Forbidden Caverns: One of the Unique Things to Do in the Smokies

On your Smoky Mountain vacation, visit Forbidden Caverns for an interesting adventure through some of Tennessee’s spectacular caverns! Located only a few minutes from Pigeon Forge, this attraction is one of the most unique things to do in the Smokies!

Forbidden Caverns Tour

stalactite in forbidden cavernsWhen you visit Forbidden Caverns, you will be provided with an entertaining tour of the caverns. You will find sparkling rock formations, natural chimneys and a clear stream. Don’t be surprised if you see bats flying around the cave, too! Forbidden Caverns has added special lights and sound to make the tour interesting and unique. The courteous guides will direct you through the caverns, explaining the history and science behind the caverns while answering all of your questions along the way! Forbidden Caverns is a great attraction for people of every age; there are handrails available along the path of the tour.

Things to Know

One of the most popular questions is the temperature of the caverns. Forbidden Caverns keeps the area in the upper 50s, so the atmosphere is comfortable for everyone. It may be smart to have a light jacket for children, so they don’t get cold.

Make sure to wear excellent walking shoes because you will be walking through the tour that lasts approximately an hour. You will want to choose your shoes carefully because you will be walking in areas that may have very small water puddles.

Parking at Forbidden Caverns is free! The ticket prices are $16 for adults, $10 for children ages 5 to 12, and children ages 4 and younger are free. The reasonable cost makes this one of the most budget-friendly things to do in the Smokies! Forbidden Caverns is open Monday through Saturday, April through November at 10 a.m.

Enjoy Refreshments

bag of chips at forbidden cavernsAfter touring Forbidden Caverns, you can stop by the souvenir shop and purchase some unique items to take home! You can also purchase refreshments and sit at the picnic pavilion to enjoy the views of the Smoky Mountains while you enjoy a snack!

After visiting Forbidden Caverns, curl up in a spectacular Smoky Mountain cabin. You can relax on the porch and enjoy the panoramic Smoky Mountain views. Hearthside Cabin Rentals provides excellent amenities in every cabin, to make your Smoky Mountain vacation the best. If you would like to book one of our cabins, you can contact us 1-888-993-7655 to speak with one of our friendly staff members!