Chattanooga has much more than just a choo-choo

Chattanooga has much more than just a choo-choo

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The Incline Railway company boasts that it offers the steepest passenger incline in the world. The Incline Railway company boasts that it offers the steepest passenger incline in the world.
At Rock City, there are gorgeous views of the city and several other states. At Rock City, there are gorgeous views of the city and several other states.
The Mayor's Mansion Inn gives the feel of a vacation without all of the fuss. The Mayor's Mansion Inn gives the feel of a vacation without all of the fuss.

By TEARSA SMITH
Good Morning Tennessee Anchor/Reporter

CHATTANOOGA (WATE) -- Chattanooga is about 80 miles from Knoxville and the possibilities of a good time are nearly endless.

The city has marketed several big attractions that are low on cost and high on entertainment.

Family attractions

For example, a trip to the Incline Railway, Ruby Falls and Rock City will costs $41 for adults, with prices for children at $23.

The Incline Railway company boasts that it offers the steepest passenger incline in the world. After one ride, you may agree.

Who wouldn't be amazed at seeing a 145 foot underground waterfall called Ruby Falls? The attraction draws thousands of visitors each year.

At Rock City, there are gorgeous views of the city and several other states from a lookout point. Plus, there are animal exhibits and a breathtaking display of plant life.

If the Incline Railway or Rock City is a little too much for you, slow things down by visiting downtown Chattanooga.

The city has invested around $120 million into redevelopment of its waterfront and downtown areas.

For the price of parking, you'll have a wealth of shops to browse and souvenirs to bring home.

Chattanooga also boasts the state's largest mall, Hamilton Place Mall. The shopping center has more than 150 stores and restaurants.

Romantic getaways

If a romantic getaway is more to your liking, Chattanooga boasts quite a few bed and breakfasts.

The Mayor's Mansion Inn gives the feel of a vacation without all of the fuss.

"Staying at a bed and breakfast gives you a home away from home. We wait on you hand and foot and we offer a three course gourmet breakfast and turn down service and anything that the guests ask for, we try to accommodate them to best of our abilities," says Melissa Griswold, with the Mayor's Mansion Inn.

If you plan your trip right, you can stay in a AAA "four diamond award" residence for just $130  Sunday through Thursday.

When 6 News was done visiting all these stops, we still had just under three quarters tank of gas.

The cost to visit every attraction mentioned for two adults plus our full tank of gas and B&B was just under $250.

Tune in next Friday, May 2 on "Good Morning, Tennessee" for the next One Tank Trip.

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