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Rock City Gardens


Mission Statement:

"Create memories worth repeating for our guests and partners"

Vision Statement:

Created by God and enhanced by man, Rock City is a unique geological and botanical wonder. Located on the precipices of Lookout Mountain, this scenic, natural attraction offers people of all ages an opportunity to experience enchanting beauty as they adventure along a nature trail.

This mountain top experience is developed sensitively with care to preserve natural wonders, to provide access into a strange and unusual environment, and to furnish top-notch services to the visiting public. Designed by the daughter of German immigrants and promoted by an ingenious entrepreneur, Rock City remains a national treasure of botanical, geological, and entrepreneurial significance.


Mark Staib

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
I can't say enough about this beautiful place! Its magical, and words can't explain the beauty of nature and natural rock formations there. It's a self guided tour, and a lot of awesome and beautiful place to take photos. I recommend this place to be visited by everyone. The views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking, and the two waterfalls are amazing. They even have nursery rhymes set inside of some rock formations that are the nursery rhyme made with gnomes. Very creative and fun for kids, as well as a flash back to childhood for adults. I recommend this place to be visited if your in the area.

Claire Francis

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
So a four stars due to the price, it was much higher than expected due to a summer music thing??? There were people playing music but I feel something that shouldn't cost an extra in the ticket price per person. The staff member when purchasing the tickets also didn't mention this. The park itself was lovely, really easy to get around and well sign posted. Views are amazing! The whole family really enjoyed the visit.

Anthony Napodano

Thursday, June 28, 2018
What a gorgeous place. Everything from the rock gardens to the amazing view was breathtaking. We went while it was raining and cold, but that's not the reason I am giving 4 stars. In fact, the weather made the experience better in my opinion. Despite the damp walkways and occasional puddles, the gentle rain brought out the natural earthy smells of the environment and made everything ten times more beautiful and natural-feeling. The rolling mist over the the mountains was a beautiful sight. I docked one star because I can imagine what this attraction would look like when the weather is warmer and sunnier: overcrowded and not serene or peaceful at all. I can't believe I'm saying this, but try to go when others wouldn't (when it's damp and cold). P.S. They have free ponchos in the main gift shop. And the binoculars at Lover's Leap cost 25ยข.

Paul Nicholson

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
A great walking tour through interesting rock formations, followed by incredible views from the lookout. The fact that it's self paced (unlike nearby Ruby Falls) means you can rush thorough parts you don't like. There's a good waterfall view on the way back from the lookout. The fairytale caverns are cheesy but you can move through them quickly if your kids don't like them.

Matt Sly

Thursday, July 26, 2018
This is an amazing wonder of nature that has been tamed into a safe, child friendly experience. This is a tourist trap, but one I am glad to have experienced once! After seeing signs for years, it was cool to understand how those came to be. Make sure to take the time to go through all paths, it is only about 1 mile total. I appreciate that they built a path for accessibility to see the view from Lookout Mountain. Should take about 2-2.5 hours, depending on. How many times you go through the gift shop.

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