Nestled among the mountains along the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is nicknamed the “Scenic City.” The city blends small-town spirit with outdoor adventure and a vibrant downtown featuring amazing restaurants, live entertainment, art, attractions and cultural diversity.
Mountains surrounding Chattanooga offer some of the nation’s best venues for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and hang gliding. Water sports including kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and fishing can be enjoyed in the Tennessee river and numerous area lakes. Whether you are a hardcore outdoor enthusiast or prefer to observe nature during leisurely strolls, Chattanooga has something for you. Learn more
Family-friendly enrichment activities are available at Creative Discovery Museum, Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D, Chattanooga Zoo, Tennessee Valley Railroad and Museum, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain Railway and Southern Belle Riverboat. Numerous public parks and playgrounds offer children opportunities for exploration and growth.
Arts, Culture & Business
The Hunter Museum of American Art has one of the nation’s largest collections of American art and numerous galleries are located throughout the area. Abundant outdoor sculptures and murals enliven the city.
Chattanooga boasts the nation’s fastest internet with 10 gigs. Economic opportunities in addition to healthcare include: manufacturing (Volkswagen, McKee Foods, Roper, Astec), insurance and financial services (BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Unum, Cigna), and more. Entrepreneurs and investors come together in Chattanooga’s Innovation District to work on tech startups and other business ventures.