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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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Great cavern tour!

My husband and I went on a trip to Chattanooga and we visited the caverns. We originally were going to just do the walking tour but decided to take a canyon crawl tour. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Auburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went on a trip to Chattanooga and we visited the caverns. We originally were going to just do the walking tour but decided to take a canyon crawl tour. It was fun and our guide David was very knowledgeable! I didn't think I would enjoy myself but I had a great time! Would defiantly visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great experience. I thought that it would be challenging for me to complete the tour; however, my children (14, 13, and 11 ) were excited so I took the plunge. I didn't feel uncomfortable even though as my husband likes to joke I am uneasy in parking decks. Our guide Taylor was exceptionally patient with talking participants through particularly tight... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great cavern to visit and see the natural beauty of the caves. It's fairly easy to navigate with the tour guide. No crawling or strenuous hiking involved, unless you do the extended version that's more intense. It has some rare formations inside the cave. You may even get to see a bat!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I have been going to Chattanooga for years and this was our first visit to Raccoon Mountain. This cave is minutes from downtown so skip the crowds of Ruby Falls and instead enjoy a casual and informative cave tour @ Raccoon Mountain. Heather was our tour guide for the day and was amazing. The cave is large... More 

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Bremen, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the gift shop and the cave was just beautiful. We walked the cave and it is an untouched cave very interesting and the people and all staff we so friendly.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip Advisor listed this as #5 thing to do in Chattanooga. Since I was visiting the aquarium and this was 10 minutes away at exit 174 on I-24 we decided to stop. I have lived in TN for 60 yrs and have never seen such a magnificent cave as I have been in many well known caves. No one has... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had been to Raccoon Mountain Caverns before and thought it would be a good experience for our kids (10 yrs & 12 yrs). The Canyon Crawl Expedition was a great intro to caving for them and we're very happy that they want to go again. David was an excellent guide and very patient with my son's... More 

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Rolling Fork, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoy the city life of Chattanooga, but after a few days we decided on a change of pace. I had read about Raccoon Mountain Caverns on TripAdvisor and thought we would visit. We enjoyed the the cave tour ... the tours are usually just your party - not a crowd. The cave was so interesting and... More 

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West Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to check this place out, unsure of what to expect. My family wanted to explore a cave while on vacation and found Raccoon Mountain. From the time we walked up, until the time we left we were treated like family, very friendly and very helpful staff. The cave was beautiful and our tour guide was very knowledgeable, would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter has loved caves since her early childhood and in her early twenties started to do wild cave tours. She finally talked me into joining her. I was beyond scarred! But so glad I did it! The tour guide was patient and helpful and we had experiences that will be memories for a lifetime! Imagine the only light radiates... More 

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