Our Favorite "Touristy" Attractions

Family Adventure - See Rock City - Ruby Falls - Incline Railway

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 COMBO ALERT!

You can get a combo pass PLUS transportation from Nooga Shuttles for this! Call 423-355-0505 for details.

Ruby Falls

Discover wonder at Ruby Falls! A favorite destination for generations, Ruby Falls is home to the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States. Take a guided tour along the scenic cavern trail to the breathtaking waterfall 1,120 feet beneath the surface of Lookout Mountain. See ancient stone formations and learn about the cave's storied history. Take in panoramic views of the Tennessee Valley and Tennessee River from Lookout Mountain Tower, Blue Heron Overlook, and the Ruby Falls Village Plaza. There's always something new to discover at Ruby Falls!

Rock City

Rock City will amaze you, it's in our nature. Only six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is 1700 feet above sea level, with a 100-foot waterfall that cascades down the mountain, and the famous Swing-A-Long bridge that spans nearly 200 feet. This self guided tour along the brow of Lookout Mountain gives visitors a birds eye view from high atop Lookout Mountain. Some of Rock City's other features include the climbing wall at Lover’s Leap where you can “See Seven States,” the birds of prey shows, Big Rock Grill and the Fairyland Caverns. In addition Rock City host numerous special events and festivals year round including; the Enchanted Maize, the Enchanted Garden of Lights, Rocktoberfest, Shamrock City and much, much more.

Incline Railway

The thrill of riding “America’s Most Amazing Mile” has delighted guests for over a century. The Incline Railway up historic Lookout Mountain is one of the steepest passenger railways in the world. In operation since 1895, the Incline is a National Historic site and Mechanical Engineering Landmark. Visit the machine room where the giant gears are put into motion.

Hunter Museum of American Art

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 Perched on an 80-foot bluff on the edge of the Tennessee River, the Hunter Museum of American Art offers stunning views of the river and the surrounding mountains. This panorama is equaled only by the exceptional collection of American art inside, recognized as one of the country's finest.

Once inside, the inspiration continues, because it's not just about the art; it's all about you, the visitor. The Hunter is for the entire family to enjoy. Together, you will see art with new eyes as a way to better understand American history and to learn more about what makes us Americans today.

The Hunter Museum focuses on American art from the Colonial period to the present day. The collection includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, furniture and contemporary studio glass covering a range of styles and periods. A few of the artists whose work is represented in the Hunter include Thomas Cole, Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Robert S. Duncanson, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John Marin, Thomas Hart Benton, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Nevelson, Jack Beal, George Segal, Duane Hanson, Robert Rauschenberg, Sam Gilliam, and Andy Warhol.

10 Bluff View Avenue

(423) 267-0968

Tennessee Aquarium

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The Tennessee Aquarium is rated by locals and visitors alike as Chattanooga's top attraction.

Located on Chattanooga's beautiful downtown riverfront, River Journey sets the stage for a fascinating adventure tracing the path of freshwater from the mountains to the sea. Did you know 25% of North America's freshwater species live in our region? You'll meet feisty otters, colorful trout, alligators, giant catfish, tons of turtles and more freshwater animals from this global biodiversity hotspot. Become immersed in saltwater habitats as you explore our second building, Ocean Journey. You'll be surrounded by playful penguins, touchable stingrays, beautiful butterflies and a spectacular coral reef with big sharks and schools of fish.

IMAX® 3D Theater

From the blue ocean depths to enchanting islands, IMAX takes you to places you've only imagined. Crystal clear 3D images leap off of Chattanooga's largest screen, providing the ultimate theater experience. 

1 Broad Street

423-265-0695

Civil Axe - Best Thing You've Never Done

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Civil Axe 

Whether you want to channel your inner lumber jack or just try out a fun and competitive hobby, axe throwing is a fun and unique sport that’s taking North America by storm. Axe throwing is easy to learn (kinda like throwing darts, but with axes!), and everything is designed with your fun and safety in mind. 

