Go On Tour
What’s the best way to see it all? Go on tour! Book a tour to go behind the scenes, below street level, and all over the city. Local tour guides will take you all over the city to find secret recipes, seize a “Thriller” night, taste smooth whiskey, and discover even more of our city.
For Your "We Go Together" PLAYlist
Catch an award-winning Chattanooga Ghost Tour and learn about the city’s haunted past. Venture deep underground at night to discover natural wonders hidden within Lookout Mountain on a Ruby Falls Lantern Tours. Enjoy a peaceful paddle down the Nickajack and visit flighty friends with Outshine Adventures Bat Cave Tour. To pack more onto your PLAYlist, speed over and book a Segway Tour or a guided hike with Experience Chattanooga.
For Your "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" PLAYlist
Hop on the beer bus for a ChattaBrew Tour or pedal your hearts out with Pints and Pedals to dive into the world of Chattanooga’s hand-crafted beers and local pubs. Learn how the libations flow, take a glimpse into our history, and taste a smooth flight at the first legal whiskey distillery in Tennessee since prohibition, Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, or Gate 11 Distillery, where they distill inside a train car. Be sure to fill up your PLAYlist and bellies with a CHATT TASTE Food Tour or get a little exercise in with a Bike and Brew Tour.
Riding Solo Tours
Not into schedules and prefer to “Go Your Own Way?” Don’t “Cry Me a River,” just tour the city at your own pace with these self-guided tours we have created just for you. Just be sure to make it to the attractions before “Closing Time!”
“Got a Whole Lot of History” Tour:
Celebrate Chattanooga’s African American culture and the “Empress of the Blues” herself, Bessie Smith, at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Find out how ordinary people accomplished the extraordinary at the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. Explore a rare collection of vintage guitars and experience American and local musical history at the Songbirds Guitar Museum. Visit the only Towing Industry museum, the International Towing and Recovery Museum, and see the oldest known wrecker in the world.
Hop aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad’s restored vintage trains to take a trip into history. Visit more of Chattanooga’s most historical sites and add more to your history buff PLAYlist by exploring Chattanooga’s Black History and Native American History.
“Ooh, Barracuda” Tour:
Dive into worlds of wonder at the Tennessee Aquarium with feisty otters, toothy sharks, and playful penguins. Swing over to the Chattanooga Zoo to get nose to nose with red pandas, feed giraffes, and take a ride on the ZOO CHOO train. Head over to Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center's Native Animal Exhibit to see sandhill cranes, an American Bald Eagle, and the critically endangered red wolf. Witness the Rock City Raptors in all their glory at Rock City's seasonal birds of prey show. Crawl to the Burrowing Critter Cave and learn about the fantastic creatures living below Earth's surface at the Creative Discovery Museum. Make your PLAYlist go wild and book your behind-the-scenes to get even closer to some of our most exotic friends.
“For Art’s Sake” Tour:
Connect with American art at the Hunter Museum of American Art, take the best selfies at the Chattanooga Selfie Museum, and explore all of Chattanooga's museums. Find unique 10-foot sculptures throughout the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, interactive art pieces at Main Terrain Art Park, and numerous masterpieces along the Tennessee Riverwalk. Visit Area 61 Gallery, Shuptrine's Gallery, and all of our unique art galleries to see what you can add to your own collection. Stroll through the city's artsy alleyways to experience immersive art and find eye-popping murals all over town. Check out all of Chattanooga's public art, or catch a show at one of Chattanooga's live performance theatres to sprinkle more culture into your PLAYlist.
Sounds of the Scenic City
Featuring music from local artists, upcoming festivals, and playlists from unique Chattanooga attractions like the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Songbirds, Creative Discovery Museum, Rock City + More. We've come pretty dang close to capturing the songs of the Scenic City.Listen Now