Ten Cool Things You Can Only Find in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee is a Southern city that’s as unique as its name suggests. Home to more than a dozen attractions and experiences that are one of a kind the world over, Chattanooga is a destination worth adding to travelers’ bucket list.

Below are 10 of the best attractions found only in Chattanooga:

Visit America’s tallest underground waterfall at Ruby Falls (145 feet high)

Bike, walk or run across the Walnut Street Bridge, the world’s longest pedestrian-only bridge connecting downtown Chattanooga to the North Shore neighborhood

Sleep on the Delta Queen, the only authentic Southern riverboat hotel in the world, docked on the banks of the Tennessee River

Take the River Gorge Explorer cruise to the Tennessee River Gorge, the only large-scale river canyon adjacent to a mid-sized city, and the fourth-largest river canyon east of the Mississippi

Tap the glass at the world’s largest freshwater aquarium, the Tennessee Aquarium. (I thought that was against the rules!)

See Rock City’s gnomes at the Fairytale Caverns, then, ascend the “Enchanted Trail” to the only spot where you can see seven states in America from one place
Experience the thrill of one of the world’s steepest passenger railway at Lookout Mountain’s Incline Railway, which climbs at a 72.7 percent grade showcasing panoramic views of the Tennessee River Valley, and historical artifacts from the Civil War along the mountainside

Check out the world’s largest HO model train display at the Chattanooga Choo Choo  campus’ Model Railway Museum valued at $1 million

See antique wreckers and the “Wall of the Fallen” at the world’s only International Towing & Recovery Museum
Kick back  after a day in the mountains at The Crash Pad, the first and only LEED Platinum certified hostel in the world