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Advance Ticket Purchase Required. COVID-19 Response

Lantern Tours

For Ages 5 and up.

Mask Required. Advance Reservation Required.

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 falls are illuminated with only hand-held lanterns. Rock formations and shadows take on intriguing dimensions as elite guides share stories exclusive to this tour. You'll hear the sound of the thundering falls before you see it as a system of pulleys and lanterns light the waterfall to create a moment you'll always remember.

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 and Select Saturday Nights 

Masks covering nose and mouth are required in the elevator and cave. Social distancing is not possible in the elevator to the cave and during the Lantern Tour due to the narrow cavern trail.

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Dates & Hours

Friday Nights & Select Saturday Nights


After-Hours Tour
Additional dates available for groups of 8 or more if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

Pricing & Booking

$34.95 per person*


*Children under 5 years of age are not permitted on the Lantern Tour. 

Admission includes yellow miner's helmet for children ages 5-12

To make Tour Reservations, please book online.

Lantern Tours Event Highlights Include:


After Hours Tour Cavern Lit Only By Hand-Held Lanterns Guides share lore and tales about the cave and its storied history