- Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in Tennessee
- The population of the city is 155,582
- The population of Hamilton County is 311, 178
- The population of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Statistical Area is 471,511
- Chattanooga is located within a day’s drive of one third of the population of the US
- Altitude above sea Level: Chattanooga, 675 feet; Missionary Ridge, 1,128 feet, Signal Mountain, 1800 feet, Lookout Mountain, 2,391 feet.
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Claims to Fame
- Chattanooga has the world’s longest pedestrian bridge – The Walnut Street Bridge.
- Chattanooga has the nation’s first and largest military park – Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
- Chattanooga has the world’s largest freshwater aquarium – The Tennessee Aquarium.
- Chattanooga has the South’s largest collection of American art – The Hunter Museum of Art.
- The Glenn Miller Orchestra won the first gold record awarded by the music industry for a song about Chattanooga – The Chattanooga Choo Choo.
- The world’s first franchised Coca-Cola bottling plant was built in Chattanooga by two local attorneys who bought the franchise bottling rights for $1 each.
- More than 300 kinds of trees and 900 varieties of wildflowers grow in the Chattanooga area, more than anywhere on earth, except central China.
- Miniature golf was invented in 1926 on Lookout Mountain by Rock City Gardens founder Garnet Carter.
- The Chattanooga Choo Choo / Holiday Inn’s lobby a former railroad terminal contains the largest freestanding brick dome in the world. The interior height of the dome is 85 feet.
- A Chattanooga manufacturer was the first commercial maker of nylon hose in the 1939 Davenport Hosiery mills.
- Chattanooga has Tennessee’s largest mall – Hamilton Place.
- The Lookout Mountain Flight Park and Training School graduates more pilots annually than any other school in the world.
The highest overland bungee cord jump in the world is at Chattanooga’s High Adventure Sports. They also hold the record for the oldest person to ever take a jump.
- The deepest commercial caves in the United States are located on Lookout Mountain and are over 1,000 feet underground – Ruby Falls.
For more information and details about our conferences host city (dining, events, historic interest, shopping and more) you are encouraged to visit the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau Website at http://www.chattanoogafun.com/.