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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. 
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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-time 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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Ruby Falls History