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 - 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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Discounts

    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, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round, Pet-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    24, 59, 75

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Shamrock City

    Shamrock City

    03/11/2017 - 03/19/2017

    Get your green on for Rock City's 10th 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 - favorites returning as well as new live performers. Taste Irish food, specialty beer and Rock City's famous fudge with a "green" twist. And join us for many more fun activities! 

    This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2017 by Southeast Tourism Society! read more

  • Rock City's Fairytale Nights

    Rock City's Fairytale Nights

    03/24/2017 - 04/16/2017

    Adventure and enchantment await you for the 4th 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 Beauty & the Beast, Queen Guinevere, Merlin 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! And Tea with Alice also returns! Don't miss this chance to make magical memories at R... read more

  • EarthDayz

    EarthDayz

    04/21/2017 - 04/23/2017

    Rock City partners with Orange Grove for the 9th 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 11:30am-1:30pm! Also enjoy lunch with a view from Café 7! www.seerockcity.com/earthdayz

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  • Southern Blooms Festival

    Southern Blooms Festival

    05/13/2017 - 05/14/2017

    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 garden grow! Enjoy harp music by local artist Ellen Shiraef.

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  • Summer Music Weekends

    Summer Music Weekends

    05/26/2017 - 09/04/2017

    Enjoy some of the best toe-tapping old time, bluegrass and country music all summer long! Also try some delicious southern cuisine at Café 7 during Summer Music Weekends (www.seerockcity.com/summermusic). Activities include the Walking in Frieda's Footsteps Tour, making Aunt Frieda's fire fly jars and some 1930's Americana all around! And returning for the 13th season are the amazing Birds of Prey Shows! Experience these po... read more

  • Enchanted MAiZE

    Enchanted MAiZE

    09/29/2017 - 10/29/2017

    Join us on a family fun adventure through the Enchanted Maize! Get lost in the corn, go on a hayride or cow train ride, take aim with a corn slingshot, pet some animals at the Critter Corral and more!  Fall, fun, laughter and enchantment await...only at the Enchanted Maize at Blowing Springs Farm. This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2016 by Southeast Tourism Society.  For more information, visit  read more

  • Rocktoberfest

    Rocktoberfest

    10/07/2017 - 10/29/2017

    Get in touch with Rock City's German heritage during the 12th annual Rocktoberfest. Rock City Square will be transformed for a celebration of harvests and fall foliage. This premiere autumn festival includes live German music, polka lessons, German food, the Fall Fairy, Ik the Troll King and fun for the whole family. Also see the Birds of Prey in action! Join the fun at Rock City as we celebrate and honor our founder Frieda Utermoehlen Carter. This event was se... read more