Lookout Mountain contains three famous American attractions, even though the view of Chattanooga Valley alone makes visiting this historical mountain ridge worthwhile. This wide plateau has a significant place in history as the site of an alleged Revolutionary War battle and the 1863 Civil War Battle of Lookout Mountain. Now the mountain is used for recreational activities, including rock climbing. The site's most popular attractions are Incline Railway, Ruby Falls, and Rock City. Incline Railway is the steepest passenger railway in the world and has been operating since 1895. Ruby Falls is America's largest underground waterfall at 44m (145 ft), and Rock City features a large outdoor waterfall and Swing-A-Long bridge. Make Lookout Mountain a part of your Chattanooga vacation plans using our Chattanooga online road trip planner .
Lookout Mountain Reviews
There are three attractions here that are a must see. They have an incline railway,ruby falls and rock city. All within a few miles of each other. You can get a three attraction pass which is cheaper ... more »
This is a must see kind of place b4 u die. Bucket list worthy. The scenery is amazing... The fairy tale nights at rock city is highly recommend by us. Better tham disney when ur kids just wanna meet c... more »
We arrived at 8am and were alone for quite a while. We hiked up to sunset rock and the view was amazing. We then continued on for about 3 miles on Cravens House Loop Trail. On our way back we encountered more traffic and also got to see quite a few rock climbers. If you don't want crowds, go early.
The drive there was very scenic, through the mountains. The place itself was actually a battle location, which you can learn all about with the guides who help explain while showing around. There tend to be many families and children here, so it's best to go when school is in season.
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