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Cave Adventures

Adventure Awaits!

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.

Cave Adventure options include the faster-paced, guided Cave Walk to the waterfall, featuring a general overview of the cave with pre-recorded audio and our Specialty Tours, featuring more in-depth information, a smaller number of participants, and a relaxed pace.

There is always something new to discover at Ruby Falls!

 


Cave Adventures

 

Cave Walk to Ruby Falls

The Cave Walk is a faster-paced, guided walk through the cave to the waterfall, featuring a general overview with pre-recorded audio.

Reservation Required - Tickets Sold Online Only. Limited Availability

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!

Ruby Falls guests are advised to follow current CDC mask recommendations. Social distancing is not possible during the cave tour or in the elevator.  Keep in mind, an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. 

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. 

Timed-Entry Admission

The Cave Walk is a faster-paced tour through the cave to the waterfall, featuring a general overview with pre-recorded audio.

Average Lenght of Cave Walk: 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on date and time of visit.

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Specialty Tours

Lantern Tour 

For ages 5 and up.

The after-hours Lantern Tour features more in-depth information, a smaller number of participants, and a relaxed pace.

Reservation Required - Tickets Sold Online Only. Limited Availability

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.

Ruby Falls guests are advised to follow current CDC mask recommendations. Social distancing is not possible during the cave tour or in the elevator.  Keep in mind, an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. 

Friday Nights, After-hours

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

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Gentle Walking Tour

The before-hours Gentle Walking Tour is our most in-depth tour, featuring a smaller number of participants, and a relaxed pace.

Reservation Required - Tickets Sold Online Only. Limited Availability

Enjoy a slower-paced journey through the cavern with early access to the waterfall, featuring in-depth historical content.

Ruby Falls guests are advised to follow current CDC mask recommendations. Social distancing is not possible during the cave tour or in the elevator.  Keep in mind, an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. 

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