Rosewood at Fort Oglethorpe offers seniors a variety of activities meant to enrich their lives.
You’re likely to find residents relaxing while creating arts and crafts, playing games like Bingo or The Price is Right, enjoying a social gathering, or perhaps participating in a scavenger hunt.
There’s plenty of facility-based activities with opportunities to be social, but Rosewood Senior Living at Fort Oglethorpe
is located in Catoosa County, offering the warmth of small town living with easy access to all that Chattanooga has to offer, just 5 minutes away.
Our residents have opportunities to participate in outings to movies, musicals or even a local sporting event.
Some great possible outings in this area include:
- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: This national historic landmark highlights the Civil War battles in the fall of 1863 and is the oldest and largest of America’s Civil War Parks. It includes Missionary Ridge, Point Park and Moccasin Bend. At Point Park Battlefield, you can see the site of the Civil War’s “Battle Above the Clouds” and enjoy a spectacular view of Lookout Valley, Moccasin Bend and downtown Chattanooga.
- Sixth Calvary Museum: Learn about the rich military history of the “Fighting Sixth”, stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe from 1919 – 1942. The museum has been visited by Presidents, military heroes and celebrities. It houses artifacts, uniforms, weapons, accoutrements, photos, and vehicles.
- Gilbert-Stevenson Park: Enjoy a stroll around one of Fort Oglethorpe’s three walking tracks or picnic on one of the available tables. The park also contains tennis courts, a swimming pool and playground for the little ones.
- Hunter Museum of Art: Built on a 90-foot limestone bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, the Hunter Museum of American Art showcases the region’s finest collection of American art, spanning hundreds of years and including different media such as painting, sculpture, glass, and crafts.
- Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum: A choo-choo lover’s paradise, with restored vintage trains and trips running daily during the warmer months.
- Trail-of-Tears/The Passage: This outdoor exhibit at Ross’s Landing in downtown Chattanooga tells the story of the displaced Cherokees.
- Tennessee Aquarium: Chattanooga’s top attraction featuring a variety of animals in giant fish tanks and habitats, including sharks, giant catfish, trout, baby alligators, turtles, butterflies, jellyfish, penguins, and more!
- IMAX 3D theatre: The super-theater is now showing 3D movies about the Galapagos Islands and the South Pacific. Add an IMAX film to your aquarium visit for only $6. Most films have run times of 45 minutes.
- Ruby Falls: See the spectacular 145-foot high underground waterfall inside Lookout Mountain, along with cave formations like stalactites and stalagmites.
- Incline railway: Travel a mile up the side of Lookout Mountain from the historic St. Elmo neighborhood to Point Park. Get ready for a steep ride on this beloved landmark.
- Chattanooga Lookouts (an AA Southern League baseball team) games: The Lookouts play at AT&T Field, which seats 6,160 fans. They often have theme nights and play against regional teams like the Birmingham Barons, Huntsville Stars, Tennessee Smokies, Montgomery Biscuits, Jackson Generals, and Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
- Bessie Smith Cultural Center: This facility, an African American Museum & Performance Hall, is named after the legendary performer and contains artistic exhibits, high quality musical events and performances, and historical educational and cultural programs.
These are just a few of the attractions that make Fort Oglethorpe a great place to live!