Fall Creek Falls Park is so much more than an area of outstanding natural beauty. For sure people love to visit for the stunning scenery of the Cumberland Plateau and its fabulous woodlands ad waterfalls. Those who love outdoor sports enjoy the many activities available and those who just love nature are attracted to the water features and the wildlife. If you’re more of a culture vulture than a hiker or a mountain biker, Fall Creek Falls caters to your tastes too. The park sits in a historically significant area, being home to many Civil War battlefields and military installments. Archeology buffs will delight in the Native American sites, and the historical buildings and museums will amaze even those not normally captivated by history.
If you don’t mind a short drive Chattanooga, is just 40 miles south of Fall Creek Falls and this wonderful town offers a plethora of historical opportunities. Craven’s House, Silverdale Confederate Cemetery, The Dent House and the Terminal Station are great places to start. Armchair archeologists will enjoy a visit to the Moccasin Bend Archeological District near Chattanooga. Remnants around Fort Harry deserve a little investigation, too, located about 60 miles from Fall Creek Falls. For those who love all sorts of history, Hiram Masonic Lodge No 7, Rhea County Courthouse or Oak Ridge National Laboratory are great destinations, all within about 50 miles of Fall Creek Falls. If you carry on a few more miles across the State line into Georgia you’ll find the New Echota and the Chief Van House historical sites. Just across the border there’s the 6th Calvary Museum and the Walker County Regional Heritage Museum.
Pack a camera, because you won’t stop taking pictures!