2019 // Family Fun

Chattanooga Is A Top Destination For Family Fun And Entertainment

From the riverfront to the mountains, to world-class museums and scenic parks, you won’t find a shortage of attractions to explore in Chattanooga – especially with the family in tow.

Employee and kids looking at otters at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga


(above) Tennessee Aquarium, photo courtesy of Tennessee Aquarium

Noted by Lonely Planet as a top travel destination for 2018, Chattanooga boasts over 15.6 million visitors annually and offers museums, attractions, and adventures for the whole family.

A leading Scenic City destination, the Tennessee Aquarium is ranked among TripAdvisor’s 10 best aquariums in the world. Its River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings are home to more than 12,000 animals, including penguins, sharks, reptiles, and the largest collection of freshwater turtles in North America. With its state-of-the-art laser projection technology, the IMAX Theater at the Tennessee Aquarium adds to the viewer experience.

Home to Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the Incline Railway, historic Lookout Mountain claimed a spot on Northwestern Mutual’s list of the best affordable family vacations in 2018. Full of charm, Rock City features beautiful gardens, ancient rock formations, and a panoramic view of seven states. Ruby Falls is the nation’s tallest underground waterfall open to the public – located 1,120 feet below the earth’s surface. Nearby, Ruby Falls’ ZIPstream Aerial Adventure thrills visitors with ziplines and a 40-foot climbing tower. In operation since 1895, the Incline Railway takes passengers on a ride up Lookout Mountain at a 72.2% grade.

Downtown, the Creative Discovery Museum displays hands-on exhibits that encourage creativity and learning, while High Point Climbing and Fitness features more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor climbing space. The iconic Chattanooga Choo Choo has something for the whole family, including authentic Pullman train cars where you can spend the night. Railway enthusiasts will also enjoy the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, offering daily trips from Grand Junction Station.

Boy using a pulley at the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga


(above) Creative Discovery Museum, photo courtesy of Creative Discovery Museum


Outdoor activities are available year-round. More than 300 acres can be explored at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, highlighting Chattanooga’s natural beauty. Scenic tours of the Tennessee River are enjoyed on the Southern Belle, one of the city’s oldest attractions. Chattanooga Ducks invites guests to ride around downtown on a WWII amphibious landing craft before splashing into the Tennessee River.

At the Chattanooga Zoo, visitors stroll through the Himalayan Passage, Gombe Forest, and Corcovado Jungle, where red pandas, meerkats, and even a two-toed sloth are found. Lake Winnepesaukah, a family-favorite amusement park, is open daily in the summer months and on select weekends throughout the year.

With 13 miles of paved trails, picnic areas, fishing piers, and more, the Tennessee Riverpark is known for its picturesque views and safe areas for jogging, skating, biking, or walking. Bike rentals are available at several locations along the Riverpark and downtown. Chattanooga’s Horse Trams and a Gray Line Hop On/Off Trolley Tour provide a unique way to get around the city.

For sports fans, the UTC Mocs athletic teams, the Chattanooga Lookouts baseball team, the Chattanooga Football Club, the Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, and the Nooga Rugby team call the Scenic City home. Manker Patten, the city’s premier tennis club, hosts top tennis matches and leagues for all skill levels. A number of tennis courts, as well as golf courses, are open to the public.

Chattanooga is no stranger to the music scene, playing host to some of the South’s most popular music festivals. Drawing crowds as large as 350,000, the Riverbend Festival features five stages and nearly 100 artists. New in 2018, a two-day outdoor music festival held at Coolidge Park, Moon River Music Festival, was a sold-out event. Nightfall (Friday evenings, May to August) and Riverfront Nights (Saturday evenings, July and August) are free outdoor concert series that showcase local performers and national acts. Station Street is the place to catch a live musical performance, while Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium and the Tivoli Theatre are centers for top-quality entertainment.

Seasonal and cultural events are held throughout the year. In the fall, the Chattanooga Market and Rock City celebrate Bavarian culture with German cuisine, beer, music, and more. The Tennessee Aquarium’s Aqua-Scarium and Ruby Falls’ Dread Hollow 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; additional spring events include EarthDayz and the Southern Blooms Festival. In the summer, the Armed Forces Day Parade honors veterans and fallen war heroes, closely followed by Independence Day celebrations and fireworks on the river.

