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Cave Adventures

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With its storied history, inspiring scenery, and geological wonders, Ruby Falls has been one of the Southeast's favorite destinations since its discovery in 1928. Exploring this remarkable beauty, located deep inside Lookout Mountain, is a memory shared by generations of visitors to Chattanooga, Tennessee. There is always something new to discover at Ruby Falls!

 


Cave Adventures

 

Cave Walk to Ruby Falls

Reservation Required - Tickets Sold Online Only. Limited Availability

Social distancing is not possible in the elevator to the cave or during the cave tours due to the narrow cavern trail. Masks are advised for those not yet vaccinated and voluntary for fully vaccinated guests.

Discover the hidden beauty inside Lookout Mountain on the Cave Walk to Ruby Falls led by a Ruby Falls guide. Descend 260 feet by glass-front elevator into the mountain and explore the cavern trail to the tallest and deepest cave waterfall open to the public in the United States. Learn the story behind the accidental discovery of the cavern, see stunning rock formations, and experience the thundering waterfall!

Tickets sell out quickly! The Cave Walk to Ruby Falls is by reservation only. Tickets for a specific date and time must be purchased online in advance. 

8 am - 8 pm Eastern Time

Timed-Entry Admission

The Cave Walk to Ruby Falls lasts on average 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on date and time of visit.

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Lantern Tour 

For ages 5 and up.

Reservation Required - Tickets Sold Online Only.

Social distancing is not possible in the elevator to the cave or during Lantern Tours due to the narrow cavern trail. Masks are advised for those not yet vaccinated and voluntary for fully vaccinated guests. 

Experience Ruby Falls in a new light! During this after-hours specialty tour, the cavern and its trail are illuminated only with hand-held lanterns, featuring a laid-back pace and limited-sized group. For ages 5 and up.

Friday Nights, After-hours

Make reservation in advance, this popular tour sells out quickly. 

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Cave Tour Trail Map

Cave Tour Highlights

Geology

Ruby Falls History