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 Did You Know?
ConventionSouth magazine named
Chattanooga #1  on the list of “The
South’s Cool Spots for Summer Events.”


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Voted Best Town Ever twice by Outside magazine and one of the Top 45 Places to Goby the New York Times, Chattanooga boasts over 3.5 million visitors a year and offers museums, attractions, and adventures for the whole family.

One of Chattanooga’s top destinations, the Tennessee Aquarium offers unique and educational exhibits in freshwater and saltwater aquariums. From the mountains to the river and into the sea, visitors can follow a single raindrop through its lifecycle, while meeting playful penguins, mischievous otters, and monster fish along the way. The IMAX 3D Theater at the Tennessee Aquarium adds to viewer experience, boasting the latest laser projection technology, seen in fewer than 15 theaters worldwide. 

Located on historic Lookout Mountain, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the Incline Railway are among Chattanooga’s most iconic attractions. Full of charm, Rock City features beautiful gardens and rock formations with quirky gnomes dotting the path leading to a stunning panoramic view of seven states.  Ruby Falls, the nation’s deepest waterfall open to the public, is located 1,120 feet beneath the earth’s surface.  Ruby Falls’ newest attraction, ZIPstream Aerial Adventure, offers a rope course, zip line, and climbing tower. The Incline Railway, one of the steepest passenger railways in the world, takes passengers on a ride straight up Lookout Mountain at a 72.2% grade.

High Point Climbing and Fitness Downtown features 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor climbing space and offers Kid Zone, beginner’s lessons, and expert routes. The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo  and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum  are also popular attractions for the family. At the Creative Discovery Museum, hands-on exhibits encourage creativity and learning. 

With the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains and Tennessee River, outdoor activities are available year-round. Guided by a Tennessee Aquarium naturalist, residents and visitors can travel downstream from the Chattanooga Pier to the Tennessee River Gorge aboard the River Gorge Explorer. Scenic tours can also be enjoyed on the Southern Belle. 

Lake Winnepesaukah, a family-favorite amusement park, features more than 40 rides, miniature golf, paddle boats, and a water park.  Chattanooga Ducks allows guests to take a tour through downtown streets on an authentic WWII amphibious landing craft and then splash into the Tennessee River with a historic ecological tour.

For sports fans, the UTC Mocs athletic teams,  the Chattanooga Lookouts AA minor league baseball team,  the semi-professional Chattanooga Football (soccer) Club,  and the Nooga Rugby team call Chattanooga home. For tennis fans, Chattanooga is hosting the 2017 NCAA Men and Women’s Tennis Championships in May. Manker Patten, Chattanooga’s premier tennis club, is home to top tennis matches. A number of tennis courts, as well as golf courses, are open to the public.

For wildlife viewing, visitors and locals alike enjoy the Chattanooga Zoo, which houses hundreds of animals, including camels, red pandas, snow leopards, and more. The Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center offers more than 300 acres to explore.

With 13 miles of paved trails, parks, picnic areas, and piers, the Tennessee RiverPark offers a beautiful view of the river and city. Bike rentals are available at several locations along the RiverPark and downtown. Tours on a double-decker bus  or horse-drawn carriage offer great views and interesting stories about the city.

Several music festivals call Chattanooga home, as well as entertainment venues. The Riverbend Festival is a nine-day music extravaganza that draws in 600,000 people and features more than 100 bands on six stages.  Nightfall (Friday evenings, May to August)  and Riverfront Nights (Saturday evenings, August to September)  are free outdoor concert series that feature a local opener and national acts. Track 29 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, and the Tivoli are home to world-class entertainment.

Seasonal and cultural events are held throughout the year. In the fall, the Chattanooga Market  and Rock City Gardens  celebrate Bavarian culture with German food, beer, music, and more. The Tennessee Aquarium’s Aqua-Scarium and Ruby Falls’ Haunted Caverns are favorite fall activities as well. The winter brings Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights, Ruby Falls Christmas Underground, Tennessee Valley Railroad’s North Pole Limited, and the Chattanooga Zoo’s Holiday Lights. Ruby Falls celebrates Valentine’s Day with Romance at Ruby. In the spring, Rock City transforms into Shamrock City to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and also hosts Fairytale Nights, Southern Blooms Festival, and EarthDayz.  In the summer, the Armed Forces Day parade  celebrates veterans and fallen war heroes, closely followed by Independence Day celebrations and fireworks on the river.

