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Ruby Falls

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Address: 1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Phone Number: 423 821 2544
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Description: 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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Pretty cool

The falls themselves are beautiful. Sadly, the cave system and the falls are rigged with lights and signs that I think takes away from the natural wonder. This would be a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Kalkaska, Michigan
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Kalkaska, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The falls themselves are beautiful. Sadly, the cave system and the falls are rigged with lights and signs that I think takes away from the natural wonder. This would be a great place to spend a couple hours with the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I wanted to take my boys somewhere interesting but fun. Ruby falls was both. It was vert interesting learning history and being so far underground. I would love to go back and take a little more time looking around but I recommend going to Ruby falls.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

warning... my view may be different than many as I have visited more "impressive" caves such as Mammoth, KY and Carlsbad, NM. This is a very touristy location, something I personally don't usually enjoy. There is a neat natural waterfall but other than that I would say go to raccoon man. Which is just about 5 miles away and see... More 

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Grayson, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our guide Doug was fantastic and entertaining. We took our girls both under 7. While they weren't crazy about the walk to the falls, they both loved the view once we got there. Our group was much larger than others which was a little disappointing, but our guide Doug more than made up for it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Took my daughter there and was rather excited. I love caves and exploring new areas but the waterfall I had been so excited to see wasn't as great as I thought. It was more like a little stream it was still kinda cool but I don't plan to go back.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The hike down and back was about 30 min each and we got about 3-4 min in the actual Falls room which I think was too short. They were in a rush to get us in and out because they had tour after tour behind us. For $20pp I would have expected a few more minutes at the actual destination.... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This place was great. The only problem that our family had was we felt very rushed during the tour. We would stop and try to take a few pictures and we would be holding up multiple people. The place is great but when I go back I will make sure that I go on a weekday so there is less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

So I went with low expectations, expecting a highly commercialised tourist attraction, stereotypically overpriced and disappointing. However I must admit we all thoroughly enjoyed both this venue and Rock City (worth combining the two in one ticket), despite the poor jokes cracked by the young tour guide! The tour of the caves leading to the waterfall is very interesting and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Took our children to tour Ruby Falls. We arrived around noon and the line to get in was outside the building. It took a while to get tickets, and then onto the elevator. Once in the cavern the temperature dropped and we began our walking journey to see the falls. Lots of interesting cavern sights were pointed out to us... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Was driving through and kept seeing "see ruby falls" signs everywhere....decided to stop off and check it out. Beautiful scenery on the way up the mountain. Was raining pretty hard so it was closed due to flooding and some of the roadways were flooded also but we did enjoy the gift shops and the folks working there were very friendly... More 

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