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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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Crystal Palace Walking Tour

Our tour guide was amazing! Darius was funny, kind, and full of information. He answered all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
Went for one tour, went back again for another!

During my time with three friends in TN we decided to go on a Raccoon Mountain Caverns tour. My... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Providence, Rhode Island
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was amazing! Darius was funny, kind, and full of information. He answered all questions with patience and thoughtfulness and was quite knowledgeable. After being on similar tours with field trips the past 10 years, I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new...More

Thank jmulvaney76
Reviewed 3 days ago

During my time with three friends in TN we decided to go on a Raccoon Mountain Caverns tour. My friend and I chose to do the Wild Cave Canyon Crawl 2 hr. tour. My two other friends chose to do the Crystal Palace walking tour....More

Thank JethandJed
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow. This was truely a remarkable experience. This 40+you MoMA took son's 10 and 12 on the waterfall dome tour. 3.5 hours of exploring and getting dirty. Loved it! I highly recommend. Following that we went to six flags. They had way more fun spalunking....More

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the walking tour. The cavern was very interesting. The formations are fascinating. The 45 minute tour was not strenuous. There were several children in the group who did it easily. Our tour guide, Seth, was wonderful. He told us lots of interesting...More

Thank dadena
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Chattanooga with the intention of checking out Ruby Falls. However, after reading some reviews and asking a few locals, we opted for Raccoon Caverns. We went on the walking tour. Our guide, Seth, was extremely personable-- just kind of made you feel like...More

Thank FarAway823940
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to stay at this campsite and we had a blast. This is a great place for vacationing. The caverns are amazing and the tours are great. I really recommend this place for anyone that is looking for a place in Chattanooga. By the...More

Thank lucian0g74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to make same day res by phone for the crawl when it showed as sold out online. We were the only folks there and got a private tour with Justin who was amazing. He gauged our abilIties (old parents, 9 and 10...More

Thank Val R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a ball camping here. We also did the Crystal palace cave tour and Justin was our guide and he was full of knowledge. We really enjoyed the tour and the kids liked it better than Ruby Falls.

Thank JLHickerson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Ruby Falls before and thought it would be fun to try another cave tour in Chattanooga. Racoon Caverns was a cool cave system and our guide Seth made it fun. There are so many corny jokes as each feature is pointed out...More

Thank englishAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon raccoon mountain on accident and it was hands down the best thing we did while we were here! Did the walking tour with Taylor and came back to do the 2 hour cave tour with him the next day he was so...More

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Cindy A
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