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Guidebook for Lookout Mountain

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Guidebook for Lookout Mountain

Sightseeing
It's about 2 minutes down the road! Watching hang gliders take the leap from the bluff is breathtaking , and the walk along the cliffs is lovely.
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Lookout Mountain Flight Park- Hang Gliding and Paragliding Training Center
7201 Scenic Hwy
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It's about 2 minutes down the road! Watching hang gliders take the leap from the bluff is breathtaking , and the walk along the cliffs is lovely.
The hikes are incredible in the park, and a great introduction to the local topography.
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Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
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The hikes are incredible in the park, and a great introduction to the local topography.
It's an underground waterfall. HOW COOL IS THAT? Even though the advertising and set-up is touristy, it is absolutely worth seeing. The Halloween tour is the best in town.
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Ruby Falls
South Scenic Highway
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It's an underground waterfall. HOW COOL IS THAT? Even though the advertising and set-up is touristy, it is absolutely worth seeing. The Halloween tour is the best in town.
The history buff's hangout, you can share the view that Robert. E. Lee. and the confederate army held against the Union, or hike the myriad of trails that descend from the park.
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Point Park
110 Point Park Road
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The history buff's hangout, you can share the view that Robert. E. Lee. and the confederate army held against the Union, or hike the myriad of trails that descend from the park.
Also known as the walking bridge, it is a pedestrian bridge that you can walk, run, or ride bikes across. It takes you from downtown over the river to Northshore. A great place for pictures, leisurely stroll, vantage point for downtown architecture, easy access to Northshore without being worried about getting run over crossing it.
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Walnut Street Bridge
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Also known as the walking bridge, it is a pedestrian bridge that you can walk, run, or ride bikes across. It takes you from downtown over the river to Northshore. A great place for pictures, leisurely stroll, vantage point for downtown architecture, easy access to Northshore without being worried about getting run over crossing it.
Adventurous way to go up and down the mountain. Get a little history from the tour guide as you make the climb and descent in the train car. The view at the top is incredible and enjoy Clumpies ice-cream at the bottom station.
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Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
3917 Saint Elmo Avenue
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Adventurous way to go up and down the mountain. Get a little history from the tour guide as you make the climb and descent in the train car. The view at the top is incredible and enjoy Clumpies ice-cream at the bottom station.
Entertainment & Activities
Quite an experience. Don't miss the Jellyfish exhibit (my favorite) and the otters!
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Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad Street
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Quite an experience. Don't miss the Jellyfish exhibit (my favorite) and the otters!
This sustainable farm provides eggs and meat, and definitely worth a visit. Katherine and Marshall are so fun, and the sustainable husbandry practices they are building are the future of farming.
EdenThistle Land Stewardship Co.
9 GA-157
This sustainable farm provides eggs and meat, and definitely worth a visit. Katherine and Marshall are so fun, and the sustainable husbandry practices they are building are the future of farming.
Food Scene
Intimate dining experience, the hidden favorite of so many mountain folk. Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine!!
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Canyon Grill
Scenic Highway
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Intimate dining experience, the hidden favorite of so many mountain folk. Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine!!
Breezy bistro feel in the adorable "downtown" of Lookout Mountain. Great food at a reasonable price.
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Cafe On the Corner
826 Scenic Hwy
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Breezy bistro feel in the adorable "downtown" of Lookout Mountain. Great food at a reasonable price.
Great bistro and bar at the foot of the mountain. I am constantly trying to replicate their amazing cocktails, and their crabcakes are approved by even my Marylander parents-in-law.
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1885 Grill
3914 St Elmo Ave
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Great bistro and bar at the foot of the mountain. I am constantly trying to replicate their amazing cocktails, and their crabcakes are approved by even my Marylander parents-in-law.
The closest and IMO the best local BBQ. I go for the smoked chicken, and you cannot miss the hashbrown casserole.
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The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe
4001 Saint Elmo Avenue
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The closest and IMO the best local BBQ. I go for the smoked chicken, and you cannot miss the hashbrown casserole.
Low-key and well loved: Our favorite crust in Chattanooga, and a perfect place to get a milkshake.
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Mr. T's Pizza & Ice Cream
3924 Tennessee Avenue
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Low-key and well loved: Our favorite crust in Chattanooga, and a perfect place to get a milkshake.
Great Tex-mex food made fresh to order, and boasting a quirky local flair.
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Mojo Burrito
3950 Tennessee Avenue
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Great Tex-mex food made fresh to order, and boasting a quirky local flair.
The fanciest restaurant in town, it's where you go for the ultimate fine dining experience. The chefs at St. John's have earned their flawless reputation.
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St. John's Restaurant
1278 Market Street
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The fanciest restaurant in town, it's where you go for the ultimate fine dining experience. The chefs at St. John's have earned their flawless reputation.
