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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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Arrive early, or bring water, hat, and patients for the wait. But it's breathtaking inside.

We Arrived after 10 and had a hour and half wait just to buy the tickets. Luckily, there was a funny family group in front of us that we struck up a conversation we. They even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hortonville
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Line wasn't too long at mid to late morning, but people just keep coming and coming--we were there on a Monday! You go in groups of about 20 people and have a tour guide which was great. Didn't realize we had to walk about 40 min. in the cave to finally reach the waterfalls. We saw many interesting sites in... More 

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Thank Susan L
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We Arrived after 10 and had a hour and half wait just to buy the tickets. Luckily, there was a funny family group in front of us that we struck up a conversation we. They even shared a bottle of water with us, and it was hot in the outside line. The time inside to get through the caverns to... More 

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Thank Kimberly S
Viera, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ruby Falls was great fun for both myself and my two kids, ages 6 and 10. It was their first cavern trip and they were in awe of all of the formations and the amazing waterfall at the end. The hike is easy, but it does take awhile as you have to let other groups pass. Allow at least two... More 

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Thank Courtney C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1. You don't have to purchase your tickets online, it's the same price at the attraction and you still have to wait in the same line as those who have to purchase tickets. 2. The wait exceeds the experience but it is something to check off the list for "cave" goers (this attraction is actually a cavern) 3. I recommend... More 

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Thank Rachael B
Southern NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ruby Falls is pretty much everything that I despise in a tourist attraction. We did get there at opening and paid our $19.95 each. I am rating it a 3 because at the end, there is something beautiful to see, but the experience getting there and back is totally lacking. As we were there before opening, we didn't wait long... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ruby Falls has a very interesting history located on Lookout Mt., just outside Chattanooga. It is simple to drive to, however I suggest arriving early, at least before 10 am. We arrived around 9 on a Saturday morning and was able to walk right up and buy tickets and did not have to wait long for our tour group. Some... More 

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Thank glsc-geekgirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was well worth the money. Getting there early in the morning is the best. Was kind of expensive but again worth it. Well lite and easy walking. If your tall you will do a lot of bending. Once you get back to the falls it's so pretty and the light show is pretty too. You don't get to spend... More 

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Thank Therese W
Tennessee
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Listen. This is no joke. YOU MUST GO EARLY unless you want to stand in a VERY VERY LONG LINE. We did thanks to other reviews (got there around 930) and walked right in the building. When we came out 2 hours later the line was all the way down the gravel sidewalk. While it was beautiful both my husband... More 

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Thank Amy11278
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You start off by taking an elevator ride down 26 stories. Once you get off at the bottom the ceiling is very low so if you're claustrophobic this is as far as you will make it. However, if you choose to keep going it gets more narrow but the ceiling gets very very tall. There is only one way in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The trip to and from the waterfall was slow-going due to constantly making room for other tours in crowded corridors. Not for the claustrophobic, but the waterfall was worth it. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic, but we did have to wait fairly often.

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