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Chattanooga Nature Center

400 Garden Rd, Chattanooga, TN
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Ranked #33 of 78 Attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Now, if you have read my review of Reflection Riding, this is what many may be looking for...here there be wild things! Whereas the riding drive is calm, this is exciting, to my family and me anyways. We loved the living treehouse and getting to see animals not typically found in a zoo. The wolves were neat and not what... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

If you'd like to visit this park, check out the Chattanooga visitors center online, often times there's a coupon there for discounted entry. As for the park itself, the workers were extremely friendly but the park itself near the animals was disappointing. Everything near the animals looked run down. Obviously a funding issue. I believe in the animal area we... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have trouble deciding which building I like best, as both demand time to see everything. I guess I like the jellyfish display most of all.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took our 3 little ones, 6,4 & 2, and they had a great time! The hike around the trails were very easy. There was a cool treehouse. We got to see some animals and watch them be fed!! If you do the driving trail, there is some little old cabins and a bamboo forest. Definitely a cool thing to... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Will NEVER visit this place. The crotchety old woman at the front desk was very rude, hateful and short spoken. We turned and left the place and did not go in. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone!

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Being new to the area, I stopped by the Roswell Visitor Center and received information about local attractions. The Chattanooga Nature Center did not disappoint. The gentleman who check us in was super friendly, told us where to visit and about upcoming events. My sons and I had a lot of fun. In fact, before we left they said they... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We love the CNC! It's a great place to go and just enjoy the outdoors. We love the trails, the rocks are fun to climb on, and the low-traffic roads are great for bike rides. Take a picnic lunch! It's gorgeous in the fall, and their special Halloween and Christmas events are some of the best around!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

If you would want to take a great, non strenuous hike in Chattanooga, this is the place to go! We almost skipped it based on a very negative review we saw from this month, but I am so glad we stopped by to check it out! Yes, some exhibits like the wildlife wander land are best for some people only... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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106 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We are members at the Nature Center. I have written reviews before. We went today in October and it was so beautiful. The leaves were changing and the view of the mountain was gorgeous. They have added some things like a small nature based play area for kids which is really cute. We also went on a field trip there... More

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Brighton, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

First of all its not worth your money. We paid 37 dollars for my family to go and it wasn't worth it at all. The first horrible thing about the nature center was the Wildlife Wanderland which was apparently suppose to half wolfs and other animals like egrets and herons. That reminds me also the Blue Heron Boardwalk was closed... More

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