Chattanooga Tourist Information and Tourism

(Chattanooga, Tennessee - TN, USA)

Known for being home to the 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', Cincinnati's Southern Railroad service made famous by Glen Miller in 1941, Chattanooga is located along the banks of the Tennessee River, with dense forested areas, in the state of Tennessee TN. Chattanooga was once home to the Cherokee Indians and two notable walking trails remember this heritage, one of which starts at Ross's Landing in Chattanooga's downtown district, offering a popular leisurely stroll along the riverfront.

Often overlooked, Chattanooga is home to a particularly beautiful city core, revitalized waterfront area, numerous tourist attractions and museums, including Chattanooga's Tennessee Aquarium and the nearby Lookout Mountain, and range of recreational activities.

Tourism in Chattanooga has become an integral part of life in the city. Chattanooga's main tourist information outlet is centrally located along Broad Street, just a short walk from many of the city's top sights and tourist attractions. The Chattanooga Visitors Center offers a selection of tourism information, including details about where to stay, what to see and do, travel maps, leaflets about Chattanooga's many tourist attractions and information about current cultural events.

Hotels and accommodation options in Chattanooga are varied and include many family run bed and breakfasts, chain motels and modern, extended-stay hotels. Many hotels are clustered around Chattanooga downtown district, close to the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center. Hotels in Chattanooga can also be found along the riverfront, around the East Ridge area, on the nearby Lookout Mountains, and around Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA), which lies to the east of the city. More information about Chattanooga Hotels.

Chattanooga has a range of tourist attractions worth a visit, including the Tennessee Aquarium - an impressive attraction featuring the world's largest freshwater aquarium; Chattanooga's Bluff View Art District - a must for art enthusiasts, with a wealth of art venues; Chattanooga Market - a popular market for the whole family, with an abundance of handcrafted items and live entertainment; Walnut Street Bridge - the world's longest pedestrian bridge, offering scenic views; and Audubon Acres and Maclellan Island - an impressive wildlife conservation in an area of the Tennessee River. More information about Chattanooga Tourist Attractions.

Some of Chattanooga's most popular museums and art galleries include Chattanooga Choo Choo Museum - the world-famous Chattanooga Choo Choo train station, which also features a number of other attractions, including a restaurant; Hunter Museum of American Art - housing a fine collection of American artwork; Houston Museum of Decorative Arts - featuring impressive collections of antiques, ceramics and period artifacts; Creative Discovery Museum - a children's favorite, with many hands-on exhibits and educational information; and the Battles for Chattanooga Museum - offering an insight into Chattanooga's Civil War battles. More information about Chattanooga Museums and Art Galleries.

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