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Ringgold, GA 30736

Visitors Center

The Ringgold Visitor Center located inside the Ringgold Depot is currently closed.

However, the Ringgold Depot is available for special events by reservation only. Please stay tuned for the latest updates on its progress and if you have any questions please call:
(706)-935-3061


You can get more information about events and renting the Depot by going to our Ringgold Depot Facebook Page.

The Historic Commercial District

Welcome to the heart of our home town when you come to the Historic Commercial District in Downtown Ringgold, GA.  On Nashville Street or 41 Highway also known as "The Dixie Highway," this historic block represents the very beginning of the growth of our City.  Wonderful historic buildings from the mid 1800's and early 1900's house a great collection of shopping, restaurants, and a variety of services for any visitor.  Come down and see for yourself where all the exciting activity is taking place in Ringgold, GA.

The Ringgold Depot

The Historic Ringgold Train Depot is the cornerstone of Ringgold's rich history.  Built in 1849 the Depot is now our city's premier event rental and community center. Every year we host thousands of people to come through the Depot for weddings, parties, plays, musical performances, pageants, meetings and more.  The facility offers seating for up to 200 guests and offers a stage with professional sound and lighting equipment or any performance.  Areas for smaller gatherings, serving areas for food and a great rustic look are just some of the great things in store for your event at the Depot.  Call 706-935-3061 to find out how to rent the facility or check out the rest of our website for details on public events.

Ringgold City Hall

The business of growing our beautiful city is run out of a gorgeously designed Georgian Style building on Tennessee Street at the Ringgold City Hall.  Hosting the meeting place of our City Mayor and Council, the Ringgold City Hall replaced the former municipal office in 1999.  For information on the city, assistance from the Ringgold City Police Department, or to apply for a variety of city services, come to 150 Tennessee Street and enjoy our down home customer service.  For information on City Hall, contact 706-935-3061

Ringgold Recreational Complex

Getting outdoors is a year-round fact of life in Ringgold which is why we offer everyone a chance to get out and enjoy the Ringgold Recreation Complex.  Featuring ball fields, soccer fields, running tracks, and our brand new Canoe & Kayak launch along the bank of South Chickamauga Creek, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.  Just off of Emberson Drive behind the Martha Denton Pool and the newly renovated Patriot Hall, the Ringgold Recreational Complex hosts some of our favorite annual events, from races to tournaments and more!

Creek Walk

Enjoy a relaxing walk along Chickamauga Creek in Downtown Historic Ringgold.  This newly constructed walk connects the Highway Commercial district to the Historic Downtown district.  The walk is parallel with Lafayette Street (Old Federal Road) and crosses the Old Federal Bridge.  The Creek Walk offers residents and visitors alike a peaceful area to enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking, dog walking, or jogging.  The Creek Walk offers benches at regular intervals and has been extended to connect with downtown sidewalks and to the new Clark Park green space on Robin Road.  This Creek Walk serves as a great link between the activity of downtown and our peaceful natural surroundings.

Martha Denton Swimming Pool

The Martha Denton Swimming Pool, located at 406 Cotter Street, is open every summer and provides a safe and enjoyable recreational activity for all ages.  Family summer passes are available, and the pool may be reserved for special evening activities. The pool is open Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Admission prices: 0-2 years old is Free, 3 & up $3.  Season passes are available:  Family - $125, Individual - $60. 

Swim Lessons: $30 for four-30 minutes sessions (Mon-Thurs 10-12)

2 children per instructor

 

Pool Party Rental: $50 per hour. Times available for parties are Mon-Thurs 7-10, Fri & Sun 5-10, Sat 9-12. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit

 

Birthday Party Packages: $75 includes tablecloths, plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, 4 pizzas & drinks of choice (15 kids). The $75 does not include pool rental. Typical 2-hour party with package is $175.

 Operating hours for the summer: Monday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Little General Children's Park

This lovely little park, located at 15 Cleveland Street, is geared toward children.  The kids can enjoy coil rides, climbing, sliding, small children and infant swings and a toy locomotive to climb in.  There are several small picnic pavilions.  There is one large pavilion that is available for rental with two rental slots:  10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Each time slot requires a $50.00 deposit of which $25.00 is kept and $25.00 may be refunded if the area is cleaned properly. 

The Park hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. 

