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Fun place to visit. The tour through the caves was awesome and the Gem panning was a lot of fu... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Loads of fun

Went on the Echo Room tour with Jasmine. Had a fabulous time. It was a great adventure. Some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun place to visit. The tour through the caves was awesome and the Gem panning was a lot of fu. Great place to take the family

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went on the Echo Room tour with Jasmine. Had a fabulous time. It was a great adventure. Some climbing, some crawling, some rolling, some sliding, some wildlife, some water, and lots of rock formations.

Thank John R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Mike, was the best. He made the trip fun and put everyone at ease with the more challenging parts. I would do it again! So much better than the premade paths of other cave tours.

Thank Four V
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the best cave tours I have ever been on. Our guide Darrius was excellent. We really enjoyed it. My 5 year old grandkids loved it! I highly recommend.

Thank kathygirrl2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the most adventurous experiences of my life. I was in awe of the natural features of the cave. I was a bit nervous about doing this, but it was oh so rewarding. I went on the Waterfall Dome tour, and was not disappointed...More

1  Thank Sabrina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Crystal Palace walking tour with our guide, Madison, at the end of July. The size of the group (16) was perfect for still being able to hear and see everything. Even my claustrophobic husband had a nice time! It was good to...More

Thank linseaweed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Raccoon Mountain caverns on our way home from Dollywood and a visit to the Lost Sea caverns. We enjoyed the visit to Raccoon Mountain cavern it was a fantastic tour, our family of five were the only ones in the tour. The tour...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 13-year-old daughter and I did the walking tour at Raccoon Mountain Caverns today, and we had a wonderful time. We both love caves and have visited several; this cave has some lovely rock formations, clear water pools, and some super-cute salamanders! The Crystal Palace...More

1  Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am 44yrs old and had not gone caving since I was 18, so booked the simplest cavern expedition for myself and my two sons aged 8 and 17. We had the greatest time. It was just scary enough to feel adventurous and raise your...More

1  Thank CharlotteEABerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Crystal Palace tour on a rainy day. Interesting formations and easy to navigate. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. We had a smaller group and had time to stop for pics. As long as you can climb a few steps at a...More

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June 5, 2018|
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Response from cainfamof5 | Reviewed this property |
The crutches might be tricky as the cave is uneven.I would call first as they might not let someone on crutches take the tour. Downtown Chattanooga is close and wonderful. Coolidge Park is right on the river and has an... More
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Laura L | Reviewed this property |
First off, don't miss this amazing experience! We booked one month in advance. However, when arriving we learned that we were the only two booked for our tour time so we had a private tour. I think demand depends upon... More
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May 10, 2018|
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Response from heatherdufner | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no gold. It's for the kids to get a bag full of gems and sand for them to act like panning to find treasure, but yeah no gold!!