3641 Cummings Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37419
Phone: (423) 821-5500
Fax: (423) 821-3690
From fox to bobcat to the endangered red-tailed hawk, these animals are not on display, rather living their lives free from zoo cages or poachers, in their natural habitat. Endangered species, injured animals and birds that choose to make their home here are cared for by the staff and seem to enjoy the company of visitors. Scenic walkways, hiking paths and educational centers make this more than an animal exhibit. This is a full-featured outdoor park for families looking for outdoor adventure.
This structure is Tennessee Valley Authority's largest rock-filled dam, measuring 230 feet high and 8,500 feet long. The 520-acre lake atop the mountain is a part of the TVA hydropower system. Take an amazing tour into the mountain, dam and powerhouse. After your tour, settle down to a picnic lunch at one of the many picnic areas or take in the view of the scenic Tennessee Valley where the mountaintop offers a breathtaking vantage point. Admission is free.
During the United States Civil War, the Confederate armies of Chattanooga used the East Brow of Lookout Mountain as their lookout point. The panoramic view of the valley gave the Confederates an advantage over any approaching Union Army. However, during the bloody battle for Chattanooga, the northern troops waited for the clouds to fall upon the point and advanced under the cloud cover. Before the Southern troops knew what was happening, their fate was sealed. This park and museum commemorates this struggle for visual superiority. The Confederates were defeated and the post captured, but it was a valiant battle now known as the Battle Above the Clouds.
The Cravens House is a historic building located on the Lookout Mountain Battlefield in the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. The house was the home of prominent Chattanoogan Robert Cravens. The large, opulent house was the location of the Civil War's "Battle Above the Clouds", and served as a base for both Confederate and Union armies at different points during the war. Today, there are many popular hiking trails located in the area of the house.
Lookout Mountain is one of the most popular attractions in the Chattanooga area. Visitors can ride up the mountain on the Incline Railway and visit the amazing Rock City, complete with a waterfall, swinging bridge, caverns and a cafe. Or pay a visit to Ruby Falls, an amazing underground waterfall. Lookout Mountain is definitely a must-see attraction when in Chattanooga.
The St. Elmo Historic District is a charming neighborhood of Chattanooga. Dating back to 1885, it has a mix of architectural styles which include the Victorian bungalow and Victorian. The district comprises of many historic properties and thus became a part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Tennessee River Blueway is a 50-mile (80 kilometer) patch of the Tennessee river. Flowing between the Chickamauga Dam and the Nickajack Dam, this river offers many adventure sports activities for you. Experience water sports like never before as you canoe or kayak along the Tennessee river. Along the coast of this river you will find many camping sights and trails for nature-lovers. You can go bird-spotting as this region is home to many species of birds. Spends some time amidst nature for a relaxing weekend with your loved ones here.
High atop Lookout Mountain are quiet woodland paths and gardens where you will discover ancient rock formations, explore 400 species of plants, flowers, and shrubs, and cast your wish upon the 140 foot high falls. Stand mightily upon the world-famous Lover's Leap and wrap yourself in the magnificent view, then wind your way through massive rock boulders and caverns that bring you to the Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village.
The Chattanooga Riverfront is a picturesque stretch in the heart of downtown. Nestled on the edge of the Tennessee River, it is a great place for family recreation. It is located within short distance of several city attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium, Walnut Street Bridge and Market Street Bridge, and lined by hotels and restaurants. Explore the riverside path for its public art exhibitions, occasional concerts, river tours and local eateries, as well as breathtaking views of the city.
The Olivet Baptist Church or the OCB church as it fondly called is a baptist church and has a very active community. The activities held here are various and worship services are a-plenty. There are plenty of events involving participation and leaves one with a good feeling of belonging. Check the website for more details as events are periodically updated.
Situated in the heart of Downtown, Miller Park is a great place to bring the family, watch a concert, or just simply sit down and enjoy the sun.
Few things in life are more fulfilling, more entertaining than a live musical performance. So it is fortunate that the Scenic City is home to the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association. The area's premiere performance guild is better than ever as it approaches its 70th year. Concerts are held in the historic Tivoli Theatre downtown and the "Pops in the Park" series is performed in Coolidge Park.