Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Wild Cave Expeditions
Go Beyond
 

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Crystal Palace Walking Tours

What if I don't want to crawl?
While our Expedition Tours are the most adventurous way to see our cave, we want to make sure that the cave's beauty is accessible to all! 

We offer our Crystal Palace Walking Tours each day, and every hour on the hour. This is a guided 45-55 minute walking tour on a 1/4 mile loop through the developed part of the cave where we have lights, handrails, gravel pathways, and approximately 130 stairs. 

You will learn about the formation, history, ecology and conservation of the cave as well as see unique wildlife. No reservations required for groups of 15 or fewer. See below for discounted group rates. 

*Please note*
We are not handicapped accessible due to stairs. We cannot accept guide animals on tours due to the conservation of the cave. Contact us for special accommodations.
Standard Pricing:
Adults (ages 13+): $17.95 each
Children (ages 5-12): $10.95 each
Children under 5 are free
Discounted Group Rates:

For school groups, scout groups, or any group with 16 or more guests. Call for availability and reservations. 

For groups of 16-24
Adults/Chaperones: $13.95 each
Children/Students: $9.95 each

For groups of 25+
Adults/Chaperones: $12.95 each
Children/Students: $8.95 each
Teachers are always free!

 Please double check your confirmed numbers as that will be your total due upon arrival.

Please note that the prices listed above do not include Tennessee sales tax. Tax exempt organizations must be able to provide a copy of their Tax Exempt Certificate or a Federal 501(c)3 at the time of booking in order to receieve tax exempt status. Tax exempt organizations must pay all together as a group using a check or credit card under the name of the organization. No personal checks or credit cards will be accepted.

Please note that the rates listed below do not include Tennessee sales tax. Tax exempt organizations must be able to provide a copy of their Tax Exemption Certificate or a Federal 501(c)3 at the time of booking in order to receive tax exempt status. Tax exempt organizations must pay all together as a group using a check or credit card in the name of the organization. No personal checks or credit cards are acceptable.
Please note that the rates listed below do not include Tennessee sales tax. Tax exempt organizations must be able to provide a copy of their Tax Exemption Certificate or a Federal 501(c)3 at the time of booking in order to receive tax exempt status. Tax exempt organizations must pay all together as a group using a check or credit card in the name of the organization. No personal checks or credit cards are acceptable.
Tour Times (Subject to change seasonally):

Each hour on the hour

First tour goes in at 9 AM

Last tour goes in at 5 PM

*Ticket sales cease 5 minutes before the scheduled tour time so please arrive in advance*


What should I wear?
The cave is a constant 58 degrees with a minimum 80% rate of humidity. For comfort we recommend a long sleeved shirt and comfortable walking shoes but there are no requirements for what to wear on a walking tour. Be aware that there may be puddles on the route.