We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

International Towing and Recovery Museum

Is this your business?
3315 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-3052
+1 423-267-3132
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
$20.00*
and up
Chattanooga Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A museum commemorating the history of the tow truck.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“tow truck” (50 reviews)
“hall of fame” (18 reviews)
“on display” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
3315 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-3052
CONTACT
Website
+1 423-267-3132
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Chattanooga
from $24.00
More Info
from $20.00
More Info
from $75.60
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (184)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"tow truck"
in 50 reviews
"hall of fame"
in 18 reviews
"on display"
in 18 reviews
"lost their lives"
in 5 reviews
"short film"
in 4 reviews
"automotive history"
in 3 reviews
"memorial wall"
in 3 reviews
"nice display"
in 3 reviews
"vintage vehicles"
in 2 reviews
"interesting collection"
in 3 reviews
"great tribute"
in 2 reviews
"aaa discount"
in 2 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"these guys"
in 3 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a lot of fun getting to view a great variety of towing and rescue vehicles that span ages, shapes and sizes. My son who loves anything with wheels thought that it was the coolest thing! It's a fairly easy/quick stop but a must...More

1  Thank amy g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little museum for families with kids. Interesting, cool, and even has a truck the kids can play on.

Thank Conniepirkey52
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a friend who told us about it and in her honor we visited. It is better than one would think - the tow trucks are beautifully restored and kept in great condition. Lots of history is provided with most of them. Good afternoon...More

Thank Bob H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum today while vacationing in Chattanooga. We stopped here while on the hop on/off trolley tour. We were pleasantly surprised with how organized and informative this museum is!

Thank texasgirl75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow--the inventions that we never stop to think about. Very interesting if your crew will read all of the displays.

Thank freakycleanmom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Most of us never really notice these guys and gals dragging damaged or disabled vehicles out of ditches and such. The museum exhibits tow trucks and equipment dating back to 1916.This place is a great tribute to their profession. There is a Hall of Fame...More

Thank kandcpiet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Very nice museum. Well displayed and informative. I could have spent more time there as the pictures that covered every wall took a fair amount of time to see. The vehicles were nicely displayed allowing you to go completely around each one to see the...More

2  Thank Elaine M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around all these huge and tiny machines. I was impressed with the hand operated wreckers from years ago. My husband was studying all the details. Anyone in any transportation related job will appreciate this museum.

1  Thank OscarCallie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I'd plan to spend an hour there seeing the antique and international tow trucks. Everything from toys to huge trucks, parade trucks, antique trucks, etc. Nice gift shop.

1  Thank LindaandSteve024
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 15, 2018

I found this gem in the AAA information available on Chattanooga. My husband and I visited on a cold rainy day and walked away in awe of the dedication and work put into this fantastic exhibit. There was tons of information for everyone

1  Thank Danelle D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 96 hotels in Chattanooga
Motel 6 Chattanooga Downtown
55 reviews
.93 miles away
Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Chattanooga - Downtown
192 reviews
.94 miles away
Comfort Inn
356 reviews
.99 miles away
Stadium Inn
620 reviews
1.20 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
1885 Grill
595 reviews
.56 miles away
Mr T's Pizza
281 reviews
.56 miles away
Mojo Burrito
209 reviews
.58 miles away
Clumpies Ice Cream Co.
78 reviews
.58 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Ruby Falls
5,573 reviews
.95 miles away
Moccasin Bend Brewing Company
21 reviews
.70 miles away
Forest Hills Cemetery
5 reviews
.80 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
abbott0984
March 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 212Moree | Reviewed this property |
There are trucks from very early (1800's) through the present. Not sure of the number. If you're like me it would take 1 to 11/2 hours to walk through and look. If you are an antique auto buff or a tow and recovery fan... More
0
Votes
george5780
August 2, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from sukhi504 | Reviewed this property |
September 8th-10th
0
Votes
Cartter F
May 31, 2016|
Answer
Response from Dennis P | Reviewed this property |
$6 each
0
Votes