Rock City Gardens, Lookout Mountain

4.6
#8 of 74 in Nature in Georgia
Soak up a panoramic view of seven states and a waterfall from Lover's Leap, one of the lookout points at Rock City Gardens. Walk among massive ancient rock formations and more than 161 hectares (400 acres) of plant and animal life to reach the lookout point. Travel carefully along the Swing-A-Long Bridge, a suspension bridge providing a view of the Chattanooga Valley. The Fairy Tale Kingdom exhibit at the end of the garden tour showcases hundreds of fairy tale characters, like Cinderella and Mother Goose, inside the rocks by shining lights on them. Parking is free at this facility, and all tours are self-guided. Use our Lookout Mountain trip itinerary maker website to add Rock City Gardens and other attractions to your Lookout Mountain vacation plans.
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  • Lover's leap was pretty high, but being able to see 7 states was really something. Lots of cool pictures. I could have done without the gnomes, but the rest was pretty neat.  more »
  • My neighbor worked at Ruby Falls and always told us to go, but we lived in TN 2 1/2 years before we finally gave it a try. We went at the end of the season and it was absolutely beautiful and perfect ...  more »
  • The high temperature was 38, the low expected to be low 20s. We still decided to brave it, and we're so glad we did! We bought the combo tickets and enjoyed the Gardens in the afternoon, then went out...  more »
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  • A little bit high on their prices for admission. But it is very beautiful, a must see. I took over 200 photos. The waterfall is amazing. So many other things to see as well. Check out the gift shops they have a lot of neat things, and all kinds of goodies. We will definitely be returning with more family. It's something to remember the rest of your life and not a bad road trip from Ohio.
  • Ah, Rock City! One of the greatest walks you'll have without a machine in sight. So relaxing and peaceful! Christmas time and the Enchanted lights make it even better! This attraction is Christ and family centered. Bring your kids, but no strollers or wheelchairs. You can access the view at seven states with handicap accessibility, but that's the only thing you can do in a wheelchair. On a clear day, it's totally worth it! Childhood memories will be made here!
  • This is a unique place with a cool history. Definitely worth a stop if you are visiting the area. I do wish they didn't have music playing all the time though- the natural surroundings are enough! The fairytale caves are really neat and my daughter enjoyed those very much.
  • A great place that brought a lot of great scenes and amazing experiences. The natural wonder was fantastic. The view from the top was breathtaking and stunning. I was so impressed with the Waterfall, a view of Seven States, and the Fat Man Squeeze, a super narrow walkway through the mountain that made us think that could get us stuck as we kept walking. There was a Gnome's village, mines, artificial sculptures and formations, and the Birds of Prey show to watch Bald Eagle with my own eyes. It was reasonably worth the price for viewing the scenes and discovering the story behind how the place was built since the beginning. However, it lacks interactive activity that could get people into, and it did not take so long to discover the whole place. We spent almost two hours to see every corner of the city. We enjoyed the place quite much.
  • Love this place. Great way for beginner "hiker/explorer" to get their feet wet by following paved trails through mountainous terrain. Beautiful views where one can see 7 states and lush botanical life. Love the fairytale dioramas and gnomes. The kids (under10) loved the storybook village.

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