Chattanooga Culture & history

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Chattanooga: Derailed Trolley Tour and Train Ride

1. Chattanooga: Derailed Trolley Tour and Train Ride

Embark on a journey through Chattanooga's extensive transportation past on this derailed trolley tour and train ride. Learn about the earliest days of horse-drawn carriages, the renowned train era in Chattanooga, the present era of the automobile, and the development of the electric vehicle. Uncover bits of local history during your Derailed tour at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. You'll encounter different means of transportation through history, such as the mountain incline railway vehicle from around 1948. This excursion includes a ride on the "Missionary ridge local" operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Chattanooga: Historic Downtown 2-Hour Segway Tour

2. Chattanooga: Historic Downtown 2-Hour Segway Tour

After arriving at the office, you will watch a short safety video before making sure that your helmets fit properly. Each participants will then be trained on the Segway, before heading out for the tour. Each tour will aim to discover the historic sites and secrets of downtown Chattanooga. As you glide through the streets, you will take in the beautiful sites of this historic town; from Tivoli Theater to Ross Landing, Warehouse Row, the Urban Stack, the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and Miller Plaza. Your tour guide will escort you through the city, exploring the history, art, architecture, parks, great restaurants and things to do. Your tour guide will leave you feeling like a local and wanting to come back to this beautiful city, time and time again.

Chattanooga: City Trolley Tour with Coker Museum visit

3. Chattanooga: City Trolley Tour with Coker Museum visit

Maximize your time in Chattanooga and see all the city has to offer aboard a trolley with panoramic windows. Join this guided trip to discover the rich history and local landmarks of the area, with a fun visit to Coker Automotive Museum for the most incredible themed photo ops. Hop aboard your trolley and get to know the city, famous for its Civil War legacy, railroad heritage, and Lookout Mountain. Listen closely as your guide highlights all the great things to do in the city and shares tales of its 200-year history. Enjoy stops at the sculpture fields, a 33-acre space showcasing contemporary sculptures in grassy surroundings, and the Coker Automotive Museum. Pass by iconic sites such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Bluff View Art District, Coolidge Park, Chattanooga Zoo, the National Cemetery, and Engel Stadium.

Chattanooga: Chattanooga Selfie Museum Ticket

4. Chattanooga: Chattanooga Selfie Museum Ticket

Get your selfie on at Chattanooga’s very first selfie museum and experience 25+ different rooms and walls that are perfect for an afternoon of fun, branding sessions, professional photography, and more. You'll be able to interact with the selfie stations by just using a cell phone or a professional photographer. Once you enter the museum you'll have an hour to tour the museum and grab great selfies with the perfect lighting. Make your followers believe that you're hanging out on a plane on social media, standing on the cover of Vogue Magazine, or chilling in the diner with a fake milkshake. The experience ends with lots of great selfies and laughter.

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What people are saying about Chattanooga

We had the best time on the Derailed Trolley Tour. Our hosts (husband and wife) were great. He was extremely knowledgeable and she was extremely fun. Together they made for a wonderful afternoon. We saw many transportation related areas of Chattanooga and some other areas of interest thrown in just for fun. The train ride on the Tennessee Valley Railroad was authentic and very historical. By the end of the tour it felt like we had spent the afternoon with good friends. I highly, highly recommend this tour. It is well worth the cost and a great way to spend the day with some really fun people. When we come back to Chattanooga, we will most likely do this tour again.

This tour is AMAZING! Thomas is an excellent enjoyable relaxed guide. This is the first time our family or 4 has been to Chattanooga and this was an excellent and fun way to see the city and hear the history. Rising the Segway is so much fun. It’s takes a minute to get comfortable doing so but Thomas shows you the way. I’m no time at all you’ll feel ready to go. After the tour we enjoyed some of the local places that Thomas recommended including food, ice cream, and the aquarium. Al of it was great. Overall wonderful experience, you won’t regret taking this tour. Enjoy!

We thoroughly enjoyed the interesting history of Chattanooga and our guide was very knowledgeable. I was surprised to learn he had only been doing the tour for three months. Would recommend the tour to anyone. The train ride was very relaxing.

Just a fantastic tour. He really took his time and the knowledge of transportation history of Chattanoiga was great. Loved the tour.

The tour guide was very informative and interesting.