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International Towing and Recovery Museum

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A museum commemorating the history of the tow truck.
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3315 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-3052
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+1 423-267-3132
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful little place very unexpected a great find tunes of history extremely interesting if you like old trucks you will love

Thank carla-mina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Antique and Vintage tow trucks - muscle and nostalgia - love the old gas pumps! Opens at 9 in summer months so can be your first activity of the the day. Never thought about how tow truck drivers save lives, often in gruesome weather conditions,...More

Thank We-L0VE-Adventure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My career was in the transportation engineering business so I was naturally curious about what the International Towing Museum (ITRHFM) was all about. Just like everyday cars and trucks are designed, tested and brought to market, it’s the same with tow trucks, only the engineering...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first visited the ITR Museum in 2012, it kept coming up in travel guides so we decided to check it out. Our son fell in love with it and has asked to go back ever since. He loved it as much in 2018 as...More

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I never knew such a place existed. My husband owned tow trucks as part of his automotive business and we had a pleasant time seeing older tow trucks (1920s onward) used for cars and trucks. Worth the visit.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The staff were friendly and to see how the industry has evolved was wonderful. To see their hall of fame as well as their wall of honor of those who died in the line of service was humbling.

Thank Toney68
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We found the history of Towing & Recovery very fascinating. The many truks and equipment on display gave an excellent perspective on the evolution of the industry

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This was a lot of fun getting to view a great variety of towing and rescue vehicles that span ages, shapes and sizes. My son who loves anything with wheels thought that it was the coolest thing! It's a fairly easy/quick stop but a must...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A nice little museum for families with kids. Interesting, cool, and even has a truck the kids can play on.

Thank Conniepirkey52
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We have a friend who told us about it and in her honor we visited. It is better than one would think - the tow trucks are beautifully restored and kept in great condition. Lots of history is provided with most of them. Good afternoon...More

Thank Bob H
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9 March 2018|
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Response from 212Moree | Reviewed this property |
There are trucks from very early (1800's) through the present. Not sure of the number. If you're like me it would take 1 to 11/2 hours to walk through and look. If you are an antique auto buff or a tow and recovery fan... More
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