3641 Cummings Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37419
Phone: (423) 821-5500
Fax: (423) 821-3690
3641 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN, US, 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 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.
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.
This park is a favorite spot among downtown workers for lunch. A beautiful green space in the middle of the rising buildings and asphalt, it is also the sight of the Nightfall Concert Series, the Coffee House Concert Series, and Rhythm and Noon Concert Series. With all those concerts there is always great tunes and entertainment during lunch time and an evenings downtown. Admission to the park and all concerts is free.
One of Chattanooga's most famous urban parks is Ross's Landing Park, conveniently situated in the downtown area of the city. Not just an ordinary recreational space, this one relives and honors the history of Chattanooga by using native plantings and art works. Some parts of the park are paved, some grassy and some with water bodies, and all of this provides an amazing backdrop for events held here perennially. Also such a pet friendly park certainly is an endearing sight to those who like walking their dogs.
As many jazz music enthusiasts know, the legendary singer, Bessie Smith, began her career in Chattanooga. Her distinctive style and passionate vocals brought her fame in the music world. Today she is memorialized in a special museum that pays tribute to her life and career. The Hall features live jazz and blues performances by local and national artists and a library of musical and historical writings. A separate exhibit hall is available for conventions and special events.
The spectacular Roman Catholic Church of Saints Peter and Paul Basilica occupies a great historic significance. Its fine stained glass windows and stellar walls add up to the interior's excellence. The church building is a massive model of the Tudor Revival and Gothic styles of architecture. The historic site is also listed on the celebrated National Register of Historic Places.