Cave Tours

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. There is always something new to discover at Ruby Falls!


Tour Options


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 open to the public in the United States. Learn the story behind the accidental discovery of the cavern, see stunning rock formations created over millions of years and see the lightshow at the waterfall. 

Available daily, 8:15 am – 8:00 pm

The Classic Waterfall Tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Tours sell out quickly! For best availability, purchase your tickets online, before you arrive.  Your reservation time indicates when you'll enter the cave elevator queue.  Estimated cave elevator queue time ranges 10 - 45 minutes, depending on the day and time of your visit.  Queue wait times are typically shorter before 9:30 AM.

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Lantern Tour

Experience Ruby Falls in a new light! During this after-hours 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

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

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Gentle Walking Tour

A slower paced journey through the cavern with extended early access to the waterfall, featuring in-depth historical and geographical content and exclusive Ruby Falls stories with a senior-level guide.

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Ruby Falls History