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Tours are sold out for June 6th! Tours Sell Out Quickly!  Buy your timed-entry tickets in advance for best availability. Tickets not sold onsite at Ruby Falls. Information on COVID-19 Response. 

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Tour Options   Shopping   Dining   Views   High Point ZIP Adventure

A favorite destination for 90 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 explore the caverns on a guided tour along the scenic path to the thundering waterfall—located deep beneath the surface of Lookout Mountain! 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 High Point ZIP 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 Ticket Atrium entrance features a stunning 37-foot waterfall mural, 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.

Tours sell out quickly! In response to COVID-19, tour group sizes are significantly reduced. Tours are by reservation only, and tickets must be purchased online in advance. Availability is limited. 

Guests are required to wear a face covering in the cave and elevator. Per CDC guidelines, children under the age of two should not wear a face covering. Ruby Falls’ narrow cavern trail and elevator to the cave do not consistently accommodate 6-feet of social distancing.

 

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 Hours

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM  Monday - Friday

8:30 AM to 8:00 PM   Saturday and Sunday

Ruby Falls Tour Options


Classic Waterfall Tour

Advance Reservation Required - Tickets Sold Online Only

Limited Availability. Tours sell out quickly! In response to COVID-19, tour group sizes are significantly reduced. Tours are by reservation only, and tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Guests are required to wear a face covering in the cave and elevator. Per CDC guidelines, children under the age of two should not wear a face covering. Ruby Falls’ narrow cavern trail and elevator to the cave do not consistently accommodate 6-feet of social distancing.

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 9AM – 6PM, Monday - Friday and 8:30AM - 8:00PM, Saturday and Sunday (Eastern Standard Time)

Timed Entry Admission

The Classic Waterfall Tour lasts on average 1 hour and 15 minutes.  

 

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Lantern Tour

Experience Ruby Falls in a new light! Discover the wonder of the cavern like its discoverer, Leo Lambert did in 1928. During this after hours, 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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Gentle Walking Tour

Temporarily Unavailable

A slower paced journey through the cavern with extended early access to the waterfall, featuring in-depth historical and geographical content and exclusive Ruby Falls stories with a senior-level guide.

Presented on select dates year-round

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Ticket Pricing

Ruby Falls Classic Waterfall Tour

Adults: $22.95
Children (3-12): $12.95

Ruby Falls & Rock City Combination

Adults: $44.90
Children (3-12): $25.90

Ruby Falls, Rock City, & Incline Combination

Adults: $57.90
Children (3-12): $31.90

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Ruby Falls Lantern Tour

Adults: $32.95
Children (5-12): $32.95

Includes miner's helmet for children
Reservations Required

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Ruby Falls Gentle Walking Tour

Adults: $31.95
Children (5-12): $32.95

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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

In response to COVID-19, Cavern Café, Back Porch, and Ruby's Kitchen are temporarily closed. Grab and go snacks are available in the Village Gift Shop. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

Fuel your Ruby Falls adventure!

Cavern Cafe - Quick-serve with table seating in the Cavern Castle
Back Porch - Seasonal outdoor food carts with shaded seating on the Village Plaza
Ruby's Kitchen - Grab-and-Go cooler in the Village Gift Shop 
Fresh Roasted Nuts -  Delicious cinnamon-glazed pecans, cashews, peanuts, and almonds. 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! 

 

High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls 

Open seasonally, High Point ZIP 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, High Point ZIP Adventure offers incredible views of the Tennessee River and Tennessee Valley. 

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

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