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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  • Raccoon Mountain Caverns expeditions is truly amazing! For those wanting a little more adventure and a little less tourism, comparable to Rock City and Ruby Falls, these spelunking tours are so much f...  more »
  • My friends and I completed the 3.5 hour Water Dome cave expedition. Our tour guide was awesome and genuinely good at helping us have a great time while also being safe- something you need to be when s...  more »
  • They are not kidding around. This is a real caving experience with real hiking, belly crawls, and canyons. Our friend did the 2 hour hike last year and said it was so awesome. My family (husband, 10 y...  more »

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