Lookout Mountain, Georgia: Rock City

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Rock City Gardens

Address:
1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA
Directions:
I-24 exits 178 (from the east) or 174 (from the west). Follow the signs for "Lookout Mountain" and "Rock City" and you'll eventually end up on Hwy 17/Tennessee Ave. Stay on Hwy 17 and, once you pass the entrance to The Incline, bear right onto Hwy 58/Ochs Hwy. This takes you up the mountain. At the top, turn left onto Mockingbird Lane/Pattern Rd to Rock City.
Hours:
Daily 8:30 am - 8 pm, closes earlier in the off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
706-820-2531
Admission:
Adults $20.
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Rock City.

Rock City

Mountaintop attraction designed by the wife of the man who invented miniature golf. Rocks, vistas, and the psychedelic Fairyland Caverns.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/04/2008]
Lookout Mountain, Georgia - Curing Gnometropy: Rock City's Statue Doctor
Rock City:

For over 80 years Rock City on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, has been surprising travelers with a mix of engineered/augmented natural beauty -- and gnomes.

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Rock City

We saw Rock City -- delighting thousands of visitors with creepy black light fairytale dioramas (and spectacular views) for 90 years. The site also has a fabulous raptor show -- with opportunities to view raptors up close (and flying overhead).

[Jennifer Kefer, 06/26/2022]

Rock City opens: May 21, 1932

Rock City Opens: May 21, 1932

In the depths of the Great Depression, Garnet Carter made a fortune pioneering one of the few businesses to prosper: miniature golf. His wife, Frieda, took some of his money and built an attraction on their property atop Georgia's Lookout Mountain: Rock City, which opened on May 21, 1932.

This natural showplace with its one-way Enchanted Flagstone Trail does have many immense and bizarre rocks, but its most memorable feature is at its end: Frieda's Fairyland Caverns, which abandon the real world and venture into their own wobbly realm of fluorescent fantasy. It remains the greatest black light showplace on earth - one of the original Seven Wonders of Roadside America - and is still just as weirdly alien as Frieda meant it to be all those years ago.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/22/2022]

Rock City

Rock City is really cool and definitely worth the stop if you have time. Being able to see 7 states at once, the Lovers Leap waterfall, and the Fairyland makes this a must see!

[Logan, 08/04/2020]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Battles for Chattanooga: Techno-MapBattles for Chattanooga: Techno-Map, Lookout Mountain, TN - 3 mi.
Ruby FallsRuby Falls, Chattanooga, TN - 3 mi.
The InclineThe Incline, Chattanooga, TN - 3 mi.
In the region:
Mormon Killed Here, Tunnel Hill, GA - 20 mi.

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