When I first saw a picture of Ruby Falls, I couldn't believe it was real. I bet it's even more majestic in person, so I'm gonna pull out my "Places to Visit" list and put it right at the top.

I'm always looking for places that may make a good weekend trip and this stunning natural wonder is located a hop and a skip down to Chattanooga, Tennessee. That's definitely doable. Only 260ish miles away and 260 feet below the ground is the tallest underground waterfall in the United States and it's open to visitors.

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According to RubyFalls.com,

Breathtaking Ruby Falls was accidentally discovered by Leo Lambert in 1928 deep within Lookout Mountain in Chattanoooga, Tennessee. Leo named the waterfall and cave after his wife, Ruby, and opened the iconic Chattanooga attraction to the public in 1929. Today, Ruby Falls welcomes guests to Lookout Mountain from around the world to enjoy underground cave adventures, spectacular views of the Cumberland Plateau, soaring zip lines and award-winning special events!

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The cave is open daily (minus Christmas Day) no matter the weather and they say the temperatures is kept at a comfortable 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  Ruby Falls offers various guided tours whether you want the in-depth history of the cave or just want to marvel in the beauty of the falls for a while and head back up the glass elevator to enjoy the other amenities of the area.

Like the Treetop Hideaways that offer a luxurious stay in the scenic nature that surrounds Lookout Mountain.

Treetop at Ruby Falls
Treetop at Ruby Falls

Here is a sneak peek tour I found:

Plant your visit here to Ruby Falls in Chattanooga. I was surprised at how much fun there is to be had there and for just about anyone. Whether traveling with family, friends, or a romantic getaway. I think I'm definitely due for a visit.

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