Exploring and Honoring in the Scenic City
Memorial Day is a special occasion to pay tribute to our fallen heroes and embrace the freedoms they fought to protect. In Chattanooga, a city steeped in history and natural beauty, there are numerous ways to spend Memorial Day that combine reflection, celebration, and exploration. Join us as we delve into some of the top activities and events to make your Memorial Day in Chattanooga truly memorable.
Visit the Chattanooga National Cemetery:
Start your Memorial Day with a visit to the Chattanooga National Cemetery, a hallowed ground that serves as the final resting place for many brave men and women who served our nation. Take a moment to honor their sacrifice, reflect on their legacy, and participate in any commemorative ceremonies or services held at the cemetery. Join fellow Chattanoogans for the Memorial Day Commemoration to honor all fallen patriots at the cemetery, Monday May 29th at 11 am, where “Massing of Colors” will be coordinated and the acclaimed Choo Choo chorus will perform music. Parking at the Tennessee National Guard Armory where a shuttle will provide transportation to the ceremony.
Explore the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park:
Immerse yourself in history by venturing to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, one of the country’s most significant Civil War sites. Embark on a guided tour or explore the park’s vast grounds independently, discovering the battlegrounds, monuments, and memorials that tell the stories of bravery and valor. Engage with knowledgeable park rangers who can provide insights into the conflicts that shaped the region. Visit the Chickamauga Battlefield and book a caravan or you can walk or cycle through the park while viewing various locations around the battlefield. You may spoke local deer or turkeys as you make your way around the park. Head to Point Park, home of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and walk the path around Point Park. This beautiful area affords views of all of Chattanooga.
Enjoy Outdoor Adventures:
Chattanooga’s scenic beauty invites you to embrace the great outdoors on Memorial Day. Take a hike along the picturesque trails of Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, or Stringers Ridge, reveling in the lush landscapes and panoramic views. For a more adrenaline-filled experience, go kayaking or paddle boarding on the Tennessee River or embark on a zip-lining adventure through the forested canopy or your hand at rock climbing or bouldering the sandstone boulders and cliffs around the city. Join in the tradition of the the area’s oldest active competitive road race, the Chattanooga Chase in scenic Riverview and North Chattanooga.
Memorial Day in Chattanooga presents a unique opportunity to honor the sacrifices of our fallen heroes while indulging in the natural wonders and vibrant culture of this remarkable city. Whether you choose to pay homage at historic sites, embark on outdoor adventures, attend community events, or explore Chattanooga’s artistic offerings, your Memorial Day experience is sure to be both memorable and meaningful. So, come and join us in Chattanooga as we commemorate, celebrate, and embrace the spirit of this important day.