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Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields

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Address: Hwy 148, Lookout Mountain, TN
Phone Number: 423 821 7786
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Description: Part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, these grounds...
Part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, these grounds commemorate the "Battle Above the Clouds" that was fought on Lookout Mountain in 1863.
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Point Park is beautiful. The view of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River valley is stunning. Then you look around and see the cannons and suddenly you realize that you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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352 reviews 352 reviews
70 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Point Park is beautiful. The view of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River valley is stunning. Then you look around and see the cannons and suddenly you realize that you are standing where one of the most incompetent Confederate generals, Braxton Bragg stood. How could the Confederates possibly lose the Battle above the Clouds?

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Rose Hill, North Carolina
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visitor center has a beautiful painting of the battle, there's a lot of history to be had on this mountain as well. Read the markers, and enjoy the spectacular view while trying to imagine the fierce fighting done on this mountain.

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Richardson, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As a family of six, we weren't interested in paying $20 each to go to Rock City. We also love civil war history, so we opted to see the views from Lookout Mountain at Point Park. We paid $3 per adult, and the kids were free. There is a visitor's center with a small shop and small free museum. The... More 

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Chattanooga TN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park. It is on the point of Lookout mountain, so you get the best views of downtown Chattanooga and the bend of the Tennessee river. Best views are the day after a storm when things are cleared out. My visit this time had some excitement. They were cleaning the New York monument for the first time in 30 years.... More 

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Cincinnati
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great views and interesting history. Small fee to enter park. Park rangers were very helpful when I had some questions. IMpressive view of Chattanooga from the top of the mountain.

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Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love this park! The views are amazing. It offers a mix of Civil War history and breathtaking views. There are memorials and a museum. There is a small fee to get in the park. It's free for those who hold a National Parks Pass. One should spend time taking in the views and absorbing the exhibits. The experience becomes... More 

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Beverly, NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I took the Incline Railroad to the top of Lookout Mountain. But since we're Civil War buffs, we had to see the views from Point Park. It was powerfully moving to see the same views from the same locations as so many photographs from the Civil War. Point Park is operated by the National Park Service and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Tickets at Rock City can be $20 per person. But entrance into Point Park (just a short drive away) is only $3 per person! And the views of Chattanooga are beautiful especially in the evening. We got there around 5:30pm and the staff had left. So the entrance fees were submitted on the "honor system." There were hardly any people... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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255 reviews 255 reviews
90 attraction reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After you get off the Incline Railway, three blocks to the right is the National Point Park $3 per adult & $1 per child (Free if you have a Senior National Park Pass) Please note that in several areas there are no guard rails and there is a definite drop from the edges. To get to the Museum, there are... More 

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Texas
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190 reviews 190 reviews
35 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The park includes a nice, easy stroll around a paved circle. We took our time, read the stories on the various historical markers/monuments, and took many nice photos from the mountain top. We were there on National Park celebration day (accidentally), which meant it was free.

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