(above) photos courtesy of Chattanooga CVB and Creative discovery museum
The Tennessee Aquarium, Tivoli Theatre, Hunter Museum of American Art, Creative Discovery Museum, and the IMAX 3D Theater are just a few of the renowned attractions available to residents and visitors alike. Also nearby are Broad Street’s AMC Majestic 12 Theatre and the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, offering music and comedy venues as well as places to dine and drink.
Held each June at Ross’s Landing, the Riverbend Festival boasts an exciting musical lineup of regionally and internationally known artists. The annual Chattanooga Film Festival attracts guests with great cinema, workshops, parties, and more. Every summer, free music concerts are enjoyed at the Nightfall Concert Series at Miller Plaza and Riverfront Nights on the waterfront.
In the heart of downtown, residents can enjoy upscale clothiers, jewelers, and more. On the southern end of downtown, Warehouse Row features local boutiques mixed with much-loved retailers, salons, fitness centers, and a variety of restaurants. The new Miller Park Farmers Market & Marketplace favors sustainable farmers and local vendors selling unique products and gifts.
Chain restaurants, coffee shops, cocktail bars, and pubs line the streets of City Center. From local favorites to fine dining, the downtown area has it all.
Residents can explore the Tennessee Riverpark’s Riverwalk by foot or bike; this paved pathway stretches through downtown and wows with scenic views of the river. A recently renovated Miller Park provides a grassy oasis in the middle of downtown, with new features including park benches with USB ports and the EPB community stage.
City Center is home to AT&T Field, where the Chattanooga Lookouts host minor league baseball matchups. At its Broad Street location, High Point Climbing and Fitness maintains 30,000 square feet of climbing space, including an outside climbing wall overlooking downtown and the Tennessee River.
The Bluff View Art District, perched atop cliffs overlooking the Tennessee River, charms with its visual and culinary arts and old-world European vibes. Here, residents can peruse the Hunter Museum of American Art, River Gallery and River Gallery Sculpture Garden, and Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. A few blocks away, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center preserves African-American history through art, education, and entertainment.