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Lantern Tours

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 are illuminated only by hand-held lanterns. Rock formations and shadows take on intriguing dimensions as elite guides share stories exclusive to this tour. You'll hear the mighty waterfall before you see it! A highlight of the tour is when the falls are lit using a system of pulleys and lanterns, creating a moment you'll always remember. 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, February - November and by Advanced Request for Groups of 8 or More

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Dates & Hours

Fridays, February - November


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

Pricing & Booking

$31.95 per person


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

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

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