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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lookout Mountain Battlefield(Point Park), Lookout Mountain, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Address : Hwy 148 Chattanooga, TN.(108 Point Park Rd, Lookout Mountain, TN)

In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. The 5,300 acre Chickamauga Battlefield is the scene of the last major Confederate victory of the American Civil War.

The 3,000 acre Lookout Mountain Battlefield contains monuments, historical markers, trails, and scenic vistas. Point Park, a unit of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, is located on top of the mountain and is the most prominent feature in the area. The Visitor Center, located across the street from the Point Park entrance gate, displays artist James Walker’s 13 x 30 foot painting the "Battle of Lookout Mountain." Self-starting audio visual programs and various other artifacts and exhibits are also located inside the Visitor Center.

Chickamauga Battlefield features a 7 mile self-guiding auto tour, monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails and horse trails.

Nearest Attractions :

* Rock City, 1400 Patton Road (Located approximately 6 miles from downtown).
* Ruby Falls, 1720 South Scenic Highway.
* Incline Railway, 3917 St Elmo (Near Interstate 24).

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