History in Chattanooga
The city of Chattanooga and the countryside beyond is filled with history. The name "Chattanooga" comes from the Creek Indian word for "rock coming to a point." This refers to Lookout Mountain which begins in Chattanooga and stretches 88 miles through Alabama and Georgia. The city itself started out with two different names: Ross's Landing and Lookout City. In 1838, the city officially took the name of "Chattanooga."
There are several incredible museums such and we have listed some of our favorites below. A great activity to do with your family is to pack a picnic and take a short drive to Chickamauga, Georgia where you can visit the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and walk the 5,000 acres of walking trails and look through the monuments spread throughout the battlefield. You won't want to miss out on this great list!
We invite you to then come back to your home away from home at one of the fabulous, fully-furnished vacation home or cabins we represent. Don't forget to stop and pick up some takeout from one of our recommended Chattanooga restaurants!
|TVRM is not a typical museum with a building and glass cases of artifacts on display. This is a museum in motion, so the operating train is the museum. Patrons are required to purchase a ticket to ride. This is TVRM`s source of income to allow continued railroad preservation work.
|4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
|Visualize Chattanooga`s Civil War history as the battles come to life in a digital panoramic display at Battles for Chattanooga. This one-of-a-kind storytelling experience uses the latest technology to bring to life the tumultuous battle of the greatest struggles fought here in November 1863.
|1110 EAST BROW ROAD LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN 37350, USA
|The Hunter Museum of American Art is an art museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The museum`s collections include works representing the Hudson River School, 19th century genre painting, American Impressionism, the Ashcan School, early modernism, regionalism, and post World War II modern and contemporary art.
|10 Bluff View Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403
|The Southern Belle is designed to mimic the luxury riverboats that cruised Chattanooga`s waterways in the 1800s. This triple decker riverboat holds up to 500 passengers, and cruising options abound. Short 1.5-hour sightseeing excursions are perfect for a downtown river view while longer journeys venture up the Tennessee River Gorge. The most popular options are the dinner cruises, which include live music, bingo, pilot house tours, and prizes.
|151 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402
|The International Towing & Recovery Hall Of Fame and Museum features restored antique wreckers and equipment from the tow truck industry. The museum also displays related toys, tools, equipment, and pictorial histories
|3315 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37408