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Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Ranked #7 of 77 Attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the short detour off the interstate to find the cemetery --even if our GPS couldn't find the main entrance. It was a humbling experience to drive through the cemetery grounds honoring our Nation's fallen veterans. With graves dating back from the Revolutionary War to present time, the cemetery also provided an excellent opportunity for education. We departed with... More

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Jonesboro, AR
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a well manicured, solemn cemetery. We drove around and stopped periodically to read markers dedicated to specific branches of the armed forces and the wars in which they fought.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took a day trip with my wife and kids and we were just in awe about how beautiful nature really is. This is an unbelievable attraction that I highly recommend taking time to go see. Even my 15 year old was amazed and interested in what see saw. You have to see it for yourself to really appreciate what Nature... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Chattanooga National Cemetery dates back to late 1863 when it was formed shortly after the Battles for Chattanooga during the American Civil War. If you are a history buff (esp. one of the War Between the States/Civil War), this is a must visit for you. The cemetery is still active with burials from all the wars and conflicts the... More

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Lilburn, GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's hard to describe the experience of touring the National Cemetery. Moving, sobering, reflective, emotional, although appropriate, seem inadequate. It makes us appreciate even more what our military forces have given us during our history.

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Northport, Alabama
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I stopped primarily because I wanted to see the monument to the Great Train Chase from the Civil War, and explored a bit more of the cemetery. The monument is right in front, so if that is your sole reason to visit you don't need to get a map or ask for directions. If you go early in the day,... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Recently we visited the National Cemetery in Chattanooga for our first time, trying to find a particular marker for a friend who wanted a picture of it. I was impressed with the availability of directions from the kiosk (even after hours) to a particular grave. I was surprised at the size of the cemetery and number of markers there. Seeing... More

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Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband is a history buff and wanted to stop here. It was painless for two teens and myself because the scenery was beautiful with mountains in the distance. We also learned about the great train chase of the civil war. The bathrooms were clean and the staff was vey nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the most beautiful place I've ever seen. At the entrance was a grave with a huge train atop. We then went further in to the grave location site. It was very helpful.it gave facts about the individuals rank and years of device,then it prints a map to get you to that exact location.there are several beautiful monument tributes... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The views from the road driving by were what made us find the entrance and drive throughout this cemetery. A very sincere tribute to all the fallen members of service from Tennessee. Very neatly kept, and the brilliance of all the white markers was stunning.

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