11 Unique Things To Do Around Chattanooga

Chattanooga provides a full range of outdoor adventures. People travel from all over to go hiking, climbing, hang-gliding and rafting here. But did you know about these other fun and unique activities?

Chattanooga provides a full range of outdoor adventures. People travel from all over to go hiking, climbing,  hang-gliding and rafting here. But did you know about these other fun activities?

1. Blow Your Own Glass at iGNiS

Give yourself a hands-on glass blowing experience at iGNiS Studio, right downtown. You will have the opportunity to blow your own heirloom glass ornament with your choice of colors. Or, just stop by to watch the professionals create works of art.

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2. Challenge Friends to Escape

Located in the Southside, the Escape Experience is a fun group activity where you are locked in a room with only one hour to escape. You must work together quickly, harnessing your collective brainpower, to find clues, decode hidden messages and solve problems to unlock the door to freedom. Every mind-bending minute that ticks by moves you closer and closer to freedom or defeat. Do you have what it takes to break out of prison, rob a bank, discover your inheritance, or find the cure that will save the world?

3. Become a Chef at Sweet & Savory

Whether or not you aspire to be a chef, you can learn to cook like one. The Sweet & Savory Classroom holds Chattanooga cooking classes to teach you everything from basics like chopping skills to classics like homemade pasta. Along the way, you’ll learn new skills, share a few laughs and make a mess!

4. Kayak/SUP at River Canyon

River Canyon Adventures offers kayaking and stand-up paddle boards (SUP) along the beautiful breath-taking Tennessee River Gorge. Just 10 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga! Paddling is self guided and kayaks, paddle boards, life jackets, and paddle are all provided onsite for you.

5. Hang Glide over Lookout Mountain

Scratch one more item from your bucket list and experience the joy of soaring like an eagle. Fly with a certified instructor pilot by your side for a bird’s eye view of beautiful Lookout Mountain. Chattanooga is home to some of the best hang gliding in the country!

6. Take a Whiskey Tour at TN Stillhouse

Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, across from the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Tennessee Stillhouse micro-distillery and tasting room is steeped in the history and lore of Tennessee’s rich whiskey tradition. Stop by for a tour, saddle up to the bar, and get a taste of history in the making.

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7. Explore the Chattanooga Market

Stop by the Chattanooga Market if you’re free on a Sunday. Enjoy the live music, local produce, and arts. Check the schedule here for special events and theme weeks.

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8. Taste Wine at Lookout Winery

A hidden secret on Lookout Mountain. Stop by Lookout Winery to taste their hand-crafted wines, and be sure to try their our wood fired Neapolitan pizza. Spend the evening up here while enjoying the best views the Tennessee River can offer.

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9. Go Off-Roading with Amped

Experience the ultimate off-road adventure with Amped Super Sports. Drive your own four-wheeler through sections of rocks, hills, curves, rollers, and much more. Amped Super Sports provides family friendly tours by 4WD and ATV.

10. Climb a Building at High Point

Also known as “The country’s coolest climbing gym,” go to High Point to enjoy 30,000 sq. ft. of climbing. Yes, there’s even a climbing wall on the outside of the building, right in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga.

11. Pedal the River on a Cycle Boat

Grab some friends, your favorite drinks and snacks, and hop on board Chattanooga Cycle Boats for a fun time on the Tennessee River. Don’t worry, you don’t have to pedal that hard – there’s an actual motor on the boat, so you’re free to walk around and dance all you want! You can stop off at Maclellan Island or even for dinner at Boathouse if you want.


Have you tried any of these unique things to do in Chattanooga? What has been your favorite?

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