Lookout Mountain Attractions
October 16, 2015
One of the most popular places to visit near Chattanooga is Lookout Mountain, which is home to popular attractions including Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls, Incline Railway, Civil War Battlefields, and the spectacular 7-states view from the tip of Lover’s Leap. Though Lookout Mountain is located a short 6 miles from Chattanooga, it is conveniently located right across the street from our luxury Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast. Stay with us this fall, and this beautiful natural setting, which features massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking panoramic views, will be at your fingertips. Book your room at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today, so you can enjoy everything Lookout Mountain has to offer.
Rock City Gardens, located on top of Lookout Mountain, truly is a spectacular sight and a definite must-see attraction when you’re in the Chattanooga area. Nearly 500,000 visitors form all over the world come to visit this beautiful natural attraction, which features a 4,100-foot walking trail. Along the way, you’ll see soaring rock formations, beautiful caves, and lush gardens. Located at 1,700 feet above sea level, you’ll see why Lover’s Leap, Observation Point and Seven States Flag Court are considered to be the best and most expansive views out over the Chattanooga Valley. In good weather, you’ll also see how it became known as the “See Seven States” view. Another popular attraction on Lookout Mountain is Ruby Falls, famous because it is the country’s deepest cave and largest underground waterfall that is open to the public. Visitors will enjoy a guided tour through the cave, marveling at its rock formations, and then viewing the 145-foot underground waterfall.
Lookout Mountain’s Incline Railway is a fantastic 1 mile journey up the world’s steepest passenger railway. This iconic railway has been in operation since 1895, and is a marvel to behold. The Machine room, where the giant gears that pull the railway operate, is an interesting addition to your trip. Civil War history enthusiasts should not miss a visit to both Lookout Mountain Battlefield and Chickamauga Battlefield, where the Battle of Lookout Mountain took place. This battle is widely considered to be a major turning point in the war for the Union Army. After your fun day of exploring the beautiful attractions on Lookout Mountain, come back to our romantic Bed and Breakfast for an evening of relaxation. Enjoy all of this and more when you Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast.