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Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga

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#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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  • October 4, 2017
    Me and my special lady went to Chattanooga for a little getaway for us. Really enjoyed the entire area around Lookout Mountain and really city in general was great.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I remember visiting with my parents as a child, and now I had a chance to bring my own children. We loved exploring all the rock formations, and taking advantage of all the various photo ops available...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Until we got to Lookout mountain and realized it was actually Rock city we had no idea if we were in the right place until we asked. What a fantastic place. So cool and beautiful. The cave was so neat...  more »

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