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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
'See Rock City'
If you have been in the south you most likely have seen
signs that say, “See Rock City”. You
might find those same words painted on the side of a barn or on a billboard
along the highway. More often than not
you will read those words on birdhouses.
The Rock City bird houses can be spotted hanging from
front porches or from trees or they can
also be used as a table-top decoration.
I have seen more of them than I can count in my 14 years living in
Just in case you aren’t familiar with Rock City let me
tell you just a little about it...It is an attraction at the top of Lookout
Mountain, Georgia, which is about
1,700 feet above sea level. Some people
get confused since it is on the Georgia/Tennessee boarder they assume it is in
Tennessee. Rock City is really a bunch
of very big rocks with a winding, twisting path that leads visitors to the top
of Lookout Mountain for the most amazing views in the state.
When I was a kid we took a road trip from New Jersey to
Louisiana and naturally we stopped at Rock City. I have home movies of it someplace,
especially Fairyland with all the German gnomes. It is quite a sight for the little ones to
see and adults enjoy it also.
From the very top you will find the flags of the seven
states that are visible which include: Tennessee,
Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. Granted
if you could really see that far it would have to be the highest peaks in those
state or else you have to have super human eyesight! Be sure to have your camera handy you don’t
want to miss a shot. I think everyone
who has visited this spot over the years has captured these same images over
and over again.
As you wind your way back down to flat ground the path
leads you directly to the gift shop.
Once inside you will see the official “See Rock City” birdhouses. I bought mine there but you can also order
My husband and Abby at the top of Rock City
Dogs are welcome to tag alone on your climb up Rock
City. As you can see in the photos my
husband, myself and Abby our yellow lab took that climb back in 2005. Abby actually pulled my husband most of the
way and we still say his left arm is at least 8 inches longer than his right
arm! Dogs are welcome, but please keep Fido or Princess on a leash at all times
during your visit.
If you find yourself in the Chattanooga, TN or North
Georgia area – follow the signs to Rock City and be amazed!
To learn more about Rock City including ticket information
- click on this *Rock City Link*.