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Lantern Tours

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 are illuminated only by hand-held lanterns. Rock formations and shadows take on intriguing dimensions as elite guides share stories exclusive to this tour. You'll hear the mighty waterfall before you see it! A highlight of the tour is when the falls are lit using a system of pulleys and lanterns, creating a moment you'll always remember. 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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Dates & Hours

Fridays, January - November


9:00pm
Group and off-night bookings are available with reservation 2 weeks in advance and a minimum of 8 participants

Pricing & Booking

$29.95 per person


Pricing includes miner's helmet for Children ages 5-12

*Children under 5 years of age are not permitted on the Lantern Tour. Prices are subject to applicable sales tax. 

To make Tour Reservations, please book online.

For questions regarding last minute availability on the weekends, check with the Ruby Falls Ticket desk either in person or by phone at 423-821-2544.

Lantern Tours Event Highlights Include:


Limited-Sized Tours No Staged Lighting Tour Guides will offer storytelling about the history, geology, and folklore surrounding the cave.