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Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-821-1160
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Ranked #25 of 55 Attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A little off the beaten path but a superb place to simply breathe and take in nature anytime...held a birthday party in the tree house several years ago for teen nephew and he dug it! Haven't rented canoes (yet) but could easily spend the day exploring...even just a very early Spring cruise provided ample opportunities for my Dad to snap... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited the Chattanooga Nature Center (at Lookout Mountain) on a Monday afternoon. It is located down a residential road. The signage at the end of the road is a little confusing - it says you have to check in and there is an arrow to the "Office", but that is NOT the road to take to check in. Go... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a great place to visit. Most people have not even heard of this place. On the drive around every time you go around a curve you will see lots of photography opportunities. While this place is not a manicured botanical garden (it is more natural growth) it is truly beautiful. Well worth a ride out to get back... More 

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Lilburn, GA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had visited the Nature Center before, so this time we took the drive through the arboretum. We drove slowly, stopping often to take photographs or just enjoy the scenery. It was serene, peaceful, and relaxing. There are numerous large, old trees identified by plaques. After the drive, we sat in the butterfly garden behind the visitor's center and watched... More 

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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

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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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

The location is a little tricky...be sure to pay really close attention to the street signs as the road is not a main one. Once you turn off the highway, it's just a little road to the right but it's marked well. This is not an exciting drive full of tons of animal viewings, it's a very peaceful drive full... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Tampa, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a very relaxing area. You can take the family or just a nice hike through the woods or on the driving path. We are animal people, so we enjoyed walking around the rescued wildlife area and seeing the endangered red wolves. Got quite a kick out of hearing them howling! The trails are a bit over 2 miles... More 

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WICKLIFFE
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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