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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is located in Rock Island State Park in Tennessee, approximately 80 feet high and 100 feet across. Unlike most waterfalls, it was accidentally created in 1925 when the Great Falls Dam was constructed. The hike to Twin Falls is relatively easy and involves a short walk from the parking area to the viewing platforms within the park. 1 hr 40 min (85 mi) from Wauhatchie Woodlands and Treetop...
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Sycamore Falls

Sycamore Falls is a scenic 12 ft. waterfall located in the Grundy Forest State Natural Area near Tracy City, Tennessee, within the South Cumberland State Park. Accessible via the Grundy Forest Day Loop Trail, this moderate 2-mile hiking trail offers picturesque views of the forest, streams, and waterfalls. Sycamore Falls itself is a charming cascade into a pool, and the surrounding lush vegetation adds to its serene and picturesque nature....
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Suter Falls

Suter Falls is a picturesque 20-foot waterfall located within the Savage Gulf State Natural Area in Tennessee. It can be accessed via the Collins Gulf Trail, a moderate 1.1-mile hike from the trailhead. The waterfall cascades into a beautiful pool surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush vegetation, creating a serene and scenic spot for visitors. The trail also offers opportunities to explore the Collins Gulf further and see other natural...
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Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls, an enchanting gem tucked away in the heart of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, is a testament to nature’s artistry and the region’s captivating beauty. The trail starts out downhill but gradually becomes steeper. It’s considered moderate. It’s a shady hike that ends at a beautiful waterfall. Don’t miss the suspension bridge, where, if you time it right, you can get a breathtaking view of the sunset.  24 min (13...
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Ozone Falls

Ozone Falls is a stunning waterfall located in Rockwood, Tennessee. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in Tennessee, plunging approximately 110 feet into a picturesque pool below. Accessible via a short hike from a parking area off U.S. Highway 70, the waterfall is set within a rugged gorge with steep rock walls, making it a popular spot for nature enthusiasts and hikers. 1 hr 30 min (80 mi) from...
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Lula Falls

Lula Lake is a 30-minute drive outside Chattanooga. It is a gorgeous waterfall that drops 100 ft into a basin you can relax in and explore. You can even make your way into the cavern under the falls. Reservations are required to get inside Lulu Lake Land Trust.  You must book your visit and pay a fee, which you can do here. The visit is worth the effort! From the...
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Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls is a scenic waterfall in Dayton, TN. The hike to get to the falls is 4.7 miles out and back. It is located within the Laurel Snow State Area. This waterfall is an 80-ft plunge followed by a long series of cascades. The road going into the hiking area is rough, so make sure you are prepared! Although it’s considered a challenging hike, it’s worth the trip. 2...
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Foster Falls

Foster Falls is a spectacular 60-foot waterfall that plunges into a deep pool below. The view above the falls is just as spectacular, with hemlocks, azaleas, mountain laurels, and wildflowers growing along the sandstone overlook. The hike to the top of the falls is easy. The trail leads down into the gorge and over a suspension bridge with a creek below. It is a 1.7-mile loop and is considered moderately...
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Falling Water Falls

Falling Water Falls is nestled in the scenic beauty of Signal Mountain, TN. Just a short walk from the parking area, you will be at the top of Falling Water Falls. If there’s been a lot of rain, the creek will be winding and full. If there hasn’t been much rain, you can hop across boulders in the riverbed and observe the pools of water that remain. There is only...
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Fall Creek Falls

Nestled in the heart of Fall Creek Falls State Park, this waterfall is one of the most visited in Tennessee. Plunging 256 feet into a shaded pool, it can be viewed in its entirety from the cliff above and is the highest waterfall East of the Rocky Mountains. Once you enter the park, you will follow the signs to the waterfall. There is plenty of parking, and the short,  paved...
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Denny Cove Falls

Denny Cove Falls is a 70-foot-tall waterfall located within the Denny Cove area of South Cumberland State Park near Jasper, Tennessee. The 4-mile round trip hiking trail to the falls offers beautiful views of the surrounding forest and rock formations, and the waterfall is most impressive after a good rain, typically in the spring or after heavy rainfall. While there are no facilities directly at the falls, restrooms and picnic...
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Cherokee Falls

Cherokee Falls is a 60-foot waterfall located in Cloudland Canyon State Park on the western edge of Lookout Mountain. The falls are accessible via the moderate to strenuous 2-mile Waterfalls Trail, which leads to both Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls. The park, covering approximately 3,538 acres, is known for its stunning views of rugged geology, diverse ecosystems, cliffs, waterfalls, caves, and wooded areas. 38 min (24 mi) from Wauhatchie Woodlands...
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Cane Creek Falls

The falls are easily seen from a pair of overlooks, but if you are feeling adventurous, the best view can be had after descending a cable trail. The falls are located within Fall Creek Falls State Park. It plunged 85ft into a deep pool below. Cane Creek is responsible for carving Cane Creek Gorge, which is currently protected by the 22,000-acre state park. There is no fee to enter the...
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Venues

Reflection Riding

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center offers a scenic and tranquil venue for weddings and events. Set in a lush natural environment, it features beautiful gardens, outdoor pavilions, and stunning views. The venue’s serene atmosphere and natural beauty provide a unique and memorable setting for any occasion. Visit Website
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Chattanooga Convention Center

The Chattanooga Convention Center is a versatile and expansive venue perfect for conferences, trade shows, and large events. It is located downtown and offers state-of-the-art facilities, flexible spaces, and excellent services. Its central location and modern amenities make it a premier choice for local and national events. Visit Website
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Grandview Chattanooga Event Venue
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Grandview

