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Raccoon Mountain Caverns, Chattanooga

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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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  • We had a great tour with Zachary! He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. This was a highlight of our trip! 
    We had a great tour with Zachary! He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. This was a highlight of our trip!  more »
  • I recently brought a group of ladies to Chattanooga for some kayaking. We wanted to broaden our adventure so decided to check out Raccoon Mountain. So glad we did! The cave is well cared for and... 
    I recently brought a group of ladies to Chattanooga for some kayaking. We wanted to broaden our adventure so decided to check out Raccoon Mountain. So glad we did! The cave is well cared for and...  more »
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  • Had so much fun on our tour. Hannah was extremely knowledgeable and took great pictures. She was absolutely THE BEST tour guide we’ve ever had. She pointed out all kinds of fossils and rock formations and answered all of our questions. By far one of our favorite cave tours! I’d say I liked this one more than Ruby Falls, but definitely check them both out. The fossil and arrowhead panning was fun too. Pricing was fair as well! (The super cute cats were a bonus)
  • The tour at Raccoon Mountain Caverns puts the one at Ruby Falls to Shame. We landed here by mere accident yesterday for my birthday trip to kill some time before Rock City and Ruby Falls. We were blessed to have an incredible tour guide Darius. He was knowledgeable and full of a wealth of information. He had first hand knowledge of the cave. You could tell he loves what he does. The experience was incredible. 6 hours later, we went on the Ruby Falls tour. The entire experience at Raccoon Caverns was light years ahead of the one we experienced at Ruby Falls. Most of that was because of Darius. We cannot wait to come back and experience more of the cave. Darius made us have a desire to explore more while the tour guide at Rock City had us begging for it to be over.

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