Family Fun


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


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.


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

Chattanooga Brew Choo
(423) 432-0116

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Chattanooga History Center
(423) 265-3247

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

Chattanooga Sidewalk Tours
(423) 228-0448

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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



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


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


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

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

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

Spare Time Hixson
5530 Hixson Pk.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 843-2695

Golf–Private Courses

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

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

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

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

Creeks Bend Golf Club
5900 Hixson Pk.
Hixson, TN 37343

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

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

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

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

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

Golf–Public Courses

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

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

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

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

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


Chattanooga Football Club


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

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


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

Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 855-6590

Chickamauga and Chattanooga
National Military Park
3370 Lafayette Rd.
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-9241

Cravens House
Cravens Terrace Rd.
Lookout Mtn. , TN 37350
(423) 821-7786

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

Missionary Ridge

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

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

Red Clay State Historic Park
1140 Red Clay
Park Rd. SW
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 478-0339

Signal Point Park
Signal Mtn., TN 37377

Silverdale Confederate Cemetery
7710 Lee Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

*Within an hour of the Chattanooga area


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

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

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

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

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

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

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