If you're looking for a VERY cool way to take a break from the cold (or the heat!), the Raccoon Mountain Caverns make for a really incredible day trip.
We took the Echo Room tour with Corey, and it was challenging, a little scary, but totally fun. It's the kind of trip that pushes you outside of your comfort zone in a really safe way, and the scenery is amazing. It's like being a completely different planet.
Corey is a fantastic guide who is both very knowledgeable about the cave systems, and also encouraging when it comes to pushing yourself to really get the best experience.
It's a great value and a great time. I'm going back, and I'm bringing friends with us next time!
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December 24, 2012
Thank you very much for your comments and I am certainly glad that you enjoyed your tour. I shared your comments with Corey and he was also quite pleased to hear them. Caving is a great activity and the layout of our cave with numerous interconnecting passageways allows the guides to customize the tour too an extent based upon how everyone is handling the various areas within the cave. The Echo Room Expedition (~ 4 hr) which you mentioned is probably our most popular. The Waterfall Dome Expedition (~ 4 1/2 hrs) accompishes everything on the Echo Room Expedition plus a short detour into the Waterfall Dome. As you may have noticed, our cave is completely natural so the waterfall can vary from a tiny trickle in times of drought to a thundering waterfall after heavy rain. The Gypsum Flower Expedition ( ~6 hr) allows you to do everything on the Echo Room tour along with an extra loop that has a long belly crawl. Thanks again for your comments and we look forward to your return.
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