Chattanooga & the Tennessee River Basin

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Come explore Chattanooga’s scenic landscape to enjoy rivers and mountains, local food and farms, Civil War and Native American history, religious heritage, regional food, music and art, and one-of-a-kind festivals throughout the seasons.

The 652-mile Tennessee River is formed at the confluence of the Holston and French Broad rivers to the east of Knoxville and flows south into Alabama and Mississippi and then north into Kentucky where it empties into the Ohio River. A number of communities and businesses throughout the region provide river access, fishing, marinas, outfitters, food, lodging and camping.

March 28, 2022
Chattanooga and the Tennessee River Basin has several places to overnight that don’t feel like a regular night in
January 21, 2021
During the Civil War, a group of young women in their teens and early twenties in Rhea County, Tenn., formed …
December 18, 2020
If you’re in the mood for a scenic drive sprinkled with some regional history, plan to visit Meigs County, Tenn.,
September 2, 2020
From the early 1900s to the 1960s, Chattanooga was a destination for some of the best live rhythm and blues, …
August 5, 2020
The “Scopes Monkey Trial” took place in July 1925, featuring the prosecution of John Scopes, a 24-year-old science t
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