We have been traveling through Chattanooga a few times a year since forever, and never knew such a beautiful cavern was a couple of minutes off I-24. The famous kitschy sites of Chattanooga (you know who you are) cannot hold a candle to the natural beauty of this cave. My daughters were thrilled with its formations. I can see why it is considered among the best caves east of the Mississippi River. We took the "civilized" tour and Brittany was our guide. She was very sweet and patiently listened to my girls' running comments while providing us with her very interesting information about the history and geology of the cave.
There is also a wild cave tour for those real cave exploring. For that you have to crawl on the wet cave floor, so bring a change of clothes for when you get back. I'm gonna return someday and take this wild tour without the females in my family who don't like to get dirty.
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