Four Exciting Reasons to Visit Chattanooga

There is more than meets the eye in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In fact, it might be one of the best places to live in America right now. The reason is Chattanooga has evolved so much over the past decade, and the beautiful river running through it is truly a sight to see.

With your rental RV, you can do a lot more than just view the city afar–you can get up close and personal with the fourth largest city in Tennessee. Continue reading to learn more about why Chattanooga requires your attention.

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Lookout Mountain

The name speaks for itself, and what a view. Park your RV, and go for a fun-filled hike. At Lookout Mountain, you’ll enjoy the panoramic natural beauty of Chattanooga. Take pictures of the Chattanooga Valley, and frame them.

You should also check out Ruby Falls, which are the deepest commercial caves in the country. It’s also the largest underground waterfall in America. The good news is you don’t have to trek it alone, there are guided tours available. Prepare to be amazed by the 145-foot tall underground waterfall.

Speakeasy Escape Room

Who doesn’t enjoy the vibe of a traditional speakeasy? And, if you want to take a trip back in time, then the Chattanooga speakeasy escape room is the way to do it. You have 60 minutes to solve a mystery and escape. There are puzzles to solve and clues to find. And, with a speakeasy, anything can happen. So, enjoy.

Visit Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Chattanooga was once a Civil War battleground, and this is the largest and oldest military park in the nation. It is located about nine miles south of downtown Chattanooga. It was in 1843 when battles ensued between the Union and Confederate army where both sides experienced wins and losses.

And, during the Civil War, Chattanooga was known as the “Gateway of the Deep South” because it had a good railroad infrastructure. If you are a military history buff, this place is definitely worth a visit.

Chattanooga Choo Choo

I mean, with a name like that, how can you not visit the Chattanooga Choo Choo? Well, this is the place that put Chattanooga on the map– its railroads and train station. This particular one was purchased by the Southern Railway in 1905–it was first a hotel. Then, in 1909, it became a train hub with over 50 passenger trains going through each day.

The station closed in 1970. But, it was a place to behold. All trains traveling south would pass through Chattanooga. Several presidents who have passed through include Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt.

You might have heard the Glenn Miller Orchestra song of the same name, first played in the 1941 movie, “Sun Valley Serenade.”

In 1973, the station was converted back into a hotel and, it is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can also see the first Chattanooga Choo Choo Train, which made its debut in 1880. Around the property are gardens, a trolley and shops. It is truly a remarkable place to see and visit.

In conclusion, Chattanooga is a place you won’t soon forget. From it’s beautiful landscape to historical military sites and the infamous train station, you will have yourself a grand time.

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