Browse Tennessee’s incredible museums. Whether you’re a history buff, an art lover or a science enthusiast, you’ll see things you won’t 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.
Board the Starship Theater for a one-of-a-kind interactive motion simulator. Zoom down a slide along a 48-foot human form. Create your own weather pattern. Race solar-powered airplanes. Play with “Live Sand.” Feel how the New Madrid earthquakes changed the land. It’s all here at the Discovery Park of America in Union City.Interactive Discoveries
High above the busy streets, Ober Gatlinburg is a winter sports paradise created by state-of-the-art snow making systems. You can ski on nine trails and snowboard on the free-style terrain with options for all experience levels. Don’t miss the snow tubing park or ice skating.Hit the Slopes
Take an adventure to Tennessee’s largest show cave, Cumberland Cavern in McMinnville. This natural landmark is also home to the Bluegrass Underground, a series of concerts, radio show and PBS series, in the Volcano Room created over the last 3.5 million years to become one of the most acoustically pure natural spaces in the world.Discover the Caverns
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.