The Area

Lookout Mountain Area Attractions

Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on the edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon is one of the state’s largest and most scenic parks!

Rock City is within walking distance of our Inn. Take an unforgettable journey atop Lookout Mountain, stroll through ancient rock formations, and enjoy the quiet woodland paths and gardens. Enjoy refreshments at the Big Rock Grill or grab a cappuccino at Starbucks. Experience the magic of Rock City year-round.

Incline Railway, “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” has delighted guests for over a century. As the trolley-style railcars climb Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga’s surrounding mountains and valleys come alive. The 72.7% grade near the top makes the Incline the steepest passenger railway in the world.

Ruby Falls is a Lookout Mountain cave once used as a campsite by American Indians, a hideout for outlaws, and a hospital during the Civil War. Millions of people visit Ruby Falls, including Andrew Jackson and Babe Ruth. Featuring a tour of the natural cave and an underground waterfall, Ruby Falls has proven to be a popular Lookout Mountain attraction since 1929.

Bluff Trail to Sunset Rock will give you a beautiful tour of Lookout Mountain and likely some of the most scenic views in Chattanooga.

Grandview, Within walking distance from our Inn, let Grandview help you celebrate any occasion. Reach your peak productivity 1700 feet above sea level. You’ll find warm spaces for intimate gatherings, boardroom business, and breakout discussions. Celebrate happily ever after with valley views. Grandview will raise expectations for every future event.

The Cravens House, part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, is located at the north end of Lookout Mountain. During the battle of Chattanooga, both the Union and Confederate armies used the home as an observation post and headquarters.

Battles For Chattanooga sits atop Lookout Mountain at the entrance to Point Park. It is a popular starting point for people touring Civil War battle sites, as it brings Chattanooga’s Civil War history to life with a digital panoramic display.

Point Park was built in 1905 to commemorate the “Battle Above the Clouds” during the Civil War and has numerous monuments to the soldiers who died in the area. The building inspired the symbol of the Army Corps of Engineers, who built the park.

Lookout Mountain Battlefield Trail is where you can reimagine the famed Battle Above the Clouds and enjoy a walk through Civil War History.

Chattanooga Area Attractions

The Tennessee Aquarium offers views of animals from the mountains to the sea, takes visitors through three forests, and puts them eye to eye with sharks, otters, and alligators.

The Creative Discovery Museum is where interactive, hands-on activities provide learning fun for children ages two to twelve.

The Hunter Museum of American Art offers an exceptional array of American art recognized as one of the country’s finest collections.

The Chattanooga Choo Choo was made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” This 24-acre vacation and convention complex is located in the heart of Chattanooga.

Prentice Cooper State Forest is an outdoor mecca for Chattanooga residents and visitors. With over 6,000 acres of protected land and 35 miles of hiking trails, this beautiful natural area is situated on the Tennessee River Gorge, where you’ll enjoy fantastic panoramas of the steeply rising bluffs, beautiful hiking trails, and primitive camping.

Chickamauga & Chattanooga Battlefield is the first and most significant of the U.S. National Military Parks.

Chattanooga Football Club is Chattanooga’s independent soccer club.

The Chattanooga Lookouts are Chattanooga’s Minor League baseball team.

The Chattanooga Red Wolves is Chattanooga’s Pro soccer club.

Raccoon Mountain Caverns, praised as one of the top ten caves in the U.S., is located just outside of Chattanooga in Lookout Valley.

The Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park occupies six acres in Warner Park, just two miles from downtown Chattanooga. It features animals worldwide, including Latin America, North America, Africa, and Asia.

Cloudland Canyon, on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, is a beautiful river gorge in the Appalachian Mountains that will reward hikers with some rugged hiking trails and stunning views.

Cumberland Trail, one of the nation’s most spectacular trails, is just 9 miles outside Chattanooga. This beautiful trail, lined with high ridges and deep gorges along the plateau’s rugged and cliff-lined eastern edge, is a must-see for anyone visiting the Chattanooga area. Even if you only have time to do a small section of this trail, it will be worth it.

Cumberland Caverns is Tennessee’s largest show cave, featuring waterfalls, pools, formations, and a 3/4 ton chandelier.

Southern Belle Riverboat offers dinner and daily lunch cruises in its climate-controlled dining room.

Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding is where you can find your wings while visiting the Tennessee Valley. Hang Gliding, Paragliding. BOOK NOW

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