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Hamilton County, Tennessee

37402, 37403, 37404, 37405, 37406, 37407, 37408, 37409, 37410, 37411, 37416, 37419, 37421

The Scenic City
The Scenic Center of the South

Page Contents for Chattanooga, Tennessee

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Chattanooga is approximately 152,466 (1990), 167674 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 69,601 (1990), 70749 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chattanooga is 306.741 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 20.472 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chattanooga to Washington DC is 537 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 115 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chattanooga is positioned 35.06 degrees north of the equator and 85.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the heart of the Tennessee Valley where Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia meet. Three major interstates join up here - the I-75, I-24 and I-59
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History & History Related Items

Chattanooga means "rock coming to a point" in the Creek Indian language. Most believe it refers to Lookout Mountain.

Click here for the Civil War trail.
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Warner Park Zoo
1254 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37404-2303
Phone: 423-697-1322
See primates, jaguars and more. Enjoy the petting zoo and learn in the various educational programs for the zoo. Open year-round.

Towing and Recovery Museum
The world's only Tow Truck Museum
Phone: 423-267-3132
Equipment and trucks dating back to 1916.

Chattanooga Afro-American Museums
200 East Martin Luther King Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37403-4105
Phone: 423-266-8658

Chattanooga Regional History
400 Chestnut St
Chattanooga, TN 37402-4903
Phone: 423-265-3247
Get the story of Chattanooga along with great seasonal exhibits. Near the aquarium.

Creative Discovery Museum
321 Chestnut St
Chattanooga, TN 37402-4902
Phone: 423-756-2738
A children's paradise for learning at play. Find lost dinosaur bones, creat art, compose music and more.

Dragon Dreams Museum
6724 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421-3752
Phone: 423-892-2384
Thousands of dragons of every type, size and color may be found here.

Houston Museum
201 High St
Chattanooga, TN 37403-1123
Phone: 423-267-7176
The collection of antiques and other art object of the late Anna Satley. Across from the Hunter Museum.

Hunter Museum Of American Art
10 Bluff View St
Chattanooga, TN 37403-1111
Phone: 423-267-0968

Tennessee Aquarium
and the IMAX 3-D Theater
One Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Toll-free: 1/800-262-0695
The world's largest freshwater aquarium
Journey through a spectacular 60 foot canyon and two living forest where you'll see over 9,000 animals that swim, fly and crawl in natural habitats.

Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
2 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402-1022
Phone: 423-756-8687
Toll-free: 800-322-3344

Chattanooga Visitors Center
2 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402-1022
Phone: 423-266-7070

Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Caverns and Campground
319 West Hills Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37419
Phone: (423) 821-CAVE
Phone: (423)821-9403
Toll-free: 1-800-823-2267
Email: or
five minutes from historical downtown Chattanooga and only minutes away from Lookout Mountain.

Riverbend Festival
537 Market St # 16
Chattanooga, TN 37402-1228
Phone: 423-265-4112

Rock City on top of Lookout Mountain!
Promoted back in the 1930's on 900 barn roofs all over the south, Rock City was the garden on the estate of Garnet and Frieda Carter. Open every day except Christmas. For more information see the website or call 706-820-2531

Visit Lover's Leap at Rock City. See seven states from the precipitous perch!

The Chattanooga Ducks
201 West 5th Street
Corner of Broad and 5th
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423-756-DUCK (3825)
Come aboard our renovated WWII amphibious landing vehicles (Ducks) and take a narrated tour of downtown Chattanooga. Once around the downtown and into the Tennessee River at Ross Landing to take a ride around Maclellan Island. An unforgettable adventure!

Ruby Falls
The Jewel of Lookout Mountain!
Phone: 423-821-2544
Discovered in 1928 when an elevator shaft was being drilled. Leo Lambert crawled through the small hole to explore and found the breathtaking waterfall. It was named for his wife, Ruby. Not only will you find the caverns captivating, but you'll also have a great day discovering all the rest here - Fun Forest play area, Gemstone Panning, Climbing Wall, souvenirs from the gift shop and much more.

Lookout Mountain Attractions
Travel on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway - enjoy Ruby Falls, the Caverns, Rock City and more!

