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“tranquility on high”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lookout Mountain

Ranked #2 of 149 things to do in Chattanooga
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Ringgold, Georgia
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“tranquility on high”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a must see in Chattanooga. Visit especially the Point Park with an awe inspiring overveiw of the city and the river. It is easy to understand why this environment was proposed as the possible site of a national park. Then pop down to Chickamauga National military park. A visit to Convenant College is a worthwhile side trip. .

Visited July 2012
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“Start Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

While visiting Chattanooga Lookout Mountain is a must see. If you like information about the Civil War or you are curious about it, stop here. If you just want an incredible view, stop here. Make your first stop the visitor center and you will find information and a video presentation that explains the battle. Did you know that the battle fought in Chattanoga had more casualities than any other battle except Gettysburg?

It was about 38 degrees with a decent wind when we were there, we planned to stay about a half an hour and wound up staying almost three. Also, the street has parking meters but if you drive past the entrance there is a free parking lot. There is a $3 entrance fee to the park,

Visited March 2013
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Manchester, Tennessee
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“Beautiful....No other words”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Had a ball, intend to return to see again in the winter. Mountain views into caves and lovely paths you can walk your dog on. I must see for travellers and locals

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Travel one mile almost straight up!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

A radical train ride up to the top of Lookout Mountain on tracks built in 1895.

There's a good view once you get up there. Do it at least once.

Visited February 2013
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Elk Grove, California
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“Great Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Lookout Mountain was dramatically seized by Union soldiers from Confederate defenders in late 1863 when Hooker's soldiers climbed up sides of the steep and large mountain looking down on the city of Chattanooga. Even driving up it seemed tough for it having been a climb by soldiers under risk of firing all the way. We saw lots of private homes looking from the east side of the mountain, some of which were outstanding, semi-mansions. The National Park has a small office and small museum at the gate of the Point Park at a northern tip of the mountain, a flat area with a clean view of the city today as it did then. While the view is very interesting, the large amount of industrial and railroad areas there today drops the city out of the "beautiful" level. We stopped by Craven's House, also of historical importance in public ownship but not open at this season. It was on another flat on the east side of the mountain, and had been significant during the Civil War battle when Union troops overran the much smaller force of Confederates. Walking trails, short but steep, climbed over much of the top of the mountain for another benefit. Private attractions on the mountain included the Pinnacle, a very steep tram, River Falls and Rock City, which we didn't visit. The only weakness of the park is the mixed portions of a few public sites and lots of private sites, with little likelihood of the private portions being bought out to expand the public's historical areas.

Visited March 2013
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