The Chattanooga African American Heritage Museum has a long history of service and commitment to Chattanooga, Tennessee. More than twenty-five years ago, a group of visionary leaders held the first meeting of the African American Heritage Council at the Central City Complex.
Contact Us Audubon Acres - the Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary This beautiful sanctuary serves as the headquarters of the Chattanooga Audubon Society and includes a Visitor's Center, gift shop, and a time-line museum tracing the human habitation of the property.
A 3-dimensional presentation of Chattanooga's Civil War history featuring theater-seating and audio tape presentation. Hear the sounds of battle as you learn about Lookout Mountain's 'Battle Above the Clouds' and Sherman's assault on Missionary Ridge before his famous 'March to the Sea'.
The Bessie Smith Cultural Center has become a recognized educational institution. Its facilities are utilized daily by school children, adults, scholars, and visitors from all over the world. The community has helped the BSCC establish itself in Tennessee and the Chattanooga area as a beacon for community involvement and cultural awareness.
Bluff View Inn Located in three turn-of-the-century homes overlooking the Tennessee River, Bluff View Inn offers Chattanooga's premier Bed & Breakfast accommodations. Seamlessly blending modern convenience and historical beauty, Bluff View Inn provides a relaxing retreat with an array of restaurants, activities and attractions at your fingertips.
This is Chattanooga's first art district and stretches over 1.5 city blocks, set high atop stone cliffs that plunge into the river below. From this bluff-top location, you will have breathtaking views of the Tennessee River, downtown Chattanooga, and the Walnut Street Bridge.
About the Park. Booker T. Washington State Park is named in honor of the famous leader, Booker Taliaferro Washington. Born into slavery and freed by the age of nine, Washington fought throughout his life to earn a higher education. Washington’s dedication earned him a scholarship into Hampton Normal Agriculture Institute for Freedman in Hampton, Va.
Chickamauga Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. The dam is owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which built the dam in the late 1930s as part of a New Deal era initiative to improve navigation and bring flood control and economic development to the Tennessee Valley.
Chickamauga Lake is a reservoir in the United States along the Tennessee River created when the Chickamauga Dam, as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority, was completed in 1940. The lake stretches from Watts Bar Dam at mile 529.9 (853 km) to Chickamauga Dam at mile 471.0 (758 km) making the lake 58.9 miles (94.8 km) long.
Visiting Cravens House The Cravens House is part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and is located at the north end of Lookout Mountain south of Chattanooga. Visits may be arranged by calling 423.821.7786. A fee is charged. Trails Three trails lead to the house from Point Park.
From 1946 to 2008, the Delta Queen operated as an overnight cruise vessel along many of America’s prominent river and waterways, including the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Arkansas Rivers. Later on, the vessel functioned as a dockside hotel in Chattanooga, from 2009 until 2014.
Enterprise South Nature Park is situated on 2,800 wooded acres that were previously a part of the Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant property. The property’s heritage has been preserved in the concrete magazines used to store explosives during the days TNT was manufactured on the property.
The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts contains what have been called the world's finest collections of antique glass and ceramics, as well as valuable antique furniture and music boxes. Visitors go on a guided tour of the museum, located in a beautifully restored Victorian house, and hear the story ...
Built on a ninety-foot limestone bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and comprised of a 1905 classical revival mansion, a low-slung 1970s building and a 2005 contemporary structure, the Hunter Museum of American Art showcases 100 years of architecture and houses the finest collection of American art in the Southeast.
Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park has been thrilling guests for over ninety years with attractions like the Cannon Ball Roller Coaster and the OH-Zone! SOAKya Water Park features a large lazy river and wave lagoon. Clusters of flume body slides and enclosed tubes dot the landscape along with a toddler splash park. Covered and uncovered seating, retail shops, concessions and a changing facility with lockers are also available.
The Incline Railway up historic Lookout Mountain is the world's steepest passenger railway. 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.
Map of Missionary Ridge . NPS. Iowa Reservation at Rossville. Located in the Rossville Gap just three miles north of Chickamauga Battlefield, the Iowa Monument is the southernmost reservation of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park on Missionary Ridge.
Moccasin Bend National Archeological District (Photo Taken From Point Park) Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park. Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. Moccasin Bend is one of the most unique units found in the entire National Park Service system, spanning 12,000 years of continuous human habitation.
Nickajack Lake is the reservoir created by Nickajack Dam as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The lake stretches from Nickajack Dam to Chickamauga Dam, passing through the city of Chattanooga. The stretch of the Tennessee River commonly referred to as the "Grand Canyon of Tennessee" also is part of Nickajack Lake.
Raccoon Mountain Caverns consists of over 5.5 miles of underground passageways. While many caves have small areas of formation growth, Raccoon Mountain Caverns has countless, 100% natural formations along the lighted, 1/2 mile walking trail in the Crystal Palace room.
Join us for this partner program with Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center and National Park Partners. Chief Historian Jim Ogden from Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will lead a Civil War history hike from 6:30-8:00 and we'll start the movie at 8:30 (or as soon as it's dark enough!).
Renaissance Park is a 23 acre wetlands park designed to highlight this area's ecology and history. Once the site of manufacturing plants, Renaissance Park demonstrates how a polluted area can be returned to a clean river habitat and a natural park setting. The park's design promotes the return of ...
See Rock City One of Chattanooga's Best Attractions. Rock City will amaze you...it's in our nature! Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking "See 7 States" panoramic views.
Chattanooga Is Changing. But Its Charms Remain. Public art is impressive and everywhere, from the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park to “The Blue Trees,” an ecologically themed installation consisting of rows of trees that the artist Konstantin Dimopoulos has painted a non-harmful ultramarine blue to bring attention to deforestation.
Welcome to Sculpture Fields. An attraction. An art museum. A 33 acre public park populated with sculptures from all over the world. Located on Chattanooga’s Southside, it is also the largest sculpture park in the Southeast and beckons visitors from near and far.
Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park has been thrilling guests for over ninety years with attractions like the Cannon Ball Roller Coaster and the OH-Zone! SOAKya Water Park features a large lazy river and wave lagoon. Clusters of flume body slides and enclosed tubes dot the landscape along with a toddler splash park.
Stringer's Ridge Located in the heart of North Chattanooga this historic property is a completely forested area in the midst of the urban heart of Chattanooga. Mature oak and hickory trees dominate a host of other native trees which cloak the slopes of this low ridge.
Welcome to the Tennessee Aquarium Come see for yourself why visitors like you rate the Tennessee Aquarium the best aquarium in America for overall guest satisfaction. Enjoy a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea as you explore above and below the surface in the Aquarium’s two buildings.
The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known as the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District (additional loops included in the mileage).
The Warner Park Pool has the new "Spray and Play" spray ground with water features that squirt, spray, splash, rain, and sprinkle for hours of cool recreation activity. For the summer, these pools will host Family Nights, Teen Nights, swimming lessons, water exercise classes in addition to hours of open swim time.