There are so many things to do in Chattanooga that you’ll find it takes several days to fit them all in. Start planning your next Tennessee vacation in Chattanooga today!
Chattanooga looks forward to your arrival. Make sure to make some time during your conference to take in all the great attractions, dining and festival options.
Chattanooga Fun Facts
Chattanooga offers an attraction or event for every interest. But here’s some “did you knows?” about our host city.
- The name “Chattanooga” is based on the Muskogean term for rock, cvto (chatta), and may refer to Lookout Mountain, which is described as looking like “a rock rising to a point.”
- The city is probably best known for the 1941 big-band swing song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”
- The recently restored historic Walnut Street Bridge is not only the second longest pedestrian bridge in the world but also the oldest surviving bridge of its kind in the Southeastern United States.
- The Chattanooga Bakery is the home of the Moon Pie.
- The Tennessee Aquarium is the largest facility of its kind to focus on fresh water habitat. It features 7,000 animals and 300 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.
- Just outside of Chattanooga is Rock City, a tourist attraction that opened on May 21, 1932. Soon after it opened, Garnet Carter (the owner) hired a young sign painter named Clark Byers, to travel the nation’s highways and offer to paint farmers’ barns in exchange for letting him paint three simple words on the barn roof: “See Rock City.” The distinctive black-and-white signs appeared as far north as Michigan and as far west as Texas.