As part of the multi-year milestone transformation of historic Ruby Falls, a new cinematic experience debuts Thursday, followed by the launch of a new specialty tour March 1. The additions bring new opportunities for guests to discover adventure at the home of the tallest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States.
“The Story of Ruby Falls” is a short-film sharing the decade-long dream and love story behind the chance discovery of the cave and waterfall in 1928. The 5-minute film "celebrates curiosity of the unknown, the power of love and the joy of exploration. It invites guests to take their own unexpected journey to discover the beauty and mysteries of nature."
The Story of Ruby Falls can only be seen at Ruby Falls.
“Debuting the movie on the eve of Valentine’s Day brings us full circle,” shares Hugh Morrow, Ruby Falls president. “Ruby Falls’ legacy grew from following the heart’s desire and a belief in possibilities. We’re thrilled to share this inspiring story with a powerful message that taking the unknown path can be one of life’s biggest adventures.”
The new “Gentle Walking Tour” is a first-of-its-kind experience with senior-level guides leading a slower-pace journey along the cavern trail to the waterfall. Guides will share stories from Ruby Falls’ history and explain how science and nature created the cavern’s geological formations.
“The new tour is a great option for guests who prefer a slower-pace and more in-depth content,” explains Tour and Guest Experience Manager Hollie Baranick. “Ruby Falls is a bucket list destination. Early-access to the waterfall and the tour’s gentle pace opens new opportunities to see the waterfall that has captured the attention of visitors from around the world over the last 91 years.”
The tour is offered on select dates year-round, beginning with the inaugural March 1 tour. Each tour is limited to a small number of participants and advanced reservations are recommended.
The first phase of Ruby Falls’ expansion launched in 2017 with a new waterfall lightshow and the opening of new venues. Details about the Gentle Walking Tour and a trailer preview of The Story of Ruby Falls are available at www.rubyfalls.com. The expansion is planned to continue through 2022.