Chattanooga

Bham ShooterBham Shooter Senior MemberPosts: 609 Senior Member
We're planning a little weekend trip there. What all is there to do besides the aquarium, falls, and rock city? I would try to catch a Lookouts game but it will be October when we go. Any good places to eat that we should check out?
Buffco wrote: »
Waah, waah... GET ON IT, DUDE.

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,960 Senior Member
    I try to stay out of C'nooga as much as possible. :tooth:
    Market Street is loaded with restaurants, and they all serve pretty good food. Several microbreweries there, too, that have good eats. Some pretty good BBQ can be had along and around the Market Street area, too. Been to long since I was forced to spend time downtown to give any particular names of restaurants.

    Sights: Take the Incline Railway up the mountain. Good cheap thrill up and down! Good view of the area, smog permitting. Point Park isn't far from the top of the incline, and is a pretty good Civil War site. Actually, drive to Point Park or take a taxi from the top of the incline; it's a pretty long walk, uphill all the way. Good view of Chattanooga and the valley from there, again, smog permitting. The Chattanooga and Chickamauga National Battlefield Memorial and Museum is a short drive south in Ringgold, GA. Worth the trip to the Museum to drool over all the firearms on display.

    I know that probably isn't much help, but I stay away from there unless I just have to go there on some business that I have to do in C'nooga. The sporting goods places are all on the North end, except one, and I can't afford the stuff in that one; nice double barrel shotguns and double rifles in that place, though. Orchidman and I spent some time in that one.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • Bham ShooterBham Shooter Senior Member Posts: 609 Senior Member
    Thanks Mike. I'll look into the Incline Railway. The wife just found some deal for a 2-night stay at the Choo-Choo hotel. This will be the first trip that we take the little one on, so we were thinking of family-friendly stuff like the Aquarium, etc. And she wants to go in the fall when the leaves start changing. The last time we were up there was about 4 years ago for a wedding in June. One of those quick trips where we didn't really get to see anything. The wife hasn't been besides that. I remember going to the falls and Rock City as a child. The only thing we did outside of wedding stuff was when Dad and I went bar-hopping during the day, must have been down that Market Street area.
    Buffco wrote: »
    Waah, waah... GET ON IT, DUDE.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,960 Senior Member
    That's a nice hotel; you should enjoy staying there. Other than the aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the Incline, I'm out of ideas. Far as places to eat, the hotel should be loaded with brochures with that info. There are quite a few a block on either side of Market St. that are good, too.

    Just remembered another one. Depending on how old your daughter is, she might get a kick out of the Creative Discovery Museum. It's on 4th Street off Market St. and close (couple of blocks) from the Aquarium. Might want to take a look at that.
    Here's the website for the museum:

    http://www.cdmfun.org/
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • Bham ShooterBham Shooter Senior Member Posts: 609 Senior Member
    She might like that. She's 3.5 years old, and we have something similar here in the McWane Center. We're going to take off one Friday and drive up. Haven't nailed down what exactly we're seeing, but the 4 you mentioned are all definites.
    Buffco wrote: »
    Waah, waah... GET ON IT, DUDE.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,348 Senior Member
    Mike, do they still have that Tennessee River cruise, where it's a boat ride one way, and a train trip back? Mary and I had planned to do that lots of years ago, and never quite got around to it. (She loves trains, BTW!)
    Jerry
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  • Bham ShooterBham Shooter Senior Member Posts: 609 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Mike, do they still have that Tennessee River cruise, where it's a boat ride one way, and a train trip back? Mary and I had planned to do that lots of years ago, and never quite got around to it. (She loves trains, BTW!)
    Jerry

    I saw a couple of river tours the other day when browsing around on my iphone. One was a "speedboat" thing. The other was an old school riverboat tour. Neither mentioned trains, but I wasn't exactly reading every line.
    Buffco wrote: »
    Waah, waah... GET ON IT, DUDE.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,718 Senior Member
    If you want to go some place that will make you drool over guns...............


    Go to Feather & Fly at 2401 S Broad St...

    They specialise in top end double rifles and shotguns..............Its the kind of place where you expect to be handed a pair of gloves before they will allow you to touch them.

    They had a stunning 30.06 double rifle that I would kill for.

    Tell the owner (Michael Stewart) that the KIWI said to say hello....He remembered me from the 1st time I visited when Tennmike and I called in this year.

    Its very wife friendly as well.........when she see's the prices she will know you are only dreaming. I think the double rifle was around $15,000us........unless you get the matched pair of Saur's (?) at $25,000.......
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,960 Senior Member
    Think they turned the Riverboat into a floating restaurant. Something about either fire safety or some such thing shut down the cruise tours on the river. About all I remember is that it was the Fed. Gov. that shut the thing down. It was pretty expensive when it was running, though. The steam powered train still runs down the river and back up for what used to be the Color Cruise on the riverboat. I think that runs in October.

    I remember what shut down the riverboat, now. Wooden superstructure on that one is verboten by the Fed. Gov.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • Bham ShooterBham Shooter Senior Member Posts: 609 Senior Member
    Did some looking around last night. Outside of Ruby Falls there is now a zipline course through the woods that takes around 2 hours to complete. Some climbing and all that is involved, but I might slip away and do that while the girls are napping one day. Looks like a lot of fun. We did a little zipline thing in Destin but it was way too short. Just made us want to do one through the woods at longer distances.
    Buffco wrote: »
    Waah, waah... GET ON IT, DUDE.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,960 Senior Member
    One last thing, and it has to do with personal safety. Stay away from the Riverfront area after dark. Gangs and gangbangers are causing major problems there after dark. C'nooga PD are cracking down on the problem, and it may subside by October, but be aware of your surroundings. Downtown is pretty safe after dark, though.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • Bham ShooterBham Shooter Senior Member Posts: 609 Senior Member
    Thanks for the heads up. I'm guessing that "after dark" on this trip will consist of family friendly restaurants and swimming at the indoor pool at the hotel with the little one. The mother-in-law will probably be going with us as well.
    Buffco wrote: »
    Waah, waah... GET ON IT, DUDE.
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