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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Glad we found this gem!

We stayed in the campgrounds on our way up I75 and so glad we found this place! We went as soon as... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2016
Sarah E
Tarpon Springs, United States
via mobile
Nice cave tour

Our group was small which was nice. Our tour guide Michael was great. It was a beautiful cave and... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2016
via mobile
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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 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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319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the campgrounds on our way up I75 and so glad we found this place! We went as soon as they opened and were the only ones on the 45 minute walking tour. The guide was so friendly and knowledgeable and they take...More

1  Thank Sarah E
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Our group was small which was nice. Our tour guide Michael was great. It was a beautiful cave and we would have loved to see more. I like the variety of cave tours from tame to adventurous. I'd like to come back and try a...More

1  Thank Misswags
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is really a must see. I am. It one to be adventurous and do this type of adventure however it was amazing and I am glad I did. The tour i went on is 45 min and completely guided with light and a...More

Thank Roccosoprano
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We took the shorter tour and there were about 10 people in the group we were with. We had done Ruby Falls in the past and I must say this one was better and more interesting. The tour lasted about 50 minutes and our guide...More

Thank truevans
Reviewed November 13, 2016

We went to chattanooga for a family get-away during fall break. We decided to go to Raccoon Mountain Caverns on our way back to Huntsville. We have four children, ages 11,10,6,5 and they all enjoyed the cave tour. It was just engaging enough for our...More

Thank abneyt
Reviewed November 12, 2016

We certainly enjoyed our tour of the cavern with Ben. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions. Part of our group had been on other cavern tours and thought this one was one the best cavern tours. Very reasonably priced too!

Thank debcountry
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon these caverns while driving the area. Returned the next morning to take the Crystal cave tour. We were amazed at the beauty that was inside the caverns. Would highly recommend these caverns as a "must visit" The tour guide was excellent and...More

Thank kermitg2016
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful caverns, helpful guides. Have been several times and am never disappointed . Facilities are being updated .....

Thank X46RLcindyr
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Crystal palace tour was brief but beautiful. I hope to go on a crawl tour on my next trip to Chattanooga if I'm not too old by then. I can only imagine the hidden beauty way back in the caves. Would highly recommend this!

Thank Rmlea
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

My Kindergartener and I were studying caves so I figured we'd take a little field trip to reinforce what we had studied. My sixth grader was out of school that day, so the three of us hit the Cavern for a tour. Price was very...More

Thank Courtney R
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Thomas C
May 8, 2017|
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Response from abneyt | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You don't have to do the exploration tours. There's a regular walking tour. We didn't get dirty at all.
April P
March 30, 2017|
Response from EdithL80 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all! They do have regular walking tours. We did the wild caving tour which is why we got all dirty!