- Our list of the best things to do in Athens, Tennessee, features the top 41 nearby activities — including 22 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Athens, TN has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Water Activities, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 6 things to do within the city of Athens, TN , followed by 35 popular activities in nearby cities, including Cleveland, Ocoee, Sweetwater, Benton and Tellico Plains
87% 95 votes
US 321, Townsend, TN MoreLess Info
Get a history lesson at The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum. Formerly one of the largest commercial lumber companies in the area, the Little River Railroad Company built over 150 miles of railroads in the area. Admission is free.
Featuring a century-old restored carousel, Coolidge Park contains a variety of activities for all ages, including rock climbing, picnics, an interactive fountain, and a military memorial. The park is home to the Walnut Street Bridge, the world's largest pedestrian bridge.
A Step Above Stables is an equestrian facility offering a wide range of services which include riding lessons, trail riding, boarding and more. They are also professional sellars and provide healthy and trained horses for purchases.
Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge was erected in 1890. This truss-style bridge originally provided automotive and pedestrian passage across the Tennessee River. Its asphalt surface was replaced by wood planks in the late 20th century, and the bridge is now closed to vehicles.
Tuckaleechee Caverns opened in 1953 as a destination for people to explore the beauty that lies beneath the Smoky Mountains. The one mile guided tour includes stunning rock formations, underground waterfalls, and crystal clear streams.
Housed in three architecturally varied buildings, Hunter Museum of American Art exhibits collections from the Colonial period to the present. Works by Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol and Thomas Cole are represented. Guided, self-guided and studio tours provide an introduction to the collection.
67% 90 votes
1110 E Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350 MoreLess Info
The Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map & Museum is a historic museum that is home to a three-dimensional electronic battle map that has 5,000 miniature soldiers. The map also has 650 lights and sound effects.
Offering a different perspective on the historic downtown district of the city, Chattanooga Ghost Tours offer nightly and weekend walking trips through the area. Focusing on reported supernatural happenings and local legends, these guided tours do require reservations.
Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Tennesee Aquarium is dedicated to marine wildlife appreciation, conservation and education. Its residents include sharks, dolphins, jellyfish, riotously colorful sea anemones and many other eye-catching creatures.
59% 105 votes
138 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 MoreLess Info
Offering interactive, theatrical dinner experiences with a definite sense of humor, Vaudeville Cafe Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presents four distinctive shows at different days and times. Admission includes the full theater experience as well as a meal.