No matter what season, Chattanooga provides events and attractions for the whole family.

AMUSEMENT

Breakout Chattanooga Escape Games
7540 E. Brainerd Rd., Ste.111
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 661-8087
breakoutchattanooga.com

Chattanooga Brew Choo
(423) 432-0116
chattbrewchoo.com

Chattanooga Double Decker
21 W. 28th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 226-1217
chattanoogadoubledecker.com

Coolidge Park Antique Carousel
150 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 423-6311
chattanooga.gov

Escape Experience Chattanooga
1800 Rossville Ave., Ste. 1
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 551-3306
escapeexperiencechattanooga.com

Insane Paintball
1200 Wisdom St.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 624-2121
liveinsane.com

Jump Park
1810 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 531-8688
thejumppark.com

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park
1730 Lakeview Dr.
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-5681
lakewinnie.com

Pints and Pedals
1818 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 380-8359
pintsandpedalstn.com

Sir Goony’s Fun Zone
5918 Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-5922
sirgoonys.com

CLASSIC CHATTANOOGA ATTRACTIONS

Bessie Smith Cultural Center
200 E. MLK Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 266-8658
bessiesmithcc.org

Chattanooga Choo Choo
1400 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 266-5000
choochoo.com

Chattanooga Ghost Tours
138 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 800-5998
chattanoogaghosttours.com

Chattanooga History Center
(423) 265-3247
chattanoogahistory.org

Chattanooga Market
1829 Reggie White Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 648-2496
chattanoogamarket.com

Chattanooga Sidewalk Tours
(423) 228-0448
chattwalktours.com

The Chattanooga Zoo
301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 697-1322
chattzoo.org

Creative Discovery Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756-2738
cdmfun.org

Incline Railway
3917 St. Elmo Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 821-4224
ridetheincline.com

International Towing & Recovery Museum
3315 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 267-3132
towingmuseum.com

Mayfield Dairy Farms
4 Mayfield Ln.
Athens, TN 37303
(423) 649-2653
mayfielddairy.com

Hixson Flight Museum
1824 E. Crabtree Rd.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 228-2359
hixsonflightmuseum.org

Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center
368 Northgate Mall Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 877-2525
mohm.org

Rock City Gardens
1400 Patten Rd.
Lookout Mtn., GA 30750
(800) 854-0675
(706) 820-2531
seerockcity.com

Ruby Falls/ZIPstream Aerial Adventure
1720 Scenic Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 821-2544
rubyfalls.com
rubyfallszip.com

Southern Belle Riverboat
201 Riverfront Pkwy., Pier 2
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 266-4488
chattanoogariverboat.com

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Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 374021
(800) 262-0695
(423) 265-0695
tnaqua.org

Tennessee Aquarium’s River
Gorge Explorer
1 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(800) 262-0695
(423) 265-0695
tnaqua.org

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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
4119 Cromwell Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-8028
tvrail.com

GENERAL INFORMATION

Chattanooga Visitors Center
736 Market St., Ste. 1800
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(800) 322-3344
chattanoogafun.com

SPORTS

Baseball

Chattanooga Lookouts
AT&T Field
201 Power Alley
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 267-2208
lookouts.com

Football

UTC Football
615 McCallie Ave., Dept. 3503
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 266-6627
gomocs.com

Bowling

Pin Strikes
6241 Perimeter Dr., Ste. 109
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 710-3530
pinstrikes1.com

Southside Social
1818 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 708-3280
thesouthsidesocial.com

Spare Time Chattanooga
5518 Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 899-2695
sparetimeentertainment.com/chattanooga

Spare Time Hixson
5530 Hixson Pk.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 843-2695
sparetimeentertainment.com/hixson

Golf–Private Courses

Black Creek Club
4700 Cummings Cove Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 822-2582
blackcreekclub.com

