Start at the top of a raging river and then delve beneath the surface to discover all the life that teems within. It is all a part of the experience of the world's largest freshwater aquarium. Within the 12-story structure, you will see birds, snakes, river otters and turtles in their natural habitats, as well as fish indigenous to the Tennessee River.
Pamper your child with a fun-and-learn experience by visiting Creative Discovery Museum. This museum is a popular landmark in Chattanooga and sees more than 209000 visitors every year. Its interactive exhibits like RiverPlay, Rooftop Fun Factory, Arts Alley, Inventors' Clubhouse, The Little Yellow House, Lookout Tower, Excavation Center and make learning fun. Children of all ages, right from four-months babies, are sure to find something according to their liking. Besides the exhibits, the museum hosts several fun activities for families visiting together. All in all, you are sure to enjoy a visit here.
Tivoli Theatre is tagged as the "Jewelbox of South." With the capacity of accommodating around 2000 people, and brilliant lighting and sound systems, this theater has a magnificent stage and promises an unforgettable experience to every visitor. The theater also houses a large number of huge rehearsal and dressing rooms.
Take a half-mile walk into the center of Lookout Mountain to the largest underground waterfall in the United States. This 145-foot fall funnels 300 gallons of water per minute into a subterranean river. The gorgeous falls are highlighted with colored lights and a reflecting pool. There is a 10-story observation tower, Ruby Falls Fun Forest for kids, and walking tour through the caverns, which lasts one and one-half hours.
The Honest Pint is an Irish restaurant and bar that perfectly fuses American and Irish styles of cooking. It prides itself in serving actual pints, unlike some drinking establishments serving a little less than a pint, and, hence is aptly named The Honest Pint. Patrons can savor traditional Irish dishes with a touch of American flavor, thereby infusing innovation in the menu. The drinks menu perfectly complements the lavish food and features Irish whiskeys, scotch, Irish beers, craft beers and so forth. That's not all, a juke box, live music concerts, dart boards, and pool tables make for a great entertainment platter; there is never a single dull moment here. While you are in town, do head to The Honest Pint and enjoy Irish hospitality.
Rock City is a beautiful collection of gardens atop Lookout Mountain providing stunning views of the city and profound solace from the busy world below. One of many popular sites above the mountain, this attraction offers thrills at a swinging bridge, chills at the edge of Lovers' Leap and spills inside Mother Goose's Nursery for kids. Trails lead through Fat Man's Squeeze (you better work out before you come here) to the scenic overlook where you can see Seven States (you'll just have to come see how they pull that one off).
The Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the music department of the UTC Fine Arts Center, is one of the finest venues in the city which organizes some of the best concerts. The venue which is named after the musical maestro Roland Hayes has high tech equipments and top quality amenities, thereby making the overall experience memorable. Check website for event schedules and head to the concert hall to enjoy a musical extravaganza.
Perched atop the rocky cliffs overlooking the Tennessee River is the Bluff View Art District, Chattanooga's address for fine art and sculpture. Visitors desiring accommodations off the beaten path can sleep in luxury at the Bluff View Inn Bed and Breakfast and enjoy a meal at one of the area's restaurants. Evenings, partake of the coffee houses and nightlife, and afternoons can be spent strolling through the sculpture garden.
Chronicle the past and present of the city with Chattanooga Segway & Bike Tours. Get the thrill of riding a segway or pedaling on a bike while you explore the different aspects of the town with an experienced guide. Adventurous, safe and fun, you can embark on a journey with family, friends or a date as you ride on the streets at your pace. Get to know the city as the locals would with insider tips from your guides. Their interesting anecdotes will keep the trip even more engaging.
Used mainly for children’s theatrical productions, Robert Kirk Walker Community Theater is a cozy theater offering reclinable seats for about 700 people. It comes with its own restrooms, refreshment counters and a lobby area for the comfort of its patrons. Besides theatrical performances by children, the venue is also a popular choice with school groups. Varied events like dance performances, recitals and even spoken word events are common.
Voted among the top ten ghost tours in the United States, Chattanooga Ghost Tours invites you to a hair raising experience. Sign up for some spine tingling ghost hunts in darkness enveloped graveyards or experience spooky encounters at the 130 year old Tennessee university campus. All through out the tour, you will hear blood curdling stories of the paranormal activities that have taken place in and around Tennessee. On the Chattanooga Ghost Tours, some really scary moments await you, but mind you, it is not suitable for people who are weak at heart.