Grandview on Lookout Mountain offers breathtaking views and a stunning setting for weddings and events. The venue features elegant indoor spaces and beautiful gardens, providing a picturesque backdrop. Its serene atmosphere and natural beauty make it perfect for unforgettable celebrations. Visit Website
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The Mill

The Mill is an elegant venue located in the historic Chattanooga Paper Mill building. It’s perfect for weddings, receptions, and corporate events, featuring exposed brick, wooden beams, and modern amenities. The venue’s blend of historic charm and contemporary style creates a sophisticated setting for any occasion. Visit Website
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Coker Museum

The Coker Museum, located at Honest Charley’s Speed Shop, is a fascinating venue showcasing classic cars and vintage memorabilia. Ideal for car enthusiasts and unique events, it offers a distinctive and nostalgic atmosphere. The museum’s collection and setting provide a memorable experience for all visitors. Visit Website
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The Car Barn

The Car Barn is a quirky, vintage-inspired venue featuring classic cars and nostalgic decor. Perfect for weddings, parties, and corporate events, it offers a fun and unique setting with a blend of retro charm and modern convenience. Located in Chattanooga, it provides an unforgettable backdrop for any event. Visit Website
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The Historic (Church on Main)

Church on Main is a historic venue transformed into a stylish event space. It is located in downtown Chattanooga and offers a unique blend of vintage charm and modern amenities. Ideal for weddings, receptions, and corporate events, its character and ambiance make any occasion memorable. Visit Website
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Chattanooga Theater Center

The Chattanooga Theater Center is a vibrant venue dedicated to the performing arts. It offers multiple stages for theater productions, workshops, and community events. With a rich history of fostering local talent, it provides a dynamic cultural hub for both performers and audiences in Chattanooga. Visit Website
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The Barn at Drewia Hill
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The Barn at Drewia Hill

The Barn at Drewia Hill is a rustic venue set on a charming farm. It offers a beautifully restored barn and scenic outdoor spaces. Perfect for weddings and events, it provides a serene and picturesque setting. The venue’s country charm and natural surroundings create an enchanting atmosphere for any celebration. Visit Website
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Turnbull

Turnbull is a modern event venue located in Chattanooga’s Southside district. It features industrial-chic design, spacious interiors, and a rooftop terrace with city views. Turnbull offers a stylish and versatile space with a contemporary flair, ideal for weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings. Visit Website
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The Homestead at Cloudland Station

The Homestead at Cloudland Station is a picturesque venue nestled in the mountains, offering a charming farmhouse and scenic grounds for weddings and events. Its idyllic setting, complete with historic architecture and natural beauty, provides a romantic and tranquil backdrop for any special occasion. Visit Website
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Covey Creek Station

Covey Creek Station is a rustic venue set in a tranquil countryside location. It offers a charming barn and scenic outdoor spaces for weddings and events. The venue’s natural beauty and relaxed ambiance provide a perfect setting for intimate gatherings and celebrations, ensuring a memorable experience for all guests. Visit Website
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901 Lindsay

901 Lindsay is a contemporary event space in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Known for its chic and modern design, it’s perfect for weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings. The venue offers flexible layouts, state-of-the-art amenities, and an urban vibe, making it a stylish choice for any celebration. Visit Website
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Tennessee River Place

Tennessee River Place is a picturesque venue situated along the Tennessee River, offering stunning views and a serene atmosphere. It is perfect for weddings and special events and features elegant indoor spaces and expansive outdoor areas. The venue’s Southern charm and natural beauty provide a memorable backdrop for any occasion. Visit Website
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Memorial Auditorium

Memorial Auditorium is a versatile venue with a rich history. It offers a spacious setting for concerts, theater productions, and community events. Its grand architecture and large seating capacity make it ideal for significant performances and gatherings. Located centrally, it’s a hub for cultural and entertainment activities in Chattanooga. Visit Website
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The Tivoli

The Tivoli Theatre, known as the “Jewel of the South,” is a historic venue offering a grand stage for concerts, plays, and movies. Its ornate interior and state-of-the-art facilities create an enchanting experience for audiences. Located in downtown Chattanooga, it’s a cherished cultural landmark and a premier entertainment destination. Visit Website
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Songbirds

Songbirds is a unique venue celebrating the rich history of guitars with an impressive collection on display. Located at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, it offers a vibrant atmosphere for live music, private events, and tours. The venue’s intimate setting and exceptional acoustics make it a favorite for music lovers and performers. Visit Website
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The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan offers a sophisticated setting with versatile meetings, weddings, and event spaces. It is located downtown and features modern amenities, elegant decor, and on-site dining, making it ideal for intimate gatherings and large-scale conferences. The rooftop terrace provides stunning city views, perfect for memorable occasions. Visit Website
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savage falls

Savage Falls is considered one of South Cumberland State Park’s best-kept secrets! The waterfall forms at the head of many gorges, and the streams drop over sandstone rocks and plunge into a clear pool beneath. This 2.9-mile out-and-back hike is fairly easy and begins in Palmer, TN, just 26 miles outside of Chattanooga. Savage Falls, located in Palmer, Tennessee, is a hidden gem nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of the...
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julia falls

This impressive 100-foot waterfall is a highlight of the trail that starts at Signal Point on Signal Mountain and is part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Julia Falls is not accessible by foot and must be viewed from the trail. 24 min (14.8 miles) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Experience the stunning beauty of Julia Falls Overlook during your visit to Chattanooga, Tennessee. This 4-mile hike along the Tennessee River...
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greeter falls

