LaFayette, Georgia Attractions
Explore historical LaFayette, Georgia, the pride of northwest GA. Enriched with natural beauty and a significant history, LaFayette is the gateway to splendid Walker County. Rich in American history, Walker County was one of the original counties of the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery.
LaFayette was named for the famous French general Marquis de LaFayette. While visiting Lafayette, check out some of the many historical entities that still remain including Fort Cumming, the original Gordon Lee House, Lee and Gordon Mill, and Chattanooga National Military Park. Also, discover the Gordon Lee Mansion, Walker County Regional Heritage & Model Train Museum, Marsh Warthen House and Coke Oven Park.
Enjoy the natural southern beauty of Rock City Gardens - a magical nature experience including a 140 high waterfall. Take in the panoramic views from "Lover's Leap" and all levels of hiking trails through caverns and canyons. Your trip to LaFayette is sure to be an unforgettable historical and exciting experience.
Chickamauga National Military Park • 9.2 miles
Phone: (706) 866-9241
The military park was the first in the nation and celebrated its' 100th birthday in 1990. A seven mile loop tour features markers and monuments placed by states after the war. A longer 12-mile tour is also available. The park office, a beautiful glass edifice with a multimedia presentation also houses the Fuller Gun Collection containing 355 weapons.
Cloudland Canyon State Park • 13.0 miles
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Route 2, Box 150, Rising Fawn, Georgia, 30738 (706)657-4050
Chiseled by wind, water, ice and gravity, Cloudland Canyon is Georgia's most mystically named state park. West and south of Chattanooga, the park features hiking, camping, swimming, and even tennis. A few miles from the entrance of the park is one of Georgia's oldest and most well-known attractions.
Tennessee Aquarium & IMAX Theater • 22.0 miles
One Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37401-2048 (800) 262-0695
The Tennessee Aquarium is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.
Ruby Falls • 23.9 miles
1720 South Scenic Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37409 (423) 821-2544
In 1905, the Southern Railroad Company was forced to construct a tunnel along the face of Lookout Mountain which sealed off the natural entrance. Leo Lambert, a local cave enthusiast knew of Lookout Mountain Cave and re-opened it to the public and after discovering the beautiful waterfall - named it after his wife Ruby.
Rock City • 25.6 miles
Garnet and Frieda Carter started Rock City in the middle of the Depression. They hired Clark Byers to paint "See Rock City" on any structure large enough to be seen from a highway. The signs were a promotional gimmick that dramatically increased the number of visitors. As early as 1823 people wrote about visiting the area now known as Rock City Gardens. Recent years have brought a revolution in Rock City Gardens. Many of the barn signs are now gone and many of those that remain are on the National Register of Historic Places..
The Incline Railway • 25.9 miles
827 East Brow Road, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 (423) 629-1411
On November 16, 1895 the railroad known today simply as "The Incline" opened, rising up the steepest part of Lookout Mountain. Built by John Crass and the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway Company. With an incline of 72.7% at one point it is the steepest passenger incline in the world. Millions of residents and tourists have taken this ride up to the top of Lookout Mountain.
Gordon Lee House
Gordon Lee Mansion
Lee and Gordon Mill
Chattanooga National Military Park
Walker Co. Regional Heritage & Model Train Museum
Marsh Warthen House
Coke Oven Park
Rock City Gardens
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