Become a Tennessee adventurer. A wanderer of sorts, putting together your own top experiences list. Tennessee’s iconic destinations will follow you home. And, they’ll remind you to come back again.

Take in wild rides, splendid scenery, legendary music and whiskey, larger-than-life heroes and even marching ducks. After all, its Tennessee.

Browse Tennessee’s incredible museums. Whether you’re a history buff, an art lover or a science enthusiast, you’ll see things you wont forget in museums that spotlight everything from natural history to cutting-edge technology.

Don’t leave without seeing the Smoky Mountains from the peak of a 21-story roller coaster. Try indoor skydiving, hit the slopes at a four-season ski resort or play hard on Tennessee’s golf courses and racetracks. If you prefer your fun on the water, we’ve got world-class water parks—oh, and the mighty Mississippi River. 

Tennessee’s best-known attraction is the wealth of natural wonders that await down every river road or mountain trail. You probably know we have bears, deer, elk and eagles, but did you know you can walk through a tunnel of sharks, reach into a stingray pool or watch pandas play? Once you’ve explored waterfalls, caverns and wildlife refuges, make new friends at our aquariums and zoos.

East Tennessee

Wilderness at the Smokies

The Wall debuts at Wilderness at the Smokies Resort this spring in Sevierville. Start atop a 60-foot tower by climbing into a two-person raft that drops and twists, sending you vertically up The Wall some 35 feet.  It’s a breath-taking adventure.

Wild Water Adventures
Middle Tennessee

Adventure Science Center

Discover the wonders of science at Adventure Science Center in Nashville – a world of interactive exhibits that inspire imagination and curiosity for visitors of all ages.

Scientific Adventure
West Tennessee

Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals representing some 500 different species. Created in April 1906, the zoo has been part of Overton Park for more than 100 years, and has been ranked “#1 Zoo in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor.com. The zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in three zones with 19 exhibits, such as Teton Trek, Northwest Passage and China, featuring the famous pandas – Le Le and Ya Ya. 

Go Face-to-Face at the Zoo

The Sky’s the Limit in Sevierville

Aviation enthusiasts looking for things to do in Sevierville will find plenty of thrilling, sky-high attractions, from a historic aircraft collection at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation to breathtaking helicopter tours above the Great Smoky Mountains.

Explore Sky-high Attractions

Experience Attractions

Tennessee’s attractions will put you in the middle of the action, whether you’re digging for fossils, soaring above the Smokies on America’s first wing coaster, or floating the nation’s largest underground lake.

Attractions Dec 1 - 23 Ruby Falls Christmas Underground Chattanooga, TN Experience a holiday event at Ruby Falls – Ruby Falls Christmas Underground! learn more Attractions Dec 1 A Milky Way Farm Christmas Open House at Tennessee's Chocolate Estate Pulaski, TN A Milky Way Farm Christmas with tours of the historic estate of candy legend Frank Mars and fudge dessert with coffee at the grand table. Schedule your visit at 931-808-2281. learn more Attractions Dec 1 - 22 Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours Pulaski, TN Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours learn more Attractions Dec 1 - 23 Ruby Falls Christmas Underground Chattanooga, TN Returning for a second year, Ruby Falls’ Christmas Underground offers a magical holiday adventure for the whole family. learn more Attractions Dec 1 - 31 Let It Glow Light Show at Discovery Park of America Union City, TN Over 380,000 lights that will twinkle and shine as you drive through the Let It Glow Light Show! Open 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $5.00 per vehicle / $10 per bus If you arrive on a bus that is too large to go through the light exhibit, Discovery Park will have transportation for $1 per person! (Sponsored by the City of Union City, TN) learn more