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Rock City

Open today: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Christmas lights tour

We had a great time walking around the park. They have multiple displays and activities for kids... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Christmas Lights

Great place to take the family to see the awesome Christmas lights at night. It was chilly so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Located atop Lookout Mountain, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking "See 7 States" panoramic views.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750-2600
+1 706-820-2531
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time walking around the park. They have multiple displays and activities for kids and adults. It was active that night but everyone had room to roam.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Smithwareagle
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to take the family to see the awesome Christmas lights at night. It was chilly so bundle up.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to spend time w kids and enjoy beautiful views . Waterfall & wonderland is my favorite . Paths are clear . Can see all 7 states

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Krishna M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went up for dinner with Santa and arrived a little early so we walked part of the gardens at dusk which was cool. Saw mrs Claus and decorated gingerbread goodies and heard a story. Went to dinner with Santa, then we walked the remainser...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to Rock City during the Christmas lights at night. We arrived a little after 5:30 pm and bought tickets and went straight in on a Friday evening. It got a little crowded later in the evening but not too bad....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I loved Rock City! We went on a Monday morning and there weren’t too many people so it was quiet. The views were beautiful and the regular route was pretty easy. The suspension bridge is fun but it was pretty frightening if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rebekahmcc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Rock City Enchanted Christmas lights! They were amazing and breath taking! The website is very misleading and after reading it we about didn't go. Thankfully we decided to go and don't regret it. Wear comfortable shoes and kids would love it!!!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emilyp135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled to Florida and back from Illinois with our two 6 year old kids. Stopped for a few hours to stretch our legs. The rocks, caverns, views, trail, everything. Amazing. Not for anyone deathly scared of heights or closed in spaces. Also, not for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank corinnew200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

must have taken 6 million steps..rocks kinda tight..but loved seeing the caverns and 7 states and lovers leap..easy to get to.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kristi V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All in one and all amazing! Beautiful views from the top of lookout mountain and a fun hike through the enchanted gardens of rock city. Gnomes and enchanted fairy tale hall are very fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 8, 2018|
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Response from Lucas D | Reviewed this property |
yeah I would def. call them first and ask, but I would think no to be honest. I could be wrong though
October 3, 2018|
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Response from Louisiana7 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a man with a dog on a leash in one of my pictures of the trails on Lookout Mountain from my album from our vacation there in June of this year. I believe this might answer your question, but you might also check the... More
October 3, 2018|
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Response from SueV508 | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I didn't notice if they permitted animals or not - I would call before going to check with them.
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Neat hotel tonight 1.5 day plan (5 Replies)
Hello, my wife and I want to bring the kids (15 yr old girl and 12 yr old boy) up to Chattanooga for a spontaneous trip today/tomorrow arriving today around lunch, staying the night, leaving late Tomorrow.. I'd like to do Lookout mountain / Rock City and I'd also like to see the downtown/river walk area. How long should I plan to spend at lookout mtn / rock city? Also, are there any really neat local hotels that are around the downtown area but aren't a big chain hotel? Somewhere that we...More
March 27, 2017|
Response fromXposure|
With this afternoon looking to be some off and on rain I may go to the aquarium (unless y'all have a better suggestion) and somewhere neat to eat, then do downtown river walk tomorrow morning till lunch. Then we can drive over to Lookout mtn / rock city after lunch on our way back to Birmingham, AL. Does that plan sound feasible? Is there anywhere local to get discounted tickets to the aquarium, lookout mtn, rock city? I've seen a few posts with hotels suggested, is there one in...More
Buffet? (9 Replies)
Finally - We are traveling to Chattanooga on Friday with my parents. They have never paid more than 7.00 a piece for a meal. They eat very traditional food (no Chinese, no Mexican, and a lot of other no's). I would love to find a great buffet so my husband can eat what he likes and my parents can too. We are going to Rock City and we are going to take the train ride Missionary Ridge Local. Those are the areas that we will be in on this trip. This is just a one day trip because my Father farms...More
September 17, 2007|
Response fromslrtravelplanner|
I would recommend the Golden Corral. There is one in the Hamilton Place Mall area. There is also a Ryan's in Chattanooga, but we actually preferred the Corral. They are both chains, but they do have a good variety of food, and the quality isn't too bad. You might even be able to find a coupon book with a discount. As a side note, you will LOVE Rock City! It's an awesome attraction that offers great views. Fairland Caverns is most impressive! Enjoy!
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Kids 1st trip to "mountains"- advice on scenic areas... (4 Replies)
Hubby & I did Lookout Mtn/Ruby Falls as children. Taking 6 & 10 yr olds to the area for Good Friday & part of Sat morning for their first views of mountains. Want to show them outdoor falls (not really interested in doing Ruby), natural, breathtaking views & scenery without a ton of hiking. Any suggestions? Can't figure out if there is anything "free" about Lookout Mtn. I remember seeing the 7 states thing. Where is that? Is that part of a pd admission to Rock City? ...More
March 16, 2010|
Response fromKristian C|
Sounds like a fun trip. You can't really see seven states anywhere, but Rock City bills itself as such just for fun. There's loads of free stuff on Lookout Mountain, or stuff that's close to it: Point Park, Sunset Rock, the whole national military park, Lula Lake, Cloudland Canyon, the Natural Rock Bridge, Reflection Riding, Craven's House, and Glen Falls (haven't been there yet) are all options. On Saturday morning you must visit Lula Lake, open the first and last Saturdays of the month....More