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International Towing and Recovery Museum

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Address: 3315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 423 267 3132
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: A museum commemorating the history of the tow truck.

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Lots of history associated with the towing and recovery industry. Plenty of TLC and work went into the museum and its exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Lots of history associated with the towing and recovery industry. Plenty of TLC and work went into the museum and its exhibits.

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Grant, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Wasn't real sure about going to this place but were we surprised! I great trip back down memory lane and the displays of trucks, cars and photos were fantastic. A must see for all ages.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Surprisingly good display and wall of heroes. Thought it sounded hokey but was charmed by the earnestness of the staff and the displays.

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Amberg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What a wonderful find! Features the WORLD's Largest Wrecker and the world's fastest wrecker. The short film before entering the museum is very interesting and seeing the different wreckers and memorabilia was very cool. What was really neat to find out is that one of the founding members own O'Hare Towing in Chicago and features some of the older trucks.... More 

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Mineral Point, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were at our motel in Chattanooga early and saw the brochure for this Towing Museum. It is in a large and well set up building with the many tow trucks in excellent restored condition ranging from a really neat 1911 Locomobile wrecker to the largest wrecker ever made. The fellow in charge that day was quite knowledgeable and let... More 

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I had a good time. We would love to go back sometime. Very interesting to us and the staff was very nice.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had read about this museum and are glad we decided to give it a try. Certainly it is unique; established and curated by people who are passionate about it. I learned a great deal and we all enjoyed it. I wished for all of my grandchildren to be with me to see it; it was fun to take pictures... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had no idea tow trucks had so much to offer. We had a lot of fun reading about tow truck history and seeing the different kinds of trucks.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you are interested in something different, trucks, automobile, towing & service memorabilia, this is the place for you to visit. The history is based on the history of the Holmes Towing Equipment manufactured here years ago. The company is now Miller Industries here in Chattanooga. There is also an area that offers children's automotive / service trucks on display.... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you need to kill a few hours this is not a bad place to do it. Lots of old restored tow trucks with good explanations of the machines.

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Address: Address: 3315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 423 267 3132
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga

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