409 Market Street

423-714 - 7029

High Point Climbing - Indoor and Outdoor Fun

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Have you ever wanted to Spiderman up a building but didn't have the proper permits?  

High Point Climbing And Fitness is one of the nation’s most unique climbing facilities with 30,000 square feet of climbing inside and outside. In the April 2015 issue of Climbing Magazine High Point was called, “the country’s coolest gym”.

The outdoor climbing walls feature climbing on transparent climbing material that is like nothing else. There are lead, top rope, and auto-belay walls, as well as two 15 meter speed climbing walls. Climb while enjoying wonderful Chattanooga right over Broad Street!

Inside, there are climbing areas for everyone. From beginner auto-belay walls to our top roping room, lead climbing pit, and two bouldering areas. The Kid Zone is built for kids, fun for everyone. For the more experienced, there is even a training area featuring a campus, moon, and adjustable wall.

219 Broad Street

423–602–7625

Creative Discovery Museum

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Creative Discovery Museum is one of the top children's museums in the country. Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, just steps away from the Tennessee Aquarium, Tennessee Riverfront and other fun Chattanooga Attractions for kids. Whether within the walls in Chattanooga or across the nation, Creative Discovery Museum is a leader in effectively sparking children's passions for learning through hands-on experiences, as well as, a vital educational resource collaborating with community partners across our region.


321 Chestnut Street

423-756-2738

Our Favorite Places To Be Outdoors!

Cloudland Canyon State Park - Scenic Hiking

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Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, CloudlandCanyon  is one of the largest and most scenic parks in the state. Home to thousand-foot deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, wild caves, waterfalls, cascading creeks, dense woodland and abundant wildlife, the park offers ample outdoor recreation opportunities.

Hiking and mountain biking trails abound. The most popular hiking paths include the short Overlook Trail, strenuous Waterfalls Trail and moderate West Rim Loop Trail. Mountain biking is available at the newly developed Five Points Recreation Area and along the Cloudland Connector Trail. The park also includes an 18-hole disc golf course, wild caves available for touring during select months of the year, a fishing pond, trails for horseback riding, picnicking grounds and numerous interpretive programs, especially on weekends.

122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road

(706) 657-4050  

Bike Chattanooga - Getting Around Downtown

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Whether you're commuting, running errands or sightseeing, Bike Chattanooga is a fun, flexible and cost-effective way to navigate the city. Buy a pass or become a member  to access over 340 bikes and 41 citywide. 



BUY A PASS FOR AS LITTLE AS $8/DAY

MAP OF BIKE STATIONS IN CHATTANOOGA

L2 Outside - Standup Paddleboarding On The River

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Hello and welcome to L2 Outside!

L2 Outside is a paddle sports rental and retail shop, dedicated to helping people get outside, enjoy life, and learn.

Based in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, TN, on the beautiful Tennessee River, we take pride in offering easy, safe, paddle board and kayak rentals and sales for locals and visitors alike.   

Whether it’s your first time out on the water, or your 100th, we’re here to help you live life outside, right now. 


131 River Street

423-531-7873

Adventures Unlimited - Whitewater Rafting

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Adventures Unlimited has classic whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River. Located only 45 minutes from Chattanooga, they have guided rafting trips available weekends Spring and Fall plus 5 days a week June, July and August. 


US 64 Ocoee TN

800-662-0667

Coolidge Park - Family Friendly Hanging Outdoors

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 At Northshore's waterfront, Coolidge Park features a restored 100-year-old carousel, a pavilion, a seasonal interactive play fountain, the Outdoor Chattanooga Center and lots of open space.  It is a popular destination for concerts, festivals, fundraisers and special events.    The 1894 Dentzel antique carousel provides a delightful old-fashioned experience with 52 hand carved animals, a calliope band organ, and ornate gold leaf benches.  Rides are only $1 and a big hit with the kids. 


150 River Street

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