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Lookout Mountain Area Attractions


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

Rock City is located within walking distance to 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. Be sure to check their site for special events and happenings.

Incline Railway, “America’s Most Amazing Mile”, has delighted guests for more than 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, Ruby Falls has been visited by millions of people 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 you’ll find in Chattanooga.

Grandview, atop Lookout Mountain, is the perfect place to help you think outside the box. Reach your peak productivity 1700 feet above sea level. You’ll find warm spaces for intimate gatherings, boardroom business, and breakout discussions. Have round table discussions where the valley views provide the backdrop to exhilarate the mind. Grandview will raise expectations for future meeting.

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.

Covenant College is the College of the Presbyterian Church in America, PCA. It is a four-year liberal arts college housed in the former Lookout Mountain Hotel. Built in 1927 with the South’s largest ballroom and 200 guest rooms, the once-posh “Castle in the Clouds” has been Covenant’s home since 1964.

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 was the inspiration for the insignia 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


Battles For Chattanooga Electric Map & Museum, atop Lookout Mountain at the entrance to Point Park, is a popular starting point for people touring Civil War battle sites in the area.

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

The Creative Discovery Museum is a place 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.

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 largest of the U.S. National Military Parks.

The Lookouts are Chattanooga’s Minor League baseball team.

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 from all over the world including Latin America, North America, Africa and Asia.

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

Cumberland Trail, one of the nation’s most spectacular trails, the is located just 9 miles outside of Chattanooga.  This beautiful trail, lined with high ridges and deep gorges along the rugged and cliff-lined eastern edge of the plateau, 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 cruises and daily lunch cruise in its climate-controlled dining room.

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