Historic High Country / Lookout Mountain

Rock City Gardens

1400 Patten Rd
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

706-820-2531 | 800-854-0675
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Located atop Lookout Mountain, six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with more than 400 different native plant species, and panoramic views 1,700 feet above sea level. Rock City's Enchanted Trail includes a 100-foot waterfall and Swing-A-Long bridge. Also on-site are Starbucks, Big Rock Grill, Rock City Pavilion, Critter Classroom, Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village. Special events occur year-round. Visit www.seerockcity.com for special event updates.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $19.95

    Children $11.95


    Nature Trails


    AAA, Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    24, 59, 75

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Shamrock City

    Shamrock City

    03/07/2015 - 03/15/2015

    Get your green on for Rock City's 8th Irish celebration and festival, featuring music, food and other entertainment. See our waterfall turned green! Enjoy listening to several bands scheduled to perform in the pavilion. Enjoy Irish food, specialty beer and Rock City's famous fudge with a "green" twist. And join us for many more fun activities!

    This event has been selected as a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society consecutively the past several years! 

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  • Rock City's Fairytale Nights

    Rock City's Fairytale Nights

    03/27/2015 - 04/19/2015

    Adventure and enchantment await you at Rock City's magical event, Fairytale Nights! Join us on a spectacular journey as we travel to a faraway kingdom where magic is around every turn. Help Little Red Riding Hood avoid the Big Bad Wolf; follow Jack as he ventures off the beanstalk into the giant's lair; enjoy the radiant gardens with Cinderella; learn to sword fight with a knight! Don't miss this chance to make magical memories at Rock City's Fairytale Nights! 

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  • Earthdayz


    04/24/2015 - 04/26/2015

    Rock City partners with Orange Grove for the 7th year of this naturally fun outdoor event as Rock City goes greener! Learn how to use recycled materials to make-and-take a fun project and meet live raptors from 11:30-1:30! Also enjoy lunch with a view from Café 7! www.seerockcity.com/earthdayz

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  • Southern Blooms Festival at Rock City

    Southern Blooms Festival at Rock City

    05/09/2015 - 05/10/2015

    For the 7th year, this festival will be fresh with garden tours, make-and-take workshops, local food and wine, and the most beautiful blooms in the South! 

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  • Rock City's Southern Blooms Festival

    Rock City's Southern Blooms Festival

    05/09/2015 - 05/10/2015

    For the 7th year, this festival will be fresh with garden tours, food demonstrations, make-and-take workshops, celebrity guests, local food and wine, regional music and the most beautiful blooms in the South! 

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  • Rock City's Enchanted MAiZE

    Rock City's Enchanted MAiZE

    09/24/2015 - 10/31/2015

    Celebrating 14 years of 10 acres of fall family fun down on the farm at the Enchanted MAiZE!

    September 24 – October 31, Thursdays-Sundays

    Rock City's fall attraction in the valley below Lover's Leap: a cornfield maze that will intrigue adventurers in an all-new design! Find fall fun at every turn – get lost in the corn, go on a hayride, take aim with a corn slingshot, pet some animals at the Critter Corral and more! This was a recent Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism ... read more

  • Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

    Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

    11/20/2015 - 12/31/2015

    Rock City's 21st annual award winning holiday light extravaganza!

    November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016 (closed Christmas Eve night)

    6pm – 9pm


    For the holiday season, Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights is a family tradition. Featured in 2014 on ABC's show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and LED lights that transforms the gardens' natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland. Enjoy gingerbread cookie de... read more