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12 Things to Do in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sonali Pimpale Jul 11, 2019
Art, history, food, nature, or wildlife...ask for whatever your heart desires. The dynamic city of Chattanooga is a genie ready to fulfill each one of your whims!

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Stay in a train car room at the Chattanooga Choo Choo!

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Once a terminal station, the Chattanooga Choo Choo is now a train-themed hotel. It offers plenty of shops, dining options, a fitness room and a beautiful garden.
Be awed by the celestial quality of the Ruby Falls, the largest underground waterfall in the USA.
Admire the vast menagerie of more than 12,000 aquatic and terrestrial animals at Tennessee Aquarium, one of the largest freshwater aquariums in the world.

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Walk across the Walnut Street Bridge, one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world, to enjoy picturesque views of the river and the city.

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The first non-military bridge in Tennessee is famed for hosting Wine Over Water, a wine-tasting event in October and the Riverbend Festival of music in June.
Traipse around the Bluff View Art District, a delightful little neighborhood strewn with eccentric works of art, quaint restaurants and cafes, art galleries and charming local stores.
At the Hunter Museum of American Art, admire the works of William M. Hart and Thomas Allen, among the vast collection of American art. Immortalized in the myriad forms of paintings, sculptures, photographs and much more, the collection spans from colonial times to the present day.
Unleash the scientist in your kids at the Creative Discovery Museum, with exhibits dedicated to art, music and science. Let them get their hands dirty digging out fossils to get a closer look at dinosaurs.
Relish in the soothing embrace of nature and diverse wildlife, feed red wolves, and leave no stone unturned on the 14 miles of trails and roads at the Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.
Take your pick from indoor and outdoor rock climbing at the High Point Climbing Gym.
Hike up the Lookout Mountain to have your breath taken away by the stunning panoramic vista of Chattanooga.
Have fun exploring the enigmatic underground passageways and natural formations at the Raccoon Mountain Caverns. Exciting activities like go-karting, gemstone panning and much more await you at the caverns.
Take a moment to remember the Civil War heroes at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, the first and the largest of its kind in the country.
Orchard Knob, Signal Point, and Chattanooga National Cemetery are the landmarks to watch out for in these battlefields.