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Who says that only the seven wonders of the world are blessed with an extraordinary and distinct beauty. These days, Chattanooga, a city in the state of Tennessee, is also being praised for its eye-popping beauty. This, in turn, has also accentuated the tourism of the city backing it's economy unprecedentedly. This is not a vague claim. We stated what we experienced. We know that you can't be fooled easily and we are talking to our perspicacious readers. Hence, it is advisable that instead of believing what others say, you must explore this enchanting land on your own. You are going to be amazed by plenitude of hidden things and facts about the city that have gone unsaid and thus couldn't catch much attention. Only first sight of it is ample to fall in love with it. The farther you will go, the deeper your love for it would be. Before, you think of defy our claims, kindly catch a glimpse of some of the interesting and important facts about this captivating city, Chattanooga.


  • The Walnut Street Bridge, the world’s longest pedestrian bridge, is based in Chattanooga.
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the first and largest military park in the United States, is based in Chattanooga.
  • The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, which is the steepest passenger railway line all around the world, is based in Chattanooga.
  • The Tennessee Aquarium, the largest freshwater aquarium around the globe, is based in Chattanooga.
  • The Hunter Museum of Art, which is famed as South's largest museum boasting of American art, is based in
    Chattanooga.
  • Chattanooga is the city where the first franchised Coca-Cola bottling plant was established all around the world.
  • After Central China, Chattanooga is the second city all around the world boasting of over 300 species of trees and 900 species of wildflowers.
  • The world's largest freestanding dome made up of brick is incorporated in The Chattanooga Choo Choo/Holiday Inn’s lobby.
  • In 1939, Davenport Hosiery Mills became the first commercial manufacturer of nylon hose.
  • The largest mall nestled in the state, i.e., Hamilton Place Mall is based in Chattanooga.
  • World's highest overland bungee cord jump is based at Chattanooga Adventure Sports.
  • Nation's deepest commercial caverns is based on Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga.
  • Renowned R and B singer Usher, actor Samuel L. Jackson, blues singer Bessie Smith, actor Leslie Jordan and NFL players Peyton Manning and Terrell Owens call Chattanooga their home.
  • In 1969, Environmental Protection Agency declared Chattanooga the most polluted city nestled in the United States.
  • The first mini-golf course, i.e., Tom Thumb Golf on Lookout Mountain hotel was built in Chattanooga. It was located  in 1927.
  • In 1913, the city got it's first tow trucks.
  • The delectable Moonpie took birth in Chattanooga in the early 1900s.
  • Chattanooga is the fourth largest city nestled in the state.
  • In January 2000, Expansion Management Magazine voted Chattanooga as one of the "Top 50 Hottest Cities for Attracting Business".
  • Chattanooga has been honored as the "Top 10 Family-Friendly Cities," and the "Most Cost-Effective" city by Foreign Direct Investment magazine.
  • One of the Fortune 500 company, i.e., UnumProvident is headquartered at Chattanooga.
  • Native American Indians are said to be the first inhabitants of the Chattanooga.
  • In 1816, the city was established as Ross Landing by John Ross who was famed as the Chief of the Cherokee Indians.
  • In 1838, the city adopted the name "Chattanooga".
  • Chattanooga is famed as the first major southern city having African-American Police Officers in 1948.
  • Chattanooga is nick-named as Scenic City, Chattown, Chatt, Nooga, Gig City, and River City.
  • Chattanooga is said to have the fastest internet service all around the Western Hemisphere.
  • The world's first gold record, "Chattanooga Choo Choo" was recorded in Chattanooga in 1944 by Glenn Miller.
  • The University of Tennessee is based in Chattanooga.
  • Chattanooga became the first city in the United States to have its own typeface. It made its presence in August 2012.
  • The Chickamauga Mound is said to be the oldest visible art in the city.
  • Chattanooga was incorporated as a city in 1839.
  • In the early 1960s, Chattanooga became the first city nestled in the state to have a full-fledged interstate system.
  • In December 2001, Chattanooga became the first city in the United States to have the first two Dairy Queen Grill and Chill restaurants.
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