See Rock City!

My family and I recently had the opportunity to travel up to Lookout Mountain to visit Rock City for the first time. We walked the trails, stopped to examine all of the intricate storybook vignettes, and searched for all seven states that are visible from the summit. It was an experience that we will not soon forget!

rock-city-signageThe trail was dotted with beautiful signs. While some had quotes, most were descriptive of the location. This came in handy a few times, when we got turned around and had to check out a map to discover which direction we should travel to next.

goblins-underpassDanger especially enjoyed the Goblins Underpass. She has a tendency to engage in the most imaginative fantasies in odd places. For instance, she looked everywhere for a goblin in the underpass, in the hopes that he would ask her to solve a riddle. In parking garages and bridges, she searches for trolls. While I may never know the extent of her creative thinking, I was absolutely delighted that Danger was so amused by the names of all the little hotspots at Rock City!

small-treasures-rock-cityAlso spotted along the trail: miniature pinecones. Danger is very familiar with the larger variety found in our front yard, but she was awestruck at the tiny ones she found along the paved trails of Rock City. She might have taken one home as a souvenir. A pinecone from her trip to Rock City – seems legit, right?


There are so many beautiful spots to take pictures or just view the surrounding countryside at Rock City. We were especially drawn to spots with a huge drop-off (which is odd because one of us just might have a very rational fear of heights). 


Lover’s Leap and the 140-foot waterfall are also beautiful places to stop and take a few pictures. Seven states are visible from Lover’s Leap.  Seven states! It was such an incredible thing to view, even though I won’t pretend to know exactly where I was looking at the time.


Little Danger was in rock heaven at Rock City. Just inside the entrance of the Fairyland Caverns were walls made of a mixture of rocks and coral. Naturally, Danger was drawn to the shiny rocks, but she enjoyed touching all the different textures that the walls provided.


Not to be outdone by a shiny and delicately blended collection of rocks, the ceiling at the entrance of Fairyland Caverns was composed of beautiful coral. While we are currently home renters, I’m fairly certain that this coral ceiling will somehow make its way into my dream home someday (bathroom ceiling?) The picture does not do the coral justice.


Just around the corner, small sculptures were arranged in tiny caves and lit by blacklight paint. We saw Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rip Van Winkel, and many others. The blacklight effects carried on to the Mother Goose Village, a room where over twenty nursery rhymes were represented in an intricate display.

fun-danger-rockDo you think Danger had fun? You betcha! She loved every minute of our trip to Rock City, and has already requested a return trip.

You can check out more photos from our trip to Rock City by visiting the Classic Mommy facebook page!

Have you ever visited Rock City? What was your favorite part of the trip? 

I was not compensated for this post, and did not write as part of a promotional program with Rock City. Special thanks to Serious Krystyn for providing us with her extra tickets!   


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8 Responses to See Rock City!

  1. Jenn says:

    What a great place to visit. That balcony looks amazing and scary at the same time.

  2. I love Rock City! I haven’t been there in ages, and really want to take my kids. It’s so beautiful when you are up high and can see for miles and miles!

    • Yes, it was so beautiful! It was my first time visiting, and my little one loved it! I know it’s kind of a drive for you, but it is definitely worth it. Let me know when you go!

  3. Katherine G says:

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time. We still have to use our tickets to go out there.

    • It was wonderful! I hope you are able to visit sometime soon. We went the last week of December, and it wasn’t too cold. There were not many people there, either (probably because it was the last week of December 😉

  4. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says:

    Wow! It looks so awesome! We will definitely try to have to go….those tiny pinecones are adorable.

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