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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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  • If you do not want to see images of sliding in the mud, straddling across caverns, squeezing through tiny passages and faces peaking through tiny spaces, please do not proceed! Fair warning. Too much ...  more »
  • Not knowing what to expect, we did the short loop - about 45 minutes. This is worth the price of admission, it's a must see! If you look hard enough, there are coupons for $2 off per person online. No...  more »
  • I have always wanted to go caving. We were looking for something to do with our grandkids for labor day weekend. Raccoon mountain is a close drive and we had never been. I however didn't want the ordi...  more »