Things To Do In Chattanooga

$35 for a Harlem Globetrotters Game at UTC McKenzie Arena on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. ($58 Value)

Harlem Globetrotters

UTC McKenzie Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$58 $35

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Half-Day Hang Gliding Experience at Lookout Mountain Flight Park (50% Off)

Lookout Mountain Flight Park

Lookout Mountain

Students independently hang glide above scenic valley under the guidance of a certified instructor

$199 $99

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$125 for a Cataloochee Ski Trip with Transport, Lift Ticket, and Rental Gear from L2 Outside ($225 Value)

L2 Outside

Downtown Chattanooga

During the few hours’ travel from Chattanooga, skiers can watch movies or surf the net on a deluxe coach before heading down the slopes

$225 $125

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Brewery Tour for One, Two, or Four from Van Man (Up to 55% Off)

Van Man-Brewery Tour

Terminal Brewhouse

Tour-goers visit Chattanooga breweries asking questions and seeing the beer-making process up close

$25 $15

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Guided 15-Seater Bike Tour of Chattanooga for Six or Eight from Pints And Pedals (Up to 44% Off)

Pints And Pedals

Downtown Chattanooga

Folks sit around a pedal-powered bar, enjoying BYOB drinks and taking in the sites of downtown Chattanooga

$168 $95

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Month of 30-Minute Private Lessons at Music Instruction Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Music Instruction Studio

Multiple Locations

University-educated instructors equip musicians of all experience levels with pop, jazz, and classical training in various instruments

$120 $49

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Four Professional Art Classes for One or Two with an Intro Class at The Artist Studio (Up to 68% Off)

The Artist Studio

Dupont - Murray Hills

Students grasp basic drawing and design concepts and more advanced painting techniques in classes helmed by skilled artists

$160 $56

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Handgun-Carry-Permit Course for One or Two at The Shooter's Depot (Up to 38% Off)

The Shooter's Depot

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

Range with nine climate-controlled lanes; course satisfies the state’s learning requirements for the handgun-carry-permit application

$65 $40

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Four Weeks of Adult or Youth Boot Camp with Optional 21-Day Eating Program at Scenic City Boot Camp (Up to 84% Off)

Scenic City Boot Camp

Chattanooga

Boot camp amplifies results with optional food guide; kids' camp is specially suited with appropriate age and fitness-level activities

$299 $50

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An Archery Lesson at River City Archery (40% Off)

River City Archery

Chattanooga

From the merchant: One-hour Discover Archery workshop will introduce you to the sport in a fun, safe, family-oriented environment.

$25 $15

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$32 for Two Kids’ Classes and a Family Membership at The Little Gym of Chattanooga ($76 Value)

Little Gym of Chattanooga

East Brainerd

Instructors lead kids in gymnastics, sports-skills, martial-arts, and dance classes

$76 $32

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6 or 10 Zumba Classes at JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio (68% Off)

Zumba Fitness With Monica James

JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio

Licensed Zumba instructor leads students of all shapes and sizes to leaner physiques with simple dance steps set to all varieties of music

$25 $8.50

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One-Month Gym Membership, or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at EPOC Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

EPOC Fitness

Brainerd Village

Build lean muscle at this intimate gym that hosts Pilates, Zumba, and small-group boot-camp classes

$314 $87

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5 or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Toes Yoga (Up to 52% Off)

Toes Yoga

Brainerd

Variety of yoga classes for all levels at an inviting studio with exposed-brick walls and brightly colored woven yoga blankets

$60 $29

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One Intro Class and Four or Nine Apparatus Classes at Pilates Chattanooga (Up to 72% Off)

Pilates Chattanooga

Warehouse Row

Apparatus classes use specialized Pilates equipment such as the Wunda chair and the half-trapeze, with no more than five students in a class

$144 $49

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5 or 10 Yoga, Cycling, or Group Fitness Classes or 3 BodyMetrix Assessments at Thrive Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Thrive Studio

Chattanooga

Certified trainers lead classes and perform BodyMetrix ultrasound assessments that chart body fat, body mass index, and basal metabolic rate

$80 $40

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Interactive Raptor Experience for Two or Four at Wings to Soar (Up to 51% Off)

Wings to Soar

Trenton

Feed, touch, and photograph nine birds of prey, including hawks, owls, a falcon, and a bald eagle

$240 $120

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$49 for a Half-Day Guided Rock-Climbing Outing at Lookout Mountain from Rocky Top Guides ($225 Value)

James Arnold

Rock City Starbucks

AMGA-certified instructors equip climbers with rented gear and teach techniques during custom climbing trips across Lookout Mountain

$225 $49

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Tandem Skydive with Digital Video for One or Two from Chattanooga Skydiving Company (Up to 52% Off)

Chattanooga Skydiving Company

Jasper

Professionals pair with clients in tandem jump over Sequatchie Valley and capture flights on digital video recording

$298 $149

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In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts?a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches?was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and eight years later, Pure Barre spread its franchises to what is now more than 160 locations across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.

Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The total-body workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. High-energy, intimate classes with small amounts of attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills. Pure Barre also offers private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer exercise apparel, and more.

1414 Jenkins Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, a nature preserve and landscape park, began as a vision in the 1920?s by John and Margaret Chambliss. In the late 1970s, a group of forward thinkers hatched an ambitious plan to bring Chattanooga citizens closer to nature. With the help of the Junior League of Chattanooga, the group raised more than $500,000. In September 1979, The Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center was born. Since then, the center has had more than half a million visitors to explore its 317 acres containing a certified level IV arboretum, Civil War and Cherokee history, botanical gardens, and native plants, as well as raising awareness with educational programs for adults at schoolchildren. Their efforts have helped to conserve the approximately 45 native animal species inhabiting the Wildlife Wanderland, These animal species include a bald eagle, sandhill cranes, and endangered red wolves.

State-of-the-art when it was built, the environmentally engineered main building has remained largely unchanged over the past 33 years. Features such as solar-heating systems, southern-facing windows, and 99% natural R-38 insulation continue to model sustainable-building practices to park visitors and squirrels looking to passively heat their nests.

400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The Chattanooga Zoo opened its doors in 1937 with an exhibit containing two rhesus monkeys. Pretty soon, it had expanded to include bobcats, lions, and gators, until eventually becoming the venerable non-profit institution it is today, supporting conservation efforts for rare and endangered species around the world.

In the zoo's forest area, chimps, bobcats, and tortoises roam their habitats to the sound of churning water beneath two waterfalls. Red pandas scurry around a Himalayan habitat, and spider monkeys spin gossamer webs in the jungle area. Kids can play with goats and pot bellied pigs at the petting zoo, or take a few revolutions on the carousel. With a refurbished frame from 1927, it spins guests on the backs of hand-carved seats fashioned after endangered animals such as snow leopards and low lying gorillas.

Behind the scenes, the zoo's caretakers work to rehabilitate hundreds of animals each year so that they can return to the wild. They also lead conservation efforts for rare species?including snow leopards, fennec foxes, and cotton-top tamarins?and educate thousands of students annually with interactive events catered to school curricula.

301 N Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Perched atop an 80-foot bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, Hunter Museum of American Art hosts collections ranging from colonial times to contemporary America. The permanent collection includes historical works by renowned painters such as Thomas Cole, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer as well as contemporary pieces in less traditional mediums such as filmmaking, which artists turned to after paintbrushes went extinct. Educational programs guide visitors through these core works as well as temporary exhibits, which have included Depression-era photographs by Dorothea Lange and the sculptural installation art of Beverly Semmes.

Hunter Museum's buildings are as much a work of art as the paintings they house. An outdoor sculpture plaza and a sleek structure of steel and glass built in 2005 give the compound a contemporary edge. In contrast, the massive fireplaces and hand-carved woodwork inside the original edifice—a classical revival-style mansion built in 1904—recall the days when horses still chauffeured their owners around in Ford Model Ts.

10 Bluff View St
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Sports Barn's mammoth and diverse schedule of more than 120 weekly group classes leaves little room for excuses. Nationally certified instructors, including a former triathlete and a six-sigma black belt, teach just about every type of fitness class imaginable—from high-energy kickboxing and dance aerobics to mind-centering yoga and Pilates—for people of any experience level. Students challenge multiple muscle groups in high-intensity, low-impact CRCTBRKR (or Circuit Breaker) classes, which melt calories with strength training and compound-joint exercises. To further direct guests toward their weight-loss goals, an on-staff dietitian and attentive personal trainers devise personalized programs and custom-fitting donut-proof vests.

Among other amenities, the centers boast an indoor pool and two heated outdoor pools. Patrons can relax after their workouts in a hot tub or sauna, or book a soothing massage.

6148 Lee Highway
Chattanooga,
TN
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months to 12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

7540 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US