Spring Break Safari: Speleologist

What if you could. . .

. . .venture underground and be a speleologist inside a deep cavern at Ruby Falls on Lookout Mountain? Learn about rocks and geology and view the cave’s mysterious chambers and amazing rock formations!

What’s a speleologist you ask? It’s someone who studies caves, their history, structure, physical properties, and how they change over time. As you journey deep underground to Ruby Falls, use your Safari Guide to discover the answers to questions during your cave and waterfall tour. This is a recreational activity of exploring a cave, also known as caving and spelunking. You will be dazzled as your guide shares tales of folklore and history and teaches you about the rocks and geology throughout the cave’s mysterious chambers.

Ruby Falls is America’s deepest cave accessible to the public and has the largest underground waterfall! Show your completed Ruby Falls scavenger hunt (page 20) to the staff at the end of your tour and receive a free geode – that is cracked open for you to see inside the rock!

Show your Safari Guide to your tour guide, or ask for one before you begin your tour at the Ruby Falls ticket desk.


  • Dates available: Friday, March 10 - Sunday, April 9, 2017.
  • Free Spring Break Safari Guide – available at ticketing.
  • Regular tour of Ruby Falls – cave and waterfall.
  • Free geode rock per child, cracked open for them to see inside with a valid coupon (see page 27 of the Safari Guide). 
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., self-guided tour, takes about 2 hours.
  • 10% off gift and food purchases.
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, tours last approximately 1 hour & 15 minutes; geode-cracking in gift shop after tour.
  • Cost: $11.95/children; $19.95/adults.

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