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. Book your tour now.
Prices and Information
- $15 for guests 12 and up
- $7 for guests under 12
Our 2014 Season runs from April 1st to October 31st
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.
Ginnie Harris is a native of Lookout Mountain and a current resident of Signal Mountain. She taught high school English and French in Chattanooga public, parochial and private schools, including Baylor and Notre Dame. If you're interested in region history and literature, Ginnie's passion for Chattanooga history and her knowledge of the works of local authors such as Emma Bell Miles, Dean Arnold, Maury Nicely, and Jennifer Crutchfield will certainly add to the enjoyment of your tour... and she can also give you a tour in French!
Our 2014 Season: April 1st to October 31st
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.
The Dynamo of Dixie Tour is at 10am and 2pm.
The Bluffs and Bridges Tour is at 4pm and 6pm.
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, view a river boat, 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.
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P.O. Box 686
Chattanooga, TN 37401