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“Best view in Tennessee”

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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Owner description: Part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, these grounds commemorate the "Battle Above the Clouds" that was fought on Lookout Mountain in 1863.
Reviewed June 1, 2007

I've been to Point Park several times. Unless it is bad weather, the view will never disappoint. Don't think you have to be a Civil War buff to enjoy. It's a a great walk just to take in the scenery overlooking Chattanooga and the Tennessee River. The view of the Civil War artillery on the rocky crags of the mountain is perhaps one of the best known views in the entire state.

If you go down to the old Ochs Museum, you'll have the best view of the Tennessee River, around Mocassin Bend, but be prepared to walk some steep steps. Otherwise you can stay on the paved trails around the massive Civil War New York monument and have a nice time. But always look at the forecast.. Low clouds will kill the experience, and make it kind of cool and damp. Also, admission is $3 per person for adults. You can pay at the visitors center right across the street. Parking is in meters, at about 25-cents per 15 minutes.

10  Thank DyersburgTraveler
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Reviewed April 8, 2007

We stumbled upon this park planning to visit Ruby Falls & Rock City. What beautiful views of the area and a nice park and all around area...

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Reviewed June 12, 2005

For one dollar you can see some of the most beautiful views in Chattanooga. There are cannon replicas and large monuments, too. If you want to get in for free, hike up to the park from Craven's House (a historic house on government property that's deep in Civil War history). Athough the park isn't very large it's definitly worth a visit.

3  Thank 7_14_142014
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Reviewed May 30, 2005

nice short hikes to be had and nice views. the only drawback is the park needs some tlc in the walkways and museum on the trail . if they did that i would rate it to the top.

1  Thank chasm4u
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Reviewed January 3, 2004

point park has always been one of my favorite places since i was a little boy. a once free attraction, now cost about 1.00 (wow). one of the best views of the tennessee river and downtown chattanooga that there is. there are numerous mounuments and also a musuem that displays actual civil war artifacts. While up on the mountain, you can also visit the other world famous attractions such as Ruby Falls, the Incline railroad train, and my favorite, Rock City. Chattanooga, once very famous, suffered a tourist decline up untill the early nineties, but thanks to the Tennessee aquarium and obviously a fantastic chamber of commerce effort, the city and all the attractions are back on top, just like Point Park!

10  Thank tyjack
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