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. Hours change by season. Click here to view year round hours. Visit www.seerockcity.com for special event updates.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $19.95

    Children $11.95


    Nature Trails



    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


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round


    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available



    Near Interstate Highway




    Payment Options

    American Express




    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Shamrock City

    Shamrock City

    03/10/2018 - 03/18/2018

    Looking for the luck of the Irish? Visit Rock City's 11th annual Irish celebration and festival-Shamrock City! This premiere St. Patrick's Day event includes live Irish music, Irish jig lessons, Irish food, specialty beer, dance performances, costumed characters, and fun for the whole family! You can even see the High Falls flowing green!

    Visit and see why the Southeast Tourism Society has consistently chosen Shamrock City as a Top 20 Event!

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  • Fairytale Nights

    Fairytale Nights

    03/23/2018 - 04/15/2018

    Adventure and enchantment await you for the 3rd year at Fairytale Nights! Join us on a spectacular journey as we travel to a faraway kingdom where magic is around every turn. See beloved characters like Queen Guinevere, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White; 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! See the majestic Birds of Prey Shows! And Tea with Alice also returns! Don't miss this c... read more

  • EarthDayz


    04/20/2018 - 04/22/2018

    Rock City partners with Orange Grove for the 9th year of this naturally fun outdoor event as Rock City goes greener! Enjoy Make-and-Take crafts made from recycled materials. Meet live raptors from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.! Also enjoy lunch with a view from Café 7! www.seerockcity.com/earthdayz

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  • Southern Blooms Festival

    Southern Blooms Festival

    05/12/2018 - 05/20/2018

    Celebrate the beauty of southern blooms during this premiere garden event! Come "See" Rock City in all of its spring glory as we celebrate and honor our original gardener, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter. Walk in Frieda's Footsteps and learn about the legacy and heritage of the gardens by our tour guides and Master Gardeners. Meet members of our horticulture team and be a part of planting the gardens. Kids of all ages can enjoy educational make-and-take activities and learn what it takes to make a ... read more

  • Summer Music Weekends

    Summer Music Weekends

    05/25/2018 - 09/03/2018

    Enjoy some of the best toe-tapping old time blue grass and a mix of modern and folk country music combined with a Seven States View during Summer Music Weekends... featuring the music of Matt Downer - Old Time Traveler and daily performances by up and coming bluegrass, country and folk music. Spend a summer day at Rock City Gardens, enjoy a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade, plan to dine at Cafe 7 - serving southern cuisine with a modern twist - and check out the Rock City Raptors Birds of Pre... read more