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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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Good But Over Commercialized

Make no mistake Ruby Falls is a nice attraction and we had a good time. Our guide was very knowledgable and had an excellent sense of humor. There are very interesting formations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Berea, Kentucky
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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took our children to view the falls for the first time. The wait was miserable! I thought the time to view the falls was stingy considering what I paid for my family of 5.

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Walland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

the only thing better than doing this when I was 7 was getting to do it with my child when THEY are 7. The guide was great and the trip was great fun. The falls at the end are as grand as I remember them but the trail is narrow in case you are wondering and you will have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Because we know that a national attraction may be busy as we aren't the only sight seers out doing things, we got there on the early side - 11:00 am or so. There was a short line to wait in and that's fine. We realize that our desire to see this is no more important than the others in line.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Glad we added this to our trip! Amazing sites and story about the cave. This is a must see for the whole family! Great guides having fun with each other as the "surviors" passed by.

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Erode, Tamilnadu India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ruby Falls is a natural phenomenon. An underground river forms a water fall through an opening in the ceiling. The man made lighting adds to the natural beauty. The walk to the fall along a cave like passage is also interesting. The story of how the fall was discovered and then made into a commercial attraction is also interesting. The... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Make no mistake Ruby Falls is a nice attraction and we had a good time. Our guide was very knowledgable and had an excellent sense of humor. There are very interesting formations and the falls themselves are indeed the highlight. However, the place has become very commercialized. If you don't get there the minute the doors open in the morning... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit, just be prepared for the long lines, and lots of walking. It took us an hour in line to get in and then another hour to get to see Ruby Falls. The had Nick as our guide and he was wonderful. We had our grandson who asked a million questions and he was... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful trip through a cave to a beautiful waterfall !!! Guides very good and funny !!! We enjoyed this so much !!! Would like for them to bring you back through cave at a slower pace ---we seemed to be in a hurry !!!

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you like caves then your in luck. It wasn't my thing. Long line of people passing each other in a cave in close quarters. The waterfall was Beautiful, but only one way in and one way out and up close and personal with stinky people on the tour. I can say I have done it and that's it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Once you get to the water fall, it is worth the trip. But the lines are long for the one elevator (going down and coming back up), and the walk to the falls once you get off the elevator is also long. Also, the light and music show at the falls is a little tacky in my opinion.

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Additional Information about Ruby Falls

Address: 1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Phone Number: 423 821 2544
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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