I’ve been meaning to write about our quick drive down to Rock City since early fall. Little Buddy is taking a nap, and I’m enjoying the quiet, so I thought it would be a great time to tell y’all about it.
In 2016, I posted about our Valentine’s Day trip to Chattanooga. We stayed in an old train car at the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel and visited the Tennessee Aquarium and Ruby Falls. This time, we visited Rock City.
Have you heard of Rock City? It’s an attraction that everyone in Tennessee knows about because they do an incredible job of advertising. On the two-hour drive from Nashville to Chattanooga, you’ll see dozens of “See Rock City” signs painted onto barn roofs. The owners have used this advertising method since 1936. According to a sign inside the park, in the 1950s, “See Rock City” was emblazoned on more than 800 barns across several states (as far away as Michigan and Texas).
The rock garden features a one-way path created by founders Garnet and Frieda Carter in the late 1920s. The current owner is a third-generation descendant.
Located at the top of Lookout Mountain, Rock City not only boasts unique rock formations, but also incredible views.
It’s an outdoor attraction, which was perfect for social distancing. Guests wore masks and stayed well more than six feet apart, and entrance numbers were limited, so we felt very safe.
We were grateful to be able to support a family-owned business that is committed to following health guidelines and providing a safe experience for guests.
My favorite part of Rock City was Fairyland Caverns, a large, drafty cavern with miniature displays from popular fairy tales. The bright, larger than life colors made it truly magical! Entrance was controlled, masks were worn, and social distancing was followed by all.