• International Towing and Recovery Museum - Chattanooga, Tennessee

      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      The tow truck was invented in Chattanooga by Earnest Holmes in 1916, and the area is still the hub of tow truck manufacturing. So naturally, it's the perfect location for this museum dedicated to the history of towing. The facility showcases an astonishing variety of rare old towing vehicles and equipment, from a heavy duty military issue truck to a makeshift mechanism attached to the back of a Cadillac. More than just another roadside oddity, the museum is a fun stroll through history and nostalgia.

      If you go:
      Open every day but major holidays.


      3315 Broad Street
      Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Information
      +1 (423) 267-3132