801 Vine Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 +1 423 755 4178
The Fine Arts department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is doing much to add to the local arts community. Artists from around the nation have presented their work here at the Roland Hayes Center, and many more have requested to hold shows in the near future. Regular programs, such as changing art exhibits and musical performances, run throughout the year, as well as theater productions and children's workshops. Call to learn what is on show during your visit to Chattanooga. Free admission.
Long before the first European settlers came to this area, Moccasin Bend was the home of the Cherokee people. Here they held council and made the decisions that governed their tribes. Today, Moccasin Bend is a protected wilderness and home to the area's most popular public golf course. Only minutes from downtown, it is the perfect choice for golfers who want to get 18 in before heading home for the night. The low greens fees (around $12) and challenging fairways (boy are they tight) attracts both novice and experienced players.
850 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 +1 423 265 0771
This park is a favorite spot among downtown workers for lunch. A beautiful green space in the middle of the rising buildings and asphalt, it is also the sight of the Nightfall Concert Series, the Coffee House Concert Series, and Rhythm and Noon Concert Series. With all those concerts there is always great tunes and entertainment during lunch time and an evenings downtown. Admission to the park and all concerts is free.
630 Chestnut Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 +1 423 267 8583
Few things in life are more fulfilling, more entertaining than a live musical performance. So it is fortunate that the Scenic City is home to the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association. The area's premiere performance guild is better than ever as it approaches its 70th year. Concerts are held in the historic Tivoli Theatre downtown and the "Pops in the Park" series is performed in Coolidge Park.
200 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 +1 423 267 4496
Sparkling gumdrop trees, over-sized candy canes and lollipops along with gigantic licorice sticks make for a dreamlike landscape. A mural with fairy tale characters lights up a corner. An old-fashioned ice cream stand under gigantic ice cream cones serves single, double, and triple-dipped cones-magical treats for a lazy afternoon. Little one's can touch as well as look for in the middle of it all is a delightful hand-painted fun castle with books and Lego's.
1 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 +1 423 756 8687
What began as a simple park for cyclists has now become an intricate series of paths. Whether you ride a bike for fun and exercise, or as a means of alternative transportation, you can now take advantage of the "Northside to Southside Alternative Transportation Corridor." From the Tennessee Aquarium to the Incline Railway, cyclists pedal along on-street bike lanes and separate paths. Convenient bike racks are being placed along the way in front of businesses, restaurants and attractions. The bike route not only provides an alternative mode of travel for locals and visitors, it continues the city's mission of sustainable development and environmental protection.
1 Siskin Plaza Chattanooga, TN 37403 +1 423 634 1700
This downtown museum features a collection of 247 artifacts from the personal collection of Mose and Garrison Siskin. The Siskins founded a physical rehabilitation hospital, preschool and steel company here in Chattanooga. Among the artifacts are Christian and Judaic pieces from the 16th to 20th centuries, made of stone, wood, fine art, ivory, porcelain and silver. In addition to western religions, Buddhism, Hindu and Confucianism are also represented. Admission is free.
1101 McCallie Avenue inside Warner Park Chattanooga, TN 37404 +1 423 697 1322
There is nothing like a trip to the zoo. Children love to watch animals in their natural environment. At Warner Park you won't find a giant panda or a pride of lions, but you will find jaguars, monkeys, birds, small mammals and reptiles. The small size makes it ideal for bringing young children without fear of losing them in the crowd. Small selections of barnyard animals live in the petting zoo providing city folk with a glimpse of the country. Admission: $6 adult; $4 seniors; $3 ages 3-15; free under 3 years; $1 school groups (per child with advance reservation)
3315 Broad St Chattanooga, TN 37408 +1 423 267 3132
No, it's not a joke. This really is a museum of tow trucks and a whole lot more. In 1916, Chattanoogan, Ernest Holmes, sold the first tow truck for commercial use. In fact, the entire towing industry began in the Scenic City. A very interesting array of tow trucks from the 20th century fill this museum. Exhibits that chronicle the history of the industry are part of the tour. See website for further information.
400 East 2nd Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 +1 423 265 5033
Whether a discriminating collector or a weekend browser waiting on a dining reservation at one of the Bluff View restaurants, everyone finds this gallery an enchanting discovery. Highlighting works by various local, national and international artisans, the gallery is a rich cacophony of bronze sculptures, majestic paintings, beautiful jewelry, intricate glasswork and countless other artistic media. Watch artists demonstrate their crafts or take a walk down to the River Gallery's Sculpture Garden, overlooking the Tennessee River, to view the permanent collection and sculpture available for purchase.
"Pardon me boy..." Remember the old Glen Miller song? See
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