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Scott LaFlamme of LMI Studio passes down more than 20 years of music-industry experience through instrument lessons, songwriting and composition classes, and studio sessions. Aspiring musicians of all levels can take lessons in guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals.

6349 E Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga,
TN
US

At Sky Zoo, which bills itself as a "zoo of entertainment," guests can hop around from activity to activity. In the pool room they shoot billiards and play foosball, in The Big Room guests belt out karaoke songs or shimmy during Battle of the Bands sets, and in the front lounge they can take in a game on TV or throw darts. Sky Zoos fuels all of these activities with a full menu of pub food, including pizza and wings, and frosty pours doled out at its multiple bars.

5709 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga,
TN
US

You never know who you might meet on the mini-golf course at Sir Goonys Family Fun Center?a bear pulling off a handstand, a jack-in-the-box, or even a T-Rex. That's because the indoor-outdoor park is full of surprises, especially since their renovation earlier in 2014. Perhaps their coolest addition was LAZER FURY 360, a unique laser-tag game played in vehicles across a darkened rink. Guests can stay on the move with Sir Goonys other attractions as well, including?bumper boats, bumper cars, and electric go-karts that replace the outdated models that run on the sonic waves and now emulate a real racing experience, complete with pit crew sounds. The remodeled arcade features some intense new games, including the two-player first-person shooter Aliens: Armageddon and four-player air hockey.

5918 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Snakes slither in glass display cases, and lizards wriggle in the hands of trained handlers as they're held up in full view of a curious crowd. This is the scene as one of Repticon's presenters educates attendees on the biology, behavior, and typing speeds of exotic cold-blooded creatures at one of the year-round shows held in cities across the country. Reptile and amphibian breeders, scholars, and handlers engage audiences in lectures and demonstrations in the midst of live reptile exhibits, family activities, and displays for exotic-pet supplies. Presentations may focus on the genetics of large snake species, the specifics of exotic-pet care, and the effect that tiny hats have on the image of arachnids such as tarantulas, scorpions, and spiders.

323 Camp Jordan Parkway
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Thousands of dragons glitter and glimmer within the Dragon Dreams Museum. So many, in fact, that the museum owner is working on her entry in the Guinness Word Records book for—you guessed it—the biggest collection of dragons on earth. One-of-a-kind antiques and handcrafted figurines made from silver, jade, and ivory highlight the expansive collection. The on-site gift shop can help you start your own collection as well as purchase other items such as jewelry, magnets, ornaments, and posters.

6724 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The certified personal trainers at EPOC Fitness care about one thing: measureable results for all of their clients. Believing that no fitness regimen works for everyone, the trainers at EPOC work to make sure each gym-goer does cardio and strength training appropriate to his or her fitness needs, and the staff offers nutritional counseling and modifications to workouts to make sure clients continue to meet their goals. Members can burn fat and build calories in this intimate gym with a personal trainer, or work up a sweat in one of the small-group boot-camp sessions offered Monday through Friday.

5744 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga,
TN
US