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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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Been here several times. My family enjoy the caverns. It is some walking but worth the views. I also like the gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Been here several times. My family enjoy the caverns. It is some walking but worth the views. I also like the gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took the 45 minute tour late last Monday afternoon. It was 95 degrees outside, but a cool 60 in the caves. We were lucky enough to be the only people on the tour so we took alot of pics and asked many questions. Our guide was very accomodating. We really enjoyed seeing these beautiful caves and... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It wasn't a bad tour, for a quick one the cave does have many interesting formations some not found in other caves, the tour guide although young was very sweet. If you are a true cave lover they do offer some very interesting over night and experienced cave tours that may peak interest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

A lot less traveled than Ruby Falls. They have a great tour with several formations. We were the only people on our tour so we were able to go at our own pace and ask questions. Worth the time and not too expensive.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Super fun cave--plenty of adventure and challenge--we did the 4 hour tour. We had Rhett on our first visit. He was very good at explaining the cave, encouraging us thru the tricky parts, and otherwise being fun and pleasant. On our second visit, the guide wasn't nearly so accommodating. He started out saying he didn't like Boy Scouts because they... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were looking for some new adventures in Tennessee. We had been to Chattanooga but, never knew about Raccoon Mountain. What a great place to visit!! We stayed in the campgrounds and toured the Cave. Great cave with lots of amazing formations. Dillion was our Guide, he was very informative and entertaining. I would recommend this resort and caves to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Corey gave us a great tour of the front part of the cave on the Crystal Palace tour. We saw a bunch of awesome formations and learned a lot about the cave and its history. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We rented cabin 9 it was perfect for us. It is small will sleep 4 has a bathroom and shower. Has microwave and fridge. Down side no kitchen sink and no stove however it does have a nice outside gas grill. The cave was fun my 3 kids had a blast. Definitely a great place to stay just minutes from... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Skip Ruby Falls and run to Raccoon Mountain. It is more authentic than Ruby Falls, but it is also not for oldest/youngest folks. The pathways are more rugged than Ruby Falls, but the cavern is so much better!

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I visited with our grandchildren, 9 & 6, and had a great experience. It was a leisurely visit. Only 8 folks plus the tour guide. The cavern is gorgeous and easily traversed by someone who is packing too many pounds and not in good shape. A film crew was inside the cavern the day we visited and... More 

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Address: Address: 319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
Phone Number: 423 821 9403
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga

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