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International Towing and Recovery Museum

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Address: 3315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
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+1 423-267-3132
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A museum commemorating the history of the tow truck.

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The place is staffed by a very nice man named Jim. Clean neat and well kept trucks. There is a memorial to all killed serving other on our highways

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is staffed by a very nice man named Jim. Clean neat and well kept trucks. There is a memorial to all killed serving other on our highways

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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I actually arranged a visit to this museum because I thought my husband would enjoy it. I was pleasantly surprised that I found it as interesting as he did. Lots of history and interesting information.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum. Everything is kept clean and current. Exceptional staff which provided any and all assistance including answering my specific questions and listening to my ideas to help tell their story. Displays do an excellent job of telling the story of this unique and important part of the automotive industry.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with our Car Club. It is a small but very interesting Museum if you are into this sort of thing.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this place advertised so thought I would have a look. Reasonable entry fee, very interesting and lots to look at. Recommended to anyone in this field, otherwise it wouldn't be of too much interest.

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Hall of Fame where owners and employees have been recognized for their contributions to the towing industry. Tow trucks progress through time.Outside the Wall of the Fallen.

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Wooldridge, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Since my husband is a tow truck driver this was a no brainer stop for us. The history and the vehicle collection is amazing. The memorial to fallen drivers is magnificent. It really puts what these folks do on a daily basis along with the danger into perspective for those not associated with it. My big kid enjoyed the smaller... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful musuem in the shadow of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN. Worth spending the 45 minutes with your family or by yourself and learn the history of towing in this country. The first tow trucks or auto-ambulance they were called in the early 20th century started in Chattanooga. This musuem is dedicated to the history of a service we... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

There is a memorial fountain, sculpture & wall remembering the tow truck drivers & recovery professionals that lost their lives I the line of duty. This was very moving. The museum has a wide spectrum of tow vehicles that illustrates the evolution of the need of towing and the equipment available during different eras. Staff members very friendly & helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The wall of the Fallen is very emotional. A reminder to keep your eyes open for those on the side of the road working. Fantastic exhibit.

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