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Ruby Falls

1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
+1 423-821-2544
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Very good one time experience

This place is a very good one time experience. On weekends during summer it is very crowded and has... read more

Reviewed today
Geo J
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Great attraction

We are relocating to Tennessee and so our first day in the area we decided to sightsee. This... read more

Reviewed today
Karla P
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Ruby Falls is the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States. Guided walking tours of the Ruby Falls cavern run daily, taking guests 1,120 feet underground to explore and learn about the incredible geology millions of years in the making along the trail to the waterfall. At the falls, experience the all-new light show highlighting the majesty of the waterfall and the soaring stone cathedral room surrounding the falls. Enjoy extensive views of Chattanooga, the Tennessee River and rolling valleys from Lookout Mountain Tower. Special events and specialty tours provide additional opportunities for exploration of this national treasure.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is a very good one time experience. On weekends during summer it is very crowded and has to wait for 2 hour to reach the falls. Water is very less in the falls but it's worth seeing an out underground waterfall.

Thank Geo J
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Reviewed today via mobile

We are relocating to Tennessee and so our first day in the area we decided to sightsee. This attraction didn’t disappoint. Everyone involved with the tour was super nice. Our tour guide Doug was funny and made a great attempt to remember everyone. The falls...More

Thank Karla P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The falls are great, HOWEVER, I felt totally unsafe with so many people crowded deep underground, and 1 elevator holding approx 10 people at a time. Had to stop and wait 5 times underground while others walking out (Survivors) passed by. The group's are approx...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We scheduled our tour time for 4:00p.m. They let us in about 3:50, but we waited over an hour just to get to the elevator. We have young kids and expected to be starting tour around 4 since we had reserved a time. We had...More

Thank Okietraveler500
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Reviewed yesterday

I like going here with the kids, But it is not like it was when I went as a kid, They move you too fast, you really don't have time to take pictures you want or really get to enjoy any of it's beauty

Thank morgan4tl
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Reviewed yesterday

I was visiting the Chattanooga area and made a trip to see Ruby falls. As you are walking through this cave there are some interesting formations to see along the way, but at the end is this spectacular waterfall. They have a light and music...More

Thank beccalynn32
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fact that someone discovered this waterfall under a mountain is completely mind boggling to me!!! The entire family went down a 12 story elevator and then walked even deeper into the earth to see this sight! A light show in combination with the Falls...More

Thank cblauhorn
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived for the 7:00pm tour on a Sunday. Our tour guide Heather was wonderful, we found out later it was her 2nd day doing tours in her own. We felt a little rushed through the tour but we were the second to last group...More

Thank Kathy T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to see a real Cavern make the trip to Cathedral Caverns Ruby Falls is too commercialized to organized with a tour that they give no information on you walk walk walk walk walk and then end up at the water feature I...More

Thank Joy C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I almost didn't do this because I am very claustrophobic and had a mild panic attack before getting on the elevator. Just some words of advice to my fellow claustrophobics out there..on the elevator stand in the front by the doors. It takes about 30...More

Thank ELOISE M
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Management response:Responded yesterday

Thank you Eloise for your travel tips! I'm sure these will be helpful for others who are claustrophobic. So glad you were able to conquer your fears and explore Ruby Falls with us! Safe travels, The Ruby Falls Team

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DeDe G
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Dawn G | Reviewed this property |
no, this is a walking tour only. also note that there are a few places you have to bend slightly
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Barnes05
June 12, 2018|
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Response from wenninger13 | Reviewed this property |
No, but I don't believe size should be an issue. You'll need to watch you're head every now and then but that's about it.
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Marie A
June 3, 2018|
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Response from schmutaki | Reviewed this property |
If you like art/sculpture check out bluff view art district and the sculpture park at montague Park. The railway incline is fun. Just make sure if you go to ruby falls, the incline and rock city gardens go off peak or you’ll... More
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