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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.
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.
Tennessee River Blueway is a 50-mile (80 kilometer) patch of the Tennessee river. Flowing between the Chickamauga Dam and the Nickajack Dam, this river offers many adventure sports activities for you. Experience water sports like never before as you canoe or kayak along the Tennessee river. Along the coast of this river you will find many camping sights and trails for nature-lovers. You can go bird-spotting as this region is home to many species of birds. Spends some time amidst nature for a relaxing weekend with your loved ones here.