Scenic & Historic
Take your Chattanooga walking tour with Chattanooga Sidewalk Tours, Inc. We will give you a city overview that the other Chattanooga attractions don't with a walking tour around town led by entertaining, experienced, and knowledgeable guides. Your 90-minute guided walking tour will feature information aobut Chattanooga's history, art and architecture, entertainment, and its wealth of colorful personalities.
On the Dynamo of Dixie Tour, you'll see impressive buildings in the downtown Chattanooga area and learn about the people who generated the city's transformation. On the Bluff and Bridges Tour, you'll see beautiful sculptures and stately homes, walk across one of the world's longest pedestrian bridges, and see riverboats on the Tennessee River. Come join us as we share stories of Chattanooga's downtown and riverfront attractions. Call to book your tour now.
Prices and Information
- $15 for guests 12 and up
- $7 for guests under 12
Our 2016 Season runs from April 1st to October 29th
Contact us for availability or to book a tour
- Call for private tours, group rates, or off-season tours
- Private tours are available and will focus on your special interests
- Please make reservations by 9pm prior to the day of your tour for 10am tours. Please reserve all other tours three hours in advance
- Walk-ups will be accepted if tours are already scheduled and have not reached their maximum number
- Please be at the departure site at least 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin
- Visa and Master Card accepted
- Gratuities are not required but greatly appreciated
Carlton Thomas — Owner
Carlton Thomas is a native born Chattanoogan. He is an experienced tour guide who has worked at Chattanooga attractions as well as in Alaska for major cruise lines. When not giving tours, he performs with local professional and community theatre groups. He is sure to give you an informative and entertaining journey around town.
Maria Chattin-Carter grew up in Chattanooga. She has a BFA in theatre and is currently a graduate student studying Expressive Arts Therapy. She is a noted performer and director with local theatre companies and is an experienced tour guide. Maria is eager to share her love of her native city by filling the narration of your tours with personal stories and interesting bits of history. You are sure to be entertained along your walk!
Becky Wooley is a local author with a life-long interest in architecture and cultural history. She has taught English in the US and in Africa and has taught college theatre classes. She moved to Chattanooga with here husband in 1992 just in time to see Chattanooga's Renaissance. You're guaranteed an entertaining tour since she is a performer, having sung in twenty-three European countries, and she has acted professionally. She is excited to share her city's wondrous history and attractions!
Our 2016 Season:
Dynamo of Dixie
The tour will begin at The Read House Broad Street entrance (next to Starbucks) and will include such Chattanooga landmarks as the site of the Jimmy Hoffa trial, the world's first Coca Cola bottling plant, The Dome Building, Carnegie Library, and many examples of Chattanoog's rich architectural history.
Dynamo of Dixie Tours depart daily at 10 a.m. (Must be reserved by 9 p.m. the day before the tour)
Bluff and Bridges Tours depart daily at 6 p.m. (Must be reserved by 3 p.m. the day of the tour)
We will serve as step on guides for motor coach tours. Call us for rates.
Bluffs and Bridges
The tour will begin at the south entrance to the Walnut Street Bridge and will take you on a leisurely stroll through the Bluff View Arts District where you'll have an opportunity to enjoy the sculpture garden, walk across America's longest pedestrian bridge, see the beautiful Coolidge Park Carousel, and even dance down the sidewalks... but only if you really want to. You'll catch glimpses into Cherokee and Civil War history and learn how Chattanooga developed into the dynamic, but charming, city that it is today.
TO Book a tour or For REquests Please send us a Message!
P.O. Box 686
Chattanooga, TN 37401