Soak in the natural beauty of ancient rock formations, take in views of natural scenery from atop towering overlooks, and wonder in awe at the pristine landscape that surrounds you at Rock City. Over its 90-year history, the fourth-generation, family-owned Rock City, home of the Rock City Gardens, has helped groups of all ages and sizes create lasting tour memories worth repeating.
Located at the top of Lookout Mountain in northern Georgia (about 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee), Rock City takes visitors on a journey along the 4,100-foot Enchanted Trail, where groups encounter larger-than-life rock formations, magical caves, and beyond-breathtaking views. The destination is known for its themed events, entertaining festivals, and tours steeped in history and interactive experiences.
“Rock City is a world-famous, group-friendly attraction that is truly a bucket-list destination,” says Meagan Jolley, senior manager of public relations and social media at Rock City.
“Where else can you see seven states from one location, journey into Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village, adventure through massive ancient rock formations, and see almost 500 species of plants and flowers with gnomes around every turn?”
Popular tour experiences include the Incline Railway on Lookout Mountain; Battles for Chattanooga, a museum focused on Civil War history; and the Enchanted Garden of Lights, an award-winning light display during the holidays.
“We also offer themed events throughout the year, so there’s a reason to visit in any season,” Jolley says. “For instance, Rocktoberfest is our German festival, which features a natural backdrop of breathtaking fall colors atop Lookout Mountain. We are also celebrating our 90th anniversary through May 2023, so stay tuned for fun announcements and enhancements to our Enchanted Trail this year.”
All Rock City Gardens tours are self-guided, and discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more (20 or more for Enchanted Garden of Lights). Groups should allow one and a half to two hours to explore the property. Free motorcoach parking is available, and group tickets must be purchased at least five days in advance.
For more information, call 877-820-0759 or go to seerockcity.com.
Main Image: Swing-A-Long Bridge; Credit: Rock City
Article by Erica Zazo