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International Towing and Recovery Museum

3315 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-3052
+1 423-267-3132
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A museum commemorating the history of the tow truck.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tow truck” (50 reviews)
“hall of fame” (17 reviews)
“on display” (18 reviews)
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3315 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-3052
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+1 423-267-3132
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"tow truck"
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"hall of fame"
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"on display"
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"lost their lives"
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"short film"
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"automotive history"
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"memorial wall"
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"different eras"
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"nice display"
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"vintage vehicles"
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"interesting collection"
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"aaa discount"
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"neat place"
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"nice gift shop"
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"lots of history"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice museum. Well displayed and informative. I could have spent more time there as the pictures that covered every wall took a fair amount of time to see. The vehicles were nicely displayed allowing you to go completely around each one to see the...More

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around all these huge and tiny machines. I was impressed with the hand operated wreckers from years ago. My husband was studying all the details. Anyone in any transportation related job will appreciate this museum.

Thank OscarCallie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd plan to spend an hour there seeing the antique and international tow trucks. Everything from toys to huge trucks, parade trucks, antique trucks, etc. Nice gift shop.

Thank LindaandSteve024
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I found this gem in the AAA information available on Chattanooga. My husband and I visited on a cold rainy day and walked away in awe of the dedication and work put into this fantastic exhibit. There was tons of information for everyone

Thank Danelle D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It was a verIy unexpected adventure. I took my grandsons. Now they ask to go everytime we pass it. It was very informative and interesting.

Thank Dalenjodie
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

My family was looking for a good rainy day activity and this place looked interesting. I’m glad we decided to visit. The towing industry often goes unnoticed and most folks, like me, know little about it’s history. This museum provides a good bit of background...More

Thank ertofu
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Being in the Towing industry this had been on my to do list for years. Covers the early years of the Towing Profession extensively, smaller museum but very clean and lots displays and mostly antique tow trucks. If you like history, old trucks, tow trucks,...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We were in town with a few hours to spare in the afternoon so stopped in. What a great little find. Lots of antique tow trucks and equipment. Certainly a must for anyone interested in the industry, or antiques. Friendly gentleman checked us in an...More

Thank 212Moree
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I used to travel through Tennessee on my way to Florida many times and I can't count on how many times that I saw the sign for the International Towing & Recovery Museum. Never in my wildest imagination did I think that it would be...More

Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We were very surprised to find out there even was a museum for wreckers. However, it makes sense. As soon as there cars there wrecks. The museum has some very interesting historic vehuicles.

Thank GeorgeIversen
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abbott0984
9 March 2018|
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Response from 212Moree | Reviewed this property |
There are trucks from very early (1800's) through the present. Not sure of the number. If you're like me it would take 1 to 11/2 hours to walk through and look. If you are an antique auto buff or a tow and recovery fan... More
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george5780
3 August 2016|
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