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International Towing and Recovery Museum

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Nice Visit for old car enthusiasts

Nice collection of tow wreckers. From old to newer. Very will laid out and good signage on each... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2019
Franklin, Tennessee
Nice time

Good little place to go to spend about an hour. If you have a child that loves cars, vehicles or... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2018
Wendy T
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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A museum commemorating the history of the tow truck.
3315 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-3052
+1 423-267-3132
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited the International Towing and Recovery Museum because my guys love that stuff. The building was full of tow trucks from different periods and they had one that helped with tow efforts in Europe during WWII. All along the back wall were display...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ktrind
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Nice collection of tow wreckers. From old to newer. Very will laid out and good signage on each piece. Staff was very enthusiastic and informative. Good place to visit, especially with the Coker Car Museum closed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barolo-Alba
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Good little place to go to spend about an hour. If you have a child that loves cars, vehicles or towing trucks, you should definitly try it out. Cute gift shop at the end.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Hubby just had to visit this place while in Chattanooga. I really liked the display outside the museum. Outside the museum was a wall of people that have lost their lives while towing/rescuing by tow truck. There were alot of names on that wall. REally...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sassiedarntn
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Ever since we were planning our road trip around America (we're from Australia) this place was on our list of things to do. Before you enter the museum you watch a short film which is both interesting and informative. We then went into the museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank McGoo8
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Stopped in to see the old collection of Tow Trucks. Small and crowded, but there were some great specimens of the vintage tow trucks to view. If you are ever in Chattanooga I would say stop in and check it out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin G
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We both got in for $18.50 (1 regular ticket, 1 military). There isn’t much to look at or even to read. There is one 5 minute video. No interactive exhibits. Huge gift shop. Postcards and penny machine were available in the gift shop. Free parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Devon B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

You won't believe the variety of tow trucks on display. With car carriers the "in" thing now, you have to see how they used to tow cars and trucks. Unbelievable.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jon M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

So appreciated this museum--it is eye opening just what place towing and recovery plays in people's lives and the men and women who contribute to that effort. Awesome vehicles on display too.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Joy P
Reviewed 15 September 2018

very real and authentic display of tow trucks past and present...very nice history....gift shop also available with plenty of parking

Date of experience: September 2018
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4 September 2018|
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Response from Conniepirkey52 | Reviewed this property |
We were there maybe 45 minutes. It just depends on how long you look at the trucks and stuff... it's a small museum, but they have some really neat stuff.
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
3 August 2016|
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Response from sukhi504 | Reviewed this property |
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