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Ruby Falls

1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
+1 423-821-2544
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Absolutely stunning!

This tour is worth every penny! You get to learn some interesting history along with see some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Haley G
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Bunkie, Louisiana, United States
Fun and beautiful

Good to see at least once but go early to beat the lines. Guide was nice and pointed out all the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Four V
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Granger, IN
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
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Reviewed yesterday

This tour is worth every penny! You get to learn some interesting history along with see some beautiful sights! Just watch out for an elderly woman named PATTY. She was behind the ticket counter when we went. She had an absolute HORRIBLE attitude. Very bad...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good to see at least once but go early to beat the lines. Guide was nice and pointed out all the neat spots in the cave on the way to the falls.More

Thank Four V
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Missy M, Public Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Four V, Thank you for visiting and for leaving a review of your experience! We are so glad that you had a fun exploration of the beautiful Ruby Falls! We appreciate your tip of arriving early to beat our peak times. When you arrive...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of history here. Caverns are interesting and the waterfall is amazing. Hard to imagine all this is going on right under your feet!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

As we where traveling from Ireland via Toronto and Atlanta and and we were passing Chattanooga on our way to the OCOEE river to do a little white water rafting , I had checked out some places to visit en route and came across Ruby...More

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Missy M, Public Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Stephen B, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you decided to tour Ruby Falls and had a fantastic time. The waterfall truly is spectacular and we are so glad that you were able to see it with your...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Ruby Falls and the kids, age 6, 11, and 12, loved the cavern and the waterfall. The underground waterfall is 260 feet high and about 1120 feet underground. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone that has kids, loves waterfalls and caves. We...More

Thank William W
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Missy M, Public Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi William W, Thank you for your review and for visiting Ruby Falls. We are thrilled to know that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed exploring 1,120 feet underground! Such a great memory to cherish forever! We look forward to seeing you when again soon!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow. Review and pics don’t do this justice. On the advice of travelers here we had 10 AM tickets online. This means you can get into que at 10. Doesn’t mean your tour starts at 10. About 15 can ride the 20 secs down the...More

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Missy M, Public Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi cognac62, Thank you for your wonderful review of your Ruby Falls experience. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your exploration underground despite not being a fan of tight spaces. Your arrival time to Ruby Falls in the morning was a great choice!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ruby Falls is a place that everyone should go see. Make your tour reservation in advance. Have to walk through the cave to get to the waterfall. Since there is only 1 way in and 1 way out you will have to stop to let...More

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Missy M, Public Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi SRRS12, Thank you for visiting Ruby Falls and for your recommendation! We are so glad that you enjoyed exploring the naturally wonderful falls 1,120 underground and appreciate the tip of making your tour reservation in advance. We encourage guests to purchase their timed-entry tickets...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Is awesome this place have a unique story very interesting wear comfortable shoes no sandals and a long shirt or jacket because when you are inside the cave is a little cold, if you visit Chattanooga you must visit this place this water falls is...More

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Missy M, Public Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi ada92871, Thank you so much for your awesome review of Ruby Falls! We appreciate your tips of wearing comfortable shoes and a light jacket to accommodate the 60 degree temperature of the cavern. Another great tip is to purchase your timed-entry tickets online prior...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ruby falls is amazing!! It was beautiful. Although i wish there was a better way of touring the cave. Most of the time we were stopped waiting for others to pass or watching/listening to a repetitive recording. I like the history of the discovery but...More

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Missy M, Public Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi amaypenni, Thank you for exploring Ruby Falls and for your review. We are so glad that you found Ruby Falls to be amazing! We agree :) However, we are sorry to hear that you found some aspects of your experience to be overdone. With...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're going to Chattanooga, you'll see 3 attractions advertised very heavily, Ruby Falls, Rock City, and The Incline Railway. I've been seeing the signs for Ruby Falls for several years now when we made drives through the area to other points in TN or...More

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Missy M, Public Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi joshrocker, Thank you for visiting Ruby Falls and providing feedback of your experience. We are so glad that you found the falls to be amazing, but disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy the crowd and wait for your tour. We recommend guests who...More

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eastcoastgirl87
29 July 2018|
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I'd wait! Tight spaces-some slightly slick spaces- and incase of an emergency- things won't be easy or quick. The tour goes quick though 1 hr 20 min, so you could enjoy the gift shop or lookout tower while your family is... More
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TourGB14
20 July 2018|
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Response from FamilyofFour76 | Reviewed this property |
We went mid-morning on a Thursday during spring break in April. the line was not too long, it did move fairly quickly.
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John P
13 July 2018|
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Response from dlu C | Reviewed this property |
About $36. Plan on early or late visit to Ruby Fallls-as it gets crowded and it feels like your cattle being walked through. Not a lot of time at actual fall, so I think a smaller group would be better.
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