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School Groups

A field trip to Ruby Falls includes a guided tour hosted by a knowledgable guide who will explain elements of the cave science, including how caves and rock formations are created. The path to the waterfall features active stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, flowstone, and many other geolocigal wonders. Tours are fun and educational for students of all ages. Group tickets also include access to Lookout Mountain Tower for breathtaking views of the Tennessee Valley. For an additional fee, a class photo can be taken to commemorate their Ruby Falls adventure. 

Educational Group Rates



Child (ages 3-18)

Ruby Falls



Ruby Falls & Rock City Combination



Ruby Falls, Rock City, and Incline Railway



*All educational groups receive 1 adult free for every 10 paid students. 


Educational Curriculum Guide

By the end of your trip, your students should be able to :

  • Explain how caves are formed
  • Identify six types of formations found in limestone caves and explain how they are formed
  • Name four minerals seen in caves
  • Explain the formation of sedimentary rock, the formation of mountains, and the role of water in those processes
  • Develop an awareness of our environment

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