Sevierville, Tennessee: Forbidden Caverns

But not forbidden to you. This show cave was used as a moonshine-making hideout until 1943. Open to the public since 1967, when its name was Blowing Cave.

Forbidden Caverns

Address:
455 Blowing Cave Rd, Sevierville, TN
Directions:
I-40 exit 432. West toward Sevierville on US Hwy 411 for 7.5 miles, then left onto Blowing Cave Rd for 1.5 miles. (Blowing Cave Rd is 12.5 miles east of Sevierville on US Hwy 411.)
Hours:
Apr-Nov. M-Sa 10-6 (Call to verify)
Phone:
865-453-5972
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Forbidden Caverns

Brochure Highlights: Cover view of stalactites and stalagmites, impossible to tell whether they are 60 feet or six inches tall, and the line "The Tales These Walls Could Tell."

Inside spread features a line drawing of a caveman, a weeping Indian princess, and a mountain man clutching a jug of moonshine. "An interesting legend tells the fate of an Indian princess who was lost in a 'hollow mountaion of two streams' ... 'which is forbidden.'"

[roadsideamerica.com, 08/26/2000]

February 2007: Used as hideout to make moonshine until 1943, which might also possibly explain the source of its name. Supposedly has the largest wall of Cave Onyx in existence.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bush's Beans MuseumBush's Beans Museum, Dandridge, TN - 2 mi.
Islamic Building Christmas StoreIslamic Building Christmas Store, Sevierville, TN - 13 mi.
Dolly Parton StatueDolly Parton Statue, Sevierville, TN - 13 mi.
In the region:
Rebel Grave of Horne Brothers, Knoxville, TN - 33 mi.

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