Things to Do

In Our Backyard

Besides all the things to do on and around campus, you'll never run out of places to go and things to do. State parks and wilderness areas provide constant opportunities to explore God's creative handiwork. The Tennessee River is just five minutes from campus. And Less than 40 minutes from campus is Chattanooga—the regional center for art, culture, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Check out our entire list of things to do within a 70 minute drive of campus.
Chattanooga has tons to do—parks, the aquarium, great restaurants, Urban Rock climbing center, Lookout Mountain, the walking bridge...and that's only the beginning.
Pocket Wilderness is a favorite spot for students to get away, reflect, and take in some of the area's natural beauty.

Day/Weekend Trips

There are all kinds of options for road trips. Knoxville, Atlanta, Nashville, and Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge are all within 2 1/2 hours of campus. Check out these visitor bureau websites for ideas for each area:

Local Restaurants

Dayton is home to some great restaurants . From local places like Jacob Myers Restaurant on the River to the 24-hour student favorite Bimbo's, there is always something to cure your craving.
Chattanooga has nearly every type of place to eat. Some are amazing local restaurants that you will find nowhere else. Trip Advisor lists over 500, so you might be interested in checking out the long list at
Great sandwiches, free wi-fi, and numerous desserts. Jacob Myers is the place to be.

Places to Stay

Have some family or friends coming in to visit you? We have a listing of various hotels in the area. Remember to ask for a Bryan College discount, most of the hotels have one.