Chattanooga, a city in southeastern Tennessee, is set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Its trolley-like Incline Railway scales steep Lookout Mountain before reaching Ruby Falls waterfall and Rock City, featuring sweeping views, sandstone formations and gardens. Point Park, also atop Lookout, marks the site of a Civil War battle now honored at the Battles for Chattanooga Museum.
With so much offer, Chattanooga stands as one of the most entertaining cities in Tennessee. Chattanooga is located along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and it is a city full of good ole southern hospitality. Chattanooga is perfect for a long weekend away with or without the kiddos. Find out for yourself why Outside magazine dubbed Chattanooga the “Best Town Ever.”
One of several Must-Do’s is the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. This adventure has been operating for more than 100 years. The trolley-style railcar will carry you up the world’s steepest passenger railway to the Lookout Mountain Station. Once at the top you can see the gorgeous views of Chattanooga from above while learning about the area’s Civil War history at Point Park.
Located over 1120 feet beneath the surface, Ruby Falls is the nations largest and deepest waterfall open the public and is worth the trek. It’s an easy walk of less than a mile with gentle slopes and minimum stairs. After you visit the cave you can visit the Lookout Mountain Tower, grab a snack, and enjoy the playground.
Rock City, also located on Lookout Mountain, is an amazing geological marvel of ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 plants, and an amazing view where you can see 7 states. Walk the Enchanted Trail and visit the Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village.
If you like trains then you will want to check out the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. There are a lot of trains to look at there are also several opportunities to ride the rails on a Chattanooga Choo Choo with rides anywhere from 1 to 8 hours with stops for exploring. If you opt for a short ride then stick around to have a home cooked lunch in the Countryside Café’. After lunch head over to the Imagination Station in Collegedale for a great playground.
Other great activities for kids in Chattanooga include the aquarium, riverboat cruises, the Riverwalk downtown and much more! Have you been to Chattanooga?
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