Looking for a short hike with a breathtaking view at the end? Just 45 minutes outside of Chattanooga, Greeter Falls is one of Tennessee’s most impressive waterfalls. On this family friendly hike you will be nestled in a shady canopy of trees where you can choose to visit both the lower and upper waterfalls. 1 hr 7 min (55.4 miles) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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glen falls

Glen Falls is a hidden gem located on Lookout Mountain and is a fantastic spot for photo lovers! Throughout this 2-mile hike, you will find some really cool and unique rock formations. You will also get to enjoy three waterfalls, including one with a family-friendly swimming hole. The trail to Glen Falls gains some elevation through some challenging rock formations, so it might not be a good hike for those...
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desoto falls

DeSoto Falls is one of the tallest and most visited waterfalls in Alabama. Named after the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto, it stands 107 feet tall and cascades down a layered rock wall into a pool below. You can easily reach the waterfall via a paved path just off Lookout Mountain Parkway, only a few hundred yards from the parking lot. While the upper falls are accessible to people of...
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cherokee and hemlock falls

Both of these spectacular waterfalls are found inside Cloudland Canyon State Park. Whether you are hiking along the canyon rim or exploring the base of the falls, there will be no shortage of spectacular views. 31 min (23.8 miles) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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benton falls

This beautiful 65-foot waterfall is a great day trek for anyone visiting Cherokee National Forest. The 3-mile out-and-back trail is generally considered an easy route, and takes an average of 1 h 10 min to complete. Visit Website
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amicalola falls loop

This trail to this popular waterfall begins near Dawsonville, Georgia. If you like a challenge, you will enjoy the 425 steps it takes to reach the top of falls. Don’t worry, there are plenty of rest stops along the way but the view at the top is worth it! This 729-foot (222 m) waterfall is the highest waterfall in Georgia and is considered to be one of the states Seven...
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Swimming Holes

suck creek swimming holes

For a truly local swimming experience in Chattanooga, look no further than Suck Creek. Nestled in a breathtaking canyon shaped by the creek itself, this hidden gem offers not just one, but numerous swimming holes to explore. While there are no official signs or addresses, keep an eye out for parked cars after passing Gardens in the Gorge on Suck Creek Rd. Once you spot a suitable location, venture over...
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soddy blue hole

Nestled within the captivating North Chickamauga Creek Pocket Wilderness area, is one of Chattanooga’s most popular swimming holes. The Blue Hole is a natural wonder that beckons visitors seeking a serene and refreshing escape. This hidden gem is a picturesque swimming spot renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters. As you venture into the gorge, be prepared to marvel at the enchanting beauty of the surrounding lush forests and towering cliffs....
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rainbow lake

Rainbow lake is right off of the Cumberland Trail, offering plenty of opportunities to explore. Hike down to the lake and then hop over the suspension bridge and head on to Edward’s Point, or head up to Signal Point for a beautiful view! Visit Website
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nickajack lake

This beach offers a roped off swimming area, pavilion, gazebo, 3 docks and boat ramp large enough to accommodate two trucks at a time. Available activities include fishing, hiking trails, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, & a playground. Visit Website
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harrison bay state park

This 1,200 acre park with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, and a 72-par golf course is a haven for campers, boaters and fishermen, as well as picnickers, golfers and other day-use visitors. Visit Website
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chickamauga lake

This family-friendly swim area offers a large sandy beach as well as grassy knolls for sunbathing. There is plenty of room for both swimmers & kayakers. Other amenities include picnic tables, public restrooms, and plenty of free parking. Visit Website
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chester frost park

Chester Frost Park offers a swimming beach, fishing piers, group picnic facilities, an indoor pavilion, a power boat launch, boat docks and ramps, off the shores of Chickamauga Lake. Visit Website
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big soddy creek gulf

This rural gem features various swimming holes with year-round cool crisp water located along a 5-mile out-and-back hiking trail. Benches and picnic tables can be found along the way providing the perfect spot to enjoy a meal. Visit Website
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tims ford state park

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south cumberland state park

42 miles (44 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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rock island state park

86.6 miles (1 hr 29 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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red top mountain state park

86 miles (1 hr 29 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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red clay state historic park

29.4 miles (1 hr 3 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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lake guntersville state park

87.1 miles (1 hr 31 min ) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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james h. floyd state park

49 miles (1 hr 7 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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ocoee scenic river state park

57.8 miles (1 hr 21 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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harrison bay state park

23 miles (42 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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fort mountain state park

56 miles (1 hr 28 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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fall creek falls state park

72.5 miles (1 hr 25 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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desoto sate park

46.8 miles (51 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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cloudland canyon sate park

22 miles (26 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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cathedral caverns state park

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buck’s pocket state park

63.7 miles (1 hr 19 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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Restaurants

tremont tavern

Home to some of Chattanooga’s best hamburgers, Tremont is a hidden gem. In addition to their to burger, this family friendly neighborhood pub has a fantastic beer selection and a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere. Visit Website
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tony’s pasta

This is a Chattanooga institution in the Bluff View Art’s District. Featuring classic Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere with recipes handed down from the owners Sicilian grandmother. Visit Website
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taqueria jalisco

Taqueria Jalisco started in 2005 in a small red food truck on the Southside of Chattanooga. Now they’re a full service Restaurant, Tequila & Mezcal bar serving uplifted Mexican fair with a modern twist. Visit Website
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taco mamacita

Tex-Mex at it’s finest, this eatery features a modern, eclectic menu where the taco is supreme, with a full bar and covered patio. Everything is made fresh, in house daily (including their famous margaritas). Visit Website
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sushi nabe

