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AJS211

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Posted: 02/26/20 08:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello everyone,

I have never been to this area and wondering if anyone is familiar and if anyone has campground suggestions. Is there a lot to do in the area.? Thank you for any input.


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We've used 2 in the area: Raccoon Mtn Campground. Our thoughts: Thought it has a cave, go-carts, and some nice views, it is filled with permanent campers so expect fridges, porches, and general junk around the campground. Not a bad place, but cramped and feels more like a trailer park.

Holiday Inn Travel Park -- while Raccoon Mtn is on the north side of Chattanooga, Holiday is on the south side, literally just over the border into Georgia. Don't worry...you are still in Chattanooga. We love this place...long wide pull thrus, and next to a civil war cemetery. Costs more, but we liked it more. We stay at this one about once per year on way to Florida.

Things to do in area: Rock City, Lookout Mountain. Spend a day here...it's worth it! Ruby Falls, a cave, and more in that one area. Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel downtown. Worth a visit! Train yard in back with historical trains. Lobby is nice, and a nice restaurant inside. There is more, but these to us are the highlights.

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Sorry for 2nd posting, but forgot to mention Chickamunga Civil War battlefield just a few miles away. Worth a visit.

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Posted: 02/27/20 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I Googled, "Things to do in Chattanooga" and found more reading and ideas than I can easily post here. I suggest you do the same. That way YOU can decide what interests YOU."

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Raccoon Mountain - We were in the area and did a "drive through" of the campground. We were not impressed. Maybe for an over-nighter but I would not stay there for an extended stay or vacation. It was just not our kind of campground and like mleekamp stated, it just seemed more like a trailer park and a low budget one at that.

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Posted: 02/27/20 07:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is a easy choice on where to stay. Holiday Travel Park. Have stayed there many times and will stay there again.


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dennis1949 wrote:

That is a easy choice on where to stay. Holiday Travel Park. Have stayed there many times and will stay there again.


x3 Wonderful park - we stayed there for a week in April 2017


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I was listening to a podcast on my drive home yesterday and the person being interviewed was a security expert born in Tijuana. He was talking about his travels through the US giving presentations on security and cartels and he mentioned his visit to Chattanooga. He couldn't have been more in love with the place. He called it "Wakanda for white people". Just like the mythological African hidden world of Wakanda from the Marvel universe, he described Chattanooga as the most amazing place on earth, and none of the locals want you to know about it.

I've never been there and have no frame of reference, but I loved this man's description of it.


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dedmiston wrote:

I was listening to a podcast on my drive home yesterday and the person being interviewed was a security expert born in Tijuana. He was talking about his travels through the US giving presentations on security and cartels and he mentioned his visit to Chattanooga. He couldn't have been more in love with the place. He called it "Wakanda for white people". Just like the mythological African hidden world of Wakanda from the Marvel universe, he described Chattanooga as the most amazing place on earth, and none of the locals want you to know about it.

I've never been there and have no frame of reference, but I loved this man's description of it.


Just stay off the interstates at afternoon rush hour. Not as bad/long as say LA or Houston, but its pretty intense in places.
Also be very careful if you choose to attend a downtown 'festival' that they periodically have. Gang-related shootings seem to occur at these about once a year.

Don't forget to visit the Moon Pie store!

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Traveling through the area, I've stayed at the Camping World park.
There is an aquarium in Chattanooga that is OUTSTANDING.

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