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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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Named in honor of a World War II Medal of Honor recipient, this seven-acre...

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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A Nice Visit

This is a nice outdoor place to visit in Chattanooga. It is a really good family spot. Must also take the kids to the indoor carousel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris L
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice outdoor place to visit in Chattanooga. It is a really good family spot. Must also take the kids to the indoor carousel.

Thank Chris L
Fayetteville, Georgia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Coolidge Park is a fun place to take children, especially in the warmer seasons. It offers fountains to play in and a beautiful indoor merry-go-round.

Thank sjdmc
Gulfport, Mississippi
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for the Coolidge Park carousel but found it hard to find. Our map seemed to be outdated. The Staff was perfect very helpful with recommendations.. not to mention knowledgeable about the carousel history.

Thank Jason W
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coolidge Park is an attraction that can be combined with a walk across the Walnut Street bridge, with the Hunter Art Gallery located at the opposite end of the bridge. In the summer months the park has a fountain that children have fun playing in and it is the home of a wonderful antique carousel. Pets aren't allowed. There is... More 

Thank Dewaine F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The expansive park was beautiful and green when we visited. There's a conveniently located parking lot, making for a somewhat short walk to the carousel and splash pad. Inexpensive fun in Chattanooga!

Thank adventurer478
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72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I never knew about this place until this weekend. The wide open spaces are very inviting and I'm sure used well during spring and summer. The carousel was a pretty one and my girlfriend and I enjoyed our ride on it. It took us back to our childhood.

Thank Kevin W
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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489 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

There have been problems here but that was about a year ago...I have seen or heard of anything lately. Now having said that this is a great area of Chattanooga. My grandson, nieces and nephews love the Carousel. It's especially nice in the spring, summer when it's not too hot and fall. Kids do like playing in the water especially... More 

Thank CRLoveToTravel
Highland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Whether you are beginning a row on the river or a walk beside it, Coolidge Park is a great starting and ending point to your journey. Plenty of parking. Plenty of lawn. Plenty spectacular scenery. This place has it all. Enjoy a day in the sun!

Thank rharch
Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A great quiet park for an afternoon walk. The city view and shops nearby makes for a delightful visit.

Thank BreezePainter
Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A beautiful local area in our city. Many activities year round. Easter egg hunt, Halloween treats, concerts by the river, fireworks, Riverbend in June, water works during the summer for the children. Tourists can really plan a trip year round in this area!!

Thank pjkarlsen

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