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How much does it cost to get in Rock City?

2-3 hours

Is Ruby Falls real or fake?

Ruby Falls obviously uses artificial lighting, widened the passages, and installed a walkway. These modifications were necessary to create a safe and accessible tourist cave experience. The question remains, is Ruby Falls a real waterfall.

What’s at the top of the incline railway?

While there are numerous fantastic sites with a view on Lookout Mountain, the upper observation deck at the Incline Railway is one of the most amazing. It is also the highest on the mountain.

Do you have to hike to Ruby Falls?

Beautiful falls; however, it is a guided hike/walk through the cave to/from the falls. It is not at your own pace but there is a lot to learn!

Does it snow in Chattanooga in December?

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, in December, during 2.2 snowfall days, 0.59″ (15mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How does the Incline Railway work?

The Incline has two cars that ride on the same single mile-long track. When the cars come close together, the track splits into two as a “passing loop” for both cars to pass one another. This single track, passing loop system, is used in funicular railways across the world!

Why is it called a funicular?

The term funicular derives from the Latin word funiculus, the diminutive of funis, meaning ‘rope’. Numerous systems, e.g., the Montmartre Funicular in Paris, are still called funiculars, though they nolonger meet the definition of a funicular.

What is a mountain railway called?

A rack railway (also rack-and-pinion railway, cog railway, or cogwheel railway) is a steep grade railway with a toothed rack rail, usually between the running rails. Most rack railways are mountain railways, although a few are transit railways or tramways built to overcome a steep gradient in an urban environment.