See Rock City Gardens Atop Lookout Mtn.
See Rock City

Rock City will amaze you...it's in our nature! 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. Experience the magic of Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village, visit one of our regional gift shops and dine at the Big Rock Grill. Rock City is splendid year-round - "Each season there's a new reason to visit!"

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Rubies and Emeralds and Diamonds, Oh My!

In the 60's, my parents took us through the mountains for a week vacation every year. I remember seeing the sign on the roofs of the barns. SEE ROCK CITY. Whether or not Daddy meant us to see that I will never know, but there was another, and then another, and we began to want to see Rock City... We finally arrived and I remember that the first thing I saw was a rock that was nothing but enormous amethysts, and jewels. They were possibly glass but to a 6 year old, they were the King's ransom in gems! My sister and I couldn't keep our hands off of them, and admittedly we were guilty of trying to find a loose one... From there we went to the Swinging Bridge and that was terrifying but fun. My brother stood at the end and made it swing and sway as we crossed. Then we went through the Eye of the Needle... and that was scary too because you felt so small and the rocks were so huge! We felt like we'd stepped into the Book of Fairytales with all of our favorite characters around every corner. Years later my husband and I went back to Rock City and it felt just as magical then as it did the first time... Thank you for keeping this memorable place for future generations to enjoy... and if one of those "gems" come loose, send it to me, please! :-)

Rock City, All Year 'round