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Must Sees and Don't Waste Times

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Must Sees and Don't Waste Times

Okay, I've chosen a hotel - now I need advice and attractions that we must see while in Chattanooga and those that we shouldn't waste time on.

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11. Re: Must Sees and Don't Waste Times

tru eabout the zoo.

also there is the nature center. its neat for nature lovers.

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Tennessee Valley Railroad charges $13.50 Adults and $7.00 children 3-12 for a 55 minute train ride and tour, and access to the display yard. (2006 prices).

I suggest the following:

Tennessee Valley Railroad

Rock City

Southern Bell Riverboat

Aquarium (If you haven't been to alot of other aquariums)

Chattanooga Zoo (as said its very small, but for the price, very woth it)

Lost Sea up in Sweetwater is pretty neat too, definately the best cave tour around (better than Ruby Falls and Raccon Mtn.), but not worth the drive just for it, only go if your on your way up to knoxville anyway.

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If you gonna drive for a cave I would aslo suggest Lost sea, Its about 40 min away from chattanooga. Also about 30 miles away from Chattanooga in the other direction (alabamma) Is my favourite cave tour I have ever been on! Sequayah caverns. If you go watch for bats.

P.S. Lake winnie is getting a major brand new major attraction for 2006 - rumours say its a freefall kinda ride!

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14. Re: Must Sees and Don't Waste Times

My favorites are:

Rock City

Ruby Falls

Incline Railway

Get the combo ticket for all three. It is only $35. http://www.rubyfalls.com/ticket_3_way.htm

I personaly think they are worth it.

The Tennessee Aquarium

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15. Re: Must Sees and Don't Waste Times

As a tourism professional in Chattanooga, here's what I would recommend. Keep in mind that while all attractions are only minutes apart, they will take about 1-2 hours each to experience. These are the must-sees in Chatt.

(In response to some of the ideas above, Raccoon Mountain's TVA Pump Facility has been closed due to heighten security after 9/11. The Caverns all the only thing open in that are now.)

Downtown (all within walking distance. Park and walk)

1. Tennessee Aquarium

2. Imax

3. Creative Discovery Museum (if you have children)

4. Hunter Museum of Contemporary Art

5. 21st Century Waterfront, Walnut St. Bridge and Coolidge Park and Carousel

Lookout Mountain (about 15 minutes away from downtown)

1. Rock City

2. Ruby Falls

3. Incline Railway

Other Places to See:

1. Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Southside,Downtown)

2. Bluff View Art District (amazing views of the river and upscale eating and shopping. Near the art museum)

3. Chattanooga Ducks (take a fun tour of the river. Great views!)

4. Frazier Ave (great shopping and restaurants), adjacent to Coolidge Park

6. Chickamauga Battlefield (about 30 minutes away in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA)

If you have questions, please visit www.chattanoogafun.com. There are several itineraries available that will help you select the attractions to visit.

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