Eastern Woodland Indians used the caverns for shelter and water and made arrowheads and knives from stone here. Centuries later, the caverns made a perfect hideaway for locals distilling illegal moonshine. See a replica of a homemade still, tucked far from the prying eyes of “revenue agents” out to smash the moonshine trade.
Visits are by guided tour only, with experienced guides unveiling all the mysteries here. Just turn up at the Forbidden Caverns gift shop, where all tours begin. Though you can’t get advance tickets, don’t worry. Tours depart frequently and guides work to keep wait times short. The average tour lasts 55 minutes. The temperature is consistently 58 degrees, and the cavern can be wet, so wear appropriate shoes and clothes.
Forbidden Caverns is open from April 1 to Nov. 30. All ages are welcome, so bring the family to make unforgettable memories. Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and up, $12 for kids ages five through 12, and kids four and younger are free.
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