Exterior of the Ruby Falls welcome center

Ticket Options

Purchase tickets online in advance of your visit.

Cave adventures sell out quickly! Buy tickets online several days in advance for best availability.

Click BUY TICKETS on the adventures listed below to view availability.

Tickets Sold Online Only

a guide with a flashlight leads a woman through a cave

Cave Walk
to the Waterfall

Adult -


Child (ages 3-12) -


Senior (65+, ID required) -


Child, age two and younger -


Advance online ticket purchase is required.

Appropriate for all ages, participants should be comfortable standing for up to 90 minutes and keeping pace with the group.

A woman rides a zipline through trees

High Point ZIP Adventure


Includes round trip ZIP + the 40' Climbing Wall!

History Tour

Tickets -


Mondays, Early-Access at 7:45 AM

Appropriate for guests age 12 and older

A tour guide in a blue shirt shines a light into the caves for a group of visitors behind her. A man in a red shirt stands next to her, looking at the caves

Gentle Walking Tour

Tickets -


Early-access at 7:45 AM, select dates

Children younger than 12 years old are not permitted on Gentle Walking Tours

A male and female couple walk in a dimly-lit cavern holding lanterns.

Lantern Tour

Tickets -


Friday nights, after-hours

A woman is seen from behind holding a lantern, illuminating the cave in front of her

Lantern Tour: Ghost Walk Edition

Lantern Tour: Ghost Walk Edition -


Available Select Dates in September and October. For ages 12 & up.

Ruby Falls Lookout Tower

Annual Pass

Adult -


Child -

$26.95 (Ages 3-12)

Ticket FAQs

Tickets are sold online. Tickets provide entry on a specific date and time.  For best availability, purchase tickets online in advance of your visit as a limited number of tickets are available and time slots frequently sell out.  Walk up tickets are not available onsite at Ruby Falls. 
Due to its cavern location, Ruby Falls is a great place to escape to on rainy days. In fact, rainy days are a terrific time to visit because rainfall increases the flow of the waterfall, making it especially beautiful.  Heavy rainfall over an extended period can cause minor flooding along the cavern trail resulting in temporary suspension of tours. If you have questions, please contact us prior to your visit or check for updates on our social media channels.
Most guests spend 2-3 hours at Ruby Falls.  Be sure to allow plenty of time to take in the view from historic Lookout Mountain Tower and Blue Heron Overlook, grab a bite to eat, and browse the Village Gift Shop. By purchasing your ticket in advance online, it is easy to plan your day and avoid disappointment if tours are already sold out when you hoped to visit.

*Please note, when the elevator is out of service for an extended period, Ruby Falls may choose to transport guests approximately one mile to an alternate cave entrance/exit via bus or passenger van. The alternate entry/exit is accessed by several steps leading to the special event portion of the cave. The paved path through this portion of the cave is approximately 700-feet long. Please allow an extra 60-90 minutes for your visit when guests are accessing the cave through the alternate entrance/exit due to elevator maintenance.
Ruby Falls is in the Eastern Time zone.