Visit the Tennessee Aquarium and other top things to do in downtown Chattanooga

Located off I-24, the Country Inn & Suites, Chattanooga-Lookout Mountain offers rooms and suites near plenty of things to do during your family vacation or business trip. Brave the roller coasters at Lake Winnie amusement park, experiment at the Creative Discovery Museum, or encounter fascinating sea creatures at the Tennessee Aquarium. If you’re in town with your significant other, book a cruise on the Southern Belle for a romantic adventure on the Tennessee River. You can also take a stroll along the downtown Riverwalk and visit museums, coffee shops, and local restaurants and breweries.

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Chattanooga Convention Center

4.39 mi / 7.06 km from the hotel
Attend a corporate gala, a wedding, or a trade show at this top-notch facility with over 100,000 square feet of pillar-free event space and 21 meeting rooms. Enjoy in-house catering at the first convention center in the country to offer a Farm to Table program.

Battles for Chattanooga

2.29 mi / 3.68 km from the hotel
Updated digital technology gives visitors a spectacular look at Chattanooga’s Civil War history and how area battles impacted the conflict’s outcome. The museum also offers exhibits, a bookstore, and a tour of the battlegrounds.

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

4.8 mi / 7.73 km from the hotel
Art, history, and live performances combine to provide guests with a comprehensive cultural experience. You can browse a collection of African American art, including original sculptures, paintings, and local newspapers, or see a show in the performance hall.

Creative Discovery Museum

4.78 mi / 7.69 km from the hotel
Visitors of all ages are fascinated by this museum, dedicated to enhancing children’s imaginations and sparking creativity. Kids can explore a riverboat, learn basic woodworking, and make sculptures with hands-on exhibits.

Hamilton Place

12.82 mi / 20.63 km from the hotel
Shop for furniture, clothes, or accessories at this retail hot spot, featuring shops like TJ Maxx and Sephora. You can stick around for dinner at one of the on-site restaurants like Bonefish Grill.

Northgate Mall

11.31 mi / 18.2 km from the hotel
In addition to popular retail stores like American Eagle, Belk, and ULTA Beauty, this mall also features a laser tag venue and a cinema.

Southern Belle Riverboat

4.77 mi / 7.67 km from the hotel
For a great way to see the area, hop aboard the Southern Belle riverboat for a scenic cruise on the Tennessee River.

Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theater

5.01 mi / 8.06 km from the hotel
Find all your favorite underwater critters at this nonprofit museum, home to sharks, penguins, seahorses, and other marine life.

Lake Winnepesaukah

8.26 mi / 13.3 km from the hotel
Challenge your family to a bout in the bumper cars or a ride down Cannon Ball roller coaster at Lake Winnie. You can cool off at SOAKya Water Park and then stop by the kiddie section to let your little ones enjoy ladybug cars, boats, and swings.