Local Area Attractions
This is just a sample of what to do in the area.
The Chattanooga area has something for everyone. Best of all, most attractions are just a short drive from Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA! Explore the area and have fun during your stay with us.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Phone: (706) 866-9241 This was the nation's first military park created in 1890 to preserve and commemorate the Civil War battlefields in this area.
The Battles for Chattanooga and Point Park
Phone: (423) 821-2812 Start your tour of this historic civil war area at the 3-dimensional electronic map of the "Battle Above the Clouds" which includes 5,000 miniature soldiers, 650 lights, and sound effects of this famous battle. Then visit Point Park and view the location where the famous "Battle Above the Clouds" was fought in 1863. Stand on the bluff where General Ulysses S. Grant stood. Open all year.
Phone: (706) 820-2531 or (800) 854-0675 See seven states from legendary Lover's Leap. Enjoy beautiful gardens amid unique rock formations. Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village included. Open all year.
Phone: (423) 821-2544 Discover a world of wonder! America's highest and most visited underground waterfall. Guided tour highlights unique formations. Enjoy a spectacular view from the Castle Tower. Open all year.
Phone: (423) 821-4224 Experience the thrill of "America's Most Amazing Mile" as you ride the world's steepest passenger railway up historic Lookout Mountain. The Incline Railway is a national historic site. Open all year.
IMAX 3D Theater
Phone: (423) 266-IMAX This is a massive six story high theater combining breathtakingly life-like and clear 3D images with state-of-the-art six channel IMAX Digital Sound. You feel like you're actually in the movie, not just watching it! Open all year.
Phone: (800) 262-0695 Look below the surface and see beyond the edge at thousands of living plants, fish, birds, and other animals at the aquarium. Be sure to visit both the River Journey building and the Ocean Journey building to a world under water. Open all year.
Creative Discovery Museum
Phone: (423) 756-2738 An educational adventure that is way beyond cool! So keep your eyes peeled and your ears wide open - and remember these important words: "Hands On." This museum promotes learning and discovery through sight, sound, and exploration. Open all year.
Phone: (423) 756-DUCK (3825) Board an authentic renovated WWII amphibious landing vehicle for a narrated tour of downtown Chattanooga. Then splash into the Tennessee River for an unforgettable trip around Maclellan Island. Open March through October. (Schedule may vary.)
Blue Moon Cruises
Phone: (888) 993-2583 Experience the awesome wonders of the 'Grand Canyon of the Tennessee River' on these guided eco-cruises.
Southern Belle Riverboat
Phone: (423) 266-4488 Enjoy sight-seeing lunch and dinner cruises on the 500 passenger climate-controlled riverboat. Open February through December.
Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park
Phone: 877-LAKEWIN (877-525-3946) Lake Winnepesaukah is the south's favorite family amusement park. Featuring over 30 rides designed with the entire family's enjoyment in mind. New water park added summer 2013. Open April through October. (Schedule varies.)
Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
Phone: 423-697-1322 The Cattanooga Zoo offers an intimate family experience with exotic animals from around the world. Open all year.
Chattanooga Nature Center and Reflection Riding Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Phone: (423) 821-1160 Explore the Discovery Forest Treehouse, Blue Heron Boardwalk, and get up close to animals that make their homes in southeastern forests and fields including the endangered red wolf. Drive through the Reflection Riding Arboretum and enjoy nature's beauty.
Lookout Mountain Flight Park
Phone: (706) 398-3541 or (800) 688-5637 If you've ever dreamed of what it's like to soar with the hawks and eagles, then call Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding and make it a reality.
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Phone: (423) 266-5000 It's a song and a train! Step back into the world of Victorian magnificence. Stroll through the formal gardens, dine at one of the unique restaurants, or shop at the unique gift shops.
The Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theater is the world's largest drive-in movie theater. And it's right next door to the Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA! With two giant screens, you're sure to have a great fun evening with your family. Open April through October.
International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum
Come see where the tow truck was invented. Phone: (423) 267-3132 See antique tow trucks from all over the United States and Canada. History comes alive. Fun for the whole family.
Hunter Museum of American Art
Phone: (423) 267-0968 Perched on an 80-foot bluff at the edge of the Tennessee River, the museum offers stunning views of Chattanooga and the surrounding mountains. This panorama is equaled only by the exceptional collection of American art found inside.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Phone: (423) 894-8028 Take a train ride into history aboard the largest operating historic railroad in the South. Train schedules vary throughout year.
