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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  • October 3, 2017
    My son and I did the 3 1/2 hour tour and loved it !!!! Our guide figured us out right away that we wanted an adventure and she more than delivered !!!! We were a small group and we were able to squeez...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We loved our trip to Raccoon caverns. The guide, the sights, and the overall experience were great. We took advantage of this outing on a day when the rains had set in. Raccoon Mountain Caverns was go...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This was my first cave tour. The guides were great and very knowledgeable. The tour at night was an experience that I would recommend to everyone. Touring the cave with a lantern was awesome. You see ...  more »

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