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Rock City Gardens

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Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, 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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1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750-2600
+1 706-820-2531
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first visit to the Rock City Gardens. Great time, plenty of walking and stunning views. The drwarf area was very cute. Definately a place to visit and visit again. We enjoy the value of the ticket prices. It was also very nice...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dirkeusa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love this place. Went in July was super hot. The climb through the rocks was a nice cool temperature. Hot at the top. You can bring in and carry own water I suggest you do. Nice gift shop. Best was just walking around and enjoying...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lilhelper
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled with my family here years ago and we only went to Ruby Falls and the Incline Railway. That was a mistake. If you can only do one thing in the Chattanooga area, go to Rock City! Our family had a great time and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JimmyHOUTEX
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had the absolute best time here! We arrived right as the Gardens were opening (8:30 AM) and spent probably 3 hours here, which was just the perfect amount of time to get through everything! The weather was beautiful, and we really enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KCLJ520
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to see the waterfall but had no idea there was a whole rock garden there as well. At first I thought the entry fee was very steep with $27, but there is actually more to the experience than I thought (although I still...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Iris v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history of the garden and a fun walk through the rocks. There are a couple of tight spots that will only accommodate more slender people. It can be a little disconcerting, but it is safe and interesting. You can view several states from the...More

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

Rock city was beautiful as always sometime new to see everytime I visit. The people are welcoming and so helpful .Rock city is amazing even in rain and fog.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Gerberland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did rock city after enjoying Ruby Falls. It was lots of walking but there is so much to see and do you don’t really realize it. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was fabulous. I definitely want to go back and take...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank quentreces
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't realize how much walking was involved, but it was very much worth it. There was so much to see for people of all ages. Loved the Fairyland Cavern. The waterfall was beautiful. And we loved looking out over the 7 states. To top it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank O7630FLbethm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places on this trip! The views are gorgeous. So many neat pathways to follow. Lots of things for the kids to do as well. They were able to mine for gems and climb a rock wall for a small fee. I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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June 26, 2019|
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Response from J R | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the exact cost, but I am thinking it was about $20 per adult. Also, the cost may vary with the time of the season. There is quite a bit of walking, so it might be hard for a 2-year old. There are a few... More
December 12, 2018|
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Response from Sheila B | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon and it wasn't that crowded also depends weather if people want to brave any elements that are not optimal. It rained before we toured Rock City.
December 25, 2017|
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Response from KyKel | Reviewed this property |
It sure was on Dec 21st! I would think every night is packed. Go early to secure a spot.