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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West Tennessee

Discovery Park of America

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
East Tennessee

Ober Gatlinburg

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
Middle Tennessee

Cumberland Caverns

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

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 Feb 2, 2015 - Feb 2, 2016 Positive Solutions Tours Jonesborough, TN Tours in Historic Jonesborough learn more Attractions Feb 2 - Mar 1 Disney's The Lion King Memphis, TN Back by popular demand, experience the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING when Memphis’ most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Orpheum stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. See the Tony Award®-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls, "a landmark event in entertainment." The New York Times states, "There is simply nothing else like it." Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that audiences will remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar®-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." learn more Attractions Feb 4 - Apr 19 Charles Brindley: Trees of Myth and Legend Nashville, TN This exhibition will display works by noted landscape artist Charles Brindley, who is best known for exquisite renderings of his best loved subject: trees. With approximately 70 drawings and paintings, Trees of Myth and Legend will be a fitting tribute to an artist who has dedicated much of his painting career to bringing viewers into communion with the trees and landscape of Tennessee. Brindley will be exhibiting a new drawing of Cheekwood’s historic Swan Lawn Oak Tree along with other new work and many tree-related drawings and paintings from the past three decades, including his studies of trees at Glen Leven, the staircase at the Tennessee Governor’s Residence and the Wisteria Arbor at Cheekwood. learn more Attractions Feb 5 "A Mayberry Valentine" Granville, TN Valentine Dinner Theater Presents "A Mayberry Valentine" learn more Attractions Feb 5 A Woman's Heart Cookeville, TN The evening will include a blend of education and entertainment including the presentation of the CRMC Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Service Award, an education session led by Dr. Alex Case, a fashion show by Bless, comedy by Ms Blooming Feathers, heavy hors d’oeuvres, fine wine selections, and both a silent and live auction. learn more