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Ruby Falls

Address: 1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Phone Number: 423 821 2544
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Ranked #16 of 60 Attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Visitors are wowed by this thundering 145-foot underground waterfall, a natural wonder located on...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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181 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I visited this tourist trap a few years ago and though it was a really terrible tour. The reason why is that you only spend about 5 minutes at the falls, and when I visited, it was a horrible sound and light show that you had to put up with during your view of the falls. It takes about an... More 

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Powell, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have lived within 2 hours of Chattanooga for more 15 years and never ventured to the falls. We were in the area for a marriage enrichment retreat and decided to stop by on our way out. I'm glad we did - we have in those 15 years visited a number of underground attractions and this one had a number... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I didn't want to right negative things about so such beautiful and nice place, but I got so frustrated with the 5 minutes Ruby Falls show!!...the tour takes around 1 hour, you get in the cave, you walk trough the cave...it takes a long time...then when you finally get at the Ruby Falls, you have only 5 minutes to see... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went on the Sunday night after Christmas. We called in advance re closing time, etc. We arrived only to learn that the last tour of the evening was about to start and had we been 5 minutes later we would not have been able to tour. This despite the fact that the announced closing time was over an hour... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This an amazing place to see. This was my first visit and I enjoyed walking through the caverns to see the waterfall. This is probably not a good attraction for small children because there is a lot of walking and no bathrooms for the tour. Our guide wasn't super engaging, but the sights were spectacular. If you are claustrophobic, don't... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went a few years ago. We just weren't at all impressed with Ruby Falls. I was expecting a large water fall, so I was disappointed to find little more than a trickle. The lights and angelic music was overkill.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I can't remember her name sadly but we had an AMAZINGLY FUNNY tour guide. She was young and vibrant and cracked us up the whole way. The journey to the beautiful falls were chock full of history and really cool stories. And getting to actually see the falls was so beyond fantastic! Its hard to describe. The colors were beautiful,... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was a cool place to visit, mainly because of the falls. The cavern itself was nice, but not overly impressive. Of course, this could be because I am not big on caverns. However, the falls made the trip worth it. It is a good one time thing. We would go back if we had someone with us who had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You must embrace the kitsch factor of this before you go, otherwise you'll be miserable. We went in the off season so it wasn't crowded, which might be one of the reasons my boyfriend and I had a good time. The walk to the falls was actually rather interesting, and part of the fun. I'm not sure why people complain... More 

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Troy, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The location is beautiful. The trek through the caverns to the beautiful falls was amazing. Wear good shoes and be ready to walk. It's < 1.5 miles but it feels rejuvenating. Our 5 year old was fine with the walking. There is a playground area that is great to help with having been in the closed quarters. Hunter was our... More 

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