See Rock City

See Rock City

On one of our trips to Universal Studios we hit so much traffic driving thru TN we followed Google’s detour. Little did we know Google would take us by one of the most amazing Geographical wonders known as Lookout Mountain. As we took this detour we found signs leading to Rock City, Ruby Falls, and Point Park. We instantly started to research them and jotted it down for future adventures.

That brings us to our next trip heading to The Smokey Mountains. We went up a few days early and swung thru Chattanooga TN. Our first stop was to Rock City which was officially opened as a public attraction on May 21, 1932 and has grown into a true American icon.

As we walked in we first ventured left and visited the Rock City Raptors Birds of Prey show. Our family is big into birds and especially into the raptor family. The interaction with the audience was amazing. They explained every bird they brought out, walked the birds around the audience for photos and even flew a few birds over our heads. This show was put on by a husband and wife company called Wings to Soar and their passion for these birds shows.

Once Rock City Raptors Birds of Prey show was over we ventured back to the start and followed the Yellow path into Rock City. As you walk your way up and down and through the large rocks the views and experiences keep getting better. Coming up on the middle of the trail (lovers leap) has to be the most exciting part. You have an option to take 2 paths. One involves a rope bridge and the other is stable rock. We chose the rope bridge for the experience. As you come to the middle of the bridge the view is wide open with a waterfall behind you. Words and pictures just can’t justify the beauty.

Once you reach the middle of the trail you are able to see 7 states at one time, stop for some food, and sit and enjoy the view. On your way back you take the red trail and head your way back thru the rocks to fairytale cave. The thought and design of this village in the cave is breathtaking. Walking thru this cave gives you time to cool down and check out the different fairytale villages.

Once you’re done and about to leave I would recommend you swing in the shops and pick up some amazing homemade fudge (made on-site) and fresh squeezed lemonade. If you are looking for more info please check out their website. See Rock City


 

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7 Replies to “See Rock City”

  1. You gotta enjoy the detours sometimes! The scenery looks fantastic and well worth a stop. I am planning a Southwest road trip and the 4 corners keeps coming up, but that’s nothing compared to seeing 7 states at once. Thanks for sharing this post!

  2. This sounds like such a fun experience! I’m definitely adding it out list of places to visit! Thank you!

  3. Sometimes the best places are found when you are not looking for them. I am so happy you were able to go back for a visit. Definitely looks like a place to add to our bucket list.

  4. This is one of my favorite places! I went a few times as a child and went back shortly after college graduation. Thanks for the reminder, I need to take my kids there!

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