Rock City Gardens, Lookout Mountain

4.6
#10 of 95 in Nature in Georgia
Soak up a panoramic view of seven states and a waterfall from Lover's Leap, one of the lookout points at Rock City Gardens. Walk among massive ancient rock formations and more than 161 hectares (400 acres) of plant and animal life to reach the lookout point. Travel carefully along the Swing-A-Long Bridge, a suspension bridge providing a view of the Chattanooga Valley. The Fairy Tale Kingdom exhibit at the end of the garden tour showcases hundreds of fairy tale characters, like Cinderella and Mother Goose, inside the rocks by shining lights on them. Parking is free at this facility, and all tours are self-guided. Use our Lookout Mountain trip itinerary maker website to add Rock City Gardens and other attractions to your Lookout Mountain vacation plans.
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  • Seeing the highlights of the different states close by and walking through the mountains to get there add to the ambiance ... Gret day would do it again in a second !  more »
  • This place is right across from Ruby Falls- it's just breathtaking in some areas. The whole family enjoyed the rock formations, the paths, the trails, the waterfall and the amazing view of the 7 state...  more »
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  • I always say I'm very lucky to live in Chattanooga! We have some of the most beautiful places on Earth Rock City being #1! How cool is it to see 7 states on a clear day!!! We come to Shamrock City every year. it's always fun and we love seeing the waterfall died green! I highly recommend visiting ROCK CITY 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟S FOR SURE
  • Very family-friendly. Folksy fun. Not aggressive hiking, alternatives for those afraid of heights and whimsical with the gnomes everywhere. Really enjoyed lookout point to see 7 states, and also thought the narrow passes between the boulders were very cool. Neat gardens with plant identification. Bottom line: affordable Americana.
  • I can't give a full review, because on the day I went, though Google told us otherwise, Rock City Gardens was closed. Possibly because of the dreary rainy weather, as we tried to visit Ruby Falls, (which is on the same mountain, just down a ways) and it was closed because of flooding. So we came the next day after everything was open again. We went through amazing Ruby Falls and then swung by here to visit. And was taken aback by the prices (over 20$ to enter) knowing that it was only a scenic garden with nature trails around. It looked like we were entering an amusement park. (I'm aware the entrance fee could include fairytale caverns, which in my opinion looked a little creepy and too geared to children for our taste). If there's a next time, we will buy the dual package of Ruby Falls and Rock City Gardens to see the amazing "7 state view". But if I absolutely had to choose the better attraction for my money, Ruby Falls would win again hands down.
  • Beautiful place with amazing views... You can spend hours enjoying this natural wonder. Every turn is something to be wowed by. The trails through the rock formations, the swinging bridge, the view of the waterfall, and the best mountaintop view of the area-see seven states! Wear good walking shoes!
  • We had a good time at Rock City while passing through Chattanooga. A little expensive but did have nice walking trails and great views. The waterfall has a very artificial color which takes away some from the natural beauty. Whether you can see 7 states is questionable but you can see very far on a clear day. Also the fairyland caverns are neat.

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