Featured in the museum are a wide variety of relics, artifacts and photographs. Exhibits are constantly changing. The purpose of the museum is to inform people of the life in Chattanooga, from the past up to the mid-20th century. A hand-on discovery room is featured at the museum.
The museum is located on Lookout Mountain and features the locations of many Civil War battles. The main feature of the museum is the three-dimensional map, which includes 5,000 miniature soldiers, lights and sound effects. The map represents the many battles that took place in 1863.
Enjoy American art from the present day and as far back as the Colonial period. The museum is located above the Tennessee River. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, furniture and more. The museum has been divided into two building, one houses 19th century art, and the other 20th century art.
Established in 1880, the Chattanooga Choo Choo connects the North and South part of town. The terminal at the station has been restored and features an original car and engine from the first train. Shops and restaurants are also located on the premises. Exhibits are on display.
While focusing on Medal of Honor recipients, the museum is designed to honor all veterans and educate everyone about the sacrifices made by men and women of the military for the cause of freedom. The museum’s exhibits provide a timeline of American military history from the Revolutionary War through Iraq and Afghanistan.
The museum is perfect for children and features hands-on interactive arts and science exhibits. The exhibits allow children to record a song, sculpt a masterpiece, build a robot and excavate fossils from dinosaurs. The Tennessee Aquarium is located two blocks from the museum.
The museum provided the restoration of antique wreckers, equipment, collectible toys, tools and more. Tour groups can be accommodated, along with school trips. Children under the age of five years enter the museum at no charge. View the International Towing and Recovery wall of fame.
Located in downtown Chattanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum features attractions that are tailored to children of all ages. Interative exhibits educate visitors on dinosaurs, science, natural wonders, technology and more.
Chattanooga Civil War Museum
Learn about the Civil War from all aspects. Methods of learning include interactive touch-screens, reproduction uniforms, mannequins and hands-on interactive exhibits. Presentations from a historian are performed; the talks discuss the reality of war. Discover how cannons function.