Ruby Falls, Chattanooga
Ruby Falls, Chattanooga - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1720 South Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Ticket Price: 19 USD
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 Tickets And Tours
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I love caves and this one didn't disappoint. You walk for about 1/2 a mile before you get to the actual waterfall but the tour guide was very entertaining and provided great info while getting there. If you are claustrophobic I do not recommend this attraction since some passages are narrow and dark. Otherwise, you'll love the experience.
The one of most beautiful cave I have seen. We booked tickets online before we arrive. It was a Saturday so I can see how that was expected. But our group had around 20 people or so. Our guide did a great job, under the circumstances. She had a great personality. Back to the crowd. Our group was large as well as the other groups. We had to pull over around six times for others to pass as they did the same as we were leaving. For people with small children around 3&4 I would not suggest taking them on this tour because it is around an hour long. All in all the falls where beautiful and amazing. For those who really enjoy site seeing and taking pics, might I suggest going on a week day or a less busy time of year.
We decided to stop here on our way . It was on Black Friday. We arrived at 6.30pm and there was huge line. We decided to wait anyway . It took about an hour to get in. The tickets aren’t cheap. It was nice to see the falls, but the way there was long, not because of the distance, but we have to wait for other groups to leave. The trail is pretty narrow , so it’s tempting for everyone to touch everything. In my opinion is nice to see it once in the lifetime. My only complaint is about the group size. But maybe it was because it was so crowded.
Hadn't been there since I was a child, and it was even better as an adult. Nice tour of the caverns on the way to the falls, easy walking, engaging, well lighted. They added light/music show to the falls, nice touch, not overdone. Well worth the money.
The beginning of Ruby Falls wasn't great the long lines going in. Came here not knowing what to expect which we read more about the tours. They squeeze people in that elevator so tight it was so uncomfortable. Especially for people who are claustrophobic it was bad I recommend to anyone who is claustrophobic not to come because you'll feel very uncomfortable in small spaces and crammed in the elevator with little to no space. Before people pay they should advise people what to expect. In the cave the tour guy asked us to squeeze up against the cave's walls as other groups passed by us. The cave walkway was too narrow so had to be careful not to knock into other people. Finally, where the waterfall is there is more space but it was still crowded. The waterfall is on a timer even the tour guy said he can flick the switch and it still won't turn on for him so it's automatic. The underground waterfall was amazing the best part of this tour that was the main reason wanted to visit this place. Had to wait a while for the next elevator to bring you back up to the mountain took awhile and the elevator was over crowded as usual. At the end the ruby falls tower was very nice had a great view of the city of Chattanooga. This place is only a one time thing if it wasn't so conguested then maybe would have came here again.
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