The Battles for Chattanooga - Electric Map and Museum
1110 East Brow Rd.
Lookout Mtn., TN 37350
Phone: 423-8210-2812
Across from Point Park
Chattanooga's Civil War history featuring 5,000 miniature soldiers, lights, sound effects and details of the battles of November, 1863.

Tennessee Civil War Museum
Open all year
3914 St. Elmo Ave.
Phone: 423-821-4954
This museum tells the story of the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Be sure to visit the six interactive displays that tell about life during the Civil War.

Lake Winnie
Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park
Lakeview Drive - just over the border into Georgia.
Phone: 706-866-5681
Toll-free: 877-LAKEWIN (525-3946)
Open April through mid-September
The south'[s favorite family amusement park!

Learn all about FUN in Chattanooga!

Tennessee Wildlife Center
400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
Phone: 423-821-1160
At the foot of Lookout Mountain
This regional environmental education center brings you up close to the southeastern flora and fauna. See the Discovery Forest Treehouse and the Blue Heron boardwalk among other features.

Reflection Riding Arboretun & Botanical Garden
400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37419
Phone: 423-821-9582
Fax: 423-822-2300
This 300 acre arboretun will make you think you are back in old England. See examples of trees, shrubs and wildflowers or just hike some of the 14 miles of trails. Enter through the Tennessee Wildlife Center.

Tennessee Valley Railroad
4119 Cromwell Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 423-894-8028
Take the 50 minute roundtrip ride and experience the golden age of railroading.
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Chattanooga City Government

City of Chattanooga
101 E 11th St
Chattanooga, TN 37402-4226
Phone: 423-757-5152

Chattanooga Chamber

Chattanooga Chamber Of Commerce
1001 Market St
Chattanooga,TN, 37402-2651
Phone: 423-756-2121

Chattanooga Community Events

June each year
Riverbend Festival
Nine nights right on the riverfront with great entertainment the entire time!

2nd Full Weekend in October each year
Prater's Mill Country Fair
Phone: 706-694-MILL
in nearby Dalton Georgia
Held at a 1855 water-powered gristmill. Self-guided tours of Praterís Mill, Shugart Cotton Gin, 1898 Praterís Store and Westbrook Barn complete with farm animals. Pioneer crafts exhibit. Enjoy handmade Appalachian crafts, art, demonstrations of blackmsmithing, rug hooking, spinning, woodcarving, quilting, flint-knapping and weaving. Also have fun with Canoeing, pony rides, nature trail, barn animals and more. Great food and fun for all.

October each year
Bethel Country Fair
An Annual Event
Place: 3001 Hamill Rd.
Hixson, Tennessee
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: Bethel Bible Village Children's Home
28th Annual Bethel Country Fair. Over 100 crafters.
Entertainment, antique cars, hot rods, Holy Riders Motorcycles, gigantic flea market, kids games, walking maze, funnel cakes, bloomin' onions and more!
Join us!

September each year
Hamilton County Fair - lots of tradition makes this a great fair with music, games, crafts, livestock and much more.

Chattanooga Organizations

Chattanooga Chamber Of Commerce
1001 Market St
Chattanooga,TN, 37402-2651
Phone: 423-756-2121

Chattanooga Libraries

Chattanooga Library
1001 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2620
Phone: 423-757-5011

Eastgate Branch Library
5705 Marlin Rd # 1500
Chattanooga, TN 37411-5630
Phone: 423-855-2685

Chattanooga Schools

Chattanooga Community College
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406-1018
Phone: 423-697-4443

Tennessee Temple University
1815 Union Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404-3530
Phone: 423-493-4100
Toll-free: 800-553-4050
A Christian University with degrees in many fields. Develop Christian character and form lifetime friendships at Temple.

Tennessee Wesleyan College
5600 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37411-5310
Phone: 423-499-4104

Univ Of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 Mccallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2504
Phone: 423-755-4111
Academic excellence in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Chattanooga


Miniature golf was invented here in 1926 on Lookout Mountain. Rock City Gardens owner, Garnet Carter, is credited with the invention.

The deepest commercial caverns in the USA are on Lookout Mountain and over 1,000 feet underground at Ruby Falls.

The Tennessee Aquarium is the world's largest freshwater aquarium

The steepest passenger railway line in the world is the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway.

There are more than 300 types jof trees and 900 varieties of wildflowers which grow in the area - more than anywhere else in the world except in central China.

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