After 40 years in the business, this golf range has learned how to make golfers happy. A top quality driving range and pro shop are just the beginning. Covered hitting areas shade you from the sun's heat or protect you from light rain. The lighted range allows for "night driving" and the sand trap area gives you extra practice for getting out of the beach. Bring in damaged clubs for repair or purchase new or used clubs in the pro shop. New and X-out balls are for sale too.
Robin Hood may have been a fictional character, but children everywhere have been fascinated by his supposed skills in archery. If your fascination has grown up with you, stop by this unique training center. Teaching children and adults the art of archery, this school covers basic safety techniques and proper handling of your bow. A full archery range is available for training purposes and for the casual sportsman. Private and group lessons are available.
Traveling from New York to Massachusetts and spending a great deal of time in Atlanta, this beautiful carousel was built by Gustav Dentzel in 1895. It delighted and served Atlanta residents until its dismantling in the 1960's after a lack of funding. A group of local Chattanooga investors found the tattered remains and hired a company of artists to restore the grand merry-go-round, adding new horses, sleds and other animals so it could be admired at its present home in Coolidge Park. Children can ride atop a valiant steed for a mere 50 cents and parents can join them or watch from the comfort of a nearby rocking chair.
This climbing wall at the base of the Walnut Street Bridge has become one of the many outdoor attractions within popular Coolridge Park. The wall is open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday. Group climbs can be scheduled through the adventure guild. Climbing difficulty ranges from 5.5 to 5.11 (YDS). All equipment is provided for scheduled climbs. Climbing sessions start as low as $7 and shoes can be rented for $5.
A perfect blend of the old and new; housed in a renovated antebellum mansion and surrounded by modern abstract sculpture; is a study in comparison and contrast. An American museum devoted to the American masters ranging from the Colonial era to the modern day. The museum has hosted exhibits that vary from Norman Rockwell to Andy Warhol, from American Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism. With such programs as Toddler Tuesdays, Kinder Adventures, ArtCamp, ArtScene, the lecture series Art After Work and the Docent Program, this museum strives to make art accessible to all ages and walks of life.
Once an abandoned shipping yard, Coolidge Park has carried the spirit of revitalization from downtown to the North Shore. The park features a century-old, hand-carved carousel. A large fountain with stone horses, lions and sea turtles sprays water to cool youngsters on hot summer afternoons. A large common area along the riverfront allows for games, picnics and relaxing afternoons. Two stages and a pavilion area offer space for weddings and other special events. Park admission is free. Fee to rent the stage or pavilion.
Erected in 1890, the Walnut Street Bridge was the first to connect Chattanooga's downtown with the North Shore. Structural modifications have been made to turn the bridge into what is now a pedestrian walkway. The 1/2-mile span is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world and very popular among local residents. Providing spectacular views of Coolidge Park, the Tennessee Aquarium and the Riverfront, the bridge is available for weddings and special events.
Sparkling gumdrop trees, over-sized candy canes and lollipops along with gigantic licorice sticks make for a dreamlike landscape. A mural with fairy tale characters lights up a corner. An old-fashioned ice cream stand under gigantic ice cream cones serves single, double, and triple-dipped cones-magical treats for a lazy afternoon. Little one's can touch as well as look for in the middle of it all is a delightful hand-painted fun castle with books and Lego's.
What began as a simple park for cyclists has now become an intricate series of paths. Whether you ride a bike for fun and exercise, or as a means of alternative transportation, you can now take advantage of the "Northside to Southside Alternative Transportation Corridor." From the Tennessee Aquarium to the Incline Railway, cyclists pedal along on-street bike lanes and separate paths. Convenient bike racks are being placed along the way in front of businesses, restaurants and attractions. The bike route not only provides an alternative mode of travel for locals and visitors, it continues the city's mission of sustainable development and environmental protection.
This interactive museum of science and technology provides a hands-on learning environment for children of all ages. The Artist's Studio challenges kids to become more artistic, the Musician's Workshop builds a love for music. Throughout the year, ever-changing displays and exhibits help develop interest and skill in scientific invention and exploration. Admission is $8.95.
The AT&T Field was formerly known as the Bellsouth Park. This brilliant baseball field located in Chattanooga is one of the most sought after venues for baseball games. This $10 million dollar stadium has been so designed that the majority of the seven thousand seats are located on the first base side to give the viewers a perfect view of the game.