Cruisin and Cuisine
Destination: As seen in Birmingham Magazine Smart Living/Savvy Business
|The Fingers of Crystal Place Caverns, Raccoon Mountain, TN|
A Hive of Activity
Chattanooga, Tennessee, You don’t have to travel the world to find daring adventures.
By Cindy M. Jones
Whether you’re in the mood for whitewater rafting, music by the river, a brush with the paranormal, or squeezing through the 49-cent passage of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, Chattanooga has an adventure every age can anticipate.
Take the kids on the 45 minute Crystal Palace tour of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, (www.raccoonmountain.com). Ask for tour-guide, Jacob Massey. He’ll turn an adventure into a three-dimensional educational class without the kids catching on. For the more robust at heart, dig deeper with the overnight Caverns stay and explore the 5 1/2 miles of underground passageways awaiting your discovery on the Wild Cave Expedition. With Raccoon Cavern’s natural formations, this caving system has been rated as one of the top ten caves in the country. It has also been recognized as “Tennessee’s Campground of The Year – 2008 – 2009” by the Tennessee Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Primitive camping, RV sites, rental cabins and the vintage Alpine Lodge Motel will make accessing the cave as many times as you would like an enjoyable experience. A visit to Chattanooga will leave you with many more reasons to return.