The Glen Miller song brought Chattanooga to fairly recent prominence, but Chattanooga actually owes its fame to the Civil War battles which spelt the beginning of the end of the Confederacy. One of the objectives of Sherman’s “March to the Sea” was to cut supply lines as part of his scorched earth policy. Over 1000 men were killed and 7,000 wounded during the storming of Missionary Ridge in 1863 which marked the beginning of the March; there is an excellent 3D battle map presentation on Lookout Mountain as well as weapons, equipment and other Civil war artefacts.
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Why should I visit Chattanooga?
A riverboat cruise down the Tennessee River Gorge will give you a good overview of the history of the area as well as being scenically beautiful. Over 200 bird species live in the forests surrounding the river.
The American Indian art museum traces back the history over 10,000 years.
The Tennessee aquarium is brilliantly laid out and is in the top ten in the US.
TIP - it does get busy so ask Frontier America to get you a VIP pass.
Ruby Falls lie 1120 feet below Lookout Mountain and where you will find the world’s tallest underground waterfall. The Incline Railway up the mountain is also the world’s steepest passenger railway! Above ground, enjoy stupendous views over Chattanooga and the Tennessee River and where zip lining through the forest is a popular option.
If caves are “your thing”, don’t miss the Raccoon Mountain Caverns with over 5.5 miles of underground passageways.
TIP - There is no free parking in downtown Chattanooga. Free transport is provided by some hotels.
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