Rock City

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Rock City
Description:Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking "See 7 States" panoramic views. Take an unforgettable journey along the Enchanted Trail where each step reveals natural beauty and wonders along the woodland path.

Tourism of this site took off with the help of a young sign painter named Clark Byers, who was hired to travel the nation's highways and offer to paint farmer's barns in exchange for letting them paint three simple words: See Rock City. The distinctive black-and-white signs appeared as far north as Michigan and as far west as Texas. The advertising soon began to produce the desired effect and, by the close of the 1930's, more travelers than ever had seen Rock City Gardens.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1400 Patten Road
Address 2:
City:Lookout Mountain
State/Province:TN
Zip Code:30750
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Varies according to season. See website.
Admission:$15.95 Adult $8.95 Child
Telephone:(706) 820-2531
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Jennifer Pierce, Co-op Member
This place is very neat. I would say it is better for older kids because there is a lot of walking and hiking around. Not very strenuous, just not ideal for little ones. My older son (5) really enjoyed the views and nature hike. Also some really neat stops along the way! Definitely worth the trip and the money! Of course, the view is breathtaking, so make sure to go on a nice clear, sunny day so that you can have a nice view from up top! Also, they have some history plaques to read from that can be quite educational.
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