There are more fun and free things to do in Chattanooga, Tennesse than almost any other city in the southeast. The proximity near the Tennessee – Georgia state makes it an easy road trip from Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta or even Birmingham. It is one of the most popular cities in the state.
The City of Chattanooga is very family friendly and can be enjoyed by couples. Attractions include historic sites and monuments to a mall and well recognized tourist spots. Not everyting in Chattanooga is free but the attractions on this list are. Information is current as of the date of this writing but may change without notice.
Visitors who are planning a road trip to Chattanooga are advised to verifiy operating hours and details with the attractions. Links to the attractions are provided for your convenience.
Choo Choo Scenic Tour
This scenic driving tour begins at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. It is self-guided. From there visitors will travel along Hwy. 153 and enjoy good views of the Tennessee River. The drive concludes at the Tennessee Valley Railway Museum.
Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge
Constructed in 1890 this is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world. It is pet friendly. Sit down on a bench and enjoy the view. Good for families or couples.
This is where the water journey of the Trail of Tears began. The Passage is a permanent exhibit that is outdoors. It commemorates the infamous journey of the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians from their homeland. The seven clans of the Cherokee are represented in this free exhibit.
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