Cave Tours

Adventure Awaits!

With its long, storied history, awe-inspiring scenery, and many geological wonders, Ruby Falls has been one of the Southeast's favorite destinations since its discovery in 1928. This remarkable beauty, located deep inside Lookout Mountain, has been a shared memory for generations of travelers to and through the Chattanooga Area.

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Classic Waterfall Tour

Discover the hidden treasures of Ruby Falls with a Classic Waterfall Tour. Led by a knowledgeable Ruby Falls guide, visitors explore the cavern trail to the tallest and deepest cave waterfall accessible to the public in the United States. Learn about the accidental discovery of the cavern and see stunning rock formations created over thousands of years. 

Available daily, 8am – 8pm
Classic Waterfall Tours begin approximately every 15 - 20 minutes.

The Classic Waterfall Tour lasts on average 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Tours sell out quickly! For best availability, purchase your tickets online before you arrive. Reserved time indicates when you will enter the queue for your cave tour. Depending on the number of guest reservations in your selected time window, wait time normally ranges from 10 - 45 minutes before your tour begins. Queue wait times are typically shorter from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM. 

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Lantern Tour

Experience Ruby Falls in a new light! During this specialty tour, the cavern and its trail are illuminated with only hand-held lanterns, 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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Extended Cavern Experience

Explore the amazing caverns of Ruby Falls on an in-depth, extended tour led by senior-level guides. Discover the natural wonders of the cave and falls with a limited number of guests and additional time for photos.

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Ruby Falls History