Scenic Lookout, Riverfront Fun & the Choo Choo

Chattanooga & Southeast

“Pardon me, boys, is this the Chattanooga Choo Choo?” Yes! Plus, its Lookout Mountain, Coolidge Parks legendary carousel, Olympic rapids and ample greenways along the Tennessee River. And dont forget about our spectacular downtown, world-class museums and bustling arts and shopping districts.

Chattanoogas gorgeous cityscape, set between rolling mountain ranges, has a vibrant and eclectic arts, music and culinary scene. A top bike-friendly area, Southeast Tennessee also has unlimited options for climbing, caving, hiking and paddling. Find sheer wonder in an award-winning aquarium, the stunning Sequatchie Valley and among the many historic sites.

Chattanooga is the Scenic City, a sparkling jewel with a fun-filled downtown on the banks of the Tennessee River. Tennessee Aquariums glass peaks invite you on an incredible river or ocean journey. Every June, the riverfront is jumping with nine days of music at renowned Riverbend Festival, and the downtown baseball stadium is home to the historic Chattanooga Lookouts. The River Gorge Explorer puts you aboard a giant catamaran, cruising “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” 

The city’s railroad history inspired the popular song Chattanooga Choo Choo. Visit the restored train station for Dinner in the Diner, or kick back at Track 29, a premier concert venue. Nearby Main Street is a growing collection of galleries and eateries. The citys “hip to historical NorthShore area is alive with shops, restaurants, nightspots and beautiful Coolidge Park

Bluff View Art District offers breathtaking river views from River Gallery Sculpture Garden. Minutes away is Lookout Mountain with Ruby Falls, Rock City and the Incline Railroad. Visit beautiful Point Park, site of the Battle Above the Clouds, to begin exploring the areas extensive Civil War sites. History buffs don't want to miss Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

Half an hour north of Chattanooga, youll find the Ocoee River, whitewater site for the 1996 Olympics. Hike or bike, play in the water, picnic along the river or stroll through native gardens. Rock climbers will love Foster Falls, with both difficult and scenic climbs. Find a paradise in Pikevilles state park, Fall Creek Falls, home of the highest waterfall in the east. Dont miss the drive through the Sequatchie Valley with a view you will always remember.

Experience the Chattanooga Area

Chattanoogas riverfront, historic tours, shopping and museums, restaurants and nightlife await you. For a more relaxed pace, the Tennessee Overhill offers scenic byways, lakes and rivers, crafts and antiques, gardens and farms.


Chattanooga & Southeast Jul 24 All American Summer Series: SoCRO Chattanooga, TN Eurotrash meets Southern Class with a hip hop beat – join sensation SoCRO as he joins local DJs to blend European club scene electronica from his Croatian roots with our own Southern Hip Hop sound. learn more Chattanooga & Southeast Jul 25 - 26 Foothills County Fair Cleveland, TN Country fair learn more Chattanooga & Southeast Jul 26 - 27 55th Annual Mountain Market for Arts & Crafts Monteagle, TN This event will feature over 100 artisans and crafters displaying their handmade creations which will include: fine art, stain glass, pottery, both fine and primitive furniture, bird houses, paintings in a variety of media, quilts, woodcrafts, toys, jewelry, metal art, hand sewn & embroidered items and much more. Several demonstrators will be joining us this year and include: soap making, blacksmithing, charcoal & graphite painting, woodcrafts & chain saw carving. Chain saw artists, Chad Gainey & Kevin Rains, will be competing in several timed categories, both Saturday & Sunday! Enjoy live entertainment scheduled for Saturday & Sunday afternoons, by local and area musicians. We will also have Train Rides and Pony Rides and Arts & Crafts for Kids! Prizes are given away every 30 minutes during the show. This is a juried show and cash prizes will be awarded. A variety of delicious food will be available from Beans & BBQ to German Schnitzel & Baklava and everything in between. There will be something for everyone, and both breakfast & lunch will be served. The Monteagle Mountain Market Arts & Crafts Show will be held behind the Monteagle City Hall, located at 16 Dixie Lee Ave. Hours are 9:00-5:00 on Saturday and 10:00-4:00 on Sunday. For additional information about this event, including vendor info, lodging information, and to check the latest schedule of events: visit www.monteaglechamber.com , email at mmtnchamber@blomand.net or call the Monteagle Mountain Chamber, 931-924-5353. learn more Chattanooga & Southeast Jul 29 Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon at Ross’s Landing Chattanooga, TN Features a 1.5K swim down the Tennessee River, a 40K bike along Hwy. 27 and a 10K race on the Tennessee Riverwalk. Enjoy racing, entertainment & food. Held downtown on the Chattanooga Riverfront. learn more Chattanooga & Southeast Jul 31 All American Summer Series: Dark Horse Chattanooga, TN Rock 'n' roll straight up – no chaser needed for this riffing and rocking good time. DHT is known for driving melodies and original songcraft. learn more

Chattanooga & Southeast City Guide

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