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
At the base of Lookout Mountain, situated along the banks of Lookout Creek, is a tranquil setting for this wildlife refuge and nature park. More than 300 acres of wildflowers, scenic landscapes and old growth trees are on display in all their natural wonder. The three-mile loop around the park is accessible by foot, car or bicycle and provides a panoramic view of one of the most bio-diverse areas in the United States.
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.
Just west of Chattanooga is a high ridge known as Raccoon Mountain. Outdoor types love this area for camping, but there is a lot more to do than simply pitch a tent. Drive like the Andrettis on the go-kart course or go exploring in the caverns in and around the area you can pan for gold and gemstones in the creeks that run along the base of the mountains.
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.
Just south of Chattanooga is the site of the area's longest and bloodiest battle of the United States Civil War. The U.S. War Department (now the Department of the Interior) declared this battlefield a National Military Park. It has attracted millions of visitors over the years. A visitor's center provides detailed information about the history of the battlefield and the battles fought here. The self-guided tour takes you through a number of battle sites, Wilder Tower lookout and a common area for picnics and recreation.
Long before the first European settlers came to this area, Moccasin Bend was the home of the Cherokee people. Here they held council and made the decisions that governed their tribes. Today, Moccasin Bend is a protected wilderness and home to the area's most popular public golf course. Only minutes from downtown, it is the perfect choice for golfers who want to get 18 in before heading home for the night. The low greens fees (around $12) and challenging fairways (boy are they tight) attracts both novice and experienced players.
Rock City is a beautiful collection of gardens atop Lookout Mountain providing stunning views of the city and profound solace from the busy world below. One of many popular sites above the mountain, this attraction offers thrills at a swinging bridge, chills at the edge of Lovers' Leap and spills inside Mother Goose's Nursery for kids. Trails lead through Fat Man's Squeeze (you better work out before you come here) to the scenic overlook where you can see Seven States (you'll just have to come see how they pull that one off).
Finley Stadium-Davenport Field is the home stadium to the football team of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Brilliant scoreboards and various luxurious and comfortable seats at the stadium add on to the fun quotient of every match played here. This stadium has not only been a venue for numerous school football matches but also hosted a number of community functions and festivals too.
Founded in 1925, this private golf club features an 18 hole, championship mountain golf course with a scenic layout that offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Nonmembers must be accompanied by a member to play and a full service restaurant is on site. Numerous tournaments and golf outings are featured throughout the season.
The AT&T Field was formerly known as the Bellsouth Park. This brilliant baseball field located in Chattanooga is one of the most sought after venues for baseball games. This $10 million dollar stadium has been so designed that the majority of the seven thousand seats are located on the first base side to give the viewers a perfect view of the game.
What began as a simple park for cyclists has now become an intricate series of paths. Whether you ride a bike for fun and exercise, or as a means of alternative transportation, you can now take advantage of the "Northside to Southside Alternative Transportation Corridor." From the Tennessee Aquarium to the Incline Railway, cyclists pedal along on-street bike lanes and separate paths. Convenient bike racks are being placed along the way in front of businesses, restaurants and attractions. The bike route not only provides an alternative mode of travel for locals and visitors, it continues the city's mission of sustainable development and environmental protection.
Sparkling gumdrop trees, over-sized candy canes and lollipops along with gigantic licorice sticks make for a dreamlike landscape. A mural with fairy tale characters lights up a corner. An old-fashioned ice cream stand under gigantic ice cream cones serves single, double, and triple-dipped cones-magical treats for a lazy afternoon. Little one's can touch as well as look for in the middle of it all is a delightful hand-painted fun castle with books and Lego's.