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International Towing and Recovery Museum

3315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 267 3132
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Ranked #20 of 68 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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White, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This museum is not all that it is supposed to be. It might have had 20 tow trucks if that. Our kids which are 8 and 6 didn't enjoy it except for the little tow truck that the kids could operate.

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Summerdale, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

There is a lot of information available at the museum. For people who enjoy mechanical stuff, this is the place to visit. Many restored trucks and stories about towing and rescues. Lots of history, and very documented. Good for kids through seniors.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I guess I never thought about these wonderful people who put their lives on the line in the Towing and Recovery business. This museum exhibits awesome vehicles and shares their wonderful stories. A must see in Chattanooga

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