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A Weekend of Fun in Downtown Chattanooga

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An August 2002 trip to Chattanooga by Lovestogo

Tennessee Aquarium Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee More Photos
Quote: Downtown Chattanooga has taken on a new face in the past few years through revitalization and the new venues enables one to spend an entire weekend enjoying the sights, sampling the new restaurants and visiting the entertainment spots.

A Weekend of Fun in Downtown Chattanooga

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Overview

Tennessee Aquarium Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Some of our favorite things to do on a return trip to Chattanooga are: 1. Visit the Aquarium. 2. Enjoy the new shows at the Imax Theater. 3. Dine at a new or different restaurant. 4. Take a leisurely stroll over the Tennessee River using the historic Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge. 5. Tour around Maclellan Island on the Tennessee River in a WWII amphibious vehicle. Quick Tips: If you decide to spend some time in the downtown area, take some comfortable walking shoes and enjoy the results of the ongoing revitalization project of downtown Chattanooga. If you will be visiting during the summer months (Memorial Day to end of S...Read More

Days Inn Rivergate Convention Center

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Hotel | "Chattanooga-Days Inn Rivergate"

Days Inn Rivergate Convention Center Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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The Chattanooga-Days Inn Rivergate is ideally located in the downtown area. It is only two blocks from the Marriott Convention Center, seven blocks from the Aquarium, five blocks from the Chattanooga Choo Choo and two blocks from Warehouse Row Outlet Mall. The Days Inn Rivergate has a 5 star sunburst rating, which means that it exceeds Days Inns "standard of quality." The rooms are clean and tastefully decorated with either two double beds or a king bed. Handicapped accessible rooms, as well as smoking and non-smoking rooms are also available. Each room has a remote controlled color tv with cable & HBO. A hairdryer, ironing board, iron and a 4 cup coffee maker are all stand...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 4, 2002

Days Inn Rivergate Convention Center
901 CARTER STREET
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
423-266-7331

Sticky Fingers

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Restaurant

Sticky Fingers Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Sticky Fingers can only be described as "wonderfully delicious." When you walk into their restaurant, you know your experience will be memorable. From the brick walls to the deep, rich turquoise colored walls with the jammin blues music playing in the background, you know that you will not soon forget Sticky Fingers!! When seated, your host/hostess will provide you with your rolled napkin and silverware.... your napkin being a dark, evergreen hand towel. You immediately think, "Oh no, a hand towel can only mean that I will now need a bib!!!!" Sticky Fingers' specialty is Memphis style ribs that are slow cooked over aged hickory wood to produce that scrumptious tasting world f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2002

Sticky Fingers
420 Broad Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
+1 423 265 7427

IMAX 3D Theatre

Attraction | "Chattanooga's IMAX Theater"

IMAX 3D Theatre Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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When you step into an IMAX theater, you will always experience spectacular filmed movies with thundering, earth shattering surround sound. The IMAX theaters are over 6 stories high and give you a feeling of actually being there and doing whatever you are watching on screen. Whether it be treking across a snow packed mountain or deep sea diving, you are in the midst of the action. "Into The Deep" was a 3D movie, so with our large glasses on, we were swept away into a journey amongst huge, swaying kelp forests as it attached to the bottom of the ocean floor and stretched to the open rays of sunlight at the water's top. To see the marine life that lives there and how the ocean and its inh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2002

IMAX 3D Theatre
1 Broad St
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401
+1 423 265 0698

Nightfall Concert Series

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Attraction | "Nightfall 2002"

Nightfall Concert Series Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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"Nightfall" is a 'free concert in the park' held every Friday night from the end of May (Memorial Day Weekend) until the end of September (except during Riverbend) at Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga. These concerts are made possible through local businesses that are part of the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership. The opening act takes the stage at 7 p.m. and the main event comes to center stage at 8 p.m. The event usually lasts until 9:30 or 10 p.m. Food is also available for purchase, such as hot dogs, popcorn, barbecue, soft drinks and beer. The block of Market Street from M. L. King Blvd. to 8th Street is blocked off and is full of parked Harleys, Indians, and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2002

Nightfall Concert Series
850 Market St
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
+1 423 265 0771

Tennessee Aquarium

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Attraction

Tennessee Aquarium Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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The Tennessee Aquarium, with it's unique architecture, is located in downtown Chattanooga. Chattanooga is home to the largest fresh water aquarium in the world with over 9000 animals. This includes over 500 species of fish, crustaceans, mussels, amphibians, reptiles, birds and one (1) mammal, the river otter. Each year the Tennessee Aquarium has a special showcase in their "changing gallery" on a distinctive type of animal. This year's feature is on seahorses from different bodies of water throughout the world, entitled "Seahorses Beyond Imagination". Upon entering this exhibit, you see many colorful coral reef displays with seahorses that are indigenous to those areas, such ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2002

Tennessee Aquarium
One Broad Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401
(800) 262-0695

Chattanooga Ducks

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Attraction

Chattanooga Ducks Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Going on the Chattanooga DUCKS tour is an interesting experience. This tour is taken aboard an authentic (1942), renovated, 2 1/2 ton, WWII amphibious landing vehicle. It is known as a DUKW, with the letters D = model/year (1942), U = amphibious, K = all wheel drive and W = dual rear wheel axles. When entering this strange looking vehicle through a fold-down ladder, you will find a narrow aisle way and narrow seats, of which will seat up to 25 people. Once aboard, the captain will inform you of the lifejacket whereabouts, and how to properly put them on if needed (coast guard regulations). After that you are ready to begin your journey! Our captain was named Mike ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 5, 2002

Chattanooga Ducks
201 West 5th St
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
+1 423 756 3825