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Raccoon Mountain Dam

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Address: TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Open skies in the Tennessee mountain

We drove up to TVA after the cave adventure and we enjoyed the views. The winding roads and the open skies were the site to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elsa R
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up to TVA after the cave adventure and we enjoyed the views. The winding roads and the open skies were the site to see.

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Thank Elsa R
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dam no longer allows visitors to take a tour down to the turbines as it once did due to homeland security, but this is an amazing thing to consider. Nuclear plants and dams produce electricity whether people use it or not. So, during the night when the need for electricity is low, TVA uses that excess power to pump... More 

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Thank Dewaine F
Cleveland, Tennessee
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It provides a beautiful look down on the valley and of the mountain. Just be warned that currently there is no access to the visitors center due to construction.

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Thank AndrewN_TN
Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were amazed when we reached to the top. You just hear nature. Amazingly beautiful place. Must visit.

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Thank may a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome. And no one else was here. I've been to Chattanooga a few times and never knew this place was here.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Was so looking forward to seeing this and drove up there it was closed. The visitors center is being rebuilt. We continued driving through area. The reservoir on top it's very cool to see. The drive is long too and through park but beautiful. There is stops with picnic tables for packed lunches. Bike trailes, hiking. It really is a... More 

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Thank j77mge
Savannah, GA
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192 reviews
105 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This looked to be a very nice area to spend a day. We only got to visit for a short while, ran out of daylight. We will be sure to go back next time we are in the area.

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Thank bluepelican
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The top of the Mountain is closed until November 21,2015 for routine inspection of the dam according to TVA.com. However, you can still ascend the mountain on Elder Mountain Road and then descend on Racoon Mountain Rd to the Tennessee River and the powerhouse area(The powerhouse is not open to the public) .There is public parking and public restrooms where... More 

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Thank Jim N
New Port Richey, Florida
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great drive to take! As soon as we turned onto the road several deer ran across the road in front of us. While getting over that pleasant surprise we saw about 6 or 7 turkeys on the side of the road. The ride to the Dam was beautiful. We saw an eagle flying over the dam, too! Beautiful!

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Thank Gail F
Ballston Spa, New York
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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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