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

Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark and an essential stop for anyone visiting Nashville. Most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, the stunning venue’s history as Nashville's premier theater and central gathering place started even before construction was complete in 1892.

Visit Ryman Auditorium

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 Nov 28 Code Of The Hills at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show learn more Attractions Nov 28 - Dec 19 Christmas in Olde Jonesborough Jonesborough, TN Saturdays, November 28th - December 19th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Every Saturday features free activities for the family. learn more Attractions Nov 28 Christmas in Olde Jonesborough: Whoville Christmas Jonesborough, TN November 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Suess’ imagination and whimsy take over town, complete with the Grinch and other characters. learn more Attractions Nov 28 Annual Lighting of the Tree Jonesborough, TN November 28th at 6 p.m. Jonesborough will kick off the Christmas season by lighting the Fraser fir beside the Downtown Courthouse. learn more Attractions Nov 28 - Dec 19 TN Valley Railroad’s Christmas Special Dinner Train Chattanooga, TN Enjoy this special 4-course holiday dinner aboard a restored 1924 dining car. The excursion departs from Grand Junction Station and travels through areas of Chattanooga. learn more