Here are some of our favorite things to do in Chattanooga:
Tennessee Aquarium Ticket Office (next to Aquarium) is at 1 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 1-800-262-0695 There are two separate buildings, River Journey and Ocean Journey. Your ticket gets you into both. Note that tickets have an entry time and it is wise to purchase ahead, though our wait recently was just an hour.
Southern Belle Riverboat Cruise 151 Riverfront Parkway Chattanooga, TN 423-266-4488 Various cruises are offered and the 3rd deck has a burger bar.
Historic Terminal Station (Chattanooga Choo Choo) 1400 Market Street Chattanooga, TN The interior of the central part is a beautiful piece of architecture. On the left wing are some restaurants. Behind Terminal Station are some shops. Free to see.
Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge 1 Walnut Street Chattanooga, TN This bridge was once a traffic bridge built in 1891. It is now limited to pedestrians and bikes (dogs welcome). It is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world. It connects Chattanooga’s downtown with the North Shore. Free to walk.
International Towing and Recovery Museum 3315 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 423-267-3132 Chattanooga is the home of Miller Industries, making large wreckers. So this museum is appropriate – representative of one of Chattanooga’s great industries.
Coker Tire Museum 1309 Chestnut Street 1-888-795-7077 Coker Tire makes tires for the old antique automobiles. The father and son have collected cars for a long time. This picture represents only a small part of the collection. Our keynote speech will be on antique auto clocks.
Tennessee Valley RR Musuem 4119 Cromwell Rd Chattanooga, TN 423-894-8028 Ride the 3 mile run to East Chattanooga Station and return, going through a civil war era tunnel, over Chickamauga Creek, and experiencing turning on the Y and a turntable. Join the shop tour at East Chattanooga Station.
Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center is at: 3370 Lafayette Rd Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 706-866-9241 This is a National Park so it is free. It has a very nice visitor center. Shown in the photo is Wilder Tower. Wilder made sure all his men had Spencer repeating rifles. This is a tribute to Wilder by his men.
Incline Railway 3917 St. Elmo Ave Chattanooga, TN 423-821-4224 This was the way Chattanooga residents got to summer houses on Lookout Mountain in the days of cable cars. It is a very steep incline.