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#3108243 - 01/03/13 08:06 PM Chattanooga recommendations?
Crosshairy
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My family of 4 (kids are 5 and 2) are planning on going to Chattanooga for roughly one week in March. I'd love recommendations on places to stay and eat.

As far as activities, we're planning on hitting the aquarium, choo choo, Lookout Mtn, and Children's Museum. What else should we plan on doing (with the understanding that the kids will be with us 100% of the time with no childcare)?

Thanks!
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#3108261 - 01/03/13 08:15 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Crosshairy]
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Sky Harbor on the side of lookout mtn. Outside not very appealing, inside is nice. Balcony overlooking the river. One cabin has hot tub on the balcony for when the kids go to bed.
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#3108373 - 01/03/13 09:02 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: gasman]
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If you like Brother Juniper's in Memphis, try Bluegrass Grill near the choo choo for breakfast. The cook there has some affiliation with the place in Memphis and the food is just as good IMO.
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#3108403 - 01/03/13 09:17 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Hogbear]
Crosshairy
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 Originally Posted By: Hogbear
If you like Brother Juniper's in Memphis, try Bluegrass Grill near the choo choo for breakfast. The cook there has some affiliation with the place in Memphis and the food is just as good IMO.


We LOVE that place - thanks for the recommendation. The best waffle I've ever eaten, hands down. We'll definitely try to swing by that place.
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#3108463 - 01/03/13 09:43 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Crosshairy]
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Champy's chicken on MLK. Excellent!
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#3108650 - 01/04/13 05:57 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Birdiekiller]
MooreEagle
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If the weather is decent walk across the market street bridge or along the riverwalk
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#3108669 - 01/04/13 06:32 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: MooreEagle]
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The Chattanooga Choo Choo was awesome we stayed in one of the train cars - and the food was very good.....
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#3108682 - 01/04/13 06:48 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: ferg]
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 Originally Posted By: ferg
The Chattanooga Choo Choo was awesome we stayed in one of the train cars - and the food was very good.....


Train cars are a cool way to stay

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#3109079 - 01/04/13 11:41 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Crosshairy]
Voldeerfan
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Walk across the Walnut Street bridge from the aquarium to the North Shore. There are shops, but especially Julie's Donuts. Awesome cake style donuts, made fresh each day. The Discovery Museum. The TN Valley Railroad Museum and ride a train.
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#3109110 - 01/04/13 11:58 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Voldeerfan]
Crosshairy
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 Originally Posted By: Voldeerfan
Walk across the Walnut Street bridge from the aquarium to the North Shore. There are shops, but especially Julie's Donuts. Awesome cake style donuts, made fresh each day. The Discovery Museum. The TN Valley Railroad Museum and ride a train.


Is the Discovery Museum the same thing as the children's museum that I've heard about?

My wife is making a list of spots to include. I'll make sure those are on it. The family (ESPECIALLY) my 5-yr-old son) loves donuts, so we'll definitely add Julie's to our list of breakfast spots.
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#3109112 - 01/04/13 12:00 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Voldeerfan]
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I second the walk across the walnut street bridge over to coolage park, there is a carousel there the kids can ride on.
Also there is the river gorge explorer if you want to go on a bad *ss boat ride. I would stay downtown that way there are alot of things within walking distance. (Hilton Garden is nice). I would also look into the chattanooga nature center, I dont know if they still have the red wolfs there or not. March is a gread time to come as long as the weathers good. I hope you enjoy it as to me Chattanooga is a great city with lots to do and see.
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#3109113 - 01/04/13 12:02 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Crosshairy]
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If ya like some good eats and a lot of it..go to Bea's Restaurant. It ain't in the most beautiful part of the city but man oh man.
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#3109131 - 01/04/13 12:14 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: eightpointer]
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Don't go south of Hwy 27 or I-24 after dark.
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#3109145 - 01/04/13 12:30 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Crosshairy]
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
My family of 4 (kids are 5 and 2) are planning on going to Chattanooga for roughly one week in March. I'd love recommendations on places to stay and eat.

As far as activities, we're planning on hitting the aquarium, choo choo, Lookout Mtn, and Children's Museum. What else should we plan on doing (with the understanding that the kids will be with us 100% of the time with no childcare)?

Thanks!



