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Rock City Gardens, Lookout Mountain
(4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Lookout Mountain holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rock City Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you don't like gnomes, I'm not sure this is the place for you but if you like rock formations, great views and a healthy walk...this place is awesome. My 7 year old loved it, as did I. 
  • Its a must do while in Chattanooga ! We always find time to walk through rock city. Its my favorite place to go. 
  • This is a must see attraction. It was fun and beautiful. The waterfall was beautiful. The cave was amazing with all the fairy tales inside. Both children and adults will enjoy. 
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  • Beautiful!! I love the trail leading up to the wonderful view at Look out mountain. There is a decent amount of walking, steps, and tight spaces, but it is all a part of the experience (I just don't recommend it for someone who is claustrophobic. The view is breathtaking once you make it to the different observation decks! Totally worth the admission fee! My husband and I loved the scenery and the exercise!
  • Fantastic overall experience. The landscape is beautiful, the pathway is awesome, very different from anything that I have experienced before this trip. There are several neat points where you have to walk sideways to get in between two giant rocks. I would say most people can squeeze through however (I am 6'3" 250+) and I managed to get through just fine. A few neat bridges to walk over and the waterfall is fantastic. A+
  • Love this place! The views are beyond spectacular and the annual pass is a great value. I do wish the cafe with the overlook view was open past 4pm. Also it might be a nice to post warnings about "claustrophobic" areas because there are some VERY tight squeezes. This is a great place to visit with the whole family and there are special events year round.
  • Beautiful grounds! Great way to spend a day! While it says there is a "wheelchair accessible path" the one that is, is very narrow in places and difficult to navigate at times. Keep that in mind if you visit. Very few people even used strollers because of the paths.
  • My two children, my mom, and I drove over from our vacation in NC to go to the Rock City Gardens. It's a really neat and unique place. I really wished we could have enjoyed it. About a third of the way in, my little boy had to go to the bathroom. The pavilion with the restrooms was closed, and we searched desperately for a bathroom before my son wet himself. The only bathrooms were back at entrance. I cannot believe they think that's acceptable. They should at least put portable restrooms in until the pavilion and associated restrooms are functioning again. That just ruined our trip.