Tow a Gift Home from Hatties

You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you step into the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum and experience one of the area’s most well-curated gift shops. Hatties’ on Holmes, the namesake of Ernest Holmes Sr’s wife, Hattie, boasts a large variety of items including toys, handbags, candles, t-shirts, and much more.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Chattanooga has been credited as the birthplace of the tow truck thanks to Chattanooga native, and inventor, Ernest Holmes. In 1916, after a frustrating attempt to pull a friend’s truck out of a ditch, Holmes outfitted a Cadillac with a unique pulley system in his garage. A life-saving industry was born out of Holmes’ invention!

So, whether you are looking for a souvenir, birthday gift, or doing some Christmas shopping – Hattie’s can ‘hook you up’. While rich in history, the International Towing Museum is the only place in the world that offers a close encounter with a tow truck that is fun, positive, and nostalgic. And Hatties’ on Holmes is a bonus!  Located at 3315 Broad Street, be sure to stop by, and tell them Explore Chattanooga sent you!

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