Everything Else
For the climber and hiker, Sunset has spectacular views of it's namesake and legendary roped climbing on the cliff face.
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Sunset Rock
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For the climber and hiker, Sunset has spectacular views of it's namesake and legendary roped climbing on the cliff face.
Needing little introduction, this maze of incredible rock formations are truly amazing. There is an admissions fee, but you could spend days exploring.
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Rock City Gardens
1400 Patten Road
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Needing little introduction, this maze of incredible rock formations are truly amazing. There is an admissions fee, but you could spend days exploring.
A stellar bouldering location, climbers travel from all over the world to climb at this wonderland. There is a small parking fee.
Stone Fort Little Rock City
1875 Brow Lake Rd
A stellar bouldering location, climbers travel from all over the world to climb at this wonderland. There is a small parking fee.
Arts & Culture
The underground climbing gym in Chatt, TBA is where the Southeastern beasts go to train, and where all ages and skill levels are welcomed. The routes set here are the best in town.
Tennessee Bouldering Authority
3804 Saint Elmo Avenue
The underground climbing gym in Chatt, TBA is where the Southeastern beasts go to train, and where all ages and skill levels are welcomed. The routes set here are the best in town.
Open in the summer, this drive-in theater is a blast, and really cheap! They show all the summer blockbusters in double features. Pack the car with pillows and pretend it's the 60's
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Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theater
217 Old Hales Road
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Open in the summer, this drive-in theater is a blast, and really cheap! They show all the summer blockbusters in double features. Pack the car with pillows and pretend it's the 60's
Located downtown, Hunter Museum focuses on works done in the United States from the Colonial period to present day. Admission for children and youth 17 and under are free. They also run a special for the museum's permanent collection on the first Thursday of each month from 4pm-8pm it is free adult admission and the special exhibitions are $5 adult admission.
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Hunter Museum of American Art
10 Bluff View Avenue
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Located downtown, Hunter Museum focuses on works done in the United States from the Colonial period to present day. Admission for children and youth 17 and under are free. They also run a special for the museum's permanent collection on the first Thursday of each month from 4pm-8pm it is free adult admission and the special exhibitions are $5 adult admission.
Located right outside Point Park, the museum was updated in 2016 to a digital projection mapped show. It is a neat way to see the Civil War history for Chattanooga in a dynamic way.
Battles For Chattanooga Museum
1110 E Brow Rd
Located right outside Point Park, the museum was updated in 2016 to a digital projection mapped show. It is a neat way to see the Civil War history for Chattanooga in a dynamic way.
Historical performance venue that offers broadway, comedy, concerts, dancing, symphonies, and more
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Tivoli Theatre
709 Broad Street
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Historical performance venue that offers broadway, comedy, concerts, dancing, symphonies, and more
Essentials
It's the closest grocery store. Tidy selection, and some fun southern gourmet items too. Boar's Head meats and cheeses in the Deli, and a small liquor store!
Lookout Mountain Grocery
9840 Scenic Hwy
It's the closest grocery store. Tidy selection, and some fun southern gourmet items too. Boar's Head meats and cheeses in the Deli, and a small liquor store!
This grocery store is at the base of the mountain and a good place to stop for any last minute food items, charcoal for the grill, or any other essentials
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Food City
3810 Tennessee Ave
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This grocery store is at the base of the mountain and a good place to stop for any last minute food items, charcoal for the grill, or any other essentials
Small grocery store and deli that also carries local items from around the area for sale
Market on the Mountain
124 North Watauga Lane
Small grocery store and deli that also carries local items from around the area for sale
The closest full grocery store is south to Trenton GA
Food City
112 Crimson Dr
The closest full grocery store is south to Trenton GA
Drinks & Nightlife
Craft cocktails, several small plate food options, weekly specials, live music on Thursday evenings by local acoustic artists, live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
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The Social
1110 Market Street
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Craft cocktails, several small plate food options, weekly specials, live music on Thursday evenings by local acoustic artists, live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
Quirky, fun, full of personality on each floor, delicious food, exciting drink options, use local sources for coffee and food items, weekly specials
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The Bitter Alibi
825 Houston Street
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Quirky, fun, full of personality on each floor, delicious food, exciting drink options, use local sources for coffee and food items, weekly specials
Good spot to hangout with a few friends or a group for dinner or late night drinks, utdoor patio space in addition to inside makes for an open air feel. They serve an assortment of foods, rotating beer list and seasonal craft cocktails. 21+ at all times except Sunday brunch.
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Flying Squirrel
55 Johnson Street
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Good spot to hangout with a few friends or a group for dinner or late night drinks, utdoor patio space in addition to inside makes for an open air feel. They serve an assortment of foods, rotating beer list and seasonal craft cocktails. 21+ at all times except Sunday brunch.