Raccoon Mountain Caverns, Chattanooga

4.7
#4 of 18 in Parks in Chattanooga
Cave · Nature / Park
Go on an underground journey through Raccoon Mountain Caverns, one of Tennessee’s greatest natural wonders. Two types of tours are available. The Crystal Palace Tour is a guided walk through lighted pathways in the front area of the cave. The guide will explain the history of the cave as you admire the geological formations. For the more daring, the Wild Cave Expedition takes you deep inside the undeveloped portions of the cave--without trails, handrails, or electric lights. Trained guides will lead you through chambers, tunnels, streams, and waterfalls, and you'll have the option of staying overnight in the cave. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, including helmets and lights. Wild Cave Expedition tours need to be booked in advance, but reservations are not necessary for the Crystal Palace option. The temperature inside the cave is consistently around 15 C (60 F), so make sure to dress appropriately. To visit Raccoon Mountain Caverns on your trip to Chattanooga, use our Chattanooga visit site.
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  • Camped here a few weeks ago to scope out WMA close by. Staff is friendly and tidy. Didnt get to check out caverns last time but made sure tp.this weeekend. Kyland was our guide and was amazing...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our trip through Raccoon Mountain Caverns. Even though the wild cave tours are not an option right now, the walking cavern tour is wonderful. We saw several salamanders and...  more »

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