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Ruby Falls' Lantern Tours

Natural Area, Geologic Feature
Ruby Falls

ADA Accessibility Notes

Parking for guests with disabilities is available with a valid disability parking permit.

Wheelchair accessible venues include: Blue Heron Overlook, Village Plaza, Tree Tops Observation Room, Ticket Atrium, Village Gift Shop, Journey 360 VR Experience, Back Porch Dining, Ruby’s Kitchen, Restrooms, Cavern Café and Dining Area, Castle Front Porch, Tree Tops Event Center (coming early 2019), and Ground-Level Guest Services in the Ruby Falls Castle.

Due to natural formations, narrow passages and small groupings of steps, the cavern is not wheelchair accessible. Historic Lookout Mountain Tower viewing decks built prior to current accessibility standards are accessed by stairs.

Additional accessibility information is available at

A unique way to explore the falls and cavern after hours with a fun, extended tour featuring a laid-back pace, and limited-sized group.

Experience Ruby Falls in a new light! Discover the wonder of the cavern like Leo Lambert in 1928. During this specialty tour, the cavern and its trail is illuminated only by hand-held lanterns. Rock formations and shadows take on new intriguing dimensions as elite guides share stories exclusive to this tour. You’ll hear the mighty waterfall before you see it!

A highlight of the tour is when the falls are lit using a system of pulleys and lanterns, creating a moment you’ll always remember!

How to Get There

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Pet Friendly Notes

Complimentary outdoor kennels are available for pets. Animals are not permitted in the cavern.

Recreational Opportunities

The Ruby Falls Lantern Touris not only a visually stimulating experience but it also a storytelling trip. As mysterious shadows dance on underground walls, your guide will share tales of folklore, stories of unexplained phenomena, as well as details on the rich history and geology of the Ruby Falls Cave.

The highlight of the tour is at Ruby Falls, as the waterfall is illuminated through the use of a lantern and pulley system.


Seasons Accessible

Friday Nights, January - November and by advanced request for groups of 8 or more.

Be sure to make your reservation in advance - Lantern Tours almost always sell out!




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