Rock City Gardens

Lookout Mountain, GA

National Parks
3 (5 reviews)

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Address: 1407 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750, USA How do we get there? Number: 706 820 2531
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About this activity

Rock City Gardens is one of the south’s oldest and most popular natural attractions - and it's as impressive as it sounds!

Located only six miles from historic and amazing downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, Rock City is an enchanting and breathtaking 4,100-foot walking trail that showcases impressive rock formations and lush gardens that include over 400 species of wildflowers and plants.

There are a HUGE host of events, features and activities that the whole family can enjoy when visiting this beautiful feat of nature. 

Other features at Rock City Gardens include the Swing-A-Long Bridge that spans nearly 200 feet, and the lookout point at Lover’s Leap where you can “See Seven States” while standing over the 140-foot waterfall that cascades down Lookout Mountain.

Kids - can you guess which states they might be?

More than half a million people from all over the world visit this nostalgic attraction each year, making memories worth repeating.

Rock City is much more than just gardens and rocks though, kids! Did you know it has many special events throughout the year, including Shamrock City for St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Dayz in April where kids can do make and take projects, Southern Blooms Festival in May, Summer Music Weekends, Rock City Raptors Birds of Prey Shows-pet the birds and see them fly!; The Enchanted MAiZE, Forest of Fear in 3D, Rocktoberfest and the Enchanted Garden of Lights.

Don't forget to check out the Fairyland Cavners, and Mother Goose Village, where the magic awaits!

Activity location


From S. Broad Street/downtown Chattanooga, TN, follow the signs to Rock City and you’re about 5 miles away!

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How much does it cost?






11.95 (Ages 3 to 12)


Free Under

2 years.


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Rock City Gardens FAQ’s

There are a number of places you can get food and drink, including Starbucks, Big Rock Grill (a sit down restaurant), Cliff Terrace Foods, Fudge Kitchen

Bring your pet on a leash!

Bring that pocket money! Rock City Gardens has everything from clothing to candy and toys to the famous Rock City Birdhouses, ornaments, collectibles and more.

Many historical and natural benefits: rock formations, about 500 species of wildflowers, plants, etc.; art exhibits; birds of prey shows (seasonal).

There are healthy options in the restaurant

A portion of the trail is handicap accessible, however the trail in its entirety is not wheelchair accessible due to over 200 steps total throughout the park. Bathroom facilities including handicap accessible, baby changing station/family restroom, etc.

The Annual Pass is less than the cost of two general admission tickets, so why not grab one if you love it!

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