Experience the thrill of riding "America's Most Amazing Mile" as the incline climbs historic Lookout Mountain. Chattanooga and the surrounding mountains and valleys come alive as the trolley-style rail cars carry you into the clouds. The breathtaking grade of the tract at 72.7 percent near the top gives the incline the unique distinction of being the steepest passenger railway in the world.
Feel the spray of a cascading waterfall. Experience the seasons of a lush mountain forest where river otters play. Stand eye-to-eye with hulking sixty-five pound catfish patrolling the depths of the Tennessee River. Explore the Amazon River where piranhas dart among anaconda and boa constrictors. Listen to the birds in the mist-shrouded Delta. Freshwater sustains all life on earth, yet we know so little about this magical and complex world of swamps, streams, lake, and bogs. This is one of the world's largest aquariums, and the only one to reveal in such stunning detail the fascinating web of life supported by freshwater.
The "Golden Age" of American railroading lasted for about fifty years during which time rail empires were built, two world wars were fought and frequent passenger trains rolled almost everywhere. The Tennessee Valley Railroad was founded in 1969 by a small group of rail fans determined to preserve operating steam passenger trains. You are invited to ride the train, see the audio visual show, browse through our exhibits, tour the repair shop, enjoy the dining room and explore our gift shops.
This museum promotes learning and discovery through sight, sound and exploration. Featuring a little yellow house for preschoolers, an optics tower, a one- hundred-twenty seat performance theater, plus live demonstrations and changing exhibits. Meet the inventor, the artist, the musician and the scientist that live within YOU and uncover a world of fun!
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Shoot the rapids on America's only Olympic River, the Ocoee. The 1996 Olympics put the Ocoee River on the map, but whitewater rafting is what the makes the Ocoee famous.
Located just 20 miles east of Cleveland, Tennessee, the Ocoee River with its class III and IV whitewater rapids is one of America's most popular whitewater rivers. Our whitewater outfitters make a trip on the Ocoee easy by providing everything, you just show up and dig in.
Anyone age 12 or over can enjoy the rapids of the Ocoee on guided raft trips offered by outfitters. These guided trips are available weekends April-October and weekdays June-August. This is a vacation experience you're never going to forget!
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Chattanooga North/ Cleveland KOA is located 25 minutes or less from the most amazing area attractions.
The Ocoee River with big, closely spaced rapids, makes it one of the most popular whitewater rivers in the nation.
The Cherokee National Forest is always a great place to visit. There's bass fishing, trout fishing, water skiing, swimming, backpacking, several short to long hikes for all skill levels, majestic views--all in a family atmosphere.
Red Clay State Historic Park Trails to walk with old wooden buildings along the pathway, along with explanations regarding "The Trail of Tears" and what the buildings were used for. A small museum is on the premises.
Short drive to Ruby Falls, Incline Mountain and Lookout Mountain.
Tennessee's Ocoee River flows from the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and offers some of the finest whitewater in the world. The Ocoee River is the home of the whitewater slalom events in the 1996 summer Olympics so it'll be sure to challenge you and your crew. Due to the excellent rapids and rock formations of the Ocoee River, this was also the only Olympic whitewater course built on a natural riverbed.