Been twice now. Once with family, once with school field trip. Both tours excellent. Guides very informative of extensive history of the cave and the underground lake is a natural wonder worth seeing. Not as commercial as some other caves in the area making it feel a lot more welcoming and hurried. Can't wait to go back again.
A must see when visiting Chattanooga or surrounding towns. I almost didn’t go because I read a couple bad reviews. So glad we did decide and visit . It’s breath taking beautiful!!! Have some good walking shoes on and be prepared for a workout when coming from the lake walking back up the slope to the top.
Aside from the fairly rapid clip the guides often use when the tourist season is in, (I prefer a bit more of a sedate pace, myself) it is very enjoyable. You're out of the rain, you don't have to worry about any other issues dealing with weather. It's a good hike, and the history is astronomical. It's a beautiful place to visit, and the stories around it are both historically relevant, and full of respect for the place. I have loved this place since I was in Junior High, and I will say two things: Bring a camera with a good flash, or a good flashlight, and bring a water bottle. The glassblower's place is gorgeous, the stone miner's area is awesome, ( you have to buy your own dirt tho), there is a gift shop and a general store, a metalworker's shop, and a small diner. I took my daughter here recently, and she loved it. I hope she takes her kids and their kids when the time comes for that. It's been in my family to visit here for the last two generations, and I hope to continue that tradition.
For the people complaining about lighting and hiking then you don’t belong in a cave. What did you expect? ITS A CAVE! Take it from a normal person, it’s a beautiful Cave and the tour guides are great and very informative. Native Americans and Confederate soldiers used this cave it’s loaded with history
We had an amazing time on the overnight adventure! Our cub scout pack planned the trip for the boys and families. Our group had three guides assigned so we could all have good attention for cave history and for the tougher wild cave tour. A great time was has by all!