Chattanooga Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Chattanooga

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The Tennessee Aquarium, near Chattanooga, is housed in a remarkable building and boasts the largest freshwater aquarium in the world. The River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings provide a fantastic home to over 12,000 animals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and so much more. This is an amazing facility to spend a day or two, and provides an array of fun and information to visitors.

There is so much to see and do at the Tennessee Aquarium, and include such sites and activities as:

1. Visit the Aquarium – the largest and highest-rated in the US, as well as one of the top ten tourist attractions in the country. See an amazing variety of sharks, stingrays, weedy seadragons, seahorses, and of course a huge collection of different species of fish.

2. Go on the Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise on the aquarium's Gorge Explorer, which is a high-speed catamaran... read more arrow
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For those who have never witnessed a truss bridge, the Walnut Street Bridge is an amazing sight. It spans the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, and was built in 1890. The top chord of this bridge is designed in five sections, which is similar to the Camelback design. This is a significantly historical bridge because it is spans a half-mile and is about 120 years old.

This Walnut Street Bridge is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world, and provides the visitors and residents with a myriad of activities, including:

1. The view from this bridge over the Tennessee River is truly a spectacular sight. It's a great area for a stroll, or birthday party, or other special event.

2. For the photographers in the crowd, this bridge offers some amazing photographic opportunities. Not only is it an incredibly amazing structure, the setting that spans the Tennessee River provides for some of the most beautiful pictures that camera bugs can ever imagine... read more arrow
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Chattanooga offers such a variety of activities and the Bluff View Art District is a paradise for visitors who love the arts. This is set in a historically preserved neighborhood where visitors can find art galleries, gardens, restaurants, beautiful plazas and courtyards, and just a host of activities to refresh and rejuvenate the spirit. This art district is set atop stone cliffs affording an incredible view.

Visitors to this Bluff View Art District will find not only breathtaking views, but an assortment of things to do to fill up the day, such as:

1. The River Gallery is home to a variety of paintings by local and national artists, and many of them are present to give lectures or demonstrations each week.

2. The gardens in this area are some to some of the most dramatic landscaping found anywhere on the planet, ad features the River Gallery Sculpture Garden that is distinguished by the Smithsonian in the Archive of American Gardens... read more arrow
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Named after the famous 1941 song, the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel is an amazing hotel housed in a historic landmark – the famous Chattanooga train station. The building is beautiful and charming, and contains some of the original artifacts from the original 1908 train station; although it has been wonderfully restored. With Victoria style train cars for the guest rooms, this is has an intriguing allure.

For visitors staying at the hotel, there are some remarkable things to see and do here.

1. With old world glamour and charm, individual guest rooms are the railroad cars that are wonderful for a romantic getaway.

2. For those guests with larger families, the hotel has standard hotel rooms equipped with high speed internet connections, and queen or king sized beds.

3. A horse and carriage ride is something every visitor should take. It's a 30 minute round trip ride from the Hotel to Miller Park, and what a charming and lovely way to see the area... read more arrow

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