Ruby Falls

Discover wonder at Ruby Falls!  A favorite destination for 88 years, Ruby Falls is home to the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States.  Descend 26-stories by elevator and then explore on foot during a guided tour along the scenic path to the breathtaking waterfall, 1,120 feet underground. 

See stalagmites, stalactites, drapery formations and flowstone plus learn about the cave's storied history.  Take in sweeping views of the Tennessee Valley and Tennessee River from Lookout Mountain Tower, Blue Heron Overlook, and the Ruby Falls Village Plaza.  Extend the visit to include ZIPStream Aerial Adventure, featuring soaring zip lines and climbing tower in the treetops surrounded by spectacular vistas. 

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Latitude: 35.018852 Longitude: -85.339252 Elevation: 1037 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

Check out Ruby Falls' calendar for specialty tours and fun events each month such as:

  • Lantern Tours
  • Extended Cavern Tours
  • Romance at Ruby
  • Dread Hollow
  • 100 Million Steps in March
  • Christmas Underground, A Journey to the North Pole
  • Discovery Day
  • Spring Break Safari
  • National Day of Caves and Karst
  • Battle Below the Clouds Amateur Barbecue Competition

Seasons Accessible

Ruby Falls is open year round.

How to Get There

Ruby Falls is conveniently located on Lookout Mountain and is just minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Exits 174, 175, and 178 off Interstate 24 will lead you there.

Fees

$11.95 - $29.95

ADA Accessibility Notes

For detailed accessibility information, please visit Frequently Asked Questions

Pet Friendly Notes

Complimentary outdoor kennels are available for guests during their visit on a first come first serve basis.  

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