Walking up to 2 miles up/down steps in Ruby Falls cave, uneven terrain for Rock City.
This morning, we will take a motorcoach to Lookout Mountain, famous for its many unusual geological features. Ruby Falls is unique: a 145-foot underground waterfall more than 1,120 feet beneath the mountain’s surface. The fascinating story of the formation of Lookout Mountain, the cave and Ruby Falls itself, on the banks of the Tennessee River, is told by the rocks that formed each of these wonders. We’ll learn about the rich history of this cave from our expert, a story that includes Native Americans, cave explorers, notorious outlaws, Civil War soldiers, and even a President of the United States.
At a restaurant atop Lookout Mountain, we will enjoy a plated lunch, plus coffee, tea, water.
We will continue to discover Chattanooga’s wonders at the brow of Lookout Mountain, Rock City, located 1,700 feet above sea level, with a 100-foot waterfall that cascades down the mountain, and the famous Swing-A-Long Bridge that spans nearly 200 feet. Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature, featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking panoramic views of seven states. We’ll take an unforgettable journey along the Enchanted Trail, where each step reveals natural beauty and wonders along the woodland path. The magic of Fairyland Caverns is a favorite for kids and grands. We will return to the hotel in Chattanooga. Grandkids will head to the Tennessee Aquarium for dinner and their sleepover this evening and grandparents will head out for dinner.
At a local restaurant, adults will enjoy a plated dinner, plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase. Grandchildren will enjoy dinner at the aquarium, including pizza and cookies along with lemonade and water.
Grandparents will have an evening of dining and conversation. Especially for Kids: Grandkids will enjoy activities and the “sleep in the deep” sleepover at the Tennessee Aquarium, where aquarists and divers will present a lecture on what it’s like to be a part of the aquarium team as well as the large exhibits on display. We will reunite tomorrow before breakfast at the hotel.