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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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This is the Cave to See

Like the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, Ruby Falls is the cave to see and then relax. By elevator you're taken 1,500 feel underground to witness rock formations lit perfectly. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Like the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, Ruby Falls is the cave to see and then relax. By elevator you're taken 1,500 feel underground to witness rock formations lit perfectly. The walk is easy. Then you hear the cascading water....See it yourself and enjoy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed going with my family. Our your guide Andy was one of the best guides that I've ever had! You could tell he enjoyed his job & was very knowledgeable; yet had us laughing and enjoying ourselves the whole time. He handled disruptive kids that got them to be interested in the hour long tour. Glad wet came in... More 

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Waverly, Tennessee, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We bought our tickets as a package at a prior attraction, and learned a lesson. I will never do that again. When we arrived at Ruby Falls, the line was so very long, but we had already paid, so we wait, right? Then I go into the building, to see if this is necessary, since we already have tickets. The... More 

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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Ruby Falls is a wonderful place for parents to take their children. The prices are sensible and offers a package for surrounding sights. It's not wheel chair accessible, but for young children and athsmatics it is an easy walk down to the falls.

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Barnard Castle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent attraction and well worth the visit. Pre book and ask for the tour guide ' Andy ' who will have you laughing all the way through this interesting tour. It was our Ruby anniversary during this trip so when we seen this attraction, it just had to be the place to visit and we are so glad we did.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took our children for a day trip from Atlanta to Ruby Falls. We weren't really sure what to expect...but it was great! The staff were welcoming and the falls were amazing. The hike to the falls was a lot of fun too...but in some areas, it can get a little tight. Overall - very cool trip.

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Matamoras,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

was interesting to travel underground and see the waterfall..............worth the time to go see and walk to go checck it out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have never been in a cavern before, and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I believe it was reasonably priced, it was well organized and it was not a very long wait. The whole visit was probably an hour and 1/2. The distance we walked was about a mile to a mile and 1/2. At the beginning of the tour... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a neat place that requires a trip down an elevator and a long hike through caves to reach the falls. It would be a real adventure if you could do it on your own, but you are rounded up and herded down the path by your guide that seems horribly bored with visitors. I was ready to jump... More 

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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited this site last July 2014. The one and a half tour was awesome.The Rock formations were very educational and timeless. Our tour guide was well-informed and humorous.We'd caution that some of the passageways were quite narrow but most were accessible. The price of the tour was very reasonable. Be sure to bring a flash camera... More 

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