The Ultimate Guide To Rock City
Rock City, located atop Lookout Mountain, around six miles from downtown Chattanooga, is a small unique and quaint place featuring rock formations, gardens, and some breathtaking “See 7 States” panoramic views. Although the Rock City/Lookout mountain is located in Georgia, it’s very close from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and if you’re in the area, visiting Ruby Falls, this is a must-see.
Address: 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750, Entrance Fee: There are several options, I recommend getting a combo ticket along with Ruby Falls and Incline Railway.
Things To Do In Rock City
Lover’s Leap: The most popular spot in Rock City, it’s a rock that extends out from the Lookout Mountain, offering breathtaking views of the valley below and the beautiful High Fall. The rock got its name from the Cherokee legend of two lovers Nacoochee and Sautee. Sautee was chained and thrown down from the top of this rock, followed by Nacoochee, who was heartbroken and jumped from here to her death.
See Seven States: Close to Lover’s Leap; you will also find Rock City’s legendary views of seven states. On a clear day, from here, you could see seven states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Fairyland Caverns: Frieda Utermoehlen Carter, one of Rock City’s founders, had a love of European folklore and fairytales. Her husband, Garnet Carter, hired a sculptor from Atlanta to create scenes from some of the world’s most beloved fairytales. You will find those scenes in the Fairyland Caverns, along with some of Rock City’s “rockstar” gnomes.
Swing-a-Long Bridge: This is a suspension bridge, about 180 feet long. Crossing the bridge is really fun and thrilling, and offers some sweeping views of the Chattanooga Valley.
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