The Chattanooga Choo Choo is currently a hotel and resort in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee that resides in the old train terminal once owned by the Southern Railway. The name and the location’s fame come from a song recorded in 1941 by the Glenn Miller Orchestra entitled “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” While you are more than welcome to stay in the hotel during a visit to Chattanooga (you can even spend the night in an old Pullman car), you can also visit the Chattanooga Choo Choo without staying at the resort. There are numerous displays scattered around the hotel detailing the history of the train terminal and the trains that used to run through Chattanooga. If you’re feeling a bit tired, you can have a snack in an old train behind the hotel.
While the Chattanooga Choo Choo is not a large attraction, it’s a fun way to spend an hour or two while visiting the city, especially for children or train enthusiasts.