Premier Chattanooga Attractions

Excitement and fun is around every corner of our downtown Chattanooga hotel. Visitors will find a swell of attractions and things to do in Chattanooga for all ages, including outdoor adventure, historic experiences, kid-friendly fun, and much, much more. Whether you’re seeking a destination for a family outing or looking for a couples getaway, you’ll find it here.

Discover what Chattanooga, TN has to offer and make your plans to visit.


Tennessee Aquarium / IMAX 3D

Explore the world's vibrant aquatic life firsthand at the Tennessee Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga. Just a short distance from our Chattanooga hotel, the Tennessee Aquarium boasts several exotic exhibits that will ignite the imagination of all ages. Discover the wildlife that inhabits the Tennessee River or get up close with some of the ocean's most colorful creatures—the Tennessee Aquarium has it all!

Experience state-of-the-art 3D cinema at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. Enjoy dazzling adventures on one of the biggest screens in Tennessee that will thrill all ages.

Hours: 10 am - 6 pm

Address: One Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402

Phone: (800) 262-0695

otter exhibit at the tennessee aquarium
highpoint climbing gym climbing wall

Highpoint Climbing Gym

Boasting nearly 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor climbing space, Highpoint Climbing Gym is a unique fitness experience for all ages near our downtown Chattanooga hotel. This spacious venue boasts a wide-range of activities, for beginners and experts, including:

  • Sport climbing

  • Bouldering

  • the Kid Zone

  • Yoga

  • And much more!

Hours: 6 am - 10 pm Mon, Wed, Fri; 10 am - 10 pm Tue, Th, Sat; 10 am - 8 pm Sun

Address: 219 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402

Phone: (423) 602-7625

Creative Discovery Museum

Let your little one explore, learn, and grow at the Creative Discovery Museum in downtown Chattanooga. This popular learning center features a litany of interactive, hands-on exhibits that will allow your child(ren)—ages 0 through 12—to play and grow. Exhibits include:

  • Science Theater

  • PlayGym

  • RiverPlay

  • Rooftop Fun Factory

  • And many more kid-friendly exhibits and activities!

Hours: Hours change seasonally; please call ahead for hours

Address: 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402

Phone: (423) 756-2738

entrance to the creative discovery museum in chattanooga
tennessee valley railroad steam engine

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Take a ride into history on a classic steam engine via the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. This popular Chattanooga attraction is perfect for all ages and is famously described as a "moving museum", taking guests through Tennessee's lush landscape that range from as little as an hour to all-day adventures. Along with their famous year-round rides, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum also offers seasonal excursions.

Hours: 10 am - 3:35 pm Sunday thru Friday; 9 am - 3:35 pm Saturday

Address: 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421

Phone: (423) 894-8028

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Step back in time at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. Both parks are rich with military history and are major turning points in the American Civil War. Chattanooga Military Park boasts scenic views of Chattanooga from atop Lookout Mountain, where cannons rest overlooking the city.

Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm; both parks

Chickamauga Address: 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA, 30742

Chattanooga Address: 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain, TN, 37350

Phone: (706) 866-9241

old military cannons on battlefield
lover's leap waterfall at rock city

Rock City & Ruby Falls

Take a scenic tour underground to one of the world's most beautiful cave waterfalls: Ruby Falls. This stunning attraction is the largest underground waterfall (145 ft) and America's deepest commercial cave.

If staying above ground is your thing, visit Rock City where the elevation peaks at 1700 ft! Visitors will discover a 100-foot waterfall and the area's most amazing views high atop Lookout Mountain.

Hours: 8 am - 8 pm

Address: 1720 South Scenic Highway, Chattanooga, TN, 37409

Phone: (423) 821-2544

Other Things to Do in Chattanooga

Chattanooga Duck Boat Tours - Address: 503 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402; Phone: (423) 756-3825

Chattanooga Zoo - Hours: 9 am - 5 pm; Address: 301 N Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404; Phone: (423) 697-1322

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park - Hours: Call ahead for hours; Address: 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, GA, 30741; Phone/Tickets: (706) 866-5681

Chattanooga Lookouts Double-A Baseball - Address: 201 Power Alley, Chattanooga, TN 37402; Phone/Tickets: (423) 267-4849

River Canyon Adventure - Hours: Call ahead for hours; Address: 21726 River Canyon Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405; Phone: (423) 488-8211

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Address: 615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403

The Comedy Catch - Address: 1400 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408; Phone/Tickets: (423) 629-2233

Songbirds Guitar Museum - Address: 35 Station Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37408; Phone: (423) 531-2473

downtown chattanooga skyline