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A favorite destination for over 88 years, Ruby Falls is home to the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States. Descend 26-stories by elevator and then explore on foot during a guided tour along the scenic path to the thundering waterfall - 1,120 feet underground! See magnificent geological formations plus learn about the cave's storied history.

Amazing views are abundant at Ruby Falls. Take in the beautiful scenery of the Tennessee Valley, Cumberland Plateau, and Tennessee River from high atop Lookout Mountain and Blue Heron Overlook. Spectacular vistas are also found from the front porch of the historic Cavern Castle and on the Village Plaza where you can relax and enjoy the mountain breeze.

Experience adrenaline-pumping adventure at Ruby Falls ZIPStream Aerial Adventure, featuring soaring zip lines and a 40-foot climbing tower located in the treetops of Lookout Mountain surrounded by one-of-a-kind views.

 

Ruby Falls Entrance & Ticket Atrium

The new Ticket Atrium entrance features a stunning 37-foot waterfall mural, geode-encrusted ticket desk, self-serve ticket kiosks, and guest locker rentals. Ruby Falls timed-entry tickets allow guests to make the most of their visit to Lookout Mountain.

Ensure your preferred check-in time* with online advanced purchase. 

* Check-In Time indicates the time at which you can enter the tour queuing area. Depending on the number of guest reservations for your selected check-in window, wait times from this point can range from 10 - 45 minutes. Wait times are typically shorter from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM. 

 

Ruby Falls Village Plaza

A gathering place and crossroad to adventure, the Village Plaza is the perfect spot to relax, savor time with friends and family, and take in the spectacular view. Enjoy the mountain breeze while creating memories to last a lifetime.

 

Ruby Falls Tour Options


Classic Waterfall Tour

Discover the hidden treasures of Ruby Falls with a Classic Waterfall Tour. Led by a knowledgeable Ruby Falls guide, visitors explore the cavern trail to the tallest and deepest waterfall accessible to the public in the United States. Learn about the accidental discovery of the cavern and see stunning rock formations created over thousands of years. 

Available daily, 8 am – 8 pm
Skip the ticket line and reserve your preferred check-in time* with online advanced purchase. 

* Check-In Time indicates the time at which you can enter the tour queuing area. Depending on the number of guest reservations for your selected check-in window, wait times from this point can range from 10 - 45 minutes. Wait times are typically shorter from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM. 

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Lantern Tour

Experience Ruby Falls in a new light! Discover the wonder of the cavern like Leo Lambert in 1928. During this specialty tour, the cavern and its trail is illuminated only by hand-held lanterns. Rock formations and shadows take on new intriguing dimensions as elite guides share stories exclusive to this tour. Lantern Tours are a unique way to explore the falls and cavern after hours with a fun, extended tour featuring a laid-back pace and limited-sized group. 

Friday Nights, January - November and by Advanced Request for Groups of 8 or More. 

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Extended Cavern Experience

Explore the amazing caverns of Ruby Falls on this in-depth, extended tour led by senior-level guides. The Extended Cavern Experience features additional time at the waterfall and detailed information about the geology and history of the cave with plenty of time to view the majestic formations, ask questions, and take photos. 

Presented on select dates year-round

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Ticket Pricing

Ruby Falls Classic Waterfall Tour

Adults: $19.95
Children (3-12): $11.95

Ruby Falls & Rock City Combination

Adults: $36.90
Children (3-12): $21.90

Ruby Falls, Rock City, & Incline Combination

Adults: $49.90
Children (3-12): $27.90

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Ruby Falls Lantern Tour

Adults: $29.95
Children (5-12): $29.95

Includes miner's helmet for children
Reservations Required

Extended Cavern Experience

Adults: $29.95
Children (3-12): $17.95

Reservations Required

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Shopping

Designed to encourage curiosity in caves and geology, the Village Gift Shops offer an extensive collection of curated keepsakes and gifts. Tried-and-true favorites and new classics, including a rock candy mountain, make this shop a pleasure to explore. 

 

Dining

Fuel your Ruby Falls adventure with a variety of dining options.

Cavern Cafe - Quick-serve with Booth Seating in the Cavern Castle
Back Porch - Seasonal Outdoor Food Carts with Shaded Seating on the Village Plaza
Ruby's Kitchen - Grab-and-Go in the Village Gift Shop 
Delicious fresh-roasted, cinnamon-glazed pecans, cashews, and almonds are available at multiple locations throughout Ruby Falls. 

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Spectacular Views

Delight in breathtaking views of the Tennessee Valley, Cumberland Plateau, and Tennessee River from the historic Lookout Mountain Tower and accessible Blue Heron Overlook. Blue Heron Overlook is connected by elevated walkway to the Lookout Mountain Tower, where you can enjoy panoramic views overlooking the Tennessee River. Beautiful scenery is abundant at Ruby Falls! 

 

ZIPStream Aerial Adventure

Open seasonally, ZIPStream Aerial Adventure is the ultimate zip line and climbing adventure located in the forest tree tops on Lookout Mountain. Featuring 700-feet of rushing zip lines and a 40-foot climbing tower, ZIPStream offers incredible views of the Tennessee River and Tennessee Valley. 

ZIPStream Aerial Adventure is a separately ticketed activity. Weight and age restrictions apply. Closed-toe and Closed-heel shoes required. Discounted Ruby Falls + ZIPStream combination packages are available. 

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