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Ruby Falls, Chattanooga

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#2 of 125 in Nature in Tennessee
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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  • Nature at its best. The entire family loved it. They have an amazing light display. My kids love it and the guide make sure they thank us for taking them to such a beautiful place. long walk to the fa...  more »
  • The waiting was the hardest part with young kids. The music and lighting really was unnecessary at the falls and the colored lights really ruined most of our pictures. We only got to stay for under 5 ...  more »
  • Nice experience! We went early in the morning so the lines were not long. The pace of the tour was quick and not able to get real good pictures. Very congested but still enjoyable. Interesting cave fo...  more »
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  • My self, my husband, and our 3 kiddos went to Ruby Falls this morning (3/25/18) and we loved it! Our tour guide Doug was great. He was funny and had a great personality. We were able to take lots of pictures on the tour. Inside of the cave is awesome and the waterfall itself is absolutely stunning! I'm glad my family and I finally got to visit. It was our first time. Can't wait to go back!
  • Talk about worth the trip! The tour guide, Madison, was lovely! She was patient and informative. The formations were stunning. I thought it was awesome that they allowed you to touch one of the formations. It helped to take away from the temptation the rest of the hike! When you come upon the falls, it's breathtaking! It definitely doesn't need any pizzazz, but the lighting and music enhanced the experience. It's a fairly easy trek and there were all ages and fitness levels in our group and everyone seemed to keep up just fine! You should stop here!
  • It was quite a drive up the side of the hill and we ended up not going in because we made the mistake of going during a school holiday! I was there with my mom. We will go in on another week when school is in session. There is a ton of parking though, and the folks that wave you through were very understanding and gave us some good information. The view from the side of the mountain is incredible. If you can go before spring is in full bloom you'll be able to see a lot farther with the leaves off the trees.
  • The waterfall is amazing. I loved the cave but with that waterfall at the end... WOW! It's definitely something I've never seen before and I don't think their are too many location like this in the world. The look out from on top of the mountain is pretty great too.
  • My son and I have never been to Ruby Falls until today. After seeing the fall we both looked at each other wondering where the water was coming from. Our tour guide really didn’t have a response on where the water comes from- Until someone can explain where it comes from we are convinced that it is pumped in! But we really did enjoy walking through the cave and the water fall was beautiful!

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