The reviewers here are exactly right but get this. As a local I know a little secret. One that most locals here know but never tell tourists because tourism = moeny and the mindset in chattanooga is get em here make em spand all their money.
Here is the secret. after a ride in the elevator (which breaks down at least twice a month and leaves tourists stranded, somtime for 12 plus hours crowded like sardines. and after a trip through a DEAD cave that no longer produces formations and has been destroyed by the huge crowdes taken down the tour. you get to the wonderfull majestic waterfall. Well the waterfall stopped flowing years and years ago. The cave was closed for some time to fix the problem. They ended up faking the waterfall. Thats right folks the waterfall isnt even coming from a natural source anymore. Its pumped in and recycled. Dont beleave me? Just ask the tour guides and watch them get nervous. Also 90 percent of the formations that have not been destroyed are constructed and placed there. They actually hire a guy to fix formations and set them up. This place is crooked and the only reason I am ssaying this now is because I too like to travel and would want to know if I am wasting my money on nothing more than theme park style themeing passed off as natural rock formations and a fake waterfall passed of as one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Rock city is great. Point park is good, The aquarium is nice, Lake winnie is a fun little amusement park, the ducks are fun and alot in chattanooga is nature based and well worth the time and money. RUBY FALLS IS NOT!!!!
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