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.
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a non-profit organization that came into being with the goal of bringing back the steam engines and locomotives which have become a thing of the past. Today everyone can actually experience the nostalgic feeling by walking past the working repair shops. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a great venue for holding a birthday party or picnics for your kid. It offers great variety like the Christmas Special, the Autumn Leaf Special, the Valentine Dinner Train and the Halloween Eerie Express. Also, it has been one of the prime locations for shooting movies, including October Sky, Heaven's Sky and Fool's Parade.
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.
There's 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.
The Comedy Catch is a great place to have some fun moments in Chattanooga. Many regional and national comedians perform at this venue. Some of the biggest names in comedy like Jerry Seinfield, Jeff Foxworthy and James Gregory have performed here. The place gets crowded on weekends, so book before hand to avoid disappointment. The club is also available for fund-raisers, birthday parties and anniversaries. The state of the art showroom is fully equipped for hosting award functions and business seminars.
In the 1800s, when Chattanooga was little more than a river landing, luxury riverboats chugged up and down the Tennessee River. Preserving some of the area's history, this 500-passenger riverboat carries hundreds of passengers on daily excursions including breakfast and dinner cruises. This large vessel has three decks, with the upper deck providing scenic views. Tickets vary in price, depending on the length and type of cruise. Charters available.
Located on the University of Tennessee campus, this multi-purpose arena is the ultimate entertainment venue in Chattanooga. The sell-out attraction to look forward to is the action-packed races with giant monster trucks slugging it out for the prized trophy. You can also expect to watch some of the best truck races, men's and women's basketball tournaments, Longhorn Rodeo shows and concerts.
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.
If you prefer a more laid-back concert environment when you go out, JJ's Bohemia is the perfect spot for you. With crowds thronging this place to check out some of the superb indie, punk, and other fantastic bands, JJ's Bohemia is definitely among the premier live music venues in Chattanooga. Open mic comedy is another major draw of this place. Apart from the excellent live music, the lively venue also boasts drinks at reasonable prices.