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.
Ruby Falls reviews
Our guide Doug was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and made the experience more fun for my kid. We were lucky enough to go with a small group first thing in the morning so that made the experience.... more »
Parking is not a problem, seemed to be plenty available. Is this a tourist trap...? not really, it's commercialized but hey you are seeing something rare and beautiful without having to scrape along..... more »
This was completely beautiful and it was worth seeing how pretty this was ❤️
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