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Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga

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Lookout Mountain
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. To visit Lookout Mountain and get the most from your holiday in Chattanooga, create itinerary details personal to you using our Chattanooga travel itinerary maker.
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  • Nice view of the valley below. We hiked some trails and looked around one Saturday evening. Was not overcrowded when we were there.  more »
  • There's really no view except straight in front. I was hoping for a better view. Should have read reviews first. It was hot in the rr car.  more »
  • There's tons to see - I underestimated this place from other reviews I read. The gardens, the rock formations, the views, and a cavern filled with very artistic/strange things at the end I was surpris...  more »

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