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Ruby Falls

1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
+1 423-821-2544
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Amazing what is right below you

I obviously knew about the falls, but I was unaware of the other formations on the tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stacymh12
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Toccoa, Georgia
Beautiful.

We went early in the morning so we did not have lines. Our tour guide was from Georgia and he was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
79Jennyb1979
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Ruby Falls is the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States. Guided walking tours of the Ruby Falls cavern run daily, taking guests 1,120 feet underground to explore and learn about the incredible geology millions of years in the making along the trail to the waterfall. At the falls, experience the all-new light show highlighting the majesty of the waterfall and the soaring stone cathedral room surrounding the falls. Enjoy extensive views of Chattanooga, the Tennessee River and rolling valleys from Lookout Mountain Tower. Special events and specialty tours provide additional opportunities for exploration of this national treasure.
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
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+1 423-821-2544
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I obviously knew about the falls, but I was unaware of the other formations on the tour. Spectacular!! There were so many different kinds. The audio snippets throughout were very informative and gave great insight to the discovery. Pictures do not do any of this...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went early in the morning so we did not have lines. Our tour guide was from Georgia and he was so funny! The whole experience was fantastic. We would definitely recommend it.

Thank 79Jennyb1979
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Reviewed 5 days ago

PiWe visited Ruby Falls as part of a school field trip from South Carolina. Ruby Falls was one of the many stops we made during this three-day trip. This is a MUST SEE destination. You travel 260' down a granite elevator shaft and then meander...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There’s no words that can describe this place well but I can say you have to go & see by yourself. This is 1120 feet below the surface of the earth there’s a 145 foot tall waterfall inside the cavern. An amazing wonder discovered by...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with my husband, 14 y.o. son and 8 y.o. daughter during Spring Break. I had been as a child but couldn't remember much about it. It was quite a walk to and from the falls, but the tour guide kept us involved with different...More

Thank 711lean
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was very busy with Spring break for a lot of kids. Our tour guide said they normally have 3-5 guides and that day they had 15. The elevator holds 18-20 people and we had two loads in our group. Luckily we were towards the...More

Thank FarmGirl436
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My niece and I visited Ruby Falls... second time for me, first for her. The Falls were absolutely spectacular, running very full from recent rain. Our tour guide, Doug was the absolute BEST tour guide I have had anywhere I have gone. He was funny,...More

Thank mackinawcitylvr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls were very cool and the walk to the falls has lots of good sites. We went during an off time but there were a lot of people and we had to continually stop to let oither groups by and the walkway is only...More

Thank jenb33
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour and beautiful underground falls. The guides were great and very informative! Great view from the observation tower. This is a must for visitors to Chattanooga!

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second tour of Ruby Falls in 3 years....I will say it was just as amazing the 2nd time and maybe better because instead of going in the middle of the day, we waited until the evening and it was so much less...More

Thank cjharris506
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nataliebrandt2018
16 April 2018|
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Response from BigMike407 | Reviewed this property |
You can show up anytime. If they are open you are good! Just enter, go to the right & get in line for the elevator. It’s super simple ;-)
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jmorri42368
25 March 2018|
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Response from Rebecca S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The terrain has slight up and downs, narrower in some sections, but doable for all those not in wheelchairs. It is a beautiful trip, I am clostrophobic and did not have any trouble. It is well lit and signage is... More
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The S
25 March 2018|
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Response from SoCal_Breeze | Reviewed this property |
No. There’s not much room plus it’s cool in the cave.
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