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Cave Tours

With its long, storied history, awe-inspiring scenery, and many geological wonders, it' no wonder that Ruby Falls is one of the Southeast's favorite destinations. This remarkable beauty located deep inside Lookout Mountain has been a shared memory for generations of travelers to and through the Chattanooga Area.


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 cave 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, 8am – 8pm
Classic Waterfall Tours begin continuously throughout the day. 
Skip the ticket line and reserve your preferred tour 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! During this specialty tour, the cavern and its trail are illuminated only by hand-held lanterns, 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-time tour led by senior-level guides. 

Presented on select dates year-round

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Geology

Ruby Falls History