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Raccoon Mountain Dam

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Address: TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Really enjoyed the cavern tour

My teenagers, mother, and I loved it!!!! was a great tour. My 14 year old totally enjoyed himself. He was able to capture an awesome picture of a salamander. He is by far the most... read more

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

My teenagers, mother, and I loved it!!!! was a great tour. My 14 year old totally enjoyed himself. He was able to capture an awesome picture of a salamander. He is by far the most difficult to please, and was the one was the one that was the most thrilled. want to bring him back to spend more time.

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Hillsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Out of the way and very quiet. There is nothing to do though other than enjoy the water and take pictures.

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We love driving, we love hills and mountaintops, and we love water!  With this, we got all three!  We had no idea what this place was, only that we were exploring.  It was a lovely drive up one of the many hills/mountains in the Chattanooga area.  Curving around the mountain, following the road, it was very unassuming.  However, once at... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A work of engineers. Very interesting to think that they pump the water up out of the Tn river into a reservoir only to let it flow back down through turbines to create energy when it is needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A group of us went for a run around the top of the reservoir. The hills were tough! But it was a great view!! Some friends went later int he week and hiked and rode the trails there. It's great because it is not overcrowded....yet.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Glad we didn't miss this non-touristy beautiful place. a few miles from the caverns but well worth it for the beautiful top of the mountain views. No traffic, just gorgeous scenery and peaceful settings.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We rode the go-karts, played mini golf, and mined for gems. We did not partake in the caves due to allergies. Nice little place, good customer service, but go-kart ride should last longer than five minutes, especially when there were only two young boys (mine) out there and there were not any other customers around.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Took a motorcycle ride with my wife and cousin while in town. It was a warm day and the route there was nice. the staff that provided us with information were very helpful and courteous. The views were impressive. If you're on your bike take the time to ride the roads around the facility.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

TVA does a good job with turning areas around its dams into natural/recreation areas. Raccoon Mountain is a unique power plant, an engineering marvel. Take the time to drive by and check it out.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites. It is a great tour full of informative information.

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