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11 Great Places to Go Swimming in Chattanooga

In the midst of a Chattanooga summer, there’s often nothing more appealing than going for a swim to escape the blazing heat. While we love that Southeastern sunshine, a good cool-down is a must-do when the mercury rises. Luckily, swimming options in Chattanooga abound, from lakes and rivers just…

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Discover the Magic of the Hellbender at Chattanooga Zoo

Nestled in the vibrant ecosystems of East Tennessee, the Chattanooga Zoo is home to a truly remarkable creature: the Hellbender Salamander. This creature is the largest salamander species in the eastern United States, stretching up to 20 inches long and weighing as much as five pounds. The males are…

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Get to Know the Aquarium Plaza

Welcome to the Chattanooga Visitor Information Center in the Aquarium Plaza! Our new Visitor Information Center can be found in the Aquarium Plaza. We encourage you to stop by and meet our friendly staff, create your own Chattanooga Itinerary using our digital information kiosks, and climb on top…

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Chattanooga Cocktail Summer: A Tiki-Inspired Revival

How exactly does a landlocked town in the American South revive a storied, fraught, and complex section of cocktail history? Let’s tap this coconut and find out! Tiki bars, which gained popularity in the mid-20th century, and experienced a renewed frenzy of appreciation in the early 2010s, sparked…

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A Quick Guide to Chattanooga Trail Running

Chattanooga is staking its claim as one of the country’s premier trail-running meccas. Thanks to the incredible commitment of non-profit and volunteer-driven organizations like Wild Trails, The Friends of the Cumberland Trail, Lookout Mountain Conservancy, and the Land Trust for Tennessee (to name a…

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Memorial Weekend Fun in Chattanooga

Summer is fast-approaching, and what could be better than spending the opening weekend cruising the Tennessee River on a steamboat or zip-lining high above the treetops? Start your summer off right with Memorial Day fun in Chattanooga! For a full list of events happening over the Memorial Day…

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The Complete Guide to Paddling Life in Chattanooga

For quality paddling in any shape or form, Chattanooga is inarguably a water lover’s dream come true. Within an hour of downtown, boaters can easily access world-class whitewater and scenic flatwater paddling destinations. At all times of the year you’ll find Chattanooga’s dedicated weekend warriors…

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Lookout Mountain Lore Part 2: Legacy Attractions

The legacy attractions that decorate Lookout Mountain capture the unique spirit of Chattanooga. Ruby Falls embodies the spirit of the adventurer, inviting visitors to explore its subterranean waterfall. Rock City showcases the whimsical and quirky potential of Chattanooga, with its enchanting rock…

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