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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 12 total, 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Chattanooga Choo-Choo Historic Hotel: Chattanooga, TN, 5 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Nestled among the city’s buildings and bustle is an oasis that attracts and delights visitors from around the globe. The once busy railway station has been transformed into the Chattanooga Choo Choo Historic Hotel. Its lush gardens include the only rose garden in the state of Tennessee designated as an All American Rose Selection Garden. For train enthusiasts of all ages, don’t miss the Model Railroad Museum. Iits model railroad was built in HO scale, which is 1:87 (87 model boxcars hooked together would equal the length of one real boxcar). The Model Railroad is 174 feet long and 33 feet wide at its widest point. It includes more than 3,000 feet of track, 320 structures, 150 switches, 120 locomotives of all types, 1,000 freight cars, 80 passenger cars, three major yards, two small yards, and four passenger stations. It is one of, if not the largest, in the world open to the public. Take the self-guided tour to browse the landscape at your own pace with plenty of time to read about the history of Chattanooga trains and the unique features of this one-of-a-kind experience! While strolling through the gardens, you can enjoy an exciting, entertaining, and educational excursion around the Choo Choo complex aboard an authentic 1924 New Orleans trolley. The trolley is open most days for 10-12 hours, and only ceases to run in inclement weather. Soak up the sunshine at two outdoor swimming pools amid beautiful landscaping or swim year-round in the heated indoor pool beneath a skylight dome four stories high. Or try out the whirlpool after crossing a bridge over the pool and relax to the soothing sound of the waterfall.

Contact info:
1400 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 USA
phone: 423-266-5000
web: www.choochoo.com/index.php

Room amenities: All rooms at the Choo Choo provide wireless high speed internet, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron + ironing board, and a voice mail system. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request. Rooms have one king-size bed OR two double beds.

Facility amenities: Fitness Room: Work out on one of three Life Fitness treadmills, two Lifecycle exercise bikes, and one Life Fitness stair climber. Tennis Courts: Work on your tennis game on two courts located in the back of the complex. The lights automatically come on at night. Business Center: For your convenience, a copy machine, a fax machine, and two computers with Internet access available. (All guest rooms are equipped with high speed wireless Internet access.) Dry Cleaning Service: Every morning at 9:00am (Monday through Friday), Champion Dry Cleaners will pick up laundry at the front desk and have it back by 6:00pm. Transportation: Downtown Shuttle. From the Choo Choo to the Tennessee Aquarium, the CARTA shuttle will take care of all your downtown transportation needs. Electric shuttles run every ten minutes and include stops for downtown shopping and sightseeing. You can catch this complimentary shuttle service just across the way from the hotel lobby. Airport Shuttle: In the event that you fly into Chattanooga and stay at the Choo Choo and you do not have your own transportation to and from the airport, our security team will be able to assist you. Please call 423-308-2466. Leave a message or tell the security officer your airline, flight number, and arrival or departure date and time. Call well in advance to ensure timely transportation. The hotel complex also includes shops, pools, gardens, trolley, and model railroad.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for special rate.
Additional nights before and after the program are available by calling 423-266-5000.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel for special rate.
Additional nights before and after the program are available by calling 423-266-5000.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances


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