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Once an abandoned shipping yard, Coolidge Park has carried the spirit of revitalization from downtown to the North Shore. The park features a century-old, hand-carved carousel. A large fountain with stone horses, lions, and sea turtles sprays water to cool youngsters on hot summer afternoons. A large common area along the riverfront allows for games, picnics and relaxing afternoons. Two stages and a pavilion area offer space for weddings and other special events.
A perfect blend of old and new, this museum, housed in a renovated antebellum mansion and surrounded by modern abstract sculpture, is a study in comparison and contrast. The museum is devoted to the American masters, ranging from the Colonial era to the modern-day. The museum has hosted exhibits that vary from Norman Rockwell to Andy Warhol and American Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism. With such programs as Toddler Tuesdays, Kinder Adventures, ArtCamp, ArtScene, the lecture series Art After Work and the Docent Program, this museum strives to make art accessible to all ages and walks of life.
Erected in 1890, the Walnut Street Bridge was the first to connect Chattanooga's downtown with the North Shore. Structural modifications have been made to turn the bridge into what is now a pedestrian walkway. The 1/2-mile span is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world and very popular among local residents. Providing spectacular views of Coolidge Park, the Tennessee Aquarium and the Riverfront, the bridge is available for weddings and special events.
Since 1974, this cooperative gallery has been featuring fine art pieces from local artists to the people of Chattanooga. Multiple artists provide pieces in a wide range of styles and mediums, from acrylics to pen and ink, wood arts, metal sculpture and much more. Stop at In-Town Gallery and see what treasures await you.
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.