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Ruby Falls

1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409
423 821 2544
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Ranked #18 of 78 Attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Parks, Caverns/ Caves
Description: Visitors are wowed by this thundering 145-foot underground waterfall, a natural wonder located on the scenic Lookout Mountain.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The falls itself are amazing to see... However the walk of almost 1 hour to get to it is way too long and drawn out. Yes, its worth it but seems like there should be more to the walk there then moving aside every time another group needs to "squeeze" by.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We paid for the 3 attractions together and got a $5 discount, this being Ruby Falls, the Incline Railway and Rock City. The walk down to the falls was long and winding, if you are taller than about 5'10" take care as you will have to bend quite a lot to stop banging your head! I was surprised hard hats... More

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Hi, I haven't been yet and I'm looking for attractions on my American road trip. Is it worth going to as I'm travelling from Orlando to Chicago?

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Pennington Gap, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our tour guild made our tour fun!!! My kids loved him and he had the whole group laughing the entire way to the falls and back! This was my second tour but the first for my husband and kids! They loved it, thanks!!!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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173 reviews 173 reviews
105 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I am reviewing the Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern they do on October weekends in the evenings. I attended on Sat Oct 18. We got there at 7:30 and there was already a big line. The good news was the line moved pretty fast it seemed. They had actors in costumes walking up and down the line scaring people while you... More

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Odessa, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Not worth the trouble, or money. I would rather spend our time and money visiting somewhere that is a better deal and more fun.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Took my 13 year old, 11 year old and 3 year old to Ruby Falls today. First thing to know, it is a guided tour. Thus, you are moving through a cave at the tour guides pace - not your own. Also, you are moving through the cave with 40+ people. Overall, it is very cool experience. However, we would... More

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Missoula, Montana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Our tour group was also huge. Our tour guide didn't teach us much at all. We listened to tape recorded statements along the way. There is so much to learn about the geology and history of the cave but I hardly learned a thing.

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Lewisburg, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We tried to visit Ruby Falls several years ago, but the multi-block queue turned us off. This time, off-season, early in the morning, we tried it again. The crunch starts with finding a parking spot. They have staff that helps you locate a parking spot, which can be a block or more from the Fall's entry point. Our above ground... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

They take your money and play up this BIG waterfall under the mountain. They turn off the lights and play loud music. Then TA DA they turn on the lights and there it is - the TRICKLE coming from the ceiling of the cavern. Very disappointing. I really wanted to ask for my money back.

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