Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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journalmytrips
Georgia620 contributions
Having visited on past visits Rock City and Ruby Falls, we decided to visit Point Park on our latest trip. Make your first stop the visitor center which is just across from the entrance. There is parking located in the rear. In the center, you will find a gift shop and a small museum. The most outstanding feature is the huge painting 13’x30’ of the Battle Above the Clouds.
Afterward cross the road to the entrance to Point Park which is quite impressive. There is a fee to enter the park but if you have a National Park pass it is free. Walk to the New York monument and view the city of Chattanooga from the heights.
Written April 9, 2022
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SCoxygenman
Columbia, SC281 contributions
Couples
I recommend going to the NP office before you enter the park to get a feel of the history behind this mountain and here the story of the great battle that took place here. There is an excellent painted mural on the wall in the NP office as well to look at while you listening to the narrative story of Battle of Lookout Mt. It kinda gives you a different feeling when you go walk these trails and see the Cannons pointing at the valleys below while enjoying the views.
Written May 8, 2021
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Margo9876
United States258 contributions
The park has displays down a short walk that includes stairs, not handicapped accessible, but inside a building. There are also placards around the park and a war memorial to New York's lost troops. Across the street is a small museum operated by the national park system. Next to that, in an unobtrusive building with "souvenirs" are additional displays, mostly of artifacts found on the mountain. History buffs and nature lovers will like this park. The park costs $10 per person, the other displays are free.
Written January 14, 2020
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ELKW
United States11,537 contributions
it is under the management of National Park system, it required $10 per person admission fee. The entrance is beautiful, it's a castle-look. Inside the park, you can see something related to the battle, and can take a look to the view. it is not big inside, and not much to see, you can walk through it in 1 hour, of course you can stay here for a whole day, to see every words, to sit on the bench for a whole afternoon.....
Written May 6, 2022
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Mark S.
Philadelphia, PA2 contributions
One of the highlights of our trip from Philly to Chattanooga was the two half day guided tours of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Civil War battlefields given by Professor Richard Manion. Even if you are not versed in Civil War history, Richard puts it all into perspective as he leads you on a time sequenced tour on the Chickamauga creek Battlefield and gives you the details that make history come alive. He advised us the see the National Park Service films and then met us outside the theater to put events into perspective. We spent an hour with him at Point Park on Lookout mountain with the entire city of Chattanooga below us. After a narrative of the battle, he pointed out the fighting not on any map, but on the real landscape where it happened. My wife, although not a civil war student, was fascinated by the politics of the command and the mindset of Generals Bragg, Rosencranz, Thomas, and Grant.He answered all our questions about strategy, Civil war politics, economics with his deep knowledge of mid 19th Century American history.
Do yourself a big favor and hire this guy for your trip to Chattanooga! I have never written a trip advisor review, but I made it my business to give Richard my praise.
Written December 4, 2021
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Bee J
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Couples
This was a wonderful, unexpected stop. There is a small National Park office, across the street, where you can learn more about the history of the park. Get a trail map from the office, if you’re interested in doing some hiking. Since we have a park pass, it was free for us to go in. Beautiful views from the top of the mountain. It rained the first day we were there, so we went back the next day and hiked to sunset rock. Be prepared to go over rocky terrain and muddy areas and climb up and down lots of stairs. It’s a must see!
Written March 24, 2021
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psmorris62
East Peoria, IL170 contributions
What an amazing experience. It is best to stop at the National Park Service station across the street from the entrance to the Park. The station has a room with many displays and a short video that describes the battles that took place. This provides background for what you see in the Park. Be sure to get the brochure that provides many details about the battles and both National Military Parks (Chattanooga & Chickamauga). To enter the park there was a $10 fee, that is purchased from a machine at the entrance. Not only can you experience remnants and monuments associated with the Battle of Chattanooga, but the views from all sides of the Park are amazing. My wife and I took the Incline Railway to the top of the mountain and then walked the three blocks to the Park. We enjoyed seeing the amazing homes along the way.
Written August 16, 2021
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J E
Austin, TX2,727 contributions
We enjoyed our walk around this historic site. We forgot our park pass so $10 to enter per person. We were able to park for free behind the visitor center. The Ochs Museum & Observatory is currently closed. We did walk down by it and discovered all the other trails you can walk on from there. You could walk to sunset rock from there along the bluff trail. The views are nice and we enjoyed our time here.
Written May 17, 2022
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Ben J
Thompson s Station, TN18 contributions
I would suggest starting at the National Park Service station. The parking behind is free, and you can get a wealth of knowledge from the guide, in addition to a map. Tours were at 11 and 2, which I did not get a chance to attend. To enter the park there was a $10 fee, but it seemed to be honor system. I did not mind paying it, because the view was incredible as you stepped to the edge of the mountain. There was also another view slightly down the path that one could see in every direction. For history and nature lovers, this was my favorite thing to see in Chattanooga!
Written June 13, 2021
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FrankCastle2016
Tennessee282 contributions
This place is a joke. They charge you to park. Then they charge you to enter a park not much bigger than a gas station off the highway. Unreal. The greed is palpable.

You can take pictures of everything in the "park" from your car. LOL. It's that small.

They tout the views from this park, but you can get BETTER views for free on the way up to this monetized micro park. Just pull over.

In fact, the most beautiful views in the area are from Ruby Falls. From the parking lot alone you can see Chattanooga and beyond for miles. For FREE.

This place is the kind of tiny municipal park every town in America has. One walkway. A few places to sit. A mowed lawn. That's it.

Next they will charge you for the air up there too.
Written November 2, 2020
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