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End your Summer with Mountains of Fun

July 24, 2017 Categories: Seasonal Vacation Planning

Those three words that kids dread-and parents quietly anticipate-have started to pop up in your favorite stores. Nothing signals the end of summer more than those ominous words, “back to school.” Everyone is anxiously anticipating the start of a new school year, and it’s almost time to pick up the class supply lists. But summer isn’t over yet, and there’s still time to get in a family road trip before the mornings are spent in carpool lines or on bumpy school buses.

Lookout Mountain has been a top summer destination for decades. The mountain offers many choices 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. We even offer a special Triple Play ticket, which gets you access to Ruby Falls, Rock City and the Incline Railway while saving money!

The possibilities for you and your family are endless on a last-minute excursion above the clouds. Travel up Lookout Mountain on the Incline Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. At the top, historic Point Park and numerous mountain trails 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 incredible insight into the Civil War battles fought here.

Next, head to the largest underground waterfall in America open to the public at Ruby Falls. Connect underground with Smart Cave, the deepest Wi-Fi network in the world, to share your photos of the spectacular waterfall discovered by Leo Lambert and named for his wife Ruby nearly 100 years ago. And don’t forget to join in on the fun above the cave with ropes courses, zip lines, and a 40-foot climbing tower at ZIPStream Aerial Adventure.

Round out your trip by touring Rock City Gardens with unforgettable views of seven states and beauty on Lookout Mountain. 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 is the perfect way to bring the family together one last time before they crack open the books-until next summer that is.

To discover everything happening on Lookout Mountain for the rest of the summer and throughout the year, go to to buy tickets and plan your trip!