The Best Things to Do in Chattanooga

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Chattanooga

4.2
Caves · Aquariums · Mountains

Popular things to do in Chattanooga

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Bridge
Walnut Street Bridge
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Lookout Mountain
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Tennessee Aquarium
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Ruby Falls
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles. Recognized for the renaissance of its long-dilapidated central area (which contains the world's longest pedestrian bridge), the town draws not only visitors from around the world looking for a relaxed holiday, but also young entrepreneurs eager to establish homes and businesses right on the banks of the Tennessee River. Most of Chattanooga's major attractions lie within easy walking distance of one another, though you can also get to them using the convenient bike share system, which offers 300 rental bikes at 30 locations spread throughout the city. When using our United States road trip website, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.

Side trips from Chattanooga

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Ocoee
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Lookout
Rock City Lookout Mountain
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Adventures Unlimited Ocoee
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Ducktown
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Chattanooga

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Cave
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Children’s Museum
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Children’s Museum
Creative Discovery Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Fountain
Coolidge Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Chattanooga

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Cemetery
Chattanooga National Cemetery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Tennessee Riverpark
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Bluff View Art District
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Scenic Walking Area
Chattanooga Riverwalk
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Chattanooga

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Specialty Museum
Chattanooga Choo Choo
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Songbirds
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
International Towing and Recovery Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
In-Town Gallery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Chattanooga

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Cemetery
Forest Hills Cemetery
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Cravens House
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Silverdale Confederate Cemetery
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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