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Address: Chattanooga, TN
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This historic home was the site of one of the most intense Civil War...

This historic home was the site of one of the most intense Civil War Battles.

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Great View and History Too.

Well worth the drive up the mountain to see such an historical spot in our nation's history. The house itself was closed when we visited, but the grounds and other buildings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cravens house was the start of my walk up to table rock. The house was closed, but history abounds at the house, grounds and surrounding areas. The drive up to the house from Chattanooga is exciting and pretty, once you leave the neon lights. The meandering narrow roads leading to the house are fun. There are several historical markers telling... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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237 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are on Lookout Mountain,, you should make an effort to stop and see the Cravens House. The place was a retreat for the citizens of Chattanooga during the hot summers and was also involved in the Battle Above the Clouds. You can walk up to the top of Lookout Mountain from here is so inclined and there are... More 

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boca raton
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165 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Well worth the drive up the mountain to see such an historical spot in our nation's history. The house itself was closed when we visited, but the grounds and other buildings nearby provided a most relaxing and interesting stop.

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Thank Notanewbe
Sawyer, Michigan
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74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is great Civil War history with this place, but the views make it worth it even if you aren't a history buff. There are a couple of well marked trails to further delights up Lookout Mountain.

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Thank drydink
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90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a great place to visit if you are a history buff or just love a great scenic view. The grounds are well taken care of and the view of the city below is amazing. There are lots of trails that stem from here so bring your hiking boots.

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Thank Tricia L
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Although the house was closed, we walked around the immediate area and read the information boards about the Battle above the clouds" and the different men / brigades that came from the different states who fought in the civil war battle. Parking is very limited and could hold probably 30 cars tightly packed. There's nice walking / hiking paths and... More 

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Thank Nani M
cville
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great place to hike. We found it hard to find places we could take our dog for walks in Chattanooga. Here we could go on a moderate hike and bring our dog along.

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1 Thank Donna K
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52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Crave S house is a beautiful vista above Chattanooga. Lots of interesting history explained on large brass plaques. We hiked from Cravens House and made a 7 mile loop. The trails are moderate in most places however in one area it reaches difficult only due to the elevation increase. I enjoy hiking where you hear nothing but nature around you....... More 

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1 Thank Mark W
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We love the Craven House. No picnicking is allowed though, remember that. The best part about the Craven House is that almost no tourists know about it. they pass right by the drive to it on their way to the Incline, Point Park, Rock City, and Ruby Falls. It is mostly visited by Civil War buffs, and locals who use... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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156 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Hike from the bottom of Blue Beaver trail and stop in at the house. Great history. Set apart so that you can just imagine the simplicity (and difficulty) of life in an earlier time.

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