Murder Mystery Dinner Shows
Phone: (423) 517-1839 Come and enjoy dinner while being entertained by these crazy characters. You may even be part of the show!
Phone: (423) 894-7177
Tennessee's largest mall welcomes you with all the services, restaurants, and fine shopping you would want all in one location. Multiplex cinemas inside and out are showing the latest movies.
Downtown Chattanooga and North Shore Chattanooga Beautifully situated on the Tennessee River just across from the landmark aquarium, the NorthShore is perhaps Chattanooga's most eclectic neighborhood, offering the best in local dining, shopping and living.
East Ridge Flea Market
Phone: (423) 894-3960
Visit the East Ridge Flea Market where you will find indoor and outdoor booths and stores selling Antiques, Gifts, Collectibles, Cloths, Apparel, Hobbies, Food, Crafts, Dishes, Tools and much more. Open Saturdays and Sundays.
Knitting Mill Antiques
Phone: (423) 267-1922
Browse and shop through 20,000 square feet of antiques and vintage collectibles for the home and garden.
Gateway Antiques & Collectibles Mall
Phone: (706) 858-9685
Contains over 200 booths and 400 showcases for the thrill of the hunt!
The Chattanooga Lookouts are Chattanooga's AA Minor League team. They play at AT & T Field in downtown Chattanooga.
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
Phone: (423) 855-2200
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport serves the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia area with over 50 daily flights. Rental cars are available. First Class Airport provides ground transportation to area hotels.
Downtown Shuttle & Parking
Phone: (423) 629-1473
From the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Aquarium and across the river to the north shore, let the free downtown shuttle take care of your transportation needs. Electric shuttle buses run about every five minutes daily.
Enterprise Rent a Car
Downtown Chattanooga Location
Phone: (423) 267-9500
305 West 20th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
These day trip attractions will add more excitement to your family vacation stay.
Jack Daniel's Old Time Distillery Lynchburg, TN
Phone: (931) 759-6180 Visit Lynchburg, Tennessee, where they make every drop of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. Their guides will show you firsthand the special process Mr. Jack Daniel perfected back in 1866. Tours are free. Open all year.
George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey Tours Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (931) 857-3124 ext. 230 Experience the George Dickel Distillery and discover why they are the best kept secret in Tennessee.
Unclaimed Baggage Center Scottsboro, AL
Phone: (256) 259-1525 A unique store carrying all the "lost luggage" and items left on airplanes and at airports. Get real bargains from cameras to clothes, furniture to household items and everything in between. Open all year.
The Lost Sea Adventure Sweetwater, TN
Phone: (423) 337-6616 The Lost Sea is a unique and natural wonder which is listed as "America's Largest Underground Lake" in the Guinness Book of World Records. Cavern tours include a glass-bottom boat ride across the incredible lake where trout surface to greet each tour group. Open all year.
U.S. Space and Rocket Center Museum Huntsville, AL
Whether you're 1 or 100, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center has something for you! Explore hands-on learning experiences and thrilling rides. Go to Mars and experience the sensation of weightlessness and see actual vehicles and artifacts from U.S. and Russian Space Programs. There are space-related play areas for young visitors and one of the largest collections of rockets in the world. Open all year.
Nantahala Outdoor Center Ocoee Whitewater River Rafting Cleveland, TN
Phone: (800) 232-7238 Visit the Nantahala Outdoor Centers website and discover the area's best rafting experiences.
World of Coca-Cola Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Phone: (800) 676-COKE (2653) See, hear, and taste the magical story of Coca-Cola, the world's most popular soft drink. It's a truly unique experience that lets you celebrate the history, as well as sample the future of this incredible soft drink legend. Open all year.
Mayfield Dairy Tours Athens, TN
Phone: 800-MAYFIELD (800-629-3435) See how Mayfield Dairy's products are made with a fun and educational behind the scenes tour.
Russell Cave National Monument Bridgeport, AL
Phone: (256) 495-2672 Russell Cave provides clues to the daily life of early North American inhabitants.
Grande Ole Opry Nashville, TN
Phone: (888) 777-6779 Experience the phenomenon of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. Get set for an unforgettable evening of non-stop entertainment. The world's longest-running radio show, the Opry showcases the best in country, bluegrass, and more. Open all year.