A delightful family owned and operated Japanese Restaurant located right next to Coolidge Park in Northshore. Sushi Nabe has been offering authentic Japanese cuisine and fresh hand rolled sushi since 1994. Visit Website
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starbucks

Sometimes you feel like a Java Chip Frappuccino and a Spinach Feta Wrap. Luckily there is a Starbuck on Lookout Mountain, about a 10 minute drive. Bonus Points: It’s probably the only Starbucks that looks like a castle. Visit Website
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st. john’s restaurant

One of Chattanooga’s most acclaimed restaurant, St. John’s serves inventive American cuisine from Chef Patrick Sawyer in an elegant, historic setting. A remarkable dining experience with an extensive wine selection. Visit Website
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southside pizza

The biggest pies in Chattanooga, Southside serves up thin crust New York Style pizza in 16″ and 20″ or by the individual slice. Dine inside, out on their covered patio, or get your pizza to-go or delivered. Visit Website
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southern squeeze

Part smoothie shop, part cold-pressed juice bar, and part restaurant, Southern Squeeze offers up an assortment of healthy plant-based food and drinks to satisfy both your sweet and savory carvings. Visit Website
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slick’s

Love, Peace, and Burger Grease! This chill, industrial-style hangout is built around a retro 1950’s food truck. Their inventive burgers that can be customized in every way and they feature live music on the weekends Visit Website
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sleepyhead coffee

This welcoming and safe space is perfect to read a book, drink a good cup of coffee, enjoy breakfast or a snack, meet with friends, grab a plant, create, get inspired, or simply just relax. Visit Website
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sawasdee thai

A low-key establishment, just off Lookout Mountian in the historic St. Elmo neighborhood, preparing homestyle Thai fare, from noodles, stir-fries & curries to dessert.Try the Mango Sticky rice for a sweet treat. Visit Website
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rembrandt’s coffee house

Located in the Bluff View Arts District, this European style coffeeshop & bakery makes the best Bavarian pretzel in town and is the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely lunch, or grab a coffee on the go. Visit Website
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opa!

You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a small town in Greece as you dine family-style in their courtyard. A fixed price gets you a chef-curated multi-course feast. It’s a little bit pricey, but well worth it! Visit Website
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old gilman grill

Once the headquarters of Gilman Paint, this historic building now offers a fresh take on French & American cuisine with a chef-inspired menu, innovative cocktails, and an extensive list of wines & spirts. Visit Website
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o’dells

Just down the street from Wauhatchie, O’Dells is a one-stop for great pizza, salads, beer, & deli sandwiches snack, and Ice Cream. O’Dells offers Pickup, Delivery, Dine In and a Drive-Thru window. Visit Website
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niedlov’s cafe & bakery

In addition to supplying Chattanooga’s best restaurants with artisanal bread, Neidlov’s sells delicious sandwiches, coffee, and fresh-baked pastries out of their storefront on Main Street. Visit Website
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main street meats

Part neighborhood butcher shop, part restaurant and part whiskey bar focusing on products and ingredients sourced from the Tennessee River Valley. Main Street Meats offers traditional American fare with a local twist. Visit Website
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la altena

Your classic Mexican restaurant. Enjoy traditional Mexican plates, margaritas, cervezas and all the chips & salsa you can eat, served in a colorful, laid-back joint with both indoor and covered sidewalk seating. Visit Website
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kenny’s

This place offers French and Creole inspired breakfast and lunch staples in a casual, unassuming atmosphere. Staring chef Kenny’s house made meats and sides, the menu showcases the best of fresh, local ingredients from the area. Visit Website
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jack brown’s

They do one thing and they do it really well, burgers. Their burgers are unique and crave-able. They stock an exciting variety of all styles of craft beer, ranging from local darlings to rare beers from around the world. Visit Website
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han mi

Some of the best Asian food in Chattanooga Han-Mi serves up traditional Korean food with an American twist. We highly recommend their Pork Belly bibibop. The food tend to be spicy, but can be made mild by request. Visit Website
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flying squirrel

Eclectic Southern comfort food with craft beer & cocktails. Since 2013, Flying Squirrel has served creative, seasonal fare in a laid-back, beautiful setting in the heart of Chattanooga’s Southside neighborhood. Visit Website
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flaming rooster

The best spot for simple, classic southern cuisine, and home of Chattanooga’s only authentic Nashville Hot Chicken. They offer six different heat levels of their secret seasoning, ranging from Sprinkle to Oh Hale Naw!
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feed tavern & table co.

Locally owned neighborhood restaurant with a seasonal menu of inventive cuisine cooked simply and deliciously in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Specializing in farm to table favorites with a unique twist. Visit Website
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edley’s bar-b-que

Some of the best BBQ in town. Based out of Nashville, the Award winning restaurant has perfected Southern-Style barbecue, slow cooked and smokey served with a side of scratch-made cornbread. Visit Website
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easy bistro & bar

Easy Bistro offers a unique culinary experience with dishes rooted in the French classics and prepared with Southern flair. Featuring a raw bar & long cocktail list in a renovated bottling plant. Visit Website
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community pie

Full-service restaurant featuring handcrafted Neapolitan, New York, and Detroit style pizzas, homemade gelato and a full bar with 40 draft beers. Diners can enjoy open-air dining on the all-weather patio. Visit Website
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common table

