Daytime Entry: 8:30am - 3:45pm
Enchanted Garden of Lights Entry: 4:30pm - 9:00pm (10:00pm Fri-Sun)
Atop Lookout Mountain

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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, 2023 8:30am – 3:45pm, daytime
4:30pm – 10:00pm, Enchanted Garden of Lights
January 2 – March 10,  2023 8:30am – 5:00pm
March 11 – May 25, 2023 8:30am – 6:00pm
May 26 – August 13, 2023 8:30am – 8:00pm
August 14 – September 4, 2023 8:30am – 7:00pm
September 5 – October 29, 2023 8:30am – 6:00pm
October 30 – November 16, 2023 8:30am – 5:00pm
November 17, 2023 – January 6, 2024
Rock City’s regular daytime tour is closed December 25
8:30am – 3:45pm (last admission time).
Enchanted Garden of Lights, November 17, 2023 – January 6, 2024
The Enchanted Garden of Lights is closed December 24
Entry Times: 4:30pm – 9:00pm (Mon-Thu)/10:00pm (Fri-Sun)
– Park closes 1.5 hours after last entry time. 


Rock City offers a variety of admission options based on the date of your visit.
Use the Ticket Details button to view the ticketing calendar.

Ticket Details

Regular Admission – $26.95 Adults / $16.95 Children (ages 3-12)
Premium Day Admission – $29.95 Adults / $19.95 Children (ages 3-12)
Winter Value Admission – $17.95 Adults / $7.95 Children (ages 3-12)
**Special Event pricing may apply on applicable dates. 


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. 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.

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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.

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