Attractions in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Attractions in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Traveling to Chattanooga affords outdoor enthusiasts an enormous number of adventures. Whether it's whitewater rafting in the Ocoee River, hiking the Cumberland Trail or climbing the Walnut Wall under the Walnut Bridge, Chattanooga is a haven for adventurers. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the vast river and mountain attractions in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Delta Queen

Anchored at Coolidge Park Landing, the Delta Queen is the last operational overnight passenger steamboat in the country. When it was fully operational, the Delta Queen sailed more than two million miles transporting half of a million passengers.

Nowadays, the Delta Queen is a new boutique hotel. Outdoor enthusiasts can schedule a tour to learn about steam technology and the vibrant chronicles of paddleboats. The Delta Queen offers theatrical performances, fine dining and live entertainment while overlooking the Tennessee River.

Delta Queen
100 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 209-2943

"Southern Belle" Riverboat

Cruise along the Tennessee River dining on a 500-passenger climate-controlled riverboat called the "Southern Belle." You can savor such Southern cuisine as shrimp Creole or also try the prime rib. While you dine, sit back and listen to the in-house band, the Riverboat Ramblers, play old-time music. You can schedule a Classic Country Cruise, Gospel Cruise, Pizza Cruise, Family Night Cruise or just enjoy a day of sightseeing along the river.

"Southern Belle" Riverboat
Chattanooga Riverboat Company
201 Riverfront Pkwy. Pier 2
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 266-4488

Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Campground

Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Campground is Tennessee's highest rated cave and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga. You can schedule a 45-minute guided walking tour. Take a Wild Cave Expedition to get up close to the remote sections of the caves or visitors can stay in one of the camping cabins. The Raccoon Mountains recently received the "Tennessee's Campground of the Year for 2008 to 2009." Also, you can pan for gems or take a nature walk.

Raccoon Mountain Caverns & Campground
319 W. Hills Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37419
(423) 821-9403

Foothill Extremes

Explore Chattanooga with a cycling adventure. Foothill Extremes' experts will guide cyclists along country roads and mountain bike trails. Foothill Extremes offer numerous packages. For instance, you can schedule a two-day bike tour, where you ride about 20 miles a day. The packages cost $400 per person for a group, ranging from one to six people. This adventure company also offers day-long hikes and backpacking trips. Mountain bike packages for two to four people started from $65 in November 2009.

Foothill Extremes
6032 Levi Road
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 227.1186

Article Written By Kyla Chele Cambrooke

Kyla Chele Cambrooke has written content and radio commercials since 1999. Her work appears on Real Beauty, Dexknows WEDDINGS and Bed & Breakfast Inns Online. She has been a part of "S.I. KIDS," "People en Espanol," "Association Meetings" and "Stitch." She covers beauty, footwear, weddings and accessories. Cambrooke attended the University of Maryland in the Bachelor of Arts program focusing on communication studies.

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