Ruby Falls

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  • Address: 1720 South Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409, 37409, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4238212544
  • Fax: +1-4238216705
  • Ticket Price: 19 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Natural

Ruby Falls - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Ruby Falls

  • Ruby Falls Address: 1720 South Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409, 37409, United States
  • Ruby Falls Contact Number: +1-4238212544
  • Ruby Falls Timing: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Ruby Falls Price: 19 USD
  • Best time to visit Ruby Falls(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ruby Falls: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ruby Falls

  • 95% of people who visit Chattanooga include Ruby Falls in their plan

  • 44.92% of people start their Ruby Falls visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ruby Falls

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

93.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ruby Falls

People normally club together Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain while planning their visit to Ruby Falls.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Ruby Falls Tour Reviews

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    On 16-May-2017

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

  • Worth the trip. The caves are amazing and falls are breathtaking. The paths are very well maintained and you'll get to see many great formations. They even have a mobile hot spot underground--take pics and post away. The gift shop is nice, you pay for tickets then join your tour group. No restrooms on the tour, it lasts about 1.5 hours. Just a few step areas, it's pretty easy to walk. (We had kids and elderly in our group) The staff is friendly and the guides are knowledgeable. There is free ample parking. Glad I went.

  • Loved the beautiful falls. The experience was wonderful. If you like caves, it is a great place to visit. The tour guides are great and keeps you laughing. Well maintained and I got great pictures. The falls was just amazing to learn about. I recommend to anyone that loves the beauty God gave us to go see this.

  • The waterfall itself is beautiful and the cave you have to walk through to get there is also pretty cool. The downside is that this is a guided tour and you constantly have to stop to let people coming out go by because the walkways are extremely tight. They say it's an hour and a half tour but now I know why. It takes forever to get to the falls because of all the stopping. Once you get to the actual waterfall the time you get to spend there is short. They have it timed to lights and music and once that is over time to go. I am glad I got a chance to see the falls but wouldn't be back a second time.

  • This was a fun spelunking trip intro history. It's an amazing experience to traipse around in the belly of a mountain. The guide was knowledgeable and witty. The only complaint I could have is that I would have liked another minute or two at the actual falls itself. It was beautiful.

  • Great if you've never seen it, but get there early. We got there the first day at about 5 and they were already sold out. The next morning we tried again an got there about an hour after opening, around 10-1030 and were able to get on the 1230 tour. Other than that it was a cool experience and the falls itself was beautiful.

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