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Chattanooga holidays - Charming, insightful and historical
Ride the rail at the charming Chattanooga. Jump on board the steam train at Grand Junction Station and you’ll be taken on an adventure along one of the original railroads in the city, or add an adrenaline rush with rock climbing, mountain biking, and white-water rafting.
Board the train or embark on an outdoor adventure
Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga choo-chooo…The terminal station is now part of a hotel however you can catch the steam train at Grand Junction Station and travel along one of the original railroad lines in Chattanooga (crossing four bridges and passing through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel).
Chattanooga is more than just a line in a song, or a ride on a steam train. If you are passing through on your self-drive, you may like to consider other opportunities around the area.
You could try rock climbing, road and mountain biking, hiking, white-water rafting, hang gliding and more, all within a short drive of downtown Chattanooga. For the less adrenaline fuelled take a bike ride or leisurely stroll down Chattanooga’s beautiful 13-mile Riverwalk that runs along the Tennessee River or simply enjoy a picnic in one of the many parks.
The Southern Belle steam boat which operates along Tennessee River is a relaxing way to view the area. You really should visit Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls; take the incline railway if you dare! It’s well worth it though to visit the battlefields at the top from the Civil war.