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International Towing and Recovery Museum

3315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 267 3132
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Ranked #23 of 77 attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A museum commemorating the history of the tow truck.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Upon arriving at the museum, there is a beautiful memorial statue outside. It does come with a sad story, however, you realize that there are lots of heroes who have sacrificed their lives to save others. Prior to this visit, we clipped a BOGO coupon from a coupon pamphlet. If the coupons are there, utilize them!!! It's a small museum... More

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Sanford, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A disclaimer...I grew up in the towing business and so have an affinity for it. When this museum was being constructed in 1995, I was a donor and so you will find my name on a plaque inside along with many others. But, for the masses who don't know a snatch block from a J-hook, here is your chance to... More

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Crossville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I would have rated this higher but for the money there just wasn't that much there. It is easy to get to and great place to kill an hour inside if it's raining or in summer need a break from the heat. They do have an interactive tow truck that kids will love.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was so skeptical of going but my grandson begged. He loves anything with a motor and this did not disappoint! He is four and not only got to see the old trucks, the big trucks, and the toy display, he got to operate a display tow truck! The monument was beautiful and even those if us who were not... More

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Tunnel Hill, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I must admit I was a little skeptical about going to a Towing museum, but I am pleased to say it was a great tour. The tour is self guided and, if you have any interest in trucks, you will love it! It is a historic journey through the towing industry and the trucks themselves. You really need to take... More

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atlanta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

my husband love this place its a car lovers dream it is an unusual museum the staff is so very friendly there is so much history here also a wide variety of tow trucks old gas pumps old toy firetrucks and some much more great stop on the way to lookout mountain

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Anyone who likes trucks will get a kick out of this small museum near Lookout Mountain. Very well run and something truly different!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

just passing this building and decided to stop I found the museum interesting and surprised to find a hall of fame for tow operators and a memorial and a list of tow drivers killed in action although I am not a tow driver I still found this museum such an interesting place

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chattanooga
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The International Towing Museum seems on the surface as such an unlikely destination but I must say that I think that most will find it interesting and fun. Chattanooga has been described (by some) as the place where commercial wreckers were first manufactured. There are lots of wreckers from the beginning to the present to give visitors a sense of... More

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ATlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

At first, I was unsure about what a ripoff this couldbe. But, it was very well done and had a lost to see. Well worth the admission. I suggest you stop by

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