International Towing and Recovery Museum, Chattanooga

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  • We had some time to kill before our flight after visiting Ruby Falls and decided to stop here. Glad we did. Museum is nicely done and interesting. Never thought about the history of the tow truck indu...  more »
  • This place is awesome! Everything is well displayed and all kinds of information about early towing up to todays complicated rigs. We never really gave much thought to what happened years ago when a c...  more »
  • If you like old trucks you will like this place Although the building is large, only a third of it is the museum. Only 8 bucks for seniors. Interesting history of the tow truck  more »
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  • Unexpectedly interesting museum for someone who has no prior knowledge or particular interest in towing. I left with a greater respect for the industry and I learned a lot of interesting facts about the towing. Overall it is definitely worth a visit if you’re driving by.
  • My wife and I were visiting from out of town when she suggested that we visit this museum. At first I was a bit sceptical but I must say it was very nice! There are quite a few older historical trucks on site in very good repair that are truly beautiful if you appreciate 20th century design. The short film at the beginning was informative but didn't overstay its welcome. I didn't expect to loose a very enjoyable hour taking in towing and recovery memorabilia but I would absolutely recommend it.
  • Beautiful history in the trucks themselves and commemoration to those in the industry. Great gift shop and lots for kids to see and touch.
  • Fascinating history of tow trucks and recovery in the US. Included almost a dozen restored vintage tow trucks. It was a big hit with our children and I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated. There is a 7 minute video, the previously mentioned trucks, a wall of tow truck toys, and a tow truck that allows kids to operate the boom and lights on mini tow truck. Bathrooms and gift shop on site.
  • An unexpectedly interesting stop on our drive from Chattanooga to Nashville. Learned all I never knew that I never knew about the towing industry and got to see different types of tow trucks from the earliest models to the fastest. It was a tad pricy for the size of the museum, but given that I would pay 7 or 8 happily again (price is 10) I can't dock it too much for that.
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