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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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Address: 319 W Hills Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2100
Phone Number: 423 821 9403
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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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Better than Ruby Falls

100% less commercial than Ruby Falls. We toured both and enjoyed Raccoon Mountain Caverns much more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

100% less commercial than Ruby Falls. We toured both and enjoyed Raccoon Mountain Caverns much more.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took this tour as I read it was less crowded than Ruby Falls and they were right as our tour only contained my husband and myself. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had interesting things to tell us. I enjoyed how close you got to everything rather than standing on a ledge and told look over there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I can only recommend a longer tour through the cave. I did a 4 hour very adventurous tour. Highlights included the Birth Canal and the Death Slide.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband has wanted to do a wild cave tour (where you crawl, climb and roll around to discover the cave) for a long time. When we found that the Raccoon Mountain Caverns offered this he was thrilled and I was terrified. Since we were the only customers for this specific tour on the day we were able to do... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband took the tour to the "Echo Room" and it was one of the best experiences he has had on vacation. At first he thought Ben might have been a little young for leading the tour but he turned out to be a very knowledgeable and professional guide. But he does say if you have a problem with tight... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been visiting Raccoon Mountain Caverns for years and it has never disappointed! However, Devin is the bomb! As a tour guide and expertise of this cave specifically, his extensive knowledge and excitement about this cave is unmatched to any experience I've had. Challenging and motivating - highly recommended. Get out there and explore!

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been in every cavern we can. The Guide was amazing, the cavern was pristine...learned so much. A must see right out of Chattanooga.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few miles northwest of town, and within a mile of I-24. Best stalactites/stalagmites in the area.

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having never explored a cave before, my husband and I really had no idea what to expect when we arrived for our 4 1/2 hour tour. After checking in, our guide gave us a quick rundown on how we would be spending our afternoon. We then suited up with equipment and headed for the entrance. The things we saw, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cave was amazing!! Our guide Devin did a great job! I would recommend Raccoon Mountain Cave to everyone in the area! I don't like tight closed spaces but the cave is open enough to enjoy and has so many different types of formations to see.

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