Chattanooga For Grands: From Trains and Mountains to an Aquarium Sleepover
Explore all Chattanooga has to offer as you and your grandchild ride a historic train, experience a space simulator, visit an underground waterfall and spend a night in the aquarium.
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Program No. 17691RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

“All aboard” for a special week of learning and adventure in Chattanooga. Hear stories from the Civil War, ride the famous rails, and “blast off” at the Challenger Space Center. You’ll even spend an overnight with sharks at the Tennessee Aquarium!
Activity Level
Walking less than one mile at Ruby Falls.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ride the rails across Chickamauga Creek and through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge tunnel.
  • Join Mission Control at the Challenger Space Center. Get “launched” into space and conduct research in a Space Lab.
  • Learn the history of Lookout Mountain that includes Native Americans, notorious outlaws, Civil War soldiers and a U.S. President - followed by an overnight at the Tennessee Aquarium where you'll sleep alongside the sharks!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
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Justin Strickland
Justin Strickland has been fascinated by trains his entire life. His first "railroad" job was with the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway at the age of 15, where he eventually became a conductor. Justin has also worked with the Southeastern Railway Museum, Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. He authored the only book dedicated to the Terminal Station in Chattanooga and has been interviewed for the railroad documentary "Tracing the Tracks."
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