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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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AMAZING Tour - Exellent Guide

My boyfriend and I toured the cave on a rainy Monday morning- as it was quiet- it was just the two... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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ecologically educational, protective, and fun-hard to beat

My family and I have done caving both guided and unguided in Oregon, PA, California, and Tennessee... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hendersonville, 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...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

My boyfriend and I toured the cave on a rainy Monday morning- as it was quiet- it was just the two of us on the tour. I chose this excursion over Ruby Falls because it seemed less commercialized and touristy. I was pleasantly surprised At...More

Thank ErinK1964
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I have done caving both guided and unguided in Oregon, PA, California, and Tennessee. This was one of the most authentic, we went to Ruby Falls also which was beautiful, however the care for the caves there was much lower and much...More

Thank CabinKing6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My 19yo daughter and I went on the Waterfall Dome Expedition this past Saturday and I must say it was UNDER THIS WORLD!!! We had an EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME! Our guide, Ben, was the BEST! Being almost 50, and not in the best of...More

Thank Halohattie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the cavern tour, from one who has toured many caves around the world. Darius made it wonderful, he is so knowledgeable, interesting, and personable!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is so much to do at Raccon Mountain. Caves, parasails, ultralight aircrafts, zip lines, hiking. Lots of outdoor activities.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want a different kind of adventure, then you may consider a wild cave expedition. Our guide, justin, is a great person to lead your team. Have been many times, I will go again. Fun for the whole family and you will remember the...More

Thank Josh P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Seth guided us through the caverns and did a terrific job! He was very knowledgeable about the history of the caves and the formations. Our grandkids, ages 14 and 4 enjoyed our visit to the caves. Seth took time to point out things that each...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do it! It's amazing! I'd never been caving before and I would want to go again. Our tour group was really small (3 people + our guide Justin), which made us faster than larger groups and we took some great detours. We loved crawling around...More

Thank venusyang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave was fine, nothing fabulous on the basic tour. It is an extremely easy walk tho, few steps and pretty dry and wide. It only take 30-45 minutes. If you never been in caves, it’s a nice starter. I guess they have some dirty...More

Thank Unlucky-itseemz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip, we did the echo room wild tour with Ben and had a great time. My 10 year old was challenged at some parts, but he made it just fine. Highly recommend!

Thank Brad S
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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
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May 10, 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!!