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Ruby Falls, Chattanooga

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#1 of 104 in Nature in Tennessee
Cave Waterfall Must See
A thundering underground waterfall, Ruby Falls is fed by both natural rainwater and natural springs. Located at the end of the main passage of a deep mountain cave, the waterfall creates a pool in the cave floor and then continues to flow through underground passages until it finally empties into the Tennessee River. Enter the cave to see the 45 m (150 ft) waterfall and several types of geological formations, including stalactites and stalagmites. For an in-depth look at this underground world of water and limestone, join a guided tour of the cave, or check online for your chance to see the falls on an expedition using only lanterns to light the way. Plan to visit Ruby Falls during your Chattanooga vacation using our convenient Chattanooga online day trip planner .
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  • Our tour guide was great. Very friendly staff and at the end of our tour was the falls which was pretty.  more »
  • Thought the entrance fee was a bit high but changed my mind after the tour. The guide was very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the formations and history. The falls are spectacular! At on...  more »
  • We live in Chattanooga and had never been to Ruby falls. We ahead no clue what we were missing. What a great, fairly reasonable, family friendly activity. Amazing cave with a fantastic 1000 for underg...  more »
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  • Another great trip to Ruby Falls. They were doing training for new tour guides. Katie was excellent and was sure to answer all questions and walked the whole group so no one was left out. She was funny and courteous of all guests. Her trainee Gwen was sweet and learning a ton. Katie defiantly made our trip fun and even told us facts we didn't know despite it being a common vacation stop for us!
  • Totally awesome! Must see. I gave five star only for these 2 reason. Rest is awful: I would rather have recorded tour because their live guides don't do too good of a job. Their group department and their policy is terrible. Do Not Recommend big group. They need to learn to better mange passing of groups in narrow space. They should be able to coordinate that better specially as many times their guides go through the route.
  • Amazing piece of history and unaltered natural beauty in the middle of our country. It's so fun and gorgeous. Walking through the cave can be tricky, need to be stable on your feet. Watch your head!!! Some of the dips in the cave are pretty low and you can bang your head if not careful.
  • What an interest place to visit. It touts the amazing natural formations. The staff is very friendly and outgoing. It is great for visitors young and old. It was one of the most amazing places I have ever been. It was a bit of walking but not so much that I gave up. There is too much to see to really notice how much you are moving around. I will definitely come and visit this place again!
  • It is one of the best experience I had. The water fall is so beautiful. To make your visit count please don't visit during any long weekend as you would be required to wait in a long queue. We waited for at least one and half hour. But it was worth waiting.

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