Ruby Falls, Chattanooga

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Address: 1720 South Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409, 37409, United States

Phone: +1-4238212544

Fax: +1-4238216705

Ticket Price: 19 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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About Ruby Falls, Chattanooga

Discover the majestic beauty of Chattanooga. Located within the Lookout Mountain, this thundering 145-foot waterfall with its sheer beauty has offered a thrilling experience for visitors for over eighty years. It is said to be America’s deepest commercial cave and is said to be the largest underground waterfall. As you reach near the waterfall, the tour guides will take you into the cavern by elevator and will lead you along a long pathway. This tour will educate you about the different formation of the nature. After the tour, you can relax a bit on the deck and enjoy the 360 degree view of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley lying below from the Lookout Mountain Tower.

Your adventure doesn’t end here. On the site, you can try the new Ruby Falls ZIPstream Aerial Adventure which is open occasionally. Besides, weekly lantern tours are also hosted in which you can participate. For kids, Fun Forest Playground is there to explore.

On a whole, this world of wonder has something for everyone!

Ruby Falls Information

  • Wear weather appropriate clothing.
  • Wear appropriate footwear as there is hiking involved.
  • For toddlers, infant backpack or front carrier is suitable while visiting Ruby Falls.
  • Handicap accessibility is possible only till the Ruby Falls main building.
  • Pets are not allowed only in the Rock city.
  • The Cavern Cafe is open year round offering deli sandwiches and pizza. Fun Forest Grill is open seasonally on the Ruby Falls deck offering short-order style dining. 
  • All tours through Ruby Falls are guided.
  • Cameras and video recorders are allowed.

Ruby Falls Ticket Prices

  • Children of agegroup 3-12 years - $10.95
  • Double Play combination (Ruby Falls & Rock City) - $35.90 (Adults), $20.90 (Children 3-12)
  • Ruby Falls ZIPStream Aerial Adventure – Extreme Adventure Pass: $44.95 (Adults), Children Adventure Pass: $24.95 (Children 3-12 years)
  • Add on Ruby Falls Tour to ZIPStream Aerial Adventure -  $13.95(Adults),  $6.95(Children 3-12)
  • Discount Triple Play (Includes Ruby falls, Rock city, Incline Railway) - $48.90 (Adults), $25.90 (Children 3-12)
  • Annual Pass – $32.95(adults), $16.95 (Children 3-12), $129.95 (2 specified adults and 2 children or grandchildren)

Ruby Falls Opening and Closing Hours

  • Ruby Falls will be closing at 7:30pm on the following dates for private events: Thursday, September 3rd; Sunday, September 20; and Sunday, September 27. 
  • Ruby Falls ZIPStream hours vary by season. Check the official website for details.

How To reach Ruby Falls by Public Transport

  • By car , exits 174, 175 and 178 off interstate 24.

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Ruby Falls, Chattanooga Reviews


Ruby Falls Tour Reviews

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    On 16-May-2017

    This vacation was a fun trip to the ruby falls it was fun and the best trip ever

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    On 16-May-2017

    This place was the best place to have fun with my Family

  • Very pretty at the end. Neat tavern sculptures. Ground was a little slick from the water and smooth buff texture from many footsteps, so wear slip resistant should. And use restroom first because no bathroom down in cave. Not for the claustrophobic. $$$ little pricey for experience. But good for a one time experience.

  • Very commercialized and touristy. The guide was very knowledgeable. There is no mystery or wonder to this place. The tour is ho, hum even though the falls are pretty spectacular. It just feels too fake. Like something from a theme park. Too bad. The cheesy lighting and soundtrack really take away from the natural brilliance of the place. It would be better if it were a little more natural.

  • What a great tour! Used to go with my parents in the 60s and 70s, but haven't been back for over 30 years. It's almost exactly the same, except it's now $20 for an adult ticket! Be warned if you've never been - if you are claustrophobic or can't walk well, do NOT take the tour. It's a swift elevator ride down 260 feet from the side of Lookout Mountain into the cave. The walking tour is about an hour through the caves, with some slippery and uneven floors rock floors. There are low hanging rocks everywhere too. Now... It's spectacular! The guides are all very knowledgeable about the history of the cave, and there are prerecorded audio clips as well. After seeing some fondly remembered stalactite and stalagmite formation with imaginative names and creative lighting, the best part of the tour ended in the waterfall room. It is breathtaking, even without the well done light show. If y'all are visiting Chattanooga, this is a tour you must do. And unlike some other attractions, you can do it summer or winter!

  • We left Georgia early in the morning and arrived at Ruby Falls around 9ish. We walked right in, we waited a few minutes for them to gather enough people to actually do the tour. Which we were perfectly okay with. We were given an amazing tour guide named Grace. She kept the mood light and fun! The waterfall was absolutely and incredibly beautiful. I loved seeing this! I will be back

  • such a great adventure! excellent for kids and an afternoon to learn a little bit of history . The waterfall is quite breathtaking. The guides are young (most) spunky and funny. The guide we had took all the kids to the front and gave them flashlights and let them lead the way. My youngest had such a blast she got to "turn on" the cavern by clapping her hands.

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