The Champions Club at Hampton Creek
7502 Snow Hill Rd.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 238-6812

Chattanooga Golf & Country Club
1511 Riverview Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 266-1049
chattanoogagcc.org

Cleveland Country Club
345 Kyle Ln.
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 336-3661
clevelandcountryclub.org

Council Fire Golf Club
100 Council Fire Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-7888
councilfire.net

Creeks Bend Golf Club
5900 Hixson Pk.
Hixson, TN 37343
423-842-5911
creeksbendgolfclub.com

Eagle Bluff Golf Club
5808 Clubhouse Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 326-0202
eaglebluffgolf.com

The Honors Course
9603 Lee Hwy.
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 238-4272
honorscourse.net

Lookout Mountain Golf Club
1730 Wood Nymph Trail
Lookout Mtn., GA 30750
(706) 820-0719
lookoutmountaingolfclub.com

Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club
809 James Blvd.
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
(423) 886-5767
smgcc.org

Valleybrook Golf & Country Club
180 Valleybrook Rd.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 842-4646

Windstone Golf Club
9230 Windstone Dr.
Ringgold, GA 30736
(423) 894-1231
windstone.com

Golf–Public Courses

Bear Trace at Harrison Bay
8919 Harrison Bay Rd.
Harrison, TN 37341
(423) 326-0885
tngolftrail.net

Brainerd Golf Course
5203 Old Mission Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 855-2692
chattanooga.gov

Brown Acres Golf Club
406 Brown Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-2680
chattanooga.gov

Concord Golf Club
1207 Radmoor Ln.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-4536

Moccasin Bend Golf Club
381 Moccasin Bend Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-3585
moccasinbendgc.com

Montlake Golf Club
9104 Brow Lake Rd.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 332-3111

Soccer

Chattanooga Football Club
chattanoogafc.com

Tennis

Manker Patten Tennis Club/Zan Guerry Clubhouse
100 Douglas St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 266-6767
mankerpatten.org

Racquet Club of Chattanooga
4817 Adams Rd..
Chattanooga, TN 37343
(423) 842-9622
racquetclubofchattanooga.com

HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS

Audubon Acres, Elise Chapin Sanctuary
900 N. Sanctuary Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-1499
chattanoogaaudubon.org

Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 855-6590
cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/
chattanooga.asp

Chickamauga and Chattanooga
National Military Park
3370 Lafayette Rd.
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-9241
nps.gov/chch/index.htm

Cravens House
Cravens Terrace Rd.
Lookout Mtn. , TN 37350
(423) 821-7786
aboutnorthgeorgia.com/
ang/Cravens_House

Engel Stadium
1130 E. Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
engelfoundation.com

Missionary Ridge
mrna23.wildapricot.org

Point Park Battlefield
110 Point Park Rd.
Lookout Mtn., TN 37350
(423) 821-7786
nps.gov/chch

Raccoon Mountain Caverns
319 W. Hills Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 821-9403
raccoonmountain.com

Red Clay State Historic Park
1140 Red Clay
Park Rd. SW
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 478-0339
tnstateparks.com/parks/about/red-clay

Signal Point Park
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
nps.gov/chch/learn/historyculture/
signal-point.htm

Silverdale Confederate Cemetery
7710 Lee Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
hctgs.org/Cemeteries/cemetery_
silverdale.htm

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
nps.gov/trte/index.htm

*Within an hour of the Chattanooga area

MOVIE THEATERS

Carmike Cinemas Battlefield 10
1099 Battlefield Pkwy.
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 861-8594
carmike.com

Carmike Cinemas Majestic 12
311 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 826-2375
carmike.com

Carmike Cinemas Northgate 14
310 Northgate Mall Dr.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 870-9908
carmike.com

Carmike Cinemas Wynnsong 10
2210 Gunbarrel Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-1005
carmike.com

Carmike East Ridge 18 + IMAX
5080 South Terrace
Chattanooga, TN 37412
(423) 855-9652
carmike.com

IMAX 3D Theater
201 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(800) 262-0695
tnaqua.org/IMAX

Regal Cinemas Hamilton Place 8
2000 Hamilton Pl Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(844) 462-7342
regmovies.com

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