Fodor's Expert Review Hunter Museum of American Art in Bluff View Arts District

Chattanooga Garden Fodor's Choice

Chattanooga is draped in a rich tapestry of arts and culture, perhaps most visible at this museum, housed in an architectural triptych comprising a 1905 Classical Revival mansion, a low-slung 1970s building, and a 2005 contemporary structure of steel and glass. From here, you can walk over a stunning lighted glass bridge to explore Bluff View Arts District, named for the 80-foot-high cliffs that plunge into the Tennessee River below. The area is popular for its collection of upscale galleries, boutiques, and creative restaurants with casual courtyards that are tucked among historic homes with luxurious landscaping. There's also the award-winning River Gallery Sculpture Garden, noted by the Smithsonian in its Archive of American Gardens.

Garden Museum/Gallery Bridge/Tunnel Historic District/Site Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

10 Bluff View Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee  37403, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $9.95, Mon., Tues., and Thurs.–Sat. 10–5, Wed. and Sun. noon–5, $15

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