Chattanooga Choo Choo
What was once a crossroads for travelers is now one of downtown Chattanooga’s premier vacation destinations.
You've probably heard the song or at least heard the term 'The Chattanooga Choo Choo', but what's it really all about?
From 1909 to 1970 all trains traveling southward in the United States passed through Chattanooga’s famous Terminal Station, making this spot one of the busiest and most important railway stations in our history. When the Terminal Station was no longer needed, it was saved and placed on the National Register of Historic Places list, being one of the cities very first historic preservation projects. Not only was the station area saved, but it was ultimately turned into a booming hotel and entertainment destination!
Considered to be a true 'destination experience and beacon of history', this railway station turned hotel allows guests to stay in 1909 rail station rooms and sleeper cars, with room choices in both the MacArthur and in Pullman Train Cars. The MacArthur was the last steam-powered freight train to pass through Chattanooga in 1953, and today this building taking this namesake provides modern, sleek, clean hotel rooms with several amenities. Alongside these rooms, you will find the Pullman Train Car rooms, each within a car from the 1930s-1950s. The amenities found with both include wifi, tv and cable, access to a heated indoor pool, free Chatanooga shuttle services, access to an onsite dog park, and several options for dining and drinking.
Spend some time exploring the restaurants and bars onsite (American Draft, Backstage Bar, Frothy Monkey, and Stir), enjoying the gorgeous Glenn Miller Gardens, taking a tour of the distillery onsite, or enjoying entertainment at the 2 live music venues or comedy club!