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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Cave exploring was incredible!!

If I could give this place 10 stars I would! Why waste your time at touristy Ruby Falls when you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Great time with three kids

Two parents and three kids (12, 9, and 7) went on July 9, 2017. Our guide was Michael. We did the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gainesville, Georgia
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If I could give this place 10 stars I would! Why waste your time at touristy Ruby Falls when you can CRAWL THROUGH an underground waterfall, see caverns, squeeze through tiny spaces, get dirty, and get free personal photos and videos of the experience?? Michael...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Two parents and three kids (12, 9, and 7) went on July 9, 2017. Our guide was Michael. We did the Canyon Crawl. It was great! We got muddy and wet and had a wonderful time. Michael took pictures and videos for us on his...More

Thank imsolove
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose the waterfall dome experience. Our guide Matthew was awesome!! He took time with each of the kids as well as encouraging the adults! We had a great time!

Thank NatHoll
Reviewed 2 days ago

My boyfriend is claustrophobic and I am afraid of heights so we did not quite understand what we were getting into, even for the beginner's cavern expedition! We had an awesome cave guide, Kristin. She was super helpful and patient and we had an awesome...More

Thank yag532
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the water dorm tour with our guide Matt. It ended up being just a little over three hours because there was only two of us. He was an excellent guide and we had so much more fun then we ever expected! Truly a...More

Thank freelancetom
Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all a Huge "T H A N K S" to Lucas our Wild Cave Tour Guide. He was truly the BEST!! My wife and two boys arrived in our motorhome without reservations. The person at the counter said there was no more tours...More

Thank lokomoto87
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family choose to do the waterfall dome expedition. We have had previous experience getting dirty and exploring caves. As far as I am concerned any day spent muddy and underground is a great day but this is our most favorite adventure thus far. The...More

1  Thank peliongirl07
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a group of seven ranging from 14 to 50, so we decided to do a 2 1/2 hour wild cave tour. It was awesome! Our guide Matt took us through some very tight places, but everyone really enjoyed the adventure. Matt was very...More

Thank Holly Mike G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Madison, our guide, did a great job of teaching many things that other caves never do. (RUBY FALLS JUST TOLD WHAT SHAPES THE ROCKS LOOKED LIKE). She also did a great job considering we had 4 children under 4 years old in our tour group....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

First caving experience for everyone in the family, and it was an amazing adventure! Justin was terrific, knowledgeable, had very good sense of humor, and cared for everyone's safety. Other staff members were also very helpful.

Thank ppatil813
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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!