You ought to stay in my vacation rental it is premo . Chattanoogacabins.com Click on properties . {The Mill House}

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#3109246 - 01/04/13 02:02 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: BUCK-J]
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Eat at Famous Dave's BBQ. That place is pretty dang good and the inside is pretty neat as well. Dedicated to outdoorsmen. It's in the middle of theajor shopping area, Hamilton Place right off of I-24.
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#3109493 - 01/04/13 05:27 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: DirtyBear0311]
LY
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Aquarium, Rock City, Incline, Ruby Falls & Coolidge Park. I never cared for the Fiscovery Muesum.

I'll second Champy's on MLK unless you don't want chicken cause that's all they've got. I never knew that there could be so much meat on a drum stick.

Also try CheBurgerCheBurger, good burgers and awesome milkshakes and Sticky Fingers, my favorite dry rub ribs. Both are near the aquarium.

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#3109510 - 01/04/13 05:37 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: eightpointer]
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 Originally Posted By: eightpointer
If ya like some good eats and a lot of it..go to Bea's Restaurant. It ain't in the most beautiful part of the city but man oh man.


Ain't no better chicken than Bea's. And Sugar's(downtown) or Shuford's(Signal Mtn Blvd) for bbq.


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#3109668 - 01/04/13 07:33 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: LY]
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 Originally Posted By: LY
Aquarium, Rock City, Incline, Ruby Falls & Coolidge Park. I never cared for the Fiscovery Muesum.

I'll second Champy's on MLK unless you don't want chicken cause that's all they've got. I never knew that there could be so much meat on a drum stick.

Also try CheBurgerCheBurger, good burgers and awesome milkshakes and Sticky Fingers, my favorite dry rub ribs. Both are near the aquarium.


They got way more than just chicken. They have crawfish, and tamales, which I never had until I went there. They are pretty good.
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#3109679 - 01/04/13 07:40 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Birdiekiller]
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If you'll be going near Athens on the way home, you could take them to the Mayfield's Dairy Farm for a tour. Best ice cream on the planet.
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#3110323 - 01/05/13 12:45 PM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: BUCK-J]
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 Originally Posted By: BUCK-J
 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
My family of 4 (kids are 5 and 2) are planning on going to Chattanooga for roughly one week in March. I'd love recommendations on places to stay and eat.

Thanks!


You ought to stay in my vacation rental it is premo . Chattanoogacabins.com Click on properties . {The Mill House}


This is a fact! Buck J is an awesome fella to meet, and has a dandy cottage/cabin on a pretty piece of creek. Family would have as much fun there as anywhere, and it's only short drive to end up downtown for the day.
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#3112197 - 01/07/13 05:33 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
 Originally Posted By: BUCK-J
 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
My family of 4 (kids are 5 and 2) are planning on going to Chattanooga for roughly one week in March. I'd love recommendations on places to stay and eat.

Thanks!


You ought to stay in my vacation rental it is premo . Chattanoogacabins.com Click on properties . {The Mill House}


This is a fact! Buck J is an awesome fella to meet, and has a dandy cottage/cabin on a pretty piece of creek. Family would have as much fun there as anywhere, and it's only short drive to end up downtown for the day.


Thanks for the nod Nimrod . I was trying to think if anyone from Tndeer had been there before , your family and Bloodhound and Feisty were all . Everybody loves it down there , fishing is great in the creek and it is secluded on acreage but still close in . It stays booked starting in March through December .

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#3231032 - 04/25/13 12:16 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: BUCK-J]
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tag for use this weekend.

Chattanooga, here we come (finally)!
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#3231118 - 04/25/13 06:52 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Crosshairy]
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Too bad it's going to rain!
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#3231176 - 04/25/13 07:48 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Crosshairy]
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Sticky Fingers down town for ribs and Bar b Q!
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#3231215 - 04/25/13 08:16 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Slaughter-06]
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There's a cup cake place just down from famous daves that is great. My wife makes me go but OMG there good LOL
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#3231233 - 04/25/13 08:29 AM Re: Chattanooga recommendations? [Re: Crosshairy]
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If you guys like Italian try bibas in hixson that place is awesome. Also the kids may like sir goonies family fun center. Go carts, bumper boats, gooney golf, arcade games, and batting cages. Right across from the creative discovery museum is the IMAX theatre. Oh and check out the schedule for the chattanooga lookouts, that's usually a good time. Also, Beas is a must that place is awesome.
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