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Address: 1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Phone Number: 423 821 2544
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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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Iconic and unique!

This is probably my 5th or 6th visit in 40 odd years. This occasion was with my son and 2 grandsons, six and four. The history of the chance finding of the passageway leading to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tom P
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not too much to state. This is 45 minute guided tour. Overpriced for the short time in the cavern and the final epic "Ruby Falls" climax was mediocre at best. I suggest you spend your time, money and effort doing something else in the area.

Thank Dustin N
Kelcie H, Marketing at Ruby Falls, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Ruby Falls. Our cavern tours last one hour and twenty minutes and all of our guides are thoroughly trained and knowledgeable. Please feel free to contact me at kelcie@rockruby.com for further correspondence. More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course the waterfall was beautiful. Our Guide, Doug was probably the main reason the trip was fun though. He was funny and very entertaining. Don't get me wrong, I love caves and the natural beauty amazes me but The walk to get to the falls was pretty boring and slow moving. You were basically heel to toe with the... More 

Thank Leslie C
Lymington, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This trip took about an hour , a winding walk underground thro the ancient caves with lots of stalagtite and stalagmite formations aptly named for the imaginitive mind! Not too good for anyone with claustrophobia though. The waterfall is stunning and lit to create great effects.

Thank Heather12345672
United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took the trip 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain to enjoy the spectacular view of Ruby Falls. Our group's tour guide's name was Colton and he was great! A nice little 8/10th of a mile walk without too much danger.

Thank Dean R
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58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is probably my 5th or 6th visit in 40 odd years. This occasion was with my son and 2 grandsons, six and four. The history of the chance finding of the passageway leading to the falls is one for the ages. Over the years, it's always been maintained and improved. I think the walking distance and the height of... More 

Thank Tom P
Forest Hill, Maryland
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent rainy day activity. We have toured Ruby Falls at least four times over the last 35 years of visiting Lookout Mountain and it's always a treat. Wear good walking shoes, as you will walk almost a mile in total in the cavern to get to the falls and back. The site is well maintained and the... More 

Thank William O
Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After looking at reviews, I knew immediately that I wanted to go in the morning during the winter to avoid the crowds. In the end we only had about 10 people in our group and that was perfect. The cave and falls with the lights were all beautiful and truly a sight to see. However the part that was truly... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like caves and falls this geological wonder is a must see. The guide was knowledgable and added humor to the tour.

Thank outsteppin
Spring City, Tennessee
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Ruby Falls was on my Bucket List. My husband and I went together, but he could not handle the walk so he waited for me. Fascinating walk through the tunneled and dynamited cavern. The guide was informative and you do not HAVE to have your picture taken.

1 Thank 475patriciaj
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are looking for a safe & easy caving experience esp. with kids in tow and also have the thrill of seeing formations & to wrap it up a waterfall at the end, this is for you... we went with our 6& 2yr old. my EO managed the walk to & fro quite well, our YO had to be... More 

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