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Address: 319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
Phone Number: 423 821 9403
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Description: Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just 1.3 miles off of I-24 at the...
Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just 1.3 miles off of I-24 at the Lookout Valley exit (#174), and is less than ten minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Visitors are presented with a cave in its natural state and our 45-minute (+/-) Crystal Palace Walking Tour allows them to view thousands of diverse formations - stalagtites, stalagmites, delicate soda straws, flowstone, rimstone pools, draperies, columns, natural bridges, and a rare shield formation. We also offer a variety of wild cave "spelunking" expeditions for those who want to view beyond the lighted pathways and explore deeper into the mountain. Our Waterfall Dome expedition permits visitors to view the areas tallest underground, natural (unassisted) flowing waterfall.
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My wife, two teenage boys and I went on the raccoon mountain caverns Crystal Palace walking tour. We enjoyed it very much Cory our guide was very informative and seem to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife, two teenage boys and I went on the raccoon mountain caverns Crystal Palace walking tour. We enjoyed it very much Cory our guide was very informative and seem to enjoy giving the tour. Not so commercialized Like Ruby Falls. It was easy to walk through the cave. Our 14 year old boy is autistic and they were very... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First caving experience and glad we chose to come here to do it. Chris was our guide. It was just me, my husband and a nephew/uncle team on the echo room tour. What an adventure. Some things tested my courage, such as the slide and the 49 cent squeeze, but I'm so thrilled I did everything and we got some... More 

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and for the "5 star" review. I am glad to hear that you has "amazing fun" as our expeditions are truly an unforgettable adventure. Claustrophobia is probably the number one concern that I hear our guests talk about but, it is usually what I call the elevator effect - that is, tight... More 

Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My two teenage sons, my wife and I went and my review is based on the walking tour. It cost almost 70 dollars for like a figute 8 tour. Dont get me wrong , the caves were cool, but our guide seemed as though he was just going through the motions. We weren't greeted very friendly or even told about... More 

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and for your comments. First, I am obviously disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit and will speak to my staff to find out more information. The correct admission for four people is 14.95 x 4 x 1.0925 (TN Sales tax) = 65.33. Please contact me at 423-821-9403 if you were... More 

Albany, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The cave was really neat to walk through. Our tour guide was a very sweet & knowledgable young lady. The cave keeps a year round temperature of around 65 degrees, which was nice because it was hot outside. The tour only lasted 45 minutes or so, but it was interesting. They offer more advanced tours and the option to spend... More 

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and I am glad that you found our cave to be a "pretty cool little place." The cave, as you mentioned is quite cool this time of year (58-60 degrees) versus the 80-95 degree temperatures that we have been experiencing this summer. Thanks very much for taking the time to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was not our original plan to visit raccoon mountain caverns, but due to the weather, we decided to check this place out. We were very surprised by this place! For one low price my family of 7 took about an hour long tour of the cave, panned for gems, and played a 9 hole round of putt putt golf.... More 

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Thanks very much for including a visit to Raccoon Mountain of your recent visit to the Chattanooga area. The "5 star" review is very much appreciated as well. We strive to keep the various activities "family affordable" and I am glad that your family was able to take the time to explore the various options (cave, gem panning, mini-golf, etc.)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We've visited several caves over the years, with each unique in some way. We took the 45 min tour and our guide did a great job in explain g the cave and the unique formations. We did have time for the longer spelunking tours but if we find ourselves back in the area we'll work come back to explore much... More 

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and for the "5 star" review. As you mentioned, each cave is unique and I hear from quite a few of our guests that they like stopping and visiting caves to explores the differences. Each is fascinating in its own right. Ours happens to be so close to the surface that it... More 

Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we were treated very nicely!!!! It was a very rainy day, but a great place to be when you can't be out due to weather. My teenage boys loved it and got some really amazing pictures. Would love to come back and visit again!!!

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and for your "5 star" review. I will be sure to pass your comments along to my guide staff. (They do a fantastic job and I am very proud of them.) I am glad to hear that you were able to take the time to take some pictures of your visit in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went on the 45 minute crystal cave tour and it was awesome! Our guide was a lot of fun and took his time answering questions and letting us take pictures. I would recommend this to anyone. We will definitely be back for the wild cave tours.

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and, of course, for your "5 star" review. I will be sure to pass your comments along to my guide staff. The Crystal Palace Walking Tour is a great way to learn about caves and the crucial part that they play in our eco-system. For instance, our cave is home to several... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have never been in a cavern before and found this very interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Cavern is delightfully cool, so you might want to bring a light sweater.

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Welcome to the world of caving and, thank you very much for your recent visit. I was glad to hear that we had the privilege of being the first cave that you have visited. I am certain that our cave will compare favorably to future caves that you might visit. The cave air, at 60-degrees, is a welcome relief from... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Loved this cavern. The guide was informative and you didn't feel rushed. I am going again today with a grand daughter (7 year old) and my mom. Looking forward to a great experience.

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Robert P, General Manager at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and, of course, for the "5 star" review. Both are very much appreciated. We try to keep the tour sizes as small as possible and the guide is under no time constraint during the tour. Thus, the guide can move the group at the speed of the slowest member, discuss the history... More 

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