No matter the occasion, a visit to Chattanooga promises to be a memorable experience.

girl looking at Jelly Fish in the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga


(above) Tennessee Aquarium, photo courtesy of Tennessee Aquarium



AMUSEMENT

Adventure Sports Innovation
191 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 591-5654
adventuresports
innovation.com

Air Bounce!
271 Northgate Mall, Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 777-5424
airbounceparty.com

All In Adventures
2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.,
Suite 274
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 377-0066
allinadventures.com

Breakout Games – Chattanooga
7540 E. Brainerd Rd., Suite 111
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 661-8087
breakoutgames.com/chattanooga

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

Chattanooga Ghost Tours
57 E. Fifth St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 800-5998
chattanoogaghosttours.com

Chattanooga Hop On/Off Trolley Tour
(423) 876-9633
graylinetn.com/tour/chattanooga-hop-on-off-trolley-tour-2

Coolidge Park Antique Carousel
150 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6311
chattanooga.gov

Eat Sip Walk
(423) 708-5328
eatsipwalk.com

Escape Experience Chattanooga
1800 Rossville Ave., Suite 1
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 551-3306
escapeexperience.com/chattanooga

Escape Mission Chattanooga
405 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 364-5672
escapemissionchattanooga.com

Hillbilly Jeep Turs
9632 Dayton Pk., Suite 101
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 332-2632
hillbillyjeepturs.com

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

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

Pints and Pedals
(423) 380-8359
pintsandpedalstn.com

Red Bank Bounce
2011 Dayton Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 269-6861
redbankbounce.com

Time to Escape
432 Market St. #204
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 414-2527
itstimetoescape.com

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

Superfly Extreme Air Sports
7455 Commons Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 825-9320
superfly.me



CLASSIC CHATTANOOGA ATTRACTIONS

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

Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor
Heritage Center
P.O. Box 11467
Chattanooga, TN 37401
(423) 405-3677
mohm.org

Chattanooga Choo Choo
1400 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 266-5000
choochoo.com

Chattanooga Market
1826 Carter St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 648-2496
publicmarkets.us

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

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

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

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

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



family looking at rock formations in the cave at ruby falls in Chattanooga


(above) Ruby Falls, photo courtesy of Ruby Falls



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

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

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

Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(800) 262-0695
tnaqua.org

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



GENERAL INFORMATION

Chattanooga Visitors Center
215 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756-8687
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.
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 and Country Club
1511 Riverview Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 266-6178
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) 499-6300
councilfire.net



train at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga


(above) Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, courtesy of Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum



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

The Lookout Mountain Club
1201 Fleetwood Dr.
Lookout Mtn., GA 30750
(706) 820-1551
lookoutmountain.club

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

Valleybrook Golf and 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
tnstateparks.com

Brainerd Golf Course
5303 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

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
chattredwolves.com

TENNIS

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



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.
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-9241
nps.gov

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

Engel Stadium
1130 E. Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 314-1378
engelfoundation.com

Missionary Ridge
nps.gov

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

Raccoon Mountain Caverns
319 W. Hills Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 821-9403, ext. 1
raccoonmountain.com

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

Signal Point
Signal Mtn., TN 37377
nps.gov

Silverdale Confederate Cemetery
7710 Lee Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
nps.gov
Within an hour of the Chattanooga area



MOVIE THEATERS

AMC Chattanooga 18
5080 South Terrace
Chattanooga, TN 37412
(423) 855-9652
amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/chattanooga-tn/amc-chattanooga-18

AMC Classic Battlefield 10
1100 Battlefield Pkwy.
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 861-8594
amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/chattanooga-tn/amc-classic-battlefield-10

AMC Classic Chattanooga 10
2210 Gunbarrel Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-1005
amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/chattanooga-tn/amc-classic-chattanooga-10

AMC Classic Majestic 12
311 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 826-2375
amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/chattanooga-tn/amc-classic-majestic-12

AMC Classic Northgate 14
310 Northgate Mall Dr.
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 870-9908
amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/chattanooga-tn/amc-classic-northgate-14

IMAX 3D Theater
1 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(800) 262-0695
tnaqua.org/imax

Palace Theater
818 Georgia Ave. #118
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 803-6578
chattpalace.com

Regal Hamilton Place 8
2000 Hamilton
Place Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(844) 462-7342, ext. 353
regmovies.com

IMAX 3D Theater in Chattanooga


(above) IMAX 3D Theater

Did You Know?

Chattanooga ranked #2 on Travelocity’s list of “Best Small-City Road Trip Destinations” in 2018.

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