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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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Nice and fun.

This is a great park for families and children. We didn't have ours with us, but we enjoyed walking all the paved paths and learning more about the area, as well as taking in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Scottsboro, Alabama
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Scottsboro, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great park for families and children. We didn't have ours with us, but we enjoyed walking all the paved paths and learning more about the area, as well as taking in the river side scenery.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This park reminds me of a place you see in paintings and on TV. It's beautiful. There use to be a large tree in the middle that looked like you could live in it. The river on one side and Fraiser with the nice shops on the other. With a huge open field and tucked between the Veteran's Bridge and... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

On a Wednesday and it was closed until Friday. Once we made it in, we where able to ride and play. There workers there where very friendly. I thing my family did three ride. It was very cheap? At 1$ per person. I am glad we made it a point to come backs

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great views and trails....Carousel in season is amazing! The artsy scenes are welcoming! The shops are quaint too....Recommend

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a great park with a play fountain and carousel to rest and watch your kids have fun on. There are great lunch and sandwich places nearby to get something to eat while to watch. Just walking here across the bridge from downtown is an experience in itself. Yet another great place to be while in Chattanooga.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you are here with kids during hot weather, dress them in swimsuits. There is a huge fountain, complete with spewing animals and fun waterjets that is a favorite place to get wet. Also a vintage carousel with a large menagerie of carved animals, all expertly done by woodcarvers in the Chattanooga area. Lots of green space for kids to... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Area is very clean, and one of the few places in Chattanooga that is FLAT!!!. Close to the Walnut Street Bridge. Several restaurants located within a few blocks.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Coolidge Park is a large, open grassy area located in downtown Chattanooga. People go there to play frisbee, walk laps around the paved walkways and play in the water fountains located up front. There are bathroom facilities and plenty of space for everyone. It's located right under the walking bridge so there's always lots of pedestrian activity everywhere and you... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped on a Sunday to try to catch a glimpse of the Delta Queen river boat (closed, but still docked). Paid to park and did not see any of the other attractions mentioned by locals, simply noticed the resurfacing and sidewalk repairs that are currently being made, making our trek more difficult. There were no other people there but... More 

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Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The park itself is beautiful. Very well maintained with lots of green space and beautiful views of the river. The shops and restaurants close by are eclectic and enjoyable. This is one of my favorite places in Chattanooga. However, this is NOT the place to be at night. Consider this a warning to out of town guests. It's no longer... More 

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