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International Towing and Recovery Museum

Address: 3315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 423 267 3132
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Ranked #19 of 55 Attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: A museum commemorating the history of the tow truck.

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McKinney, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband is a vintage car fanatic, so we've been to numerous car museums. The Towing Museum was a nice small museum set up for both adults and children. There were hundreds of toy wreckers and tow trucks and a small play area for the kids. There were 15-20 vintage vehicles, so it doesn't take too long to wander through.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is an absolutely lovely museum. I have visited once before in 2001. Since then the museum has grown and changed location. There is a surprising amount to see and learn. There are something like 20 actual tow trucks on display from some of the earliest built to modern equipment. To me this was a very visible way to show... More

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Cross Hill, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I did not know it existed, if you are a fan of old cars, trucks or wreckers, this is the place to go. They have the history of wreckers from the beginning till now. Did not know that some wreckers were made from Limousines, but they were! They also have small to supper size and some that have the most... More

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Columbia, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had never thought about such a place. The vehicles were amazing. They also had other items than the wreckers. Gas tanks and toys.

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PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

From the outside it looks small, but it is packed with tow trucks of all vintages both large and small, and holds a ton of towing history, with historic items, displays, and wall cabinets filled with toy tow trucks ! The tow trucks on display are immaculate, and each one has its story displayed. A very unique experience I'd highly... More

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Kingston, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Even after reading the great reviews, I wasn't sure if this was something I would enjoy. I'm not much of a truck enthusiast. I am so glad I went! There is a wealth of information in this museum, and any history buff would be happy to spend time here. The displays are more extensive than I would have imagined, and... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is worth going and spending some time there having a look at the recovery trucks of time gone by. They also have the Hall of Fame for men and woman who have contributed over and above to the recovery industry.

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Knoxville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Everyone enjoyed the museum. Adults and kids alike. There was even a tiny tow truck with a rotating lift for them to operate.

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Kingston, Tennessee
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189 reviews 189 reviews
38 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ok, so I begrudgingly took my teen son to this museum thinking that his sister and I would be bored. Not so! Lots to see and so much history. We all enjoyed this museum. Great for a rainy day or enjoy a few hours away from the heat!

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Lawrenceburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Actually, it's my husband who loves this place. I could have visited just once and been okay but he is the typical guy and sees something new every time we go. They used to be downtown really close to the aquarium but they moved a few years ago to the location closer to the mountain. If you went years ago... More

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