One of our personal favorites is Common Table, a restaurant that prides itself on its farm-to-table approach. The menu is a unique blend of global cuisine, including burgers and wood-fired pizza. All of the ingredients used are fresh and organic, sourced from Farm 58 in Sequatchie Valley. This farm is dedicated to regenerative organic agriculture and providing high-quality food. The restaurant has an industrial-chic vibe and is highly recommended for...
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clumpies ice cream

Local, handmade, small batch ice cream with a variety of rotating seasonal flavors. Have a cone at one of their three locations (Northshore, Southside, and St. Elmo) or bring home a few pints back to your cabin. Visit Website
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cashew vegan

Chattanooga’s finest plant-based vegan dishes and baked goods. Cashew specializes in serving delicious, healthy, plant-based food in a relaxed, chill atmosphere. You won’t believe that their chocolate cake is 100% vegan. Visit Website
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bridgeman’s chophouse

USDA Prime Beef and Chops and the freshest seafood in Chattanooga, including a grand seafood tower, raw oysters, and a variety of fresh fish. The restaurant also offers the city’s largest and most diverse wine list. Visit Website
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boathouse rotisserie & raw bar

Perfect for groups and families, you’ll enjoy a seafood feast on Boathouse’s wrap-around patio overlooking the Tennessee River. Don’t miss their half-price oyster special every Monday. Visit Website
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bluegrass grill

This might be the best breakfast in Chattanooga. Family-owned and operated, Bluegrass serves up breakfast staples and pastries along with some of the best biscuits in Tennessee. Visit Website
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aretha frankensteins

Punk rock & pancakes. Located in a sleepy residential neighborhood, their thick pancake stacks and loaded breakfast biscuits never disappoint. Plus a box of their pancake mix makes a perfect Chattanooga souvenir. Visit Website
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alleia

A unique interpretation of rustic Italian cuisine, using local ingredients to create an evolving menu. Alleia boasts seven types of house made pasta and a custom brick oven that reaches 750 degrees for pizza making. Visit Website
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Sunset Rock in Chattanooga Tennessee
Hiking

sunset rock

Head out on this 3.2-mile out-and-back trail near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 24 min to complete. Very popular area for hikers, trail runners & rock climbers. Visit Website
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snoopers rock trail

The Snoopers Rock Trail is a popular Prentice Cooper State Forest hiking destination. This trail offers a moderately easy hike for novice and experienced hikers. It spans approximately 6 miles round trip and meanders through lush forests and rocky terrain, leading to the breathtaking Snoopers Rock overlook. From this vantage point, hikers are rewarded with panoramic views of the Tennessee River Gorge, often called the “Grand Canyon of Tennessee.” The...
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skyuka and lower truck loop

Generally considered a moderately challenging route, this 8.9 mile loop takes an average of 3 h 55 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking and running, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. Visit Website
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sitton’s gulch trailhead

This 5.0-mile out-and-back trail goes from Cloudland Canyon’s towering rim to the canyon floor, exploring waterfalls, towering hemlock trees, massive boulder fields, and abundant springtime wildflowers. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 30 min to complete. Visit Website
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signal point via cumberland trail

This strenuous 5.6 mile out and back hike is worth the effort! Highlights include Signal Point; an overlook of Julia Falls (wet-weather waterfall); Lockhart’s Arch, among other rock formations; and Edwards Point with its spectacular view of the Tennessee River Gorge. Visit Website
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ritchie hollow trail

This trail is moderately strenuous and 2.7 miles one way (5.4 miles round trip), with over 1,200 feet of elevation gain. The trail passes a beautiful 30-foot waterfall called Blowing Wind Falls. The unique trail meanders through a mature hardwood forest and passes many historic moonshine stills. Visit Website
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mountain beautiful trail

One of our favorite hikes close by is the loop from Craven’s House to Point Park. The trail is packed with scenic vistas of Chattanooga below and Point Park boasts 180-degree views from the mountains east past downtown Chattanooga then west over the plateaus. The Craven’s House is part of the Chattanooga National Military Park and was a scene of a major thrust up Lookout Mountain by Union troops. The house is only 2.6...
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guild-hardy trailhead

Enjoy a nice long hike on this 11.2-mile loop trail. This trail is jam-packed with natural beauty, fascinating history, and lots of potential to give you a great workout. Visit Website
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Experiences

ocoee river whitewater rafting

Get your adrenaline pumping with the Middle Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting Tour. Brace yourself for an exhilarating ride as you navigate through thrilling rapids and stunning scenic stretches. Led by skilled guides, this adventure will take you on a wild and memorable journey along the Ocoee River. Feel the rush of the rapids and soak in the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding you. Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or a first-timer,...
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nooga splash waterpark

Nooga Splash is the ultimate inflatable aqua park located at Chester Frost Park in Chattanooga. It offers a thrilling and refreshing experience for all ages. With an exciting obstacle course, participants can run, jump, bounce, slide, and make a big splash in the water. As the first of its kind in Southeast Tennessee, Nooga Splash provides endless fun under the sun. The park is equipped with amenities such as camping...
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lake winnie waterpark

Escape the heat and make a splash at Lake Winnie Waterpark. Located just outside Chattanooga, this family-friendly water park offers a thrilling array of water slides, lazy rivers, and splash zones. Cool off in the wave pool, zip down high-speed slides, or relax on a lazy river ride. With attractions for all ages, Lake Winnie Waterpark is the perfect destination for a fun-filled day of aquatic adventures and unforgettable memories....
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haunted history walking tour

Step into the shadows of Chattanooga’s dark past with the Murder & Mayhem Haunted History Walking Tour. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour delves into the city’s haunted history, sharing chilling stories of crimes, mysteries, and paranormal encounters. Wander through historic streets, visit notorious locations, and hear bone-chilling tales that will send shivers down your spine. Immerse yourself in the dark side of Chattanooga’s history and uncover the secrets that...
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hang gliding and paragliding

