Ruby Falls is a 145-foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee in the United States.
720 South Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Ruby Falls Cave is maintained 60 degrees always and is covered from all the side so no rain and always a nice.
Area: 9.9 acres
Year built: 1929
Did you know: On his next exploration into the cave, Lambert took several people including his wife Ruby to see the many wonders they had discovered. rubyfalls.com
In 1928, Leo Lambert and a team of excavators found a breathtaking waterfall located over 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN. Lambert named the falls after his wife, Ruby, and opened the area as a public attraction in 1930. Today, Ruby Falls welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Come tour the falls for yourself and see why it has been one of the best Chattanooga attractions for over 85 years.
Located over 1120 feet beneath the surface, Ruby Falls is the nation’s largest and deepest waterfall open to the public. Hundreds of gallons of water rush over by the minute and amaze visitors.
The trip inside the cave begins with only elevator that takes you down about 156 feet where you meet up with one of the tour guides , the guide might tell you, is the height of the Empire State Building under the ground. The hike down to the falls is manageable and provides plenty of places to stop and gaze.
Colored lighting helps to accent the cavern itself as you see different formation (some resembles like elephant foot, Alligator, rose flower, Angels wings etc.,) inside the cave which is millions of years old. The falls themselves are breathtaking and the colored lights are a nice touch. You have a few minutes at the falls before they turn off the lights and start you back toward the elevator, so be sure to get your pictures.
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