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.


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