There’s a certain thrill about seeing the Earth from high altitudes. If you’re looking down to the ground, or across to the horizon, there’s always something beautiful and jaw dropping about seeing the world from a distance. Whether we’re a few floors up on a high-rise building, or 30,000 feet high on an airplane, for those without a fear of heights, there is not much that can compare to a view worth marveling at. Nestled 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga is one of those magical places that most people don’t always hear about. Rock City is a hidden gem that can take up a whole day for those who live for adventure and new experiences.
If you’re the thrill seeking type who loves to explore new places, be sure to plan a trip to Chattanooga to see the Earth from high atop the famous Lookout Mountain. If this isn’t already on your bucket list, put it on there now! If you’re afraid of heights, this may not be the best place for you visit due to the high climbing and final destination altitude. When you first get to Lookout Mountain, or “Rock City,” be sure to purchase your ticket, which can run between $11.95 and $19.95 per person year round.
It takes a bit of a hike through rocks, boulders and gardens to get to the observation deck of Lookout Mountain, but once you’re there, you will be glad you made the journey. This hike will be a memorable one through the Enchanted Trail, where guests can explore natural beauty and history along the way. You’ll also run into the beautiful Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village to make your journey complete.
Guests of the Lookout Mountain observation deck will bin awe by the sight of an endless horizon. One question most people have when making their way up Lookout Mountain is, exactly, which states are you looking out to? Allow us to enlighten you; the 7 states you will be looking out to at Lookout Mountain are Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina Virginia and North Carolina.
Once you’ve observed all 7 states, be sure to check out the unique gift shops and restaurants that can be found at the highest point of Lookout Mountain’s Rock City. Enjoy an ice-cold beer and traditional fried frog legs at the Rock City Grill!
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