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Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga

4.6
#3 of 104 in Nature in Tennessee
Lookout Mountain contains three famous American attractions, even though the view of Chattanooga Valley alone makes visiting this historical mountain ridge worthwhile. This wide plateau has a significant place in history as the site of an alleged Revolutionary War battle and the 1863 Civil War Battle of Lookout Mountain. Now the mountain is used for recreational activities, including rock climbing. The site's most popular attractions are Incline Railway, Ruby Falls, and Rock City. Incline Railway is the steepest passenger railway in the world and has been operating since 1895. Ruby Falls is America's largest underground waterfall at 44m (145 ft), and Rock City features a large outdoor waterfall and Swing-A-Long bridge. Make Lookout Mountain a part of your Chattanooga vacation plans using our Chattanooga online road trip planner .
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  • It was fun but vey cold. It was beautiful and everything and more. We will definitely have to take the kids  more »
  • This is. Place you can go back to again and again and you will see something new and different in God’s beautiful creation!! When you walk through the paths it’s hard to even believe that someone woul...  more »
  • Waterfalls were frozen and closed, Christmas stuff still up but looking tired. Expansive view. Friendly workers.  more »

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