A few years back, a friend of mine took me to the Tennessee Aquarium. I’d certainly seen it before, but this was the first time I really saw it. There’s something about an aquarium that really gives you a sense of the majesty of God’s handiwork. As we walked through the exhibits, I felt like a kid again. And then I turned around and there it was — downtown Chattanooga itself. The City Center towers standing guard over the waterfront…with the impressive Southern Belle at one end, and Fort Wood at another. I couldn’t help but be awed by its beauty, too.
The Hunter Museum’s collection spans thousands of years, and includes such notable pieces as a 26-foot-tall totem pole, Navajo blankets and Hopi kachina dolls. The museum houses the largest Western collection in the Southeast, including paintings, prints and photographs. Among those is a gallery of works by photographer William Christenberry that provides insight into his collections of cabin architecture from the Tennessee Valley.
There are two ways to look at this section of the parkway. The first way is by canoeing down the Tennessee River on a riverboat cruise. To see what the Tennessee River looks like without this section is to see an incomplete view of Chattanooga. This is the way people have been traveling through Chattanooga photography ever since Pike’s expedition in 1806. The place that links together all of our neighborhoods was an important feature for them, way back then. It remains just as important for us today.
Some say the southside is the best side of town. A great way to experience these neighborhoods is to see them from above! I’ve lived in Chattanooga for over 10 years and I honestly love all of it. There are so many eclectic and beautiful places which makes it hard to narrow down what’s great about this city. I decided to take a walk around my neighborhood, Southside Chattanooga – which happens to be just a few blocks from downtown Chatt – and pick my top 5 places I think every person should visit at least once during their time here.
The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee is full of life and surprises. This delightfully-atmospheric city is home to a number of beautiful little-known scenic views and vantage points. In the following article, we’ll take you to some Chattanooga secret viewpoints that tourists often overlook.
I’m sure you’ve already heard that Chattanooga is a top destination to visit. The Bluff View Art District is a great example out of the dozens of reasons why Chattanooga is an up and coming city. It’s an eclectic neighborhood that combines historic homes with award winning art, local street art, and history-filled museums. Each time I visited Bluff View, I discovered something new to do or see – and there are tons more areas to explore throughout downtown Chattanoooga.