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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Great cavern

This was our first time to Racoon Mountain Cavern, but will not be our last. We enjoyed it as much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Colbert, Georgia
Got to see several cave critters

Nice cave with experienced tour guide. We were able to see cave crickets and salamanders. We did... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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 yesterday

This was our first time to Racoon Mountain Cavern, but will not be our last. We enjoyed it as much as the other cavern in the area, but it was much more accessible.

Thank mike005348
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice cave with experienced tour guide. We were able to see cave crickets and salamanders. We did the walking tour, but crawling tours are offered.

Thank Grumpy-Turtle
Reviewed 4 days ago

Matthew was our guide during the 3.5 hour Wild Cave Tour and he did an amazing job!! The 3+ hours flew by and were filled with lots of adventure and historical facts. Matt made sure everyone was safe and comfortable with the challenges this tour...More

Thank Leigh H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like salamanders and cool looking rocks, this is the place for you (; They show you how dark pitch black is! THAT'S DARK!!!

Thank jeffreyof
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Raccoon Mountain for our one year anniversary. We had the best time. Our guide Daniel was so informative and adventurous. We loved him. If we are ever back in Chattanooga we will definitely be doing this again. This was...More

Thank Knelson00
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cavern experience is really fun. We only did the short tour, but we are very excited to get back and do the longer tours. There is so much to see and the guide is friendly and helpful in pointing out the wildlife in the...More

Thank shanatee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Ruby Falls first and then if you want REAL caves, come here. Totally great experience with very knowledgeable staff. Perfect activity for less than perfect weather. Teenagers might be bored with Ruby Falls but they will not be here. GO!!!!! If you have...More

Thank BearTravels33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time with our kids ages 12, 10 and 6. We did the Canyon Crawl expedition. Ashley was our guide. She was very informative, encouraging and patient with our group. "You got this!" she kept telling the kids. My kids, husband and...More

1  Thank jenbake0921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I did the 3 1/2 hour tour and loved it !!!! Our guide figured us out right away that we wanted an adventure and she more than delivered !!!! We were a small group and we were able to squeeze, crawl and...More

1  Thank kgerity
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our trip to Raccoon caverns. The guide, the sights, and the overall experience were great. We took advantage of this outing on a day when the rains had set in. Raccoon Mountain Caverns was good for all ages. Our kids, 15 and 11,...More

Thank markwilliamsm4
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Thomas C
9 May 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
31 March 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!