International Towing and Recovery Museum, Chattanooga

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  • October 2, 2017
    If you are interested in towing or in antique trucks, this is a great place to visit. The site is clean and well kept and has probably the largest collection of antique tow trucks in the world. Not a ...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    Overpriced. Hoped it had more to offer. We were 2 of 4 people visiting at the time. Would we recommend it, probably not.  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    We had an awesome visit with my twin 5 year olds. The boys loved seeing all the different kinds of two trucks and getting to play on the two in the lobby. My husband was fascinated with the history of...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Informs and expands upon a very specialized subsection of our society. Often forgotten and ignored, until your vehicle breaks down of course, this museum marks all the early wreckers with an emphasis on the mechanical over the hydraulic that permeates our society today. Great pictures and some beautiful restored vehicles from the first half of the 20th century. I would have enjoyed it more if it went over and informed the actual mechanics involved in towing and how it changed. Needs an historian's touch or a museum curator's involvement to make some more interactive exhibits though. Very tenuous international links but it would be difficult to get vehicles from outside the US to Chattanooga, TN.
  • July 5, 2017
    I enjoyed the history and the old vehicles. My 4 year old grandson loved the toys and especially the two wreckers that he could climb in and even operate! Exceeded expectations!
  • June 24, 2017
    It's cool to see how the towing industry has changed over the years. They also have a cool truck you can run the controls yourself.
  • July 8, 2017
    Got some beautiful trucks here. Staff is helpful and polite. 10/10 Worth
  • April 4, 2017
    Nice museum but a little bit on the small side. Probably a must for any real car enthusiast and it's a shrine for people in the towing industry. Four stars instead of 5 because at $10 I think it's a little pricey considering you can go to the Lane Museum in Nashville for $12 which has a collection of over 400 vehicles.

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