Chief Richard Taylor Nature Trail

The one and a half mile walk winds along beside South Chickamauga Creek where you go in and around large hardwoods and pass through a large beaver pond.  As you get in the heart of the historic Ringgold Gap you witness a beautiful waterfall. The Ringgold Convention and Visitors Bureau recently dedicated the Trail and a historical interpretive marker to Chief Richard Taylor, who was a chieftain of the Cherokee people who lived in Ringgold until the forceful removal in the 1830's known as "The Trail of Tears." 

 

Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne Monument

In 2009, the Ringgold Telephone Company and the City of Ringgold hosted a festival to honor the brave actions of Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne during the defense of the city of Ringgold during the Civil War.  In November of 1863, Cleburne hastily brought together 4,100 Confederate soldiers who had recently suffered a crushing defeat in Chattanooga and successfully defended the mountain pass at Ringgold Gap from the assault of over 20,000 Union soldiers.  Revered by both Confederate and Union forces alike, Patrick Cleburne was known for tenacity and ingenuity as well as controversial suggestion to the Confederacy that any slaves willing to help fight in the war should be given their freedom.  In his honor, a statue was erected on U.S. 41 Highway just east of downtown Ringgold to commemorate the Battle of Ringgold Gap and the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign.

Elsie A. Holmes Nature Park 

Only four miles from Downtown Ringgold off of Ooltewah Ringgold Road is the beautiful Elise A. Holmes Nature Park that provides visitors a place of recreation that includes over two miles of hiking/walking trails ( one trail is accessible for strollers and the disabled), fishing, picnics, or just a quiet place to enjoy nature.  The 1,500 square foot screened-in pavilion can be reserved for groups, and the park staff is available to speak or give guided tours on a prearanged basis. 

Address: 88 Ben Holmes Rd, Ringgold, GA, 30736, (706) 891-4199

Beyond The City

The Great Locomotive Chase Monument



The Georgia Winery



State Line Arena



Houston Valley OHV



Boyd's Speedway



Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip



Chattanooga Motocross
 

 

The 55-acre Jack Mattox Recreation Complex opened in 1999 and was named after the county's first recreation director.  The Complex has seven lighted ball fields, a walking track, and a fishing pond.  There are three Recreation Associations  (Boynton, Ringgold and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe) located throughout Catoosa County. These Associations facilitate and promote a variety of athletic programs and leisure based activities.  Allocated S-P-L-O-S-T revenues continue to be used for park grounds and new fields for baseball, soccer, and football.

Address: 749 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, GA , 30736, (706) 891-4199

Web site: catoosarec.com

 

 

Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park

 Located south of Ringgold on US 27 Battles set the stage for Union's 1864 invasion of Georgia.  Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nation’s first, was created in 1890 to preserve and commemorate these battlefields and allow visitors a first-hand look into the gateway of the deep south.  The military park houses both the Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain Battlefields and offers major points of history and interest to people of all ages. The Chickamauga Battlefield has a driving tour and hiking trails with many monuments and historical landmarks to see along the way. Visitors to Lookout Mountain Battlefield will experience Point Park and scenic vistas. 

Address: P.O. Box 2128, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742, (706) 866-9241 

 

 

 

Northwest Georgia Bank Amphitheatre

 A few months before Northwest Georgia Bank celebrated its 100th birthday on Aug. 26, 2004, longtime Chairman & CEO Wes Smith wanted to give a $200,000 gift to the community from the Bank’s Foundation. 

More than three years later, that $200,000 donation has grown to more than $550,000 in donations from the Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation and the facility’s seating capacity has increased to an estimated 4,000.

220 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, GA , 30736, (423) 822-5750, www.nwgbamp.com 

  6th Calvary Museum

The 6th Cavalry Museum preserves the rich military history of the “Fighting Sixth” Cavalry, stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe 1919 – 1942.

 The story of the 6th Cavalry is an illustrious one, beginning in 1861 as a U.S. Cavalry Regiment. 

Located on the Post’s original parade ground – polo field, the area is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

Address: 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742, (706) 861-2860

 

 website: http://6thcavalrymuseum.com

 

   Other Nearby Attractions

 Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park



www.lakewinnie.com



Tennessee Aquarium



www.tennesseeaquarium.com

Warner Park Zoo

www.chattzoo.org



Rock City

www.seerockcity.com

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