Rock City Gardens

Located on 14 acres atop Lookout Mountain, Rock City Gardens is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state of Georgia, with nearly half a million visitors each year. Rock City provides its visitors with a chance to experience Walker County through attractions like the famous “See 7 States” view or the “Fairyland…

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Chickamauga Battlefield

The Chickamauga Battlefield is a historic landmark not only in the South, but in the United States. With its 5,300 acres, the national park provides more recreational opportunities than most places in the area. While some of the park areas are restricted from recreational use, there are four designated picnic areas to bring food, play…

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John Ross House

Built before the start of the 19th century by John McDonald, a Scottish trader of wandering loyalty, the Ross House is the oldest remaining structure in Northwest Georgia. McDonald was one of a group of Scot traders that mingled easily with the Cherokee. At various times he claimed loyalty to France, Spain, England and the…

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Battlefield Farmers Market

Drop by the Battlefield Farmers Market for a selection of locally grown produce, meats and crafts. They are open rain or shine from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Walker County Agriculture Center, 10052 U.S. 27, behind the Civic Center. The market runs from early May to…

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Tennessee Valley Railroad

Traveling by train is another exciting way to experience Walker County. The Tennessee Valley Railroad offers a unique opportunity to view parts of Walker County from a different perspective. The Chickamauga Turn, one of the Tennessee Valley Railroad’s many routes, has layovers in downtown Chickamauga and the Chickamauga Battlefield. The layover in Chickamauga lasts an…

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Smith Planetarium

The James A. Smith Planetarium is operated by the Walker County School System. While a majority of their programming is for school children, the Planetarium offers some occasional public programming. Public planetarium programs are usually presented on the first Sunday afternoon of each month at 2:30 p.m. and on the last Tuesday evening of each…

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Historic Sites

From Chattooga Academy and the Marsh House to the Gordon-Lee Mansion and Coke Ovens, you’ll find a host of places where you can step back in time and see what life was like in the 1800’s. Many of these locations are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, preserving their stories for countless generations…

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Lake Winnepesaukah

This Rossville, Georgia amusement park opened in 1925 and continues to grow nearly 100 years later. Lake Winnie, as the locals refer to it, also includes a five acre water park called Soak Ya. Notable rides include: Cannon Ball Twister Boat chute Pirate OH-Zone! Fireball Matterhorn Scrambler Adventure River Wave Lagoon and classics like Bumper…

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Wilderness Disc Golf

Along with offering a stunning view, Mountain Cove Farms Resort features an 18 hole, Wilderness Disc Golf Course played by novices and pros from Atlanta, Nashville and miles around. Play the 8,000 foot championship level course with a mix of open, wooded, up-hill, down-hill, short, long, placement. The cost to play is only $5 per person/per…

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