Experience the thrill of soaring through the sky with Hang Gliding and Paragliding in Chattanooga. Take in breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes as you glide effortlessly above the scenic beauty of the region. Whether you’re a seasoned glider or a first-time flyer, the professional instructors at this reputable facility will ensure a safe and exhilarating adventure. Feel the rush of the wind against your face and the sense of...
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chatttaste food tour

Indulge your taste buds on a ChattTaste Food Tour and experience the culinary delights of Chattanooga. Led by local guides, this tour takes you on a mouthwatering journey through the city’s vibrant food scene. Sample a variety of delicious dishes, from Southern classics to international flavors, while learning about the city’s rich culinary heritage. Explore hidden gems, meet passionate chefs, and savor the flavors that make Chattanooga a food lover’s...
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chattanooga skydiving company

If you’re seeking the ultimate adrenaline rush, look no further than the Chattanooga Skydiving Company. Prepare to take the leap of a lifetime and experience the unmatched thrill of skydiving. With highly experienced instructors and top-notch safety standards, you can trust in a safe and unforgettable skydiving experience. Feel the exhilaration as you freefall through the sky, enjoying stunning aerial views of Chattanooga’s scenic landscapes. Whether you’re a seasoned skydiver...
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chattanooga guided adventures

Embark on an outdoor adventure of a lifetime with Chattanooga Guided Adventures. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an avid hiker, or a thrill-seeker, this premier adventure company has something for everyone. From guided hiking tours to thrilling kayaking expeditions, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the stunning natural wonders surrounding Chattanooga. Expert guides will lead you through scenic trails, sharing their knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and history. Whether...
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Climbing

tennessee wall

Tennessee Wall is a top-notch choice for traditional climbing in the southeastern region. Situated near Chattanooga, this location boasts numerous fantastic routes on exquisite strong sandstone. It caters to climbers of all proficiency levels, ranging from beginners in traditional climbing to the most skilled and daring individuals. (Although a handful of sport routes exist, they demand a bold spirit.) Undoubtedly, T-Wall possesses a diverse selection that ensures years of continuous...
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Sunset Rock in Chattanooga Tennessee
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sunset rock

Sunset Park, situated along the western slope of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, offers exceptional opportunities for single-pitch trad climbing in Tennessee. Sunset Park holds significance for both climbers and those fascinated by the Civil War. Lookout Mountain served as a crucial vantage point for monitoring troop activities during the siege of Chattanooga. Climbers initiated their conquest of the splendid sandstone formations in the 1960s, and Rusty’s Crack, one of the...
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stone fort

Being among the three locations for the Triple Crown Bouldering event, Stone Fort possibly possesses some of the finest rock formations in the southeastern region! Offering a wide range of climbing challenges, from challenging slopers to intricate crimps, only a handful of places in the country can match its diverse array of routes. With iron rails traversing through numerous sandstone boulders, Stone Fort stands out as a remarkably adaptable climbing...
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rocktown

Situated in LaFayette, GA near the Tennessee border, Rocktown stands as one of the most popular bouldering regions in the southeast, characterized by its exceptional sandstone that offers solid slopers, crimps, huecos, rails, and challenging top-outs. A pressing issue at Rocktown is the growing concern of human and pet waste. Restrooms are not available on-site, so it is essential to take responsibility for cleaning up after yourself and your pets....
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middle creek area

The Middle Creek area is known for its impressive sandstone cliffs, which provide excellent opportunities for bouldering, top-roping, and traditional climbing. The routes cater to various skill levels, ensuring that climbers of all abilities can find a challenge suited to their expertise. For beginners, Middle Creek offers a welcoming introduction to the sport. Guided climbs and instructional programs are available, providing newcomers with the necessary skills and safety knowledge. The...
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lost wall

Climbers who have been spoiled by the offerings of Tennessee Wall and other remarkable crags near Chattanooga often disregard Lost Wall. While it may lack the extensive cliffline, towering height, and rock excellence found in Tennessee Crags, Lost Wall remains a worthwhile destination. It boasts several commendable routes for both top ropers and leaders seeking to improve their skills. Lost Wall primarily consists of traditional climbing routes, featuring single-pitch lines...
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foster falls

Foster Falls serves as a primary sport climbing destination in the southern region. Situated close to the town of Jasper, slightly west of Chattanooga, it offers an enjoyable climbing experience on top-notch sandstone surfaces. While it’s advisable to avoid the extreme temperatures of the hottest and coldest seasons, Foster Falls remains open practically throughout the year. For novice leaders, there are a handful of beginner-friendly routes to refine their skills,...
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Nightlife

wanderlinger

All ages, 21+ after 8pm, part brewery, part art gallery, part concert space, located in the heart of downtown, this spot is open late, has live music most nights of the week and serves up a mean Ruben sandwich. Visit Website
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unknown caller

This hip craft cocktail bar with a phone booth entrance gives off serious speakeasy vibes. Chill during the day and energetic after dark. If the weather’s nice the bar takes over Coopers Alley for outdoor fun. Visit Website
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the rosecomb

Amazing craft cocktails served inside a converted craftsman home.In addition to amazing cocktails, Rosecomb serves upscale traditional Southern food with a contemporary twist. Reservations are highly recommended. Visit Website
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the bitter alibi

Experimental food, amazing cocktails, and the coolest and funkiest brunch in town. The eclectic menu thrives on a fusion of styles and cultures. Try the Pad Thai French Fries or the Wonton Nachos. Visit Website
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taco mac

