Chattanooga, Tennessee: Ruby Falls

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Ruby Falls

Address:
1720 S. Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN
Directions:
I-24 exit 175. Drive south on Browns Ferry Rd. At the first stoplight turn left onto US-64/41. Drive about one mile. Turn right at the green highway Ruby Falls sign onto Alford Hill Drive. At the stop sign turn left onto Old Wauhachie Pike. At the next stop sign turn right onto Scenic Hwy. Ruby Falls will be up the hill, on the right.
Hours:
Daily 8-8. To avoid crowds, visit early or off-season. (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Phone:
423-821-2544
Admission:
Adults $23.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Ruby Falls.

Ruby Falls
A 145-foot-tall waterfall under the earth -- dramatically bathed in unnatural light -- is the centerpiece of this classic roadside cave attraction. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/16/2020]

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Ruby Falls

It's warm in this cave, so don't overdress. Our guide was very informative and friendly. We took lots of photos, and you will too.

[Bordeauxbarb, 03/10/2019]

Ruby Falls.

Ruby Falls

There's a 2/5 of a mile hike to the falls underground.

[Elizabeth, 07/26/2017]

Southwest Sundown.

Ruby Falls

This scene is called Southwest Sundown. Very cool cavern, with spectacular lighting and very impressive underground waterfall. Tour guide was quite amusing.

[James Yingling, 02/22/2017]

Ruby Falls.

Ruby Falls

Beautiful views and a unique cavern experience best summarized as a commercialized tourist cave (not necessarily a bad thing). Plan for at least 2 hours and some lines to get in and through the tour. Tight spaces and dimly lit paths lead to the falls, and they've perfectly timed your experience with lights to ensure they keep the groups moving. Expect short waits for the elevator.

You can find several smashed penny machines with Ruby Falls specific designs. While very touristy, it's still a very unique experience that showcases some of the world's wonder.

[Lacey Snyder, 08/18/2015]

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