U.S. Civil War Battlefield Tour
The CNN studio is next to the Georgia Aquarium, a convenient accoutrement to the obligatory aquarium visit. Tours of the studio are led by a guide, and you can see live broadcasts through a window.
Description: Learn what goes on behind the scenes, and the contribution of an army of employees behind every anchor's TV appearance. See them as they work from behind... ...Read More
The Tennessee Aquarium, in Chattanooga, rivals renowned aquariums in other states, and has a very large fresh water section in addition to a salt water section. You will see more than fish as well.
Description: We were pleasantly surprised when we first visited this aquarium. ...Read More
1,000 feet underground, the cave can be toured with a professional guide by people of all ages, walking upright along a path.
Description: Ruby Falls Cave is one of the attractions on Lookout Mountain. At the end of the cave, you will be at the base of an underground waterfall... ...Read More
Located atop Lookout Mountain 1,700 feet above sea level, Rock City offers hiking trails such as The Enchanted Trail, and gardens featuring more than 400 different species of native wildflowers, plants, shrubs and trees.
Description: Rock City features a 100-foot waterfall, a 1,000-ton balanced rock, the Swing-A-Long bridge, the legendary view of seven states from the famous "Lover's Leap" (Native American lore),... ...Read More
The Chattanooga campaign was a series of battles in October and November of 1863. The Battle of Lookout Mountain was fought November 24, 1863, two months following the Union defeat at Chickamauga when Union forces retreated to Chattanooga. Union Forces under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker assaulted and defeated Confederate forces on Lookout Mountain.
Description: The Chattanooga campaign was pivotal, because Union forces then controlled rail and river transportation routes. Once the city was captured, U.S. Sec. of War Stanton, angry to... ...Read More
Chickamauga National Military Park is 1/2 hour from Chattanooga. The Battle of Chickamauga, Sep 19-20, 1863, was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War and involved the second highest number of casualties in the war following the Battle of Gettysburg.
Description: Chickamauga lives with us today in conversational language. The term “it’s gonna cost you an arm and a leg” is reputedly credited to the misfortunes of Confederate... ...Read More