Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Chattanooga.

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 go the...  Read More

Battles for Chattanooga Museum

The main feature of this museum, located at the entrance to Point Park on Lookout Mountain, is a massive, 3-D map that details the major Civil War battles in and around Chattanooga. Five thousand tiny soldiers, 650 lights and life-like sound...  Read More

Hunter Museum of American Art

This museum contains one of the southeast's most important collections of American art. The museum is a study in contrasts; it is housed in a Victorian mansion with a contemporary glass addition, and it displays everything from Norman Rockwell...  Read More

Chattanooga African American Museum

The education begins as you push open the doors to this museum – they are made of African wood that is over 100 years old. Some exhibits, such as a Bushman's hut and a model Ethiopian church, explore African history, but the museum's most...  Read More

Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

"Antique Annie" was how Anna Safley Houston was known around Chattanooga. She dedicated her life to collecting pottery, ceramics, and glassware, even if it meant skimping on food and medicine. When she died, she bequeathed her collection to "the...  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