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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” (17 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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"who lost their lives"
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"men and women"
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"short film"
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"automotive history"
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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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"takes about an hour"
in 4 reviews
"neat place"
in 4 reviews
"gift store"
in 2 reviews
"lots of history"
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"great history"
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"fun trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The museum gives an excellent reminder of the innovations that this industry has accomplished in order to provide service to those who have misfortune on our country's highways and byways. Starting with very well preserved towing truck converted from Model T's to the military recovery...More

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

My son loves it and it is a cool place to visit. The only place in the world that i know that has different era tow trucks or tow trucks at all. It is worth the visit.

Thank dtrain74
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Reading reviews left me feeling folks do not full appreciate what tow trucks and drivers do. While I do not operate these vehicles, they are as important as patrol cars, fire trucks, and ambulances. As an emergency service worker, I have had too depend on...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

International Towing Museum has so much more than tow trucks. It was great to see the early "automobile ambulances" and how far they've come. The short video at the beginning was a good start, but more of an advertisement for the museum. Placards around the...More

Thank L M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Compared to the other attractions, this is way overpriced and small! Tickets need to be half the price because even if you stretch it out, it takes about 15 minutes. They need to check the sewage pipes, the whole place smells like sewage.

Thank Pam M
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