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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. For Raccoon Mountain Caverns and beyond, use our Chattanooga trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Chattanooga vacation.
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  • The staff are friendly and super helpful. They even offered to let me use a spare pair of boots since my feet were a little swollen that morning and my regular lace-ups were too tight to wear. (The lo...  more »
  • Our family of 6 (mom, dad, 13, 12, 11, and 9 year olds) decided to give the canyon crawl a shot after coming across it on trip advisor. This is the only wild cave tour with no height requirement (56")...  more »
  • Enjoyed going through this. Would recommend it to any one. Also did the extend tour at another time which was great. Well worth the money.  more »