Summer isn’t over yet, and there’s still time to get in a family road trip before mornings are spent in carpool lines and evenings filled with school projects, spelling words and math homework.
Lookout Mountain has been a top summer destination for decades. The mountain, just a few minutes from downtown Chattanooga, offers many activities for families to experience fun and adventure while reconnecting with nature. It is the perfect place to get away and enjoy time together for the last vacation of the summer. From amazing views to scenic hikes and underground exploration, the attractions on Lookout Mountain have something that will excite everyone in the family.
Planning a trip has never been easier. You can do everything from buying tickets to discovering a new adventure at Lookout Mountain Attractions online.
Travel up Lookout Mountain and back on the Incline Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. At the top, incredible views and historic Point Park await. The kids may even get a jump start on their history lessons for the upcoming year. The Battles for Chattanooga exhibit, located just outside Point Park, gives insight into the Civil War battles fought here.
Next, go deep inside Lookout Mountain when you see the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States at Ruby Falls. Explore the cavern on a Classic Waterfall Tour or an after-hours Lantern Tour. Get your time-entry tickets in advance online because tickets sell-out quickly. And don’t forget to join in on the fun above the cave with zip lines, and a 40-foot climbing tower at High Point ZIP Adventure.
Round out your trip by touring Rock City Gardens with unforgettable views of seven states and beauty. Rock City is a true marvel of nature with over 400 native plant species at 1,700 feet above sea level, with a 140-foot waterfall that cascades down the mountain, and the famous Swing-A-Long bridge that spans nearly 200 feet featuring unforgettable views of the Chattanooga Valley.
Enjoying the remarkable natural and historic wonders of Lookout Mountain, it is the perfect way to bring the family together one last time before they crack open the books.