking for something unique in the... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband loves caves and caverns, so we had to visit this one. He enjoyed his tour, his guide was very knowledgeable.

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Cleveland, OH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went for the tour with my three kids 7, 4 and 2. The cave was easily accessible for all of us, and very well organized so we always knew where we were going. Lots of cool features in the cave, and the tour guides gave helpful information. My kids enjoyed it and we would go again.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My family am I visited over Memorial Day weekend, so it was very crowded. They run in groups with a guide and the three groups we saw had between 20-30 people in it. That kind of ruined it a bit since it was crowded. The guide was very scripted and corny. It would have been okay for a school tour,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was a cool 58 degree place to go on a hot day! The cave is steep, has gravel & a total of 9 steps to go up and a total of 50 to go down...make sure you wear comfortable shoe gear. The tour was basic about 1 hour or so. You may take pictures during the tour! If you... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the Forbidden Caverns today because of the good review it got on Trip Advisor. We went on Memorial Day. The cave was awesome. The tour guide was so good and we heard another guest say that he could narrate on the television he was so good. He was very informative. They do turn off the lights twice... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It was a pretty cool tour for someone with little cave experience. The information they give you is very basic and most of it is "this formation looks like a dragon." They are all about people being able to hear all the info but there is little of importance said. Our two year old was a little loud before hand... More 

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Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The staff was Extremely Friendly and very informative during the tour. It was Fantastic Fun and Beautiful. You are allowed to take as many pictures as you want.

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High Point, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Awful smell ,but I think it can't be helped?? So so visit? Different tour guides will make a difference.

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Canton, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Cavern. We arrived just moments before a tour was starting, so we did not have to wait. Our tour guide, I believe her name was Melinda, was very cheerful and gave people time to take photos and ask questions. I've seen a few reviewers here make negative comments about how many of the... More 

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