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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2100
+1 423-821-9403
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Great Tour!!!

Wow what a great tour! We did the shortest tour in a nicely sized group of less than 15 people... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
StuartGirl4life
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Stuart, Florida
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Amazing cave exploration experience

Awesome experience for the entire family. The Waterfall Expedition is a 4+ hours tour, worthy every... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cmsueiro
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Miami, Florida
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“echo room” (33 reviews)
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319 W Hills Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2100
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow what a great tour! We did the shortest tour in a nicely sized group of less than 15 people. Our tour guide Ben had a lot of great knowledge and was a terrific guide. We were very impressed with all the formations. The gift...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome experience for the entire family. The Waterfall Expedition is a 4+ hours tour, worthy every minute of it. My teenagers loved the experience and the adults loved the challenge. Fun for the entire family, but be aware you should be reasonable fit. Following the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was not what I expected. Lol I was thinking nice easy to moderate cave tour. What I got was a lot of crawling, climbing, crouching, and rollin for 3 1/2 hours. You are covers head to to toe in first when you are done....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went on the Waterfall Dome Expedition tour and it was the highlight of my weekend in Chattanooga. Justin was a great guide. It was a lot of fun exploring the cave - be prepared to crawl on your hands and knees and get muddy....More

Thank Trevor W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I have four children (14, 9, 8, 6) and are always looking for some activities to do that will break up our travels as well as provide a bit of education (since we home school). We had seen some signs in the...More

Thank Neil P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We -two 40something adults and our 12 year old son- booked the Echo Room tour while on vacation in Chattanooga. What an amazing experience! We got lucky in being a group of three plus our guide Justin. We had never done anything like this before...More

1  Thank helgeh206
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an awesome muddy mess. Absolutely love this. It was challenging and exciting. I am 37 and never had an experience like this before. Recommend this if you like new adventures.

Thank cassie g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip with the kids (teens). Clean beautiful cave. Guide is friendly and very helpful. Since he’s there to navigate you can just have fun and enjoy the cave! They have showers /bathhouse to cleanup afterwards so you don’t have to ride home muddy. We...More

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to a lot of caves and caverns. This place was not expensive and was just OK. They have an attached campground that looked fun but there is really not much to the actual cave.

Thank ManicBean
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cavern is located in a nice campground area and it was quiet and not crowded. The tour was only about 10 people and it was a great cave. We saw a lot of salamanders and it was worth it.

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Meeha049
6 June 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
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hoho0703
16 May 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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Brian M
10 May 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!!
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