Rock City and Ruby Falls are located on Lookout Mountain. Visitors must ride the steepest passenger railway in the world to get to the top of the mountain and to reach these amazing attractions. Passengers should sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountain and the descending valley. The best part of the trip up Lookout Mountain, however, is that the activities and sights only get better once you're at the top.
1400 Patton Rd
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Rock City is nearly 1,700 feet above sea level and full of interesting activities. The views from the city are simply incredible and you can see hundreds of miles away. The natural wonders become even more impressive with a 100-foot waterfall that flows down the mountain. Aside from marveling at the sights, while here visitors can walk across the infamous Rock City Swing-A-Long bridge and enjoy the various festivals that take place here annually. The Enchanted Garden of Lights is a BBOnline favorite during the holidays, where the area comes alive with brightly colored lights. There are also several different dining options and stores in Rock City. The restaurants offer family favorites of hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza. Ice cream parlors and snack stands are additionally scattered about Rock City. Stores sell merchandise to remember your time at Rock City and at your Lookout Mountain Inn. Other stores have wide selections of crafts, garden items and even fudge.
1720 South Scenic Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37409
Ruby Falls, located closely to your Lookout Mountain Bed and Breakfast, is an underground waterfall in a cave. It is the most visited underground waterfall and actually the deepest commercial cave in the country. While at Ruby Falls, visitors can take a guided tour to explore all that the cave has to offer. Guests will be in awe of the geological formations hanging from the cave roof and protruding from the rocky floor. Lights help illuminate the formations and truly showcases their beauty. The tour also takes visitors to the 145-foot waterfall, which gushes 300 gallons of water per minute and is illuminated by lights as well. Visitors have the opportunity to walk around the waterfall to see all angles of the stunning natural wonder. Tours leave every 15 to 20 minutes and last for a little over an hour. Guides are very knowledgeable on the area and are willing to answer any questions. After the tour is finished, travelers can grab a bite to eat at one of the cafes and enjoy the view from Lookout Mountain Tower. Ruby Falls additionally has several gift shops selling souvenirs and interesting items from the surrounding area. Panning for gemstones and a playground will help keep the kids entertained. While at Ruby Falls, be sure to bring a jacket because the inside of the cave is chilly. Also bring a camera to capture the beauty of the attraction.
The railway ride up the mountain, entrance into Rock City, and touring Ruby Falls all have admission fees, ranging from $10 to $20 per person. An inclusive pass can be purchased for $45 and special group discounts are available.