Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Chattanooga

Songbirds

Opened in 2017 this astonishing guitar collection – the world's largest assemblage of vintage and rare guitars – is Chattanooga's newest world-class attraction. Over 500 guitars, many arranged in timeline fashion fr…
Bridge in Chattanooga

Walnut Street Bridge

Finished in 1891, this half-mile span carried vehicles from downtown to the North Shore until 1978, when it was closed for safety reasons. In 1993 it was re-opened as a pedestrian bridge and park. Since then the bri…
Aquarium in Chattanooga

Tennessee Aquarium

Occupying two side-by-side but separate buildings, this well-done aquarium is a fun and educational rainy-day destination. The River Journey building spotlights the inhabitants and ecology of the Tennessee River as …
Gallery in Chattanooga

Hunter Museum of American Art

Set high on the river bluffs, this striking edifice of melted steel and glass – fronted by an early 20th-century mansion – is easily the most singular architectural achievement in Tennessee. Oh, and its 19th- and 20…
Park in Chattanooga

Coolidge Park

A good place to start a riverfront stroll. There's a carousel ($1 per ride), well-used playing fields and a 50ft climbing wall attached to one of the columns supporting the Walnut Street Bridge, one of the world's l…
Park in Chattanooga

Tennessee Riverpark

A 13-mile, multi-use greenway that runs from downtown through Amincola Marsh and along South Chickamauga Creek. Plans are to expand its reach to a full 22 miles.
Park in Chattanooga

Sculpture Fields at Montague Park

Large-scale sculptures from a global array of artists dot this 33-acre outdoor museum. Open since 2016, the park could benefit from better landscaping and more signage, but it's a pleasant place to stroll on a prett…