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Ruby Falls

1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
+1 423-821-2544
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Very interesting. Enjoyed listening to the history of the cave. Loved walking through it and seeing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joeannpage1997
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Clinton, Tennessee
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I'd heard quite a bit about Ruby Falls before going to Chattanooga for a business trip. I hoped to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Samuelicus
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Waldorf, Maryland
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting. Enjoyed listening to the history of the cave. Loved walking through it and seeing everything. The fall was amazing with the color changing.

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RubyFalls1928, Guest Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience, Joeannpage1997! We're delighted you enjoyed learning about the cave and experiencing its beauty first-hand. Never stop exploring, The Ruby Falls Team

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'd heard quite a bit about Ruby Falls before going to Chattanooga for a business trip. I hoped to see these falls. I arrived in Chattanooga Sunday, April 15th and drove out to Ruby Falls. Upon arrival, I walked up to the entry and in...More

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RubyFalls1928, Guest Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Samuelicus, We are so sorry flooding in the cave prevented you from taking a tour and seeing the waterfall. We hope you'll have the chance to return one day because we'd love to share the beauty of everything in the Ruby Falls cavern with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ive been in caves before, but Ruby Falls is phenomenal. The history behind it, the formations, the walk itself, all amazing!!!More

Thank Tracy B
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RubyFalls1928, Guest Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tracy B, Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review! We're thrilled you loved Ruby Falls, there really isn't anything like it. We love that no two caves are the same. Thanks again for sharing your experience. We hope you'll have the chance to return...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything surrounding the actual waterfall just screams, "TOURIST TRAP," but once you reach the beautiful waterfall, it was worth it. The waterfall offers a great photo-op, and the tour guides are informative and sometimes funny. Once was enough for me, though.

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Reviewed 1 week 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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RubyFalls1928, Guest Relations Manager at Ruby Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Stacymh12, Thanks so much for your kind words about your visit to Ruby Falls! We agree, it really is impossible to capture the beauty, size and intricacies found in the Ruby Falls cave. We appreciate you taking the time to post a review on...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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

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nataliebrandt2018
17 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
26 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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