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“The waterfall”
Review of Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls
Ranked #26 of 157 things to do in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The cave itself wasn't anything special. There were some nice formations nothing awe inspiring in the cave. But the waterfall was amazing and made it worth it. It was a nice easy walk through the cave. The walkways are fairly narrow in places and there are quite a few low hanging spots to duck.under but the waterfall area is super nice and open.

Thank 106nicole
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RubyFalls1928, Guest Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi 106nicole,

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your experience at Ruby Falls! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the waterfall and the cavern trail. Thanks for exploring with us. We wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Safe travels!

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Heard of two hour waits. That would be two much. Please is cool and staff has energy and enjoyed their job.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

It was definitely worth the trip. The cavern is a steady 60 degrees. Colton our tour guide was funny and informative. The waterfall is quite a site to see and nice photo opportunity.

Thank pennys139
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

One thing to remember is it's called Ruby Falls not Ruby Caves. The cave is not one of the best your going to see but the fall inside the cave is spectacular and worth a visit. We went just before closing and were the only folks on the tour. The guide was informative and friendly enough. I must say they will take your picture and want to sell it to your for what was a steep price. The photos at the Aquariums were half the cost, just pointing that out. The only other thing that kinda bothered me was they do not light the falls with just regular lighting which to me would show off its natural beauty. Instead they insist on having it constantly lit up with some color, but that's just me. Worth a visit for sure, but I certainly would not wait 2 hours as others have apparently had to do.

Thank philcentraltexas
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

If you enjoy caves and/or waterfalls, you will love Ruby Falls. It is a nice little tour down into a cave that leads you to a big waterfall. The lights are on a timer and change colors. There is even music playing. It was a sweet little adventure with my honey. We really enjoyed it.

Thank Klayres5
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