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Ruby Falls

1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
+1 423-821-2544
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This is such a great place to visit especially if you have never been. It's absolutely beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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A fun experience

Doug and Braxton were our guides. They were awesome! We really enjoyed our visit and highly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Visitors are wowed by this thundering 145-foot underground waterfall, a natural wonder located on the scenic Lookout Mountain.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is such a great place to visit especially if you have never been. It's absolutely beautiful and a must see. It's so worth it

Thank Verydisapointed17
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Doug and Braxton were our guides. They were awesome! We really enjoyed our visit and highly recommend it. Get there early if you don't like crowds.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed the sites, and the lighting really accentuated the natural beauty. Doug was our guide, and he was a little quirky, but my nephew and I enjoyed his cantor. Definitely worth going early (got there about 8:40 AM) !!! Significantly busier when we got...More

Thank Andria F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have wanted to visit ruby falls for many years. It is a beautiful waterfall that all can enjoy. From young to old you will be pleased.

Thank Tanya C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of walking with very few steps. Elevator takes you 260ft. below the surface. It's a guided tour!!! You will be passing other groups that are in tight quarters. The falls are amazing!!!

Thank rrteacherCadet
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As someone who is pretty claustrophobic and doesn't like being underground I have to say I do love Ruby Falls. It's a great sight to see and you get a lot of exercise walking to the falls. Great trip

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see attraction. The guide we had was a 23 yr veteran of taking people through the cave and the beauty is spectacular. They use lighting to highlight the beauty and at the end is a huge waterfall inside the cave. It...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 2 days ago

See this and Rock City in the same day and you won't be disappointed. This is an organized attraction - you go in, buy your ticket (or buy a combo ticket), then go down an elevator with a group of people into the caves to...More

Thank Katie A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in the Chattanooga area, Ruby Falls is a must see. It is a well organized and informative tour that takes you to the fall beneath Lookout Mountain. I would suggest that you go early as the lines get longer the later it...More

1  Thank jcs2690
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved it! There is quite a bit of walking, but the cave and Ruby Falls are worth it. The natural cave formations are amazing, and the history behind the Falls is interesting. We'll be back.

Thank Satoya C
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Nissan A
Hello, We are planning to visit Ruby falls during 4th of July, and my wife would be 22 weeks pregnant then, I was wondering if anybody who has been to this attraction has any recommendations for a pregnant women visiting Ruby falls. Is it safe to walk down there or any other advice would be highly appreciated. Thank you
9 June 2017|
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Response from Amy E | Reviewed this property |
I think she will be fine. You are not overly exerting yourself. There are plenty of opportunities to sit and relax if she get tired but you guys will love the experience.
Is it a must to print the tickets for Ruby Fall or a copy of ticket can be scanned from Mobile?
27 May 2017|
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Response from GhiaDvr | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anyone scan their mobile. Everyone had a paper ticket. I don't know if they can or can't scan mobile, but I never saw anyone try.
Can you do Ruby Falls, Rock City and the Incline Railway all in one day and if so, in what order would make the most sense? How much time should we allow for each activity?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Monique G | Reviewed this property |
Maybe to late but Really by Falls, Rock City, incline railway and while you are there walk down to the Battles of Chattanooga. We did it all in a day. Just wear good shoes and breathable clothe and pack some water.