All ages – Despite the name, this isn’t a taco place, it’s one of the best sports bars in Chattanooga. With over 30 TV’s and every sports package imaginable, this is your one stop shop for beer, wings, and sports. Visit Website
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speakeasy

21+ – You won’t find this bar on your own. Hidden inside the Kinley Hotel, just tell the front desk that you’re “looking for company.” Featuring Fancy drinks and fine food, this is the perfect upscale date night spot. Visit Website
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southside social

All ages, 18+ after 9pm – This fun, multi-story bar features a full bowling alley, ski-ball, pool, bocci ball, corn hole, darts and a full menu of delicious pub foods. Kiddos are allowed until 9pm. Visit Website
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sing it or wing it

All ages, 21+ after 9pm – Downtown Chattanooga’s only dedicated karaoke bar, you can belt your heart out 7 days a week while enjoying delicious chicken wings and fishbowl cocktails. $5 Cover charge on the weekends. Visit Website
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shady’s corner

This new Chattanooga hot spot is part New York deli, part british pub, part barcade, part beach bar, Shady’s has something for everyone. Its happy hour all day at Shady’s with a new rotating drink special every hour. Visit Website
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pickle barrel

Serving food till 1:30am daily, no night on the town is complete without a stop here. They serve up simple drinks and amazing food. We recommend the pickle-brined chicken tenders, best enjoyed on the covered deck. Visit Website
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pax breu ruim

All ages – PBR for short, this dog friendly taproom features a rotating selection of 30+ beers from around the world, in addition to wine and craft cocktails. Monday night Karaoke is fun for visitors and locals alike. Visit Website
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oddstory brewing co.

21+ – Our personal favorite Chattanooga brewery, Oddstory puts out a wide selection of brews from German Lagers to historic Trappist Ales to mixed-culture Sour Ales to dessert inspired Stouts and beyond. Visit Website
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meeting place

Sharing a kitchen with St. John’s Restaurant you can experience some of the finest food in Chattanooga in a laid back atmosphere. This is a popular spot so we recommend making a reservation to guarantee your spot. Visit Website
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lo main

This chill neighborhood hangout located in a converted craftsman house serves up tasty cocktails and one of the best burgers in town. Check in on the weekends for ever rotating popups and Sunday Brunch. Visit Website
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jmac’s

Featuring 75+ wines by the glass hand selected by Sommelier John McCune (aka JMac), this chill wine bar is a great place to relax with a glass of wine and a charcuterie board and expand your wine horizon’s. Visit Website
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jack daniel’s distilery

All ages – A 1.5 hour drive from Wauhatchie Woodlands is the small town of Lynchburg, TN, home of Jack Daniels. We recommend making a reservation and keep in mind that Lynchburg is in the Central Time Zone Visit Website
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hutton & smith brewing co.

21+ – Chattanooga’s most awarded brewery. Their locaiton on MLK is pretty bare bones, but the beer is delicious and the patio is doggo friendly, and food an be ordered from nearby restaurants like Slim & Husky’s Pizza Visit Website
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hifi clyde’s

All-ages, 21+ after 8pm – Retro BBQ joint with a funky vibe. Live music pretty much every weekend, sometimes with a cover charge. We recommend the Big Lebowski, a White Russian served out of a soft-serve ice cream machine. Visit Website
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hair of the dog

A classic British Pub featuring a wide selection of beers, simple cocktails, and briths pub staples. This old-school bar has a pool table upstairs, and still allows smoking indoors. Visit Website
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gate 11 distillery

21+ All ages patio – Located in the Chattanooga Choo Choo, owner Bill Lee uses his expertise as a petrochemical engineer to perfect craft spirits, their Gin has won national awards & the distillery offers amazing craft cocktails. Visit Website
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fountainhead

21+ – Pour-your-own pints from over 60 wall-mounted taps featuring rotating beers The perfect spot to enjoy a laid-back afternoon playing boardgames. They have a full kitchen and often feature a foodtruck. Visit Website
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five wits brewing co.

All ages – Located inside of Market South, a mixed use space in Southside Chattanooga, Five Wits offers up a wide selection of fantastic beers as well as tasty pub foods. Visit Website
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chattanooga whiskey

21+ – With over 100 different barrels maturing in the aging cellar, every visit to the Experimental Distillery is an exploration of the past, present and future of hand-crafted bourbon. Visit Website
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Attractions

tennessee aquarium

Dive into a world of aquatic wonders at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. Discover the magic of the underwater realm as you explore a variety of captivating exhibits that showcase a diverse array of marine life. From vibrant coral reefs teeming with tropical fish to mesmerizing jellyfish displays, every corner of the aquarium is filled with awe-inspiring beauty. Get up close to playful penguins, graceful stingrays, and even mysterious sharks....
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southern belle riverboat

Embark on a memorable voyage along the scenic Tennessee River aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat. Step aboard this charming paddlewheel vessel and prepare to be transported back in time to an era of elegant riverboat travel. Cruise along the river, taking in the picturesque views of Chattanooga’s skyline and surrounding natural beauty. Enjoy delicious dining options, live entertainment, and even themed cruises for a truly unique experience. Whether you’re looking...
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ruby falls

Venture deep into the heart of Lookout Mountain and discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Ruby Falls. This cave system is home to an underground waterfall that will leave you breathless. Embark on a guided tour through winding caverns and witness the magical moment when you come face-to-face with the stunning 145-foot underground waterfall. The journey to Ruby Falls is as enchanting as the destination itself, with intricate rock formations and...
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rock city

