International Towing and Recovery Museum

International Towing and Recovery Museum

International Towing and Recovery Museum
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Laura W
Warsaw, KY99 contributions
Mar 2023
Very nice display of many years of wreckers. Had lots of souvenir items to choose from. Be sure and grab a city map there, as it has coupons and other cool things to visit.
Written March 20, 2023
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jdreynoldsjr
Louisville, KY396 contributions
Feb 2023
Lots to see in the museum. Good History. This would a repeat visit. It is surprise to see how many trucks are inside the place and there are more coming. It gives you a new perspective on the industry and business of tow trucks and recovery. Free Parking, Easy access off the highway. Clean Bathrooms and lots of items to purchase as souvenirs.
Written February 19, 2023
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c27balstro
Atlanta, GA319 contributions
Sep 2022
This spot was my husband's choice and I was surprisingly delighted. It is clean and well thought out. It has a memorial outside and indoors is a lovely gift shop, walk way of fame for school attendees, several rooms of antique wreckers with signage, antique gas pumps, antique pedal cars, uniforms and more. Get ready to be amazed!
Written January 8, 2023
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ajw347
Carthage, TN46 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Lots to learn about this industry. This is a great museum with lots of displays and information. We really enjoyed it. Will be back.
Written August 26, 2022
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giants72
New Port Richey, FL34 contributions
Jun 2022
This was an unexpected high point of our visit to Chattanooga. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, the collection of vehicles and equipment is great, and it is a budget-friendly afternoon. The kids will love the large collection of toy tow trucks - it may be the biggest in the world. It may not seem like someplace you want to visit, but you will definitely be glad that you did.
Written June 12, 2022
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX1,059 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This was the one place in Chattanooga that surprised me. I honestly didn't know if I would like it or not but I loved it! This takes you through the history of the tow truck from how it got started to present day. The best part...they have old tow trucks to look at in the museum which was awesome! There's even a small one that you can sit in and have your picture taken. They also have a HUGE gift shop and a beautiful memorial out front to all the tow truck operators who have lost their lives in the line of duty. They also offer free parking which is definitely a plus! Even if you don't think you will like it...you should give it a try. It might surprise you. I will definitely visit here again!
Written May 23, 2022
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journalmytrips
Georgia638 contributions
Apr 2022
I had seen a sign for this museum many times when driving through Chattanooga but never had time to stop. So on this trip we reserved some time to visit. When you walk in you will see a large gift shop. After you pay for your admission you view a video in a small theater. Then on to the display hall featuring beautifully restored towing vehicles. On one wall behind glass windows many towing toys are on display. If you go down a ramp, there is an area with antique gas pumps and a few more vehicles. Back up the ramp toward the exit you will pass through the Hall of Fame which is truly international featuring representatives from many countries. If you have children with you they can enjoy sitting in a couple of the vehicles and in one even operating a tow. All in all a good stop.
Written April 12, 2022
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ChristineBrown92
Linton, IN657 contributions
Dec 2021
The staff at the Coker Museum said to go here and it is really neat. I was quite impressed. I didn't think I would like it, but actually it is a cool place. Hubby love it.
Written December 31, 2021
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Joseph Y
San Francisco, CA376 contributions
Oct 2021
Sounds quirky, but this is really a very interesting museum. Great for kids .... even has a small Japanese towing vehicle that kids can sit inside; excellent for photos. For shoppers .... an excellent gift shop !!
Written October 10, 2021
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KalynnsMom
82 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
If you have a little one that loves tow trucks then this is a must!! My littles loved it - especially the 2 trucks they could sit inside. I loved all the different trucks through the years. The gift shop has something for everyone- not just tow truck stuff.
Written July 24, 2021
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