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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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You've got to do this!

My husband and son had never been in a cave before. We had some time to kill before looking at a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tonya S
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Justin was Awesome!

Justin was our guide through the wild cave adventure. He was very knowledgable about the cave and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and son had never been in a cave before. We had some time to kill before looking at a house, so I set the navigator for the address and away we went. This isn't your run of the mill peek a boo with...More

Thank Tonya S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Justin was our guide through the wild cave adventure. He was very knowledgable about the cave and we felt safe and had a great time. It was a great workout. We used muscles we aren't used to using. An amazing adventure.

Thank aliciaiery
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have caved around in smaller caves but NOTHING like Racoon Mnt Caverns. Our guide, Ben, was excellent focusing on our safety, direction where we would go, the biodiversity, etc.. His attention inside the caverns was paramount as we had mostly beginners afraid to get...More

1  Thank frodnew2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very fun and interesting hike through the caverns (non commercialized) . We had a great guide... Ashley....who led us through all different caverns within the cave. Be prepared to get dirty and to do a great bit of crawling , stooping, twisting...More

2  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Raccoon Mountain for their 45 min cave adventure. It was wonderful! So beautiful and 100 times better than Ruby Falls!!! Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable! This is a fun family adventure only about 15 min from Chattanooga. Half the price of Ruby...More

1  Thank Julie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is incredible. The caves are beautiful. The tours are fun and informative. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Adam Frank L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Gypsum Crawl with Michael & Jasmin, who were both awesome & informative guides! It was nothing short of adventurous & we look forward to coming back again.

Thank Johnlizferro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raccoon Mountain cabins is a very interesting hike. It is more rustic than other caverns we have visited. The tour is interesting and informative. It is very cool all year round. Great place to take guests who have never been to Chattanooga before. I highly...More

1  Thank Ellyn B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time during our trip to the caverns. Our tour guide, Devin, was unbelievably knowledgeable and very patient with kid questions (6, 7, & 9 yrs old). There was no rush and I was encouraged to take pictures as I liked (...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 45 minute walking tour was great for our little ones 2, 3 and 5. The guide was patient with the little ones taking the time to point out crickets and salamanders to the kids.

Thank tctnck
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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
30 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!