Travel options around town

Travel options around town

March 27th, 2011 by Carey O'Neil in Chattanooganow2011

Junebug, a 14-year-old Belgian draft horse, pulls a carriage with driver Vickie LaRose and owner Mark Neal down Market Street. Staff File Photo by Jake Daniels.

The Chattanooga area offers countless beautiful views and several ways to see them. Whether you want to ride a duck, get a lift from a horse or fly like a bird, the Scenic City has something for you.

Touring Chattanooga

Chattanooga Horse Trams

24 E. 14th St.

Chattanooga, TN 37408


Hours: Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2-10 p.m.

Cost: $30 for two people, $5 per extra person, children 5 and under free.

More information: A ride consists of a 15-minute round trip from the Tennessee Aquarium or a 20-minute round trip from the Chattanooga Choo-Choo.

Chattanooga Funny Cars

221 River St.

Chattanooga, TN 37405


Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. until dusk; Sunday 2 p.m. until dusk; Monday through Thursday by appointment.

Cost: Range from $5 per hour for a bike to $33 for the first hour with a funny car.

More information: Funny cars are five-person golf-cartlike vehicles that can be used to tour Chattanooga.

Buzz Chattanooga Pedicabs


Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. till everything closes downtown.

Cost: Tips only.

More information: Pedicabs are bicycle-powered carts offering an open-air ride around Chattanooga. Drivers are self-employed independent contractors. Call 657-777-2899 to order a pedicab.

Hang gliding

Lookout Mountain Flight Park

7201 Scenic Highway

Rising Fawn, GA 30738


Toll Free: 800-688-5637

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Monday

Cost: Lessons start at $149 for a single flight.


Chattanooga Ducks Tours

21 W. 28th St.

Chattanooga, TN 37408


Hours: Vary, but can be found by calling.

Cost: $20 adults; $18 seniors and military; $10 children 3-12; $1 younger than 3. Tickets are sold at 503 Market St. Tours run March through October.

n Tennessee Aquarium River Gorge Explorer Cruise

Hours: Cruises depart from the Chattanooga Pier on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Cost: Adults, $29, children 3-12, $21.50, Children under 3, $18

More information: The high-tech catamaran cruise through the Tennessee River Gorge lasts two hours. Riders should arrive 15 minutes early.

Blue Moon Cruises

Cruises leave from Riverfront Parkway


Reservations can be made anytime online or over phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cruise schedules change regularly, call or check online for the schedule.

Cost: $39 per person

Crusies last for 21/2 hours

Contact Carey O'Neil at or 423-757-6525.