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PLACE International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum

3315 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37408

International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum

The fascinating world of tow trucks... in museum form!

One thing on our to do list in Chattanooga, besides doing what the sides of barn’s from Michigan to Florida told us to do (and that is to Visit Rock City!), was the tow truck museum. Paul and I decided on this trip that neither of us were all that interested in normal art museums, as we have plenty of those at home, but what we don’t have are places like the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum.

The museum is in a fairly non-descript building, in fact we drove by it at least once on our way to Lookout Mountain and Rock City, since it’s on the same road. The website for the museum really doesn’t do much to make you want to go there either, they talk a lot about the hall of fame, but not as much about the museum. They get about 10,000 visitors a year, and a good chunk of them are in the industry, so maybe they already know what to expect when they enter the museum. Paul and I both agreed once we got inside that it was totally worth visiting, and the smell of the museum alone might be worth the price of admission, if you are fond of the smell of grease and old cars, which fortunately, we are.

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