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Tennessee Aquarium Come see for yourself why visitors like you rate the Tennessee Aquarium the best aquarium in America for overall guest satisfaction. Enjoy a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea as you explore above and below the surface in the Aquarium’s two buildings.

Coolidge Park Named after Medal of Honor recipient Charles H. Coolidge, the park is located on the city’s North Shore and overlooks the beautiful Tennessee River. Visitors can play in an interactive water fountain, stroll across on one of the world’s largest pedestrian bridges-the Walnut Street Bridge, test your skills at rock climbing, picnic with your family in plenty of open green spaces, admire a military memorial and even ride a tiger on the 100-year old restored antique carousel.

Chickamauga Battlefield In 1863, the Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the “Gateway to the Deep South.” The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September 1863. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga in November 1863 provided the Union troops with a strategic victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, “This…is the death-knell of the Confederacy.”

The 6th Cavalry Museum – Visit and learn the rich military history of the Fighting Sixth Cavalry, stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe 1919 – 1942. The story of the 6th Cavalry is illustrious, beginning in 1861 as a U.S. Cavalry Regiment to the present day.

Battles for ChattanoogaLocated on Lookout Mountain at the entrance to the historic Point Park, discover details about the siege of Chattanooga and the battles for control of the city during the Civil War. View exhibits and the historic 13- by 30-foot James Walker painting, THE BATTLE OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN. Point Park has battery positions, monuments, exhibits, trails and breathtaking views of the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga.

Lookout Mountain – Just minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain is the perfect destination for out-of-the-ordinary experiences and amazing natural wonders. Lookout Mountain is home to three top rated, world-famous attractions (See Rock City, Ruby Falls and Incline Railway) that showcase the natural and historic beauty of the area, each with breathtaking views of the Tennessee Valley.

Missionary RidgeAlong the crest of Missionary Ridge are a series of eight reservations and monuments that preserve and tell the story of key areas of the Battle of Missionary Ridge.  Most of these reservations and monuments are in residential neighborhoods along a narrow road at the crest of the ridge.

See Rock City – Located atop Lookout Mountain in Georgia, just six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, Rock City Gardens is an enchanted, 4,100-foot walking trail showcasing soaring rock formations, caves, and lush gardens. Nearly a half million people from all over the world visit this natural attraction each year.

Amenities at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

  • Our facility is completely wheelchair accessible.
  • We do not have wheelchairs for rent.
  • Elevator access to the second floor.
  • The restrooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floors.
  • Water fountains are located next to the restrooms.