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Rock City Raptors

Back for its 10th year in 2014, come and see hawks soaring in the sky above Rock City. Get a glimpse at a nocturnal hunter, the owl. Meet a vivacious vulture! Enjoy this rare opportunity to witness these powerful and majestic birds up close. A unique learning experience high atop Lookout Mountain at Rock City!

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Event Hours

Memorial Day – Labor Day
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Show Times are 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm
*Event Included with Regular Rock City Admission

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Event Activities

  • The Rock City Birds of Prey show is presented by Wings to SOAR in the Critter Classroom
  • This show includes several birds flying and walking through the crowd and provides great information on these Birds of Prey including hawks, owls, bald eagles, and vultures.
  • The Critter Classroom is a stadium seated, outdoor facility located just inside the entrance to Rock City.
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Updates - Peregrine Release Project

2011 Release:

Save Our American Raptors and Rock City Peregrine Project

Brother peregrine falcons Lookout and Chatty were released from Rock City Gardens on July 11, 2011. The unique thing about this fourth peregrine release from Rock City is the solar satellite transmitter Lookout is wearing, able to be tracked anywhere in the world and is the only peregrine tracking of its kind in the southeast. John and Dale Stokes with Wings that Soar were able to track the bird through satellite telemetry and updated the public with their progress at and

The Peregrine release program is an ongoing project for Rock City Gardens. Previous releases have included birds named "Garnet and Frieda" after the founders of Rock City, Garnet and Frieda Carter, "Rocky", "Ted" and "Zenith". This is the fourth hacking effort at Rock City since 2006.




Rock City Raptors - Bonnie

Theo the Owl
 Bonnie the Peregrine Falcon

What's Blooming at Rock City?

In summer, check out all of our summer annuals blooming all summer long. 


Community Partner

Rock City is proud to work with Wings to Soar in bringing this Birds of Prey Show to Rock City Gardens.

Wings to Soar

*Additional charges apply for food, drinks, some activities, & accessories.  



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