Plan Your Visit to Chattanooga, Tennessee
Visit the Chattanooga Visitors Center website
Get your free copy of the 2019 Chattanooga Visitor Guide (2020 Visitors Guide, available around mid-March)
For questions, call toll-free (800) 322-3344, ext. 1, or locally at (423) 756-8687, ext. 1 to speak with an Information Specialist at the Chattanooga Visitors Center. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coolidge Park – Named after Medal of Honor recipient Charles H. Coolidge, the park is located on the city’s North Shore and overlooks the beautiful Tennessee River. Visitors can play in an interactive water fountain, stroll across on one of the world’s largest pedestrian bridges-the Walnut Street Bridge, test your skills at rock climbing, picnic with your family in plenty of open green spaces, admire a military memorial and even ride a tiger on the 100-year old restored antique carousel.
Chickamauga Battlefield – In 1863, the Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the “Gateway to the Deep South.” The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September 1863. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga in November 1863 provided the Union troops with a strategic victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, “This…is the death-knell of the Confederacy.”
The 6th Cavalry Museum – Visit and learn the rich military history of the Fighting Sixth Cavalry, stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe 1919 – 1942. The story of the 6th Cavalry is illustrious, beginning in 1861 as a U.S. Cavalry Regiment to the present day.
Battles for Chattanooga – Located on Lookout Mountain at the entrance to the historic Point Park, discover details about the siege of Chattanooga and the battles for control of the city during the Civil War. View exhibits and the historic 13- by 30-foot James Walker painting, THE BATTLE OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN. Point Park has battery positions, monuments, exhibits, trails and breathtaking views of the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga.