25 Ways to Beat the Heat Around Chattanooga

Posted by Anna Varnell on Monday, June 27th, 2022 at 3:34pm.

The hot summer days are in full swing in Chattanooga! With the high temperatures and rainy summer days, Chattanooga has a lot of options to stay busy! Check out our top 25 indoor things to do around town to beat the heat and stay dry!

  1. NOOGA Splash - Take your average day at the lake and kick it up a notch with a fun, inflatable obstacle course directly on the water! Located at Chester Frost Park, this aqua park will keep your family entertained for hours.

  2. SOAKYA Water Park - SOAKYA Water Park is the perfect way to stay cool while having a blast! As an extension of the well-known Lake Winnepesaukah, SOAKYA offers rides and attractions for all ages. 

  3. Chattanooga Selfie Museum - Located in the heart of the city, the Chattanooga Selfie Museum offers a unique twist on fun. With over 25 different selfie rooms, you’re sure to get the perfect shot of you and your friends! 

  4. Classic Arcade Pinball Museum - For a fun day indoors, the Pinball Museum offers unlimited games full of entertainment! Your admission is good for the entire day which means you can come and go as you please! 

  5. Scenic City Clay Arts - If you’ve ever been interested in creating with clay, Scenic City Clay Arts is the perfect place to go. They offer classes for youth and adults. You can even try out a “Get Your Hands Dirty!” class which is perfect for a fun night out! 

  6. Escape Experience - One of Chattanooga’s top escape rooms, Escape Experience Chattanooga offers a variety of rooms for some amazing indoor fun! Put your brain to the test to see if you can break out in time! They even now offer a virtual experience for you to take on the challenge from the comfort of your home. 

  7. Valkyrie Axe Throwing - Looking for a little spice on a rainy day? Give axe throwing a try! Valkyrie Axe Throwing is a fun experience for individuals as well as groups! 

  8. The Sweet & Savory Classroom - Expand your culinary horizons at The Sweet & Savory Classroom. A fun way to enjoy delicious handmade foods while learning how to make it at home! 

  9. Chickamauga Dam - If you’re looking for a day of family fun, head over to the Chickamauga Dam! With a newer playground, direct access to the water, and  space for outdoor activities, the Chickamauga Dam is fun and free place to go for fun for the entire family!

  10. The Chattery - Take a class at The Chattery! Offering a wide variety of classes and workshops, The Chattery is a great place to beat the heat and expand your talents. Learn about Hand Lettering, Air Fryer 101, Budgeting, Geocaching, buying a home, and so much more! 

  11. Warner Park Pool - Pools are a great way to stay cool and active! Warner Park offers a pool and spray park for fun for the entire family! You can even take advantage of their swimming lessons.

  12. The Incline Railway - Known as one of Chattanooga’s top tourist attractions, the Incline Railway is a unique experience for everybody! Don’t forget to grab a yummy treat from Clumpies Ice Cream afterward. 

  13. The Creative Discovery Museum - Newly renovated, the Creative Discovery Museum is always a fun time for kids and even adults. With a combination of permanent and new exhibits, you’re sure to discover something new with each visit! 

  14. The Tennessee Aquarium - Did you think we could have a list of Chattanooga indoor fun without the aquarium? The Tennessee Aquarium is the place to experience endless adventures for the entire family! 

  15. Painting with a Twist - For a fun date night, girls night, or friends night out, check out Painting with a Twist! Spend a night out while painting something new and fun! There are even family and kid nights available. 

  16. Hamilton Skate Place - A staple in the Chattanooga area, Hamilton Skate Place has been open for kids and adults to enjoy a fun time of games, food, and of course… skating! There are even fun themes like 80’s Skate and Adult Night Old School Skate. 

  17. High Point Climbing - Staying active and cool doesn’t have to be hard! High Point Climbing and Fitness is great for beginner and experienced climbers including adults and children. 

  18.  DEFY - For an easy way to burn some energy, DEFY is a unique jump experience perfect for the family! Enjoy the refreshing A/C while you jump and take on the fun obstacles.

  19. Raccoon Mountain Caverns - Looking for nature and cooler temperatures? Raccoon Mountain Caverns is a naturally cool cave with a walking tour and a wild cave experience for those needing a bit more adventure this summer! 

  20. Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery - If you’re looking for a kid free zone, how about a whiskey tour at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Explore the past, present, and future of whiskey and learn about how this distillery is the only of its kind. 

  21. The Coker Museum - With over 100 vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, and even 3 airplanes hanging overhead, there is something for everyone at The Coker Museum.

  22. Naughty Cat Cafe- Looking to have a more relaxed day out? The Naughty Cat Cafe is a unique way to spend the day out. Spend the day in a nice A/C filled space hanging out and playing with 30 adoptable cats. 

  23. Splitz Alley - Bowling, food, billiards, arcade games, ball blasting, laser tag, and more! Stay cool and never bored at Splitz Alley. 

  24. IMAX Theater - Take a movie experience to the next level! The IMAX Theater is a cool 3D experience with options of movies that allow you to travel the world from the comfort of your chair or jump into a box office hit. 

  25. Dave & Busters - For a great place to eat, drink, and play, head over to Dave & Busters! With games ranging from traditional arcade to new virtual reality, kids and adults of all ages will have a blast! 


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