Rock City Gardens, Lookout Mountain

4.6
#10 of 114 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 can't say enough about this beautiful place! Its magical, and words can't explain the beauty of nature and natural rock formations there. It's a self guided tour, and a lot of awesome and beautiful place to take photos. I recommend this place to be visited by everyone. The views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking, and the two waterfalls are amazing. They even have nursery rhymes set inside of some rock formations that are the nursery rhyme made with gnomes. Very creative and fun for kids, as well as a flash back to childhood for adults. I recommend this place to be visited if your in the area.
  • The place is very beautiful. I stopped here as a break on my trip back Orlando from Smokies (TN). Though planned for just an hour, I ended up spending 3 hours or so. It was very beautiful, the entire family enjoyed it very much from. The place is made by making maze like trail through large rocks, and at places it becomes narrow enough that you have squeeze between the rocks. As an icing on the cake there is a beautiful water fall (I think it is man made, not sure) with a nice platform made for taking photos as well. The view from the top is also very nice. The entire place is themed around gnomes and there are some nice displays made.
  • This was one of our favorite places we visited during our trip. The views are beautiful from the main lookout and the pathways leading to were scenic as well. We enjoyed being able to walk around at our own pace. Had lunch at their restaurant overlooking the mountains which was good. The shops were entertaining and prices weren't bad like most tourist attractions. Didn't think $55 for this, incline railway, and ruby falls were bad either.
  • So a four stars due to the price, it was much higher than expected due to a summer music thing??? There were people playing music but I feel something that shouldn't cost an extra in the ticket price per person. The staff member when purchasing the tickets also didn't mention this. The park itself was lovely, really easy to get around and well sign posted. Views are amazing! The whole family really enjoyed the visit.

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