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Area Attractions Guide | Houses In the Mist | Lookout Mountain, GA.

Cavernous Explorations 


Raccoon Mountain Tours 319 W Hills Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419


Crystal Palace Tour - is a 45-55 minute guided walking tour covering 1/4 mile.   $14.95 - $22.95 per person. Not stroller or wheelchair accesible.

Wild Cave Expedition Tours - last between 2.5 - 5 hours depending on which of the 5 tours you pick.  Visit the undeveloped sections of the cave.  These tours require participants to wear gloves, pads, lights, and helmets -- all of which are provided for your use.  Please note: wild cave tours requires physical exertion including, pulling and pushing yourself forward sing arms and legs.  $60 per person.                                                                                    


Ruby Falls - 1720 South Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37409


Cave Walk to Ruby Falls Tour - visitors explore the cavern trail to the tallest and deepest cave waterfall accessible to the public in the U.S. and lasts approximately 1 hour.  $15.95 - $25.95 per person.

Lantern Tour - During this specialty night time tour, the cavern and its trail are illuminated only by hand-held lanterns, featuring a laid-back pace, and limited-sized group.  Friday nights only.  $39.95 per person.


The Lost Sea Adventure - 140 Lost Sea Rd, Sweetwater, TN 37874  

Your Lost Sea adventure begins with a guided tour of the caverns. This involves a ¾ mile round-trip walk on wide sloping pathways.  The pathways can be very steep in places.  At the bottom of the cave you will have a boat ride on The Lost Sea, America’s Largest Underground Lake.  Tours last approximately 75 minutes.  $14.95 - $23.95 per person.

Visit Mayfield Dairy and take a tour on the way home.  - 4 Mayfield Lane, Athens, TN. 37303  $5- $10 per person.  Limited hours Mon-Tues & Thur. & Fri. only so please check website or call.  

Civil War Encounters


Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park - GA/TN  

Point Park - 110 Point Park Road Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

National Military Park - In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, " the death-knell of the Confederacy."  FREE to visit

Point Park is a ten acre memorial park that overlooks the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and the city of Chattanooga. There is a paved walking path around the park that takes visitors by several historic tablets, monuments. Confederate artillery positions, and scenic overlook.  Point Park is $10 per person ages 16 and over.  Under age 16 is free.  

Chattanooga Battlefield Trust - This site features 2 battlefield touring plans that are 1 day.  One for Chattanooga and one for Chickamauga.

Civil War and Chattanooga -This site is a great overview of the history of the Civil War in and around the Chattanooga area. It also has driving tours for the Native American Trail of Tears and train history in the area. 

History Buffs - 3+ Days Itinerary - An overview of the historical places in Chattanooga and the surrounding areas.

Animal Adventures


Tennessee Aquarium - 1 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402      

 Enjoy a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea as you explore above and below the surface in the Aquarium’s two buildings.  River Journey features freshwater habitats from our backyard and around the world. Ocean Journey brings you face-to-face with sea creatures from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the South Pole.  Length of visitation averages 2.5 hours.  $29.95 - $39.95 per person.  IMAX Theatre (45 minute environmental film) is an additional $8 per person.  A first run movie full length feature film is also available in IMAX for $15 per person.   **Reservations required**      


Chattanooga Zoo - 301 N Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

A 13-acre zoological park that features a wide variety of animals.  $9.95 - $16.95 per person

Horsing Around


Shady Grove Horse Ranch -  824 Shady Grove, Mentone, AL, 35984 - (256) 634-4027 - Come join us on a 90 minute trail riding adventure to De Soto Falls! NO experience needed, 5 yrs old to ride alone. Weight limit of 280 lbs.  Open year round, closed on Tuesdays. $50.00 a person/$75.00 for doubles. **Reservations required** Cash only!

Outdoor Touring


The Chattanooga Ducks - 503 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 - Board an authentic WWII amphibious landing craft built specifically for the D-Day invasion for this 1 hour tour.  $24.99 - $34.99 per person.

Rock City - 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 - $19.95 - $29.95 per person

Incline Railway - 3917 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409 - $7 - $15 per person

Lake Winnie Amusement Park -  1730 Lakeview Dr, Rossville, GA 30741 $40.95 per person                        

Cloud Canyon State Park - 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd, Rising Fawn, GA 30738  - Hiking - $5 parking fee

 Lulu Lake Land Trust - 5000 Lulu Lake Road Lookout Mountain, GA. 30750   RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Open 1st and last weekend of the month - Spend your day in nature at Lula Lake Land Trust with 8+ miles of trails, bluff views, and a 120-foot waterfall... adventure awaits! - $16 per car

Lookout Mountain Flight Park - 7201 Scenic Hwy, Rising Fawn, GA 30738  Learn to paraglide or hang glide or take a tandem flight with an experienced pilot.   $150-$1899 per person

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