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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.
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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.

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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. 

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Baby Gorillas Add to Fun at Knoxville Zoo

Baby Western lowland gorillas Obi and Ubuntu have drawn crowds to the Knoxville Zoo since their births in spring 2015. The two are the first gorillas ever born in Knoxville and the first in more than 30 years in Tennessee.

Check out Knoxville Zoo

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.


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