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Rock City Gardens

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Address: 1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750-2600
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+1 706-820-2531
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08:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock...

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.

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Great views, cool little things to see.

I came here on a family trip (4 kids, 3 adults) and everyone loved it. There's caves, a swinging bridge, a gnome garden, and my favorites, the view and the fairy tale cave. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
honeycomb09
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Lake City, Florida

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here on a family trip (4 kids, 3 adults) and everyone loved it. There's caves, a swinging bridge, a gnome garden, and my favorites, the view and the fairy tale cave. The waterfall was dyed green for St Patrick's Day & it was super cool. The fairy tale cavern was more of a German style tale rather than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went and did the big 3 attractions (ruby falls, incline and rock gardens) Rock City Gardens was by far the best and most amazing!!! It was so pretty and magical. It was sooo much more than we expected. We knew from the pictures it was going to have some amazing view but the grounds themselves were more than we... More 

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Lake Jackson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened to be here during a record-breaking cold spell in March. Even so, we all enjoyed taking the trails through the Rock City Gardens. My son especially enjoyed the fat man squeeze, my daughter loved the gnome valley and we all enjoyed the wooden suspension bridge. The Fairyland was a little unusual with German folk tale type characters not... More 

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before but love coming here! This time the waterfall was green for St Patrick's Day. We noticed the Fairy Tale Cave/glow in the dark room has been renovated. The characters looked freshly painted and newer than the last time we came.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really an amazing place. It is NOT a little tourist trap attraction. It is a fantastic place to visit. Beautiful, paths through the rocks --bridges, views, caves....just fantastic. Great for adults, children...everyone can enjoy this. Highly recommend. --Dogs welcome. :)

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Elgin, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue hasn't changed much since I first visited in 1974. The rock formations are amazing....two main trails to choose from. One thing I forgot is that it is NOT for people with any kind of mobility problem. Although they maintain they have ADA accessible trails....I didn't see any....and if they DO have them, it would seriously limit the experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my mother and 4 year old. It was off season so some of the attractions like gem mining were closed, but the scenery was amazing despite that. I will recommend rock city and the aquarium as the top 2 things to do in the area.

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1 Thank Kimberly C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rock city gardens is always a fun walk. The view from lovers leap is amazing. It's honestly my favorite part. My daughter braved the swing along bridge but they also have a stone bridge for folks not brave enough for the swing bridge. There are so many little details like stone paths and gnomes along the way that just make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Rock City is a wonderland of gardens, sights, sounds, and fun. The place is populated with friendly gnomes (if you have the eyes to see them!) and wonderful memories. I recommend it highly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

You won't be disappointed, the entire Rock City is gorgeous! Great place to take pictures...first thing I thought was a family or engagement pictures would be lovely here. Not hard to walk and no way you'll get lost! Enjoy!

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