Things to do in Chattanooga

Our most recommended things to do in Chattanooga

Chattanooga: Derailed Trolley Tour and Train Ride

1. Chattanooga: Derailed Trolley Tour and Train Ride

Embark on a journey through Chattanooga's extensive transportation past on this derailed trolley tour and train ride. Learn about the earliest days of horse-drawn carriages, the renowned train era in Chattanooga, the present era of the automobile, and the development of the electric vehicle. Uncover bits of local history during your Derailed tour at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. You'll encounter different means of transportation through history, such as the mountain incline railway vehicle from around 1948. This excursion includes a ride on the "Missionary ridge local" operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Chattanooga: Adults-Only Haunted City Walking Tour

2. Chattanooga: Adults-Only Haunted City Walking Tour

Indulge in the macabre on this adult's only guided walking tour in Chattanooga. Immerse yourself in tales of dark spirits and terrible tragedies from Chattanooga's history. Hear about demons, monsters, blood-soaked grounds, and a centuries-old curse. Leave the kids at home and meet your guide at Miller Park for an evening of spooky delights. Stroll through the city with stops for stories at the newly renovated Miller Plaza Pavilion, the red-brick 'The Read House' hotel, and the old Mountain City Club which was built in 1889. Continue to the over a century-old 'Fischer Evans Jewelers' in downtown, and the Cherry Street Tavern. Discover the hidden secrets behind city highlights like the headquarters of the Double Cola Company and the Former Lee House. 

Chattanooga: Historic Downtown 2-Hour Segway Tour

3. Chattanooga: Historic Downtown 2-Hour Segway Tour

After arriving at the office, you will watch a short safety video before making sure that your helmets fit properly. Each participants will then be trained on the Segway, before heading out for the tour. Each tour will aim to discover the historic sites and secrets of downtown Chattanooga. As you glide through the streets, you will take in the beautiful sites of this historic town; from Tivoli Theater to Ross Landing, Warehouse Row, the Urban Stack, the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and Miller Plaza. Your tour guide will escort you through the city, exploring the history, art, architecture, parks, great restaurants and things to do. Your tour guide will leave you feeling like a local and wanting to come back to this beautiful city, time and time again.

Chattanooga: City Trolley Tour with Coker Museum visit

4. Chattanooga: City Trolley Tour with Coker Museum visit

Maximize your time in Chattanooga and see all the city has to offer aboard a trolley with panoramic windows. Join this guided trip to discover the rich history and local landmarks of the area, with a fun visit to Coker Automotive Museum for the most incredible themed photo ops. Hop aboard your trolley and get to know the city, famous for its Civil War legacy, railroad heritage, and Lookout Mountain. Listen closely as your guide highlights all the great things to do in the city and shares tales of its 200-year history. Enjoy stops at the sculpture fields, a 33-acre space showcasing contemporary sculptures in grassy surroundings, and the Coker Automotive Museum. Pass by iconic sites such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Bluff View Art District, Coolidge Park, Chattanooga Zoo, the National Cemetery, and Engel Stadium.

Chattanooga: A Spooky and Family-Friendly Walking Tour

5. Chattanooga: A Spooky and Family-Friendly Walking Tour

Discover thrilling ghost stories of Chattanooga on walking tour for the whole family. Visit historic locations which are tied to the Civil War, murders, and other sources of strange hauntings. Explore bizarre and supernatural history as you make your way to May's Urban Mansion and the Aquarium. Meet your guide at Ross landing and begin your journey into the city's eerie side. Take a stroll on scenic and lush Tennessee Riverwalk and hear about this area's dark side. Continue to the modernist Hunter Museum of American Art to listen to some uncanny tales. Head up the quaint Cherry Street to uncover its hidden side. Admire the romantic May's Urban Mansion and find out what makes it macabre. View the glass-roofed Tennessee Aquarium and stop for one last grisly story.

Chattanooga: Chattanooga Selfie Museum Ticket

6. Chattanooga: Chattanooga Selfie Museum Ticket

Get your selfie on at Chattanooga’s very first selfie museum and experience 25+ different rooms and walls that are perfect for an afternoon of fun, branding sessions, professional photography, and more. You'll be able to interact with the selfie stations by just using a cell phone or a professional photographer. Once you enter the museum you'll have an hour to tour the museum and grab great selfies with the perfect lighting. Make your followers believe that you're hanging out on a plane on social media, standing on the cover of Vogue Magazine, or chilling in the diner with a fake milkshake. The experience ends with lots of great selfies and laughter.

Chattanooga: Craft Brewery Walking and Beer Tasting Tour

7. Chattanooga: Craft Brewery Walking and Beer Tasting Tour

Explore the best breweries of Chattanooga on a walking and beer-tasting tour. Sip on some local craft beers of the city on a fun tour with a guide. You will get the opportunity to meet the brewmasters and learn the art and science behind their craft. Enjoy a guided tasting at each location and sample the breweries' signature beers and seasonal selections. Hear about the fascinating history of Chattanooga and its landmarks while exploring the breweries. You will also have time to order a pint or a bite to eat at each location before you move to the next brewery.  

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What people are saying about Chattanooga

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 189 reviews

We had a GREAT time! Was surprised we covered such a large amount of the downtown Chattanooga area. It was nice that we were able to get off the Segways, walk a bit, explore, and take some pictures too. We also were able to have "fun" on vehicles. Kudos to Emily!

Very impressed with KK. We had one woman in our group who was tipsy & a little disruptive & KK didn’t let it bother here. Very impressed with the thorough information on each property on the tour. Great job KK!!

Both the trolley and train ride was worth the money. Learned a lot and hope to go back to spend time in Chattanooga

The tour guide was extremely informative and knew everything about Chattanooga!

The tour guide was very informative and interesting.