Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Chattanooga to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

"Lake Winnie" offers fun for the entire family. The brave-at-heart can try the Cannon Ball Roller Coaster or the Bowler Roller, while mini-golf and the ring toss appeal to the more timid of us. On hot days the Pipeline Plunge, a five-story water...  Read More

Back in the 1800s riverboats just like this one cruised the Tennessee River, sometimes docking in Chattanooga. Today, the 500-passenger Southern Belle recreates some of that bygone glamor with sightseeing, lunch, and dinner cruises. The ship has...  Read More

This park was commissioned on August 19, 1890, making it the nation's first � and largest � National Military Park. Stroll the grounds on the free self-guided tour and you'll see cannons and monuments to soldiers on both sides. Or...  Read More

This fabulous museum has activities for kiddies as young as 18 months. The Little Yellow Playhouse has a musical bridge and a full, kid-sized kitchen, perfect for young tykes to age four. While little sis is occupied, her older brother can go on...  Read More

The original Chattanooga Choo Choo made its first run from Cincinnati in 1880, but it wasn't until Glenn Miller sang about it that it became a nationwide novelty. Today you can still view an actual wood-burning train engine on display in the...  Read More

Ruby Falls

The world's highest underground waterfall is located in Chattanooga, 1120 feet under Lookout Mountain. Visitors take an elevator down into the cavern and then follow a guide who points out formations such as the Texas-sized potato chip. The walk...  Read More

Pack your walking shoes if you want to See Rock City! A 4100-foot trail meanders among natural sandstone formations and passes a 90-foot waterfall. Not for the faint of heart, the 180-foot suspension bridge lets visitors get a bird's eye view of...  Read More

Tennessee Riverpark

This 22-acre park stretches downtown along the Tennessee River. Joggers and walkers are plentiful, and a huge playground is popular with the little ones. Fish from any of five piers or launch your boat and fish on the river. Covered picnic...  Read More

See the view from Lookout Mountain by traveling "America's Most Amazing Mile." This incline railway is the steepest in the world – at the top, the grade is 72.7%. There is an observation deck at the upper station that offers the highest...  Read More

The world's largest freshwater aquarium is home to more than 9,000 creatures. The museum takes visitors on a tour of the Tennessee River ecosystem, from its genesis high in Appalachia to its mouth in the Mississippi Delta. Along the way you'll...  Read More