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Ruby Falls

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Address: 1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
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+1 423-821-2544
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08:00 - 20:00
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Visitors are wowed by this thundering 145-foot underground waterfall, a...

Visitors are wowed by this thundering 145-foot underground waterfall, a natural wonder located on the scenic Lookout Mountain.

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A Unique Adventure

I was part of a family trip of 16 people to Ruby Falls on Dec 31st. We were a little nervous because our group was not large enough to secure a specific tour time (first come... read more

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I went to Ruby Falls on a get-a-way weekend. I was a little skeptical about going underground, inside a mountain to see a waterfall. Would I get claustrophobic? Would I fall? Would I get bored? Is it worth the cost? Great news. You do not get claustrophobic. There is plenty of wiggle room to walk in. There... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was part of a family trip of 16 people to Ruby Falls on Dec 31st. We were a little nervous because our group was not large enough to secure a specific tour time (first come first serve unless you have 20+) but we only had to wait ten minutes once we purchased our tickets. They were able to keep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best time ever! Not something you can see anywhere else. Great guides, kids won't stop saying how cool it was.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ruby Falls is an experience in itself. The rock formations and the fall offers great views. Visit during off season to get full attention. If you are brave enough, book a time when the cave lights are off and you travel to fall inside the cave just like original explorers did.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great activity to do on a rainy day. We really enjoyed walking through the cave in the waterfall was amazing. Every tour guide is different. Some are funny and some have more information to give than others. Could have done without the family picture taken before our tour.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky to be in a small group to visit the waterfall so we were well informed along the half mile walk of interesting items on route. Although we were over a thousand feet underground it wasn't daunting as the guide made the experience interesting, informative and amusing. However, the journey the men who discovered it made would have... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing phenomena, natures own fountain playing over 11,ooo feet below the surface of the earth in the national park of The Great Smoky Mountains in Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA). The descent is majorly by a large elevator, followed by some walk down the slope with amazing views of dripping sandstone formations (my favorites being Elephant’s Foot, Niagara Falls & Dragon... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful. Only downside was that it was hard to hear the guide. The group I got put with was so big that I didn't feel like I really got the total essence of the falls.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ruby falls is a wonderful year round attraction because as a cave the temp. never varies much and the falls always run (naturally fed, not recirculated or anything). The trip is not too strenous and you go up and down in an elevator to get into the cave itself. Once you walk through the caves and see the variuos formations... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the place is really something with the built stalactites and stalagmites, they are very interesting to see and the fall with its lights and music is speechless view.

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