We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ruby Falls

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1720 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1163
Phone Number: +1 423-821-2544
Website
Today
08:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Description:

Visitors are wowed by this thundering 145-foot underground waterfall, a...

Visitors are wowed by this thundering 145-foot underground waterfall, a natural wonder located on the scenic Lookout Mountain.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,300 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1949
    Excellent
  • 1312
    Very good
  • 614
    Average
  • 176
    Poor
  • 127
    Terrible
Best waterfall i have seen so far

I haven't read about this waterfall before visiting and it was a surprise for me that it is an underground waterfall and I was thrilled by the way we reached there. We went on a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
vamsikrishha9
,
Memphis, Tennessee
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

4,300 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 4,178: English reviews
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the tour. Waterfall is beautiful! Caves are cool. History neat. Not for the clostorphopic.Must see

Helpful?
Thank Tracy K
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I haven't read about this waterfall before visiting and it was a surprise for me that it is an underground waterfall and I was thrilled by the way we reached there. We went on a long weekend and there was a loooong queue in which we waited for almost 90 minutes. But was totally worthy.

Helpful?
Thank vamsikrishha9
Berkshire
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked for about 1/2 mile along a well constructed path in the caves. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and also extremely entertaining. He made she show and I wish I could remember his name. I felt the group was too large as the people at the end could not hear the guide's banter. In fairness, every time he... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lilli_9
Milledgeville, Georgia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having a great guide is key! Seeing the way nature works over time under ground is amazing 😉 Does get little chilly as you go down so take a light weight jacket

Helpful?
Thank diamondj98us
Strawberry Plains
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Falls and the cavern was really something to see. My husband and I did this on our couples weekend. You can't have any walking problems or you will not be able to do the 30 minute walk to the falls. It is mostly level walking but it is natural so you have to watch your footing. For the most... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank utdr31
jacksonville fl
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome to see. No. Really. I can't describe this. Its a "you gotta see it for yourself" type of thing. Worth the hike in the mountain. The falls kinda leave you speechless. Go early and get in a small crowd for the tour, you'll learn and see more. Go here, you won't regret it

Helpful?
Thank itsmikeagain
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy to get to, loved driving up and down the route to reach destination. Loved Falls, our tour guide was knowledgeable and waited for each and every single one of us.

Helpful?
Thank mireina1675
Tucker
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting place but a long and narrow walk to the falls. Choose your time to go wisely. You have to wait in line with or without prepurchased tickets and the entrance to the cave is by elevator which only hold about 15 people so it takes time to get to the falls. We got there at 5 and had an... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carol W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

260 ft under the ground with some great natural formations. Well projected with coloured lighting . Interesting place with interesting history.

Helpful?
Thank Madhura B
Yacolt, Washington
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would have liked to know before we started that we would be going through a long tunnel into the area where the falls is. It was a little too close for me and crowded. I quest I thought it was a series of caverns, but it was just the long tunnel to the cavern where the falls were. Also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sally L

Travellers who viewed Ruby Falls also viewed

 

Been to Ruby Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ruby Falls and other visitors
40 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (40)

Questions? Get answers from Ruby Falls staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?