Embark on a whimsical journey through Rock City, an enchanting attraction nestled atop Lookout Mountain. Step into a world of natural wonders as you explore the awe-inspiring rock formations, lush gardens, and captivating trails. Wander along the meandering paths, passing through narrow passageways and beneath towering stone arches. Discover the famous Lover’s Leap, where panoramic views stretch as far as the eye can see, showcasing seven states on a clear...
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raccoon mountain caverns

This vast cave system is rated as one of the top ten caves in the US and is known for its incredible array of diverse, 100% natural cave formations. Visitors can enjoy a 45-minute tour, pan for gemstones, enjoy the thrill of a go-kart ride, or relax by a camp fire while taking in the spectacular views of both Lookout Mountain and Raccoon Mountain. Unleash your inner explorer and embark...
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point park

A unit of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park located on Lookout Mountain. The site of the Civil War battle is commonly referred to as “The Battle Above the Clouds.” The visitor center houses a 33′ by 13′ mural painted by James Walker, an eyewitness to the battle, and has several short audio-visual presentations about the painting and battles for Chattanooga. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and historical...
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lookout mountain incline railway

This local attraction offers gorgeous views of the Chattanooga Valley and a friendly voice-over guide during your trip. At the bottom of the incline, you will find a great collection of unique shops, restaurants, and attractions. There isn’t any air circulation in the rail cars, so we don’t recommend going on a hot day. Parking is $2.45 for the whole day. Embark on a thrilling ascent to the top of...
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hunter museum of american art

Featuring paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, video, and new media from the 1700s to the present, The Hunter Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibits illustrate the diversity of the American story and the creativity of the American spirit. The Hunter Museum presents an exciting array of exhibitions, lectures, family friendly events, social gatherings, and much more year round. Unleash your inner art connoisseur at the Hunter Museum of American Art...
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creative discovery museum

Ignite your curiosity and unleash your creativity at the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga. Designed for young minds and the young at heart, this interactive museum offers a world of hands-on exploration and learning. Engage in imaginative play, experiment with science exhibits, and unleash your artistic talents in the dedicated art studio. From climbing structures and water play to puppet shows and live performances, there’s something for everyone at the...
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cravens house

Cool little side adventure with a little walking trail to sunset rock. The site is very well-maintained and it’s very easy to park and view the surrounding areas. I would suggest going up and camera because the views of Chattanooga are breathtaking. Be careful of the roads that Google might bring you up because they are very narrow and some parts and can be difficult to navigate with a large...
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chattanooga zoo

Get ready for a wild adventure at the Chattanooga Zoo! Located in the heart of this vibrant city, the zoo offers a captivating experience for visitors of all ages. Step into a world of wonder as you explore the diverse habitats and encounter fascinating animals from around the globe. From majestic giraffes gracefully roaming the African Savanna to playful red pandas frolicking in the Forests of South Asia, every corner...
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chattanooga choo choo

One of the best known things about Chattanooga, the Choo Choo complex houses several restaurants, a hotel, gift shop, distillery, escape room, bocci ball court and more. In the winters the gardens are transformed into an ice skating rink. Welcome to Chattanooga, home of the legendary Chattanooga Choo Choo! Step into a world where history and charm converge, and embark on an unforgettable journey through time. The Chattanooga Choo Choo,...
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Parks

booker t. washington state park

A 353-acre park nestled along the peaceful shore of Chickamauga Lake. A dense forest is the backdrop of the lake, thus creating a spectacular backdrop for solo hikes or family picnics. 17 miles (33 min) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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Climbing

Denny Cove

Denny Cove, located in South Cumberland State Park (SCSP) just south of Foster Falls, is a highly popular area for climbing and hiking. It offers an extensive cliffline spanning approximately 1.5 miles, providing ample space for numerous sub-crags and routes catering to climbers of all skill levels. Hikers often visit the area to enjoy the scenic overlook above Denny East, marvel at the waterfall at the cove’s entrance, or travel...
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Chattanooga Brewing co.

All Ages – Chill neighborhood brewery specializing in German ales and lagers with a Bavarian-inspired pub menu. Dog & kiddo friendly. Visit Website
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Bluff View Art District

This family owned and operated historic Italian neighborhood is filled with restaurants, a coffee house, art gallery, and plenty of gardens, plazas and courtyards. Stretching over 1.5 city blocks, and set high atop stone cliffs that plunge into the river below you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Tennessee River, downtown Chattanooga, and the Walnut Street Bridge. Visit Website
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Quail Run Farm Tour

Get up close with some friendly farm animals, witness the power of regenerative farming practices, and purchase the freshest produce straight from the field with a 60-90 minute tour at Quail Run Farm. Inquire about their custom packages for a more tailored experience or team-building event. Visit Website
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Quail Run Farm Fitness

Quail Run Farm Fitness takes the farm to the gym, because who needs dumbbells when you’ve got chickens to chase and hay bales to lift? Whether you’re a seasoned plow pusher or just learning to tell a rooster from a hen, their workout routine will have you sweating, laughing, and wondering if you’re training for a triathlon or a tractor pull. Visit Website
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Chattanooga Riverwalk
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Chattanooga Riverwalk

Spanning 16.1 miles along the southern banks of the Tennessee River, with additional legs stretching into Chattanooga and beyond, the paved path lets you immerse yourself in nature, culture, and cuisine all in one family-friendly adventure. With a variety of restaurants and activities dotted along its length, you can spend a fabulous day exploring the Riverwalk no matter the season of your visit. Visit Website
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