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Chattanooga, Tennessee Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Chattanooga and the surrounding area.

Chattanooga has endured as a tourist destination thanks to its proximity to Lookout Mountain, which visitors would ascend even in horse-and-buggy days just for the view. The Incline -- a near-vertical railway -- has made that journey a lot quicker (and more thrilling), while Rock City -- with its bizarre Fairyland Caverns -- has given people more to see than vistas when they get up top. Down below, literally, Ruby Falls and its subterranean waterfall have become more impressive with time, thanks to the installation of high-intensity color-shifting LEDs.

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  • Rock City

    Rock City

    Lookout Mountain, Georgia

    Mountaintop attraction designed by the wife of the man who invented miniature golf. Rocks, vistas, and the psychedelic Fairyland Caverns.

  • Ruby Falls

    Ruby Falls

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    A 145-foot-tall waterfall under the earth -- dramatically bathed in unnatural light -- is the centerpiece of this classic roadside cave attraction.

  • International Towing and Recovery Museum

    International Towing and Recovery Museum

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    The history of tow trucks, complete with many exhibits; a Wall of the Fallen honors those who died in the line of duty.

  • The Incline

    The Incline

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Funicular railway opened as an attraction in 1895. It's like riding an elevator up the side of a mountain, on a train.

  • Rebel Tunnel of Chetoogeta Mountain

    Rebel Tunnel of Chetoogeta Mountain

    Tunnel Hill, Georgia

    Opened 1850, abandoned 1928, restored and opened to the public in 2000. 1,500 feet of claustrophobia, which you can ride through on a tram.

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