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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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Fun place to stop with kids

We were just passing through Chattanooga on our way to Florida and needed somewhere to stop and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Crawl and walking tour

Husband and 11 year old went on the cavern crawl and loved it! Just an FYI, plan on using the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane S
Davie, 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...more
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319 W Hills Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2100
+1 423-821-9403
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were just passing through Chattanooga on our way to Florida and needed somewhere to stop and have some fun along the way. Raccoon caverns was just the place. We did the Crystal Palace walking tour with our 7 and 9 year old boys. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rxmom84
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Husband and 11 year old went on the cavern crawl and loved it! Just an FYI, plan on using the oldest clothes you own, as it’s easier to throw them away rather than wash them. Also, I have a bad knee and did the walking...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jane S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took the 2hr Canyon Crawl with guide Justin. If you're looking for the next step up from the normal cave tour, this is it. My 8yr old son and I had a blast, climbing, crawling, sliding, and even log rolling our way through the cave...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KarieJ1256
Reviewed 5 days ago

Raccoon caverns was a beautiful cave. We have been in many caves, guided and unguided, and we really enjoyed this one. The guide was friendly, and the whole experience was very nice. The tour seemed a bit rushed. Adding 5-10 minutes to the tour and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Julie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family visited today. My children loved gem panning! We went on the cave tour and had a great time. My children were fascinated and full of questions which Darius, the tour guide, answered with enthusiasm. Overall it is a beautiful cave and the guides...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Earlywhite13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got home from our Spring Break vacation in Chattanooga. We did all the local activities and this was, by far, our favorite. We are a active family that enjoys a new challenge and likes to see each other succeed. Our guide for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our son that is 12 was very hesitant to take this tour. His little sister that is 8 was ready for the tour! I have to say about 10 minutes in our 12 year old was begging to come back and do the longer, more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Goforthwithus4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend of mine and I decided last minute to take a break from homework and come to the caverns/campgrounds. We chose the Echo Tour (~4 hours) which was absolutely insane and fun. We are so sore but in the best way. Jasmin was a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carolineluiken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a FANTASTIC experience, we really appreciated the respect and love givin to the historic caves. Jasmine was our tour guide and she was SO informative & we could really tell she loves her job! It really was the perfect mixture of extreme, exciting,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Brianna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister-in-law and I did the four hour wild cave tour. It is challenging to be sure, but the tour guide Ben was terrific throughout the tour. I would recommend this to any adventurous people looking for a great experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from leecutshaw | Reviewed this property |
My family went on the Fossil Crawl Expedition. We sound about the same physical levels. I'm big throughout the chest and had to squeeze a bit but was fine. My 12 year old daughter also was able to complete the tour as well... More
June 5, 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
May 15, 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