The $4.5 million rock gym draws skilled climbers from around the world with its 30,000 square feet of climbing area ranging from kid-friendly beginner walls to Iron Man-worthy courses. Day passes start at $15 for adults.

High Point Climbing Gym
219 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 602-7625

Atop a bluff and the Tennessee Riverpark trail, the Hunter Museum's collection includes paintings, furniture, sculptures, and works from artists such as Winslow Homer and Jack Beal, as well as a Tennessee-artist gallery.

Hunter Museum
10 Bluff View Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 267-0968

Visit the iconic Rock City, from which you can see seven states on a clear day; ride the Incline Railway, the steepest passenger rail in the world; and tour the cave and underground waterfall at Ruby Falls.

Lookout Mountain
1400 Patten Road
Chattanooga, TN 30750
(800) 825-8366

The aquarium's opening in 1992 was the tipping point for Chattanooga’s revival. Today, 20 years and nearly $80 million later, it includes freshwater and saltwater buildings and an IMAX 3D theater

Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(800) 262-0695

Take in scenic mountain views on the hour-long Missionary Ridge Local train ride, which departs year-round from the Chattanooga Grand Junction.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
4119 Cromwell Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-8028