Explore Chattanooga 20 Minutes from Our Hotel
Located off I-75, the Country Inn & Suites is an ideal home base about 12 miles outside Chattanooga. Are you traveling with family? Check out the Tennessee Aquarium to make your way through a massive building dedicated to freshwater and saltwater creatures, or spend the day enjoying interactive exhibits at the Creative Discovery Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss the awe-inspiring view from the top of Lookout Mountain or the chance to see an underground waterfall at Ruby Falls. If you’re a history buff, visit the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum to learn about Chattanooga’s past while riding a real train.
Don’t miss out on these attractions:
- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (13 miles)
More than 150 years ago, Confederate and Union forces clashed to gain control of Chattanooga, often called “the Gateway to the South.” Stop by this Civil War battlefield for a lesson in local and national history.
Phone: +1 (706) 866-9241
- Creative Discovery Museum (13.3 miles)
Spend the day with your kids at this interactive museum, and watch them uncover hidden mysteries at the Excavation Station or man the helm of a riverboat while they learn about currents at RiverPlay. The museum also showcases honey bees hard at work in a full-size hive.
Phone: +1 (423) 756-2738
- Hamilton Place Mall (1.5 miles)
You're sure to find something to suit your needs at this mall, wich includes Dillard’s, JCPenney, Old Navy and more than 200 other stores and services. Be sure to stop by Simply Southern for shirts and gifts proudly showcasing Southernisms.
Phone: +1 (423) 894-7177
- Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (17.4 miles)
Hop on a trolley-style car and ride to the top of the mountain, which offers stunning panoramic views. At the base of the mountain, you’ll find microbreweries, outdoor dining and hand-dipped ice cream.
Phone: +1 (423) 821-4224
- Rock City Gardens (16.5 miles)
Perched on top of Lookout Mountain, this popular stop features recreated scenes of European folklore in Fairyland Caverns and a cascading waterfall known as Lover’s Leap. You can also see seven different states from this location.
Phone: +1 (706) 820-2531
- Ruby Falls (14.5 miles)
Head 1,120 feet below the earth’s surface to see this breathtaking 145-foot waterfall. Above ground, check out ZIPstream Aerial Adventure, a series of obstacle courses built into the treetops.
Phone: +1 (423) 821-2544
- Tennessee Aquarium (13.5 miles)
Make your way through exhibits featuring a wide variety of aquatic animal species, including two types of penguins. The aquarium guides you on a journey along the Tennessee River all the way to the ocean, and it introduces you to giant catfish, alligators, tropical fish and more.
Phone: +1 (800) 262-0695
- Tennessee RiverPark (7.1 miles)
Spanning 13 miles from the Chickamauga Dam all the way to downtown Chattanooga, the Tennessee RiverPark is a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors. The Riverwalk features several opportunities to fish, picnic and view works of art displayed in the park.
Phone: +1 (423) 842-0177
- Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (4 miles)
This museum seeks to preserve Chattanooga’s railroad past by restoring locomotives and running them year-round. Step back in time by boarding one of these trains and riding through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel or the Cherokee National Forest. For a memorable experience, come and enjoy a three-course meal in a vintage dining car.
Phone: +1 (423) 894-8028
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