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at Ruby Falls
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. Above ground, take in the beautiful scenery of the Tennessee Valley and Tennessee River and experience adrenaline-pumping adventure at Ruby Falls ZIPStream Aerial Adventure, featuring soaring zip lines, climbing tower, and obstacle courses in the treetops surrounded by spectacular 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 now offers timed-entry tickets.
Skip the ticket line and ensure your preferred check-in time with online advanced purchase.
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.
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.
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
Ruby Falls Classic Waterfall Tour
Children (3-12): $11.95
Ruby Falls & Rock City Combination
Children (3-12): $21.90
Ruby Falls, Rock City, & Incline Combination
Children (3-12): $27.90
Ruby Falls Lantern Tour
Children (5-12): $29.95
Includes miner's helmet for children
Extended Cavern Experience
Children (3-12): $17.95
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.
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.
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 adventure with obstacle courses spanning across three-acres of forest tree tops on Lookout Mountain. Featuring 700-feet of rushing zip lines, a 40-foot climbing tower, suspended obstacle courses and an incredible view of the Tennessee River and Tennessee Valley. ZIPStream offers varying skill levels with Orange, Green, and Blue Diamond ropes courses.
ZIPStream Aerial Adventure is a separately ticketed activity. Height, age, and weight requirements vary by course. Discounted Ruby Falls + ZIPStream combination packages are available.