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“Great base for hiking and biking”
Review of Cravens House

Ranked #43 of 151 things to do in Chattanooga
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Owner description: This historic home was the site of one of the most intense Civil War Battles.
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Free parking which is nice since most of Lookout Mountain is pay meter parking spots. You can’t go in the house unfortunately and curtains block the windows. A handful of signs and monuments describe the history and significance of the site during the Civil War. The fantastic Lookout Mountain hiking and biking trails connect to the Craven House so this is the perfect base for hiking or biking! Beautiful views and off the beaten path so not crowded.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The house is not open to the public and it has curtains over the windows so you cannot see inside of the house itself, however, there is information on it located outside. The view from the front porch is amazing. Wear good walking shoes and comfortable clothes so you can enjoy the many trails that are located behind the house itself that take you were the Civil War Soldiers went while they occupied the area.

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

A great view of Chattanooga but our 3 year old son stepped in some dog krap that some A Hole didn't clean up, thanks for that.

Still worth the visit, but it's hard to take in the view when you are watching were you walk.

1  Thank FromMeTwoU
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

The house is not open to go it but you can still look in. (Wonderful budget cuts.) They have information on it in different places. The view from th mountain is amazing and worthy of a picnic. They have three trails behind the house to hike. One leads to rock climbing, and if that's not your cup of tea the other two trails are just as amazing. Hike all the way to the top of Point Park of take the lower trail that is more level.

4  Thank iveyleigh32
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Reviewed 10 May 2008

Though visitors cannot go inside (there wouldn't be much to see anyway), admission is free. The views are nice, and there are a few panels of information describing it's significance in the battles for Lookout Mountain. There is a spring house, which is interesting for those who have never seen one before. It's a good quick stop on the way to Reflection Riding or Ruby Falls, and is connected to the trail system in the national park; a few miles uphill are Sunset Rock and Point Park for those interested in a hike. The historical site is not a Lookout Mountain must, but is interesting for those interested in Civil War history or who want a quick stop off the beaten path.

5  Thank 7_14_142014
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