Attractions
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

Dollywood

SkyZip Dollywood for a bird’s-eye view of the whole park, along with stunning views of the Smokies. Experience new festivals each season, spectacular shows and heritage crafts. Bring the entire family to make new memories at Dollywoods Smoky Mountain Christmas.

Start the Rush
Middle Tennessee

Ryman Auditorium

Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Bill Monroe, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley appeared on the Ryman stage when it was home to the Grand Ole Opry. Now, Ryman Auditorium is one of the country’s leading concert halls.

Get Toe-Tappin’
West Tennessee

Graceland

Second in popularity only to the White House, Graceland, Elvis stately home, gives guests a glimpse of how The King lived. Its the most famous rock n roll residence in the world!

Visit the King

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 Oct 2 - 5 29th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale Livingston, TN Yard Sale learn more Attractions Oct 2 - 4 2014 Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA Pageant Clarksville, TN Live from Clarksville it’s the 2014 Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA Pageant. Delegates ages 15-26 from across the state compete for their chance to represent the state of Tennessee at the Miss USA and Teen USA pageants. Each lady competes in interview, swimsuit and evening wear categories, with the five finalists ending the competition with a question. The pageant is coordinated by Kim Greenwood, wife of Grammy Award winner, Lee Greenwood. learn more Attractions Oct 3 - 4 Unicoi County Apple Festival Erwin, TN Food, crafts and entertainment learn more Attractions Oct 3 - 12 RiverRocks 10-Day Festival Chattanooga, TN A unique & distinctive outdoor festival celebrating our incomparable natural resources with events including hot air balloon rides, film fest, live music, hiking, biking, climbing, hang gliding, paddling, obstacle courses & more. There are multiple venues/times. learn more Attractions Oct 3 - 4 9th Annual Days Gone By Tractor Show & Threshing Portland, TN Indoor display of antique tractors, farm implements, buggies, wagons and automobiles. Wheat thrashing, running sawmill, corn meal grinding, and a sorghum mill. learn more