Chattanooga, Tennessee: Dragon Dreams Dragon Museum (In Transition)Dragons, dragons, thousands of dragons, eight rooms of dragons, collected since 1975. A shop and museum.
- 181 River St., Chattanooga, TN
- From downtown drive north on Hwy 8/Market St. Cross the river, then make first right at stoplight onto Frazier Ave. Drive to second stoplight, then turn right onto Tremont St., then right again onto River St. Drive until you cross under the bridge, then bear to the right. You'll see a line of shops on the right; the museum is there.
- Opening April 2015 (Call to verify)
- In Transition
Visitor Tips and News About Dragon Dreams Dragon Museum
The Dragon Dreams Museum is reopening at 181 River Street in the Coolidge Park neighborhood of Chattanooga. It is under new ownership and is extending Barbara Newton's legacy. It should open by April 2015. The phone number will be the same as before.[Shelby Burns, 02/04/2015]
Visited on 2/16/14 and a sign on the front door read: "closed until further notice, and when we reopen, we will only be open in the weekends." Looks like a cool museum. Even the lamp posts outside have dragons on them.
We later took a buggy ride in downtown Chattanooga, and the driver said the owner of the dragon museum passed away two weeks ago.[Tansy Ridings, 02/19/2014]
This is from their brochure- "Dragon Dreams houses a unique collection of dragons that have been accumulated since 1975. Over 2,000 dragons of all types are on display in eight rooms. See unusual one-of-a-kind antiques, delicate porcelains, hand-crafted figurines and furniture. Dragons made of wood, silver, jade, ivory, pewter, porcelain, and fabric. The colorful collection is a delight to the eye and most people are amazed at the variety of items embellished with dragons. The deversified items range from modern fantasy dragons to medieval style dragons to exquisite oriental designs. The collection is a mixture of modern to antique."
They also have a large gift shop with lots of dragons and other fantasy items.[Dane Baird, 12/14/2003]