Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Gardens close 1.5 hours after last entry
Atop Lookout Mountain

Plan Your Day

Located atop Lookout Mountain in Georgia just six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, Rock City Gardens is an enchanted 4,100-foot walking trail showcasing soaring rock formations, caves, and lush gardens. Nearly a half million people from all over the world visit this natural attraction each year.

Visit us during any season and you'll be amazed at the natural wonders of Rock City. Throughout the year, Rock City hosts several special events, enhancing the beauty and creating an atmosphere you can visit over and over again!


Rock City is located in the Eastern Time Zone. Gardens close 1.5 hours after last entry. 

January 1-6, 2024 8:30am – 3:45pm, daytime
4:30pm – 9:00pm/10:00pm, Enchanted Garden of Lights
January 7 – March 9, 2024 8:30am – 5:00pm
March 10 – March 31, 2024 8:30am – 6:00pm
April 1 – May 12, 2024 8:30am – 5:00pm
May 13 – December 31, 2024 Open at 8:30am
Closing Time varies by Season. Check back for details.



Weekends + Holidays

Winter Admission
*Valid January and February
Adults: $17.95
Children (ages 3-12): $7.95
Adults: $26.95
Children (ages 3-12): $16.95


Gate Price: $34
Web Ticket Price: $34 $29 (Save $5)
Gate Price: $37
Web Ticket Price: $37 $32 (Save $5)

Child (ages 3-12)

Gate Price: $24
Web Ticket Price: $24 $19 (Save $5)
Gate Price: $27
Web Ticket Price: $27 $22 (Save $5)



Rock City’s unlimited pass does all the heavy lifting! A Gem Membership lets you skip the line with no reservations required and includes unlimited visits for one year including all events. Members also receive exclusive member discounts and perks – see our full list of special offers/discounts for Gem Members.

Adult: $99
Child (ages 3-12): $79

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Need Lodging while you are in town to See Rock City? Consider RiverView Inn just a few miles down the road conveniently located near Ruby Falls and minutes from downtown Chattanooga. With breathtaking panoramic views and rocking chair porches, your stay at RiverView Inn will give you time to relax, unwind and connect with nature.

For booking information, visit www.stayatriverviewinn.com.


Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located across the street from Rock City and the popular event facility, Grandview. The bed-and-breakfast is a prime location for the hundreds of thousands of annual out-of-town visitors to Rock City Gardens.

For booking information, visit www.stayatchanticleer.com.