Travelers to Tennessee will find many mountain adventures to fill their holiday days in the Chattanooga area.
Among the sites and adventures are the Southern Belle Riverboat, Ruby Falls, Incline Railway and Rock City.
Chattanooga/Lookout Mountain was an important battle site during the Civil War so there is much history there and the area is aptly promoted as "the perfect destination for out of the ordinary experiences and amazing natural beauty."
While on the mountain you can walk through Rock City, a premier attraction for many many years, and go down into the deepest commercial cave in America and see Ruby Falls - the largest underground waterfall. Rock City offers a combination of spectacular mountain views and gardens.
National Geographic rated it as "One of America's Top 101 Places to Visit" and one of "America's Iconic Places." Southern Living gave it "Best Scenic View" and "12 Ultimate Trips for Kids" and AOL Travel rated it one of the "Natural Wonders Across America." And it is listed in Patricia Schultz's book "1,000 Places To See Before You Die."
The appeal includes the views to be found at Lovers Leap, Observation POint and the Seven States Flag Court, making Rock City home to the legendary "See 7 States" view - 1,700 feet above sea level.
Gardens, throughout Rock City are filled with over 400 different native plant species giving visitors a view of color no matter what the season.
Nearby, ride the Incline Railway which is the world's steepest passenger railway.
Below the mountain is the popular Southern Belle Riverboat offering sightseeing and lunch cruises down the Tennessee River.