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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Awesome and fun experience

2nd time for me, and first time for my family. Truly a fun adventure and well worth the time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robb S
Fossil tour

It was an fantastic experience! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the whole trip. We squeezed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tara W
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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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“echo room” (27 reviews)
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319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Reviewed yesterday

2nd time for me, and first time for my family. Truly a fun adventure and well worth the time. You'll get dirty, and love every minute of it.

Thank Robb S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was an fantastic experience! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the whole trip. We squeezed through some tight passages and slid down others. Ben, our tour guide, was great. We will definitely go back to do a longer tour.

Thank Tara W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a Boy Scout troop and some family on the Echo Room tour in Raccoon Mountain Caverns. It was a great experience for all! It was a mostly intimate, meaning small passages,cave with some very large rooms. This trip is not for the very claustrophobic...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although I was a bit hesitant about doing the Canyon Crawl, I must say getting out of my comfort zone was well worth it. I went along with my 13, 11 and 9 year olds and everybody enjoyed the tour. The course is challenging and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went on the Fossil Tour through the caves and it was more than I imagined. We were belly crawling, sliding down walls, and seeing fossils and animals that were millions of years old. I would recommend this to anyone that wants...More

Thank Brooke N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 8 year old son and this was the highlight of his Winter vacation. We did the 2 1/2 hour tour. He still hasn't stopped talking about it. There was one point I thought my son will never do this because he barely...More

Thank susanavery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfall Dome Cave Tour was awesome. Our guides Scarlet and Michael were great. My 8 year old daughter and I loved every minute of it and would recommend this for anyone wanting a great adventure. I'm almost 49 years old, 260 lbs, and 6'...More

Thank teamkeen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfall Dome Tour was a fantastic adventure for both me and my 12 year old daughter. We had visited previously and did the 45 minute walking tour and my girl had been bugging me for months for a return visit. Our guide Jasmin had...More

Thank j0hnh2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This adventure was amazing. My daughters are 7 and 10, and we did the Canyon Crawl. It far exceeded my expectations. It was our first caving adventure but not our last! It is a challenging course with some very tight squeezes, so be prepared. We...More

Thank teethteeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made a stop on our roadtrip here. We did the Canyon Crawl expedition (2 hours). I knew this tour would be somewhat strenuous by the description, but I didn't realize how strenuous it would be. My husband and I are out...More

Thank Chelsea A
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Thomas C
8 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.