Hixson is a district within lovely Tennessee metropolis Chattanooga, located in the city's northeastern region within Hamilton County. The lovely district is home to attractions like the gorgeous Chickamauga Dam and the newly-developed Greenway Farm city park, which stretches for 180 acres along the banks of the beautiful North Chickamauga Creek. Visitors can use the district as a launching-off point for exploring some of Chattanooga's top attractions, including picturesque Ruby Falls, unique Rock City, and the renowned Tennessee Aquarium. Each year, the district hosts the annual Choo Choo Classic golf tournament at Valleybrook Golf Course.
1.The Greenway Farm
The Greenway Farm is a unique city park in Hixson, spanning 180 acres along the banks of beautiful North Chickamauga Creek near Highway 153. The park, which is overseen by the City of Chattanooga, offers more than six miles of lovely trails for runners, hikers, and cyclists to enjoy throughout the year. Trails include the lovely Boy Scout Trail, which meanders up a challenging route along the side of Big Ridge, and the mixed-use Greenway Trail, which spans dirt and mowed grass sections. A 2.5-mile stretch of the creek is open to the public for canoe access at three points, with canoes and kayaks available for rental from the Outdoor Chattanooga OutVenture Barn. Other amenities include an off-leash dog park, a rental farmhouse space, and public restroom facilities.
Hixson, TN 37343, Phone: 423-643-6311
2.Chattanooga Funeral Home - North Chapel Hamilton Memorial Gardens
© Chattanooga Funeral Home - North Chapel Hamilton Memorial Gardens
Chattanooga Funeral Home - North Chapel Hamilton Memorial Gardens were incorporated as a memorial garden facility overseen by the Chattanooga Funeral Home in 1998, located on 100 acres of beautiful rolling greenway in Hixson's downtown district. The lovely memorial gardens honor the lost lives of Chattanooga area citizens, serving approximately 600 families each year. Visitors can explore the gorgeous memorial space throughout the year during daylight and evening hours and meander through lovely paths lined with lush, mature trees. Calming nature areas offer space for relaxation and reflection, lined with many beautiful mausoleums and monuments, including a 10,000-pound Italian marble sculpture of Jesus and Mary. Guided tours of the memorial gardens are offered throughout the year.
5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343, Phone: 423-698-2541
© Vinterest Antiques
Vinterest Antiques has been voted as Chattanooga's best antique store each year since its opening in 2015, housed within a spacious 16,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Hixson. The antique mall is home to more than 100 local artisans and vendors, which sell unique home goods and locally-made artisan products. It was opened by married duo Paul and Kat Schurer, the founders of Huntsville, Alabama's popular University Pickers antique mall and flea market. Visitors can talk to local artisans and sellers at their miniature store booths throughout the week and peruse a wide variety of antique and vintage goods, including furniture, home decor, pottery, and handmade organic bath and beauty products. Locally-crafted pantry goods are also sold, along with boutique goods produced by the mall's Vinterest and Company signature boutique.
2105 Northpoint Blvd, Hixson, TN 37343, Phone: 423-551-4790
4.Rib and Loin
© Rib and Loin
Rib and Loin has been acclaimed as Chattanooga's favorite barbecue joint for more than 30 years, winning major local awards since its opening in 1989. The restaurant, which offers locations in Hixson and Brainerd, smokes all of its meats onsite daily, available for dine-in and carryout throughout the week. Classic Southern-style fare includes combination plates stuffed with delicious selections like smoked beef brisket, chicken breast, shredded pork shoulder, and Memphis-style barbecue ribs. All selections can be smothered in the restaurant's signature homemade mild barbecue sauce or extra-spicy hot sauce. Excellent sandwiches, chicken wings, and stuffed baked potatoes are also served, along with hearty Southern-style side dishes like fried okra, coleslaw, and homestyle barbecue baked beans.
5435 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343, Phone: 423-877-7675
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