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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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Address: 319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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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A great Chattanooga stop for nature lovers

This is our fourth visit there, and it never gets old! We see something different or something new each time. If you go first thing in the morning once they open, there are many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our fourth visit there, and it never gets old! We see something different or something new each time. If you go first thing in the morning once they open, there are many native spiders and salamanders to look out for. For cold-natured people, bring a light jacket since it's 65 degrees year-round. Good walking shoes are needed since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great hot day activity! Our boys loved the walking tour. It was just enough to wet their appetites for more. They were asking to go back for crawling tours (maybe when they're older). We used the Chattanoogafun.com coupon as another tripadvisor suggested. Our tour guide, Madison was wonderful. If you have a jacket, bring it as it... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour was a welcome break from the heat wave! We took the walking tour, which lasted about 45 minutes, and the guide was very knowledgeable. Had a nice time seeing the caverns and visiting the gift shop.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is really impressive! Huge cavern with stalactites and stalagmites of all sizez and forms! Even the small tour which we took was very interesting.

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located on the same property as the Raccoon Mountain RV park this activity was only a short walk from the campsite. The natural cool air of the cave bacons from the entry door on the hot 98 degree afternoon. Kristen our guide was very knowledgeable about the cave and it's history. I took the Crystal Cave tour $14.95 (adult). 45... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for something to do inside since it was 97 outside. Short tour about 45 minutes. Our tour guide was very informative and knew the cave well. The cave is simple but beautiful. There are other tour options where you can explore the cave for those who have more time.

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2 Thank Jessica K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't visit the cavern, but came here for gem panning. Seems to be the only place in the area for it. The mixes were a great price (we got the gemstone bag, $9.95 for 5lbs) and my kids loved the stones they found. The stones they found aren't locally mined of course, but still fun for them, and I... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the cave. It was nice to get out of the heat. The tour guide was friendly. The children enjoyed the 40 minute tour.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were originally going to Ruby Falls but after reading several reviews on Raccoon Mt Caverns, decided to give it a try and we are so glad we did. It is very reasonably priced at $15 per adult, and if you stop in at the Tennessee visitors welcome center at the state line, you will find $2... More 

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Rainbow City, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's only $15 per person and so much fun! It's not a Ruby Falls and I'm glad. We had maybe ten people in our group including the two of us. It only lasts about 45 mins or less, depending on your group. Definitely make time to go here! We are going back to do the harder tours next time.

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