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The perfect weekend adventure getaway: Stay above the clouds on Lookout Mountain

Looking for a weekend where you can get into nature, spend quality time with family and friends, and have a fantastic adventure? Would you like a vacation that’s not a hectic run from one place to the next and where traveling to the next attraction is relaxing? If so, Lookout Mountain has you covered as the attractions here were designed with adventure in mind.

A weekend on Lookout Mountain is packed with excitement, and whether you start at Rock City, Ruby Falls, or with a trip on the Incline Railway, you will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Each attraction offers a unique way to experience Lookout Mountain. Travel America’s Most Amazing Mile on the Incline Railway, where you can walk to historic Point Park and the Battles for Chattanooga’s digital panoramic show, which brings history to life at the upper terminal. After checking out the highest view on the mountain at the upper observation deck and finishing your ride at the lower terminal, explore the outstanding dining and dessert options in historic St. Elmo before heading to your next adventure on Lookout Mountain.

A relaxing drive up the mountain follows, where you can turn off the navigation and let the signs guide you to Ruby Falls or Rock City. Stay at the RiverView Inn to add to the experience!

If you decide Rock City is your next destination, a wonder of nature awaits. The See Seven States signs are certain to capture your attention, and if you haven’t witnessed the view already, it is one you won’t soon forget. In addition to the views and the magnificent rock formations, Rock City showcases some of the best bluegrass and folk music around during our Summer Music Weekends. Cap the day off with a late lunch at Café 7 or the Big Rock Grill. Browse the expansive gift shop at Rock City where you can find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your trip.

Now that the first half of the weekend is complete, a trip to America’s largest underground commercial cave is in store at Ruby Falls. As you listen to the amazing story of Leo Lambert and how the waterfall in the cave was discovered, the magnitude of his achievements will captivate you. Walk in his footsteps on the way to the falls to behold an unparalleled underground adventure. The falls come to life in a stunning show, and the brilliant bursts of light shining through the underground waterfall present the opportunity for the photo of a lifetime.

The adventure doesn’t end after stepping off the elevator—make sure to check out the view from the observation deck, then check out the ZIPStream for an aerial adventure though Lookout Mountain as the perfect way to cap off an unbelievable weekend one of Chattanooga’s best attractions!

To discover more about all the attractions on Lookout Mountain, and to plan your stay above the clouds, go to