Raccoon Mountain Caverns is 4 mi. w. on I-24 to exit 174, then 1.3 mi. n.w. on US 41 to 319 W. Hills Dr. Visitors may take a 45-minute guided Crystal Palace Tour past cave formations that include shields, three natural bridges, the Hall of Dreams, Grandfather Rock and cave beads, which are unusual stalactites. The underground temperature is a constant 60 F; a jacket and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Overnight and 1- to 6-hour cave tours also are offered. Gemstone panning is available.
Guided tours are available. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.