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Coolidge Park

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Address: 1 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 423 757 5152
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Activities: Picnicking, Walking
Description: Named in honor of a World War II Medal of Honor recipient, this...
Named in honor of a World War II Medal of Honor recipient, this seven-acre park features a restored hand-carved carousel, pavilion and interactive play fountain.
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Awesome free activity for the family

I loved this park. We were traveling through Chattanooga and needed something to do for the kids to run off some energy. It was the perfect activity. We parked in the parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I loved this park. We were traveling through Chattanooga and needed something to do for the kids to run off some energy. It was the perfect activity. We parked in the parking lot close by ($2 for 2 hours--can use credit card or cash) and walked to the fountain that my kids could play in. They had a blast. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a nice cheap- only have to pay for parking and that is a couple bucks and if you do the carousel which is $1 per ride. The water part is fantastic for kids and there is plenty of wide open grass for a picnic, playing frisbee etc

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Rose Hill, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great park. It's beautiful. Our son really enjoyed the classic carousel as well. It's a great fun, piece of history. You could spend an hour or a day here.

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Dalton, Ga.
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226 reviews 226 reviews
91 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This park is great, and well kept up! They have awesome clean grass that you take a blanket and spread it out and lay for hours (on a nice day). The fountains were pretty, and kids were all in them! They also have a Carousel to ride (indoors) for a cheap price. What makes it even nicer is that this... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Go and ride the carousel for $1. You could ride half the day and not spend much. Then go play in the fountains. If you go after 5pm parking near the park is free. Bring a snack and a towel. Great fun!

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Chattanooga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This lovely urban park is named in honor of Charles Henry Coolidge, a Chattanooga resident who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during World War II. The park sits right on the Tennessee River (technically part of the Lake Nickajack impoundment) and the thriving Northshore District of Chattanooga. Its features include an interactive water fountain, the Walnut... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The park is in a beautiful setting along the Tennessee River. It is just across the pedestrian bridge from the Tennessee Aquarium. There is a splash pad that the kids enjoy on a hot day and plenty of open space for picnics and playing. But the best thing is the carousel. It was built in the 1890s and has been... More 

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Ripley, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I took the free shuttle from the city side and visited this River Park. It was fun to watch all the kids interacting with the water fountain that has about 8 big statues of carousel animals which spray out water intermittently. The kids were climbing all over the animals and running around and having a ball. I went into the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Every city should have something so well thought out! The fountain is a really neat looking structure and set-up and a great way for the kids to cool off. The fact that it's free is amazing in itself. We didn't visit the carousel because they were wet from playing in the fountain. Had we known ahead of time we definitely... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So much to do. Take a walk along the river, play in the fountains, ride the carousal, climb the wall, or just enjoy the river.

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Address: Address: 1 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 423 757 5152
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga

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