Improved and Revitalized
This is a lens about the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga is a midsized city located in the southeast part of the state near the Tennessee River. It is a two hours drive north of Atlanta Georgia and one hour and change drive south of Knoxville Tennessee. In 1969 this city was called the most polluted city in the United States. That was a call to action for the citizens. The city now is a far cry from those days.
Chattanooga is located in southeast Tennessee in the Tennessee River Valley southern Appalachian mountains and the Cumberland plateau. It is the 4th largest city in Tennessee behind Memphis,Nashville and Knoxville. The name is from a Creek Indian word meaning "rock coming to a point" Which is describing Lookout Mountain. There are many activities in this gem of a city that is lauded for its revitalized downtown. For the civil war buffs there are many sites of actual battles. For others there is fishing, bird watching, trails, fine dining, museums and many other things to do to keep you busy.
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Things To Do in Chattanooga
- Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad Street 800-262-0695
- Chattanooga Zoo
1101 McCallie Ave. 423-697-1322
- Incline Railway
St. Elmo Station 3917 St. Elmo Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37409 Lookout Mountain Station 827 East Brow Road Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 423-821-4224
Enjoy Chattanooga's unique park that runs along the Tennessee River. This first phase of 22 miles of planned development, the Riverpark features an easily accessible trail that stretches nearly two miles
- Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park
A place of fun
- Coolidge Park
Address: 150 River Street Delightful downtown park on Chattanooga's Northshore waterfront. CoolidgePark features a beautifully restored 100 year old carousel, a pavilion, an interactive play fountain, and lots of open space. No pets are allowed at t
- Jukebox Junction Theater
Live Musical Comedy 1-866-466-2916
- Lookout Mountain
Ruby Falls Rock City The Battles For Chattanooga
- 101 Fun Things To Do In Chattanooga
From traveling Mom website.
- Wikitravel Chattanooga
Chattanooga travel guide
- The Chattanooga Chestnut Tree Project
The goal of the Chattanooga Chestnut Tree Project is the restoration of the American chestnut to the Southern Appalachian and Cumberland Plateau Regions. The return of the chestnut to its place in the forest canopy requires a two-part plan of action:
- The Chattanooga Nature Center
Chattanooga Nature Center Launches Paddler's Perch Paddler's Perch is an elevated, 625 square foot cabin that sits alongside historic Lookout Creek. It will soon be available for overnight rentals. The project also features a boardwalk, boat storage
- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nation's first, was created in 1890 to preserve and commemorate these battlefields from the Civil War.
- Reflection Riding Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Reflection Riding is a 300-acre arboretum, botanical garden, and historic site dedicated to the study and conservation of native plant life that, through its unique landscape, provides opportunities for education, reflection and healing for people of
- Bluff View Art District
Bluff View Art District is a historic neighborhood filled with restaurants, a coffee house, art gallery, historic Bed & Breakfast, and plenty of gardens, plazas and courtyards where you can relax and rejuvenate. The neighborhood, which stretches
- The Chattanooga Market
Fresh produce, local crafts & live music every Sunday 11-4P
- World's Longest Yard Sale
Yard Sale Date: August 1-4 2013 Place: The Lookout Mountain Parkway and the U.S. 127 Corridor From: Gadsden, Alabama to Hudson, Michigan
- Chattanooga Has Fun
Calendar of daily fun events
- Lovie Austin- Was born in Chattanooga on September 19, 1887 and died July 10, 1972 in Chicago. Illinois. She was a famous blues bandleader, musician, composer, and arranger during the 1920s.
Howard Baker, former U.S. Senator and White House Chief of Staff
Hugh Beaumont- Played the father Ward Cleaver on the sit com Leave it to Beaver. He went to The Baylor School in Chattanooga and graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).
George S. Clinton- Film score composer ( Score of Austin Powers movies and others) was born in Chattanooga.
Arthur Golden - Author of novel Memoirs of a Geisha was born and raised in Chattanooga.
Roland Hayes- The international acclaimed tenor was born in Georgia in June 3, 1887 but moved to Chattanooga at age eleven. He died January 1, 1977.
Samuel L.Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. He grew up in Chattanooga
Leslie Allen Jordan is an American Emmy Award-winning actor from Chattanooga He has recently guest-starred on the popular comedy-drama Ugly Betty as celebrity-trasher Quincy Combs.
Dr. Yusef Lateef an American jazz artist and educator.
Ralphie May- comedian was born in Chattanooga 1972
Barry Moser- Artist, Born in Chattanooga and educated at The Baylor School and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Usher Raymond- Born in Chattanooga, Grammy award winning R&B/Rap performer.
Bessie Smith- Born April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, TN, Died Sept. 26, 1937. Was the most popular female blues singer in the 1920's and 1930"s.
Ted Turner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, He attended The McCallie School, a private, boys preparatory school in Chattanooga, Tennessee