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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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Great cave tour

We (2 adults, 3 kids ages 12 to 16) took the shortest tour (Canyon Crawl, lasting 2 hours). Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun but nerve racking, great experience

We had a great time with Ashley. She knew what she was doing. She was willing to help if you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 weeks ago

We (2 adults, 3 kids ages 12 to 16) took the shortest tour (Canyon Crawl, lasting 2 hours). Lots of crawling, sometimes through fairly tight spaces, was involved. In the process we got muddy and wet (it rained the night before). The guide was very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with Ashley. She knew what she was doing. She was willing to help if you needed assistance. If you are very claustrophobic, this is not the experience for you. We went on the 3.5 hour tour. It is a long...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time with Justin as our tour leader. My 7 year old loved the experience and we had a lot of fun challenges doing real caving! I would highly recommend for anyone who wants a great cave experience and is willing to get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were the only folks on the tour. Our guide was a geology student and a real geek on the subject cave. All in all it was a great tour.

1  Thank y2kvette14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Jasmine, delivered a lot of interesting facts during our tour. She’s an excellent guide with an abundance of information and a love for the limestone cavern. We spotted a baby salamander and several cave crickets. With Jasmine being a geology student, it was...More

Thank leekK5286TE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day exploring the beautiful caverns under Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga Tennessee. We were lucky to get our own tour with the amazing guide Seth who was very informative about the alien landscape under the mountain. For those who may think it's too...More

Thank 563ering
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inside of the caves were amazing creatures and columns of stalactite and rock. Amazing place to go to! The guide was amazing too!

Thank Auggie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to see a cave and didn’t have clothes to change into had we done a more adventurous option. The Crystal Room is very worth seeing. We learned a lot about the formation of caves, the creatures that dwell there, and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fit and up for a challenge give them a try for a unique adventure that will give you an appreciation of being topside. Knowledge kind guides will help the tour fit your needs

Thank mollygo
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I already visited Ruby Falls, but I have to say that we enjoyed Raccoon Mountain even more. The cavern was remarkable and unlike Ruby, it has an active biosphere with different kinds of salamanders and crickets. Our tour guide, Jasmine is a...More

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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