Welcome to Chattanooga, the Scenic City

aerial view of downtown chattanooga

On behalf of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, we would like to welcome you to the 29th annual TNAPPA Conference, held right here in the Scenic City. Chattanooga is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Southeastern corner of the state, and serves as a halfway point between the major cities of Nashville and Atlanta. Offering a unique mix of urban and outdoors, Chattanooga has become an attractive destination for everyone from outdoor thrill seekers to a flourishing start-up community.

Chattanooga is home to attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, the Chattanooga Riverwalk, and the Incline Railway. Natural features include Lookout, Raccoon, and Signal Mountains, destinations for hiking, mountain biking, and sight-seeing. The Tennessee River, running through the heart of Downtown, offers recreational opportunities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and fishing and boating.

The city has come a long way since the 1960s, when it was proclaimed to be the "dirtiest city in the nation." Since then, citywide sustainability initiatives have reduced pollution, created large tracts of green spaces and recreational areas, and transformed Chattanooga into a community that has been twice voted the "Best Town Ever" through Outside Magazine.

Looking for things to do during your stay? Check out Chattanooga Fun's Event Calendar.