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

Rock City

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights atop Lookout Mountain continues a family holiday tradition. For the last 20 years, these gardens become a winter wonderland with more than one million lights and 25 displays. 

Winter Wonderland
Middle Tennessee

Opryland - A Country Christmas

Opryland's A Country Christmas wraps up a great Tennessee holiday gift for you, including country music, Twas the Night Before Christmas brought to life in 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculptures and even the Radio City Rockettes.

Celebrate the Season
West Tennessee

Graceland

Graceland is decorated for Christmas in pure Elvis style inside and outside of the home. Many of the decorations such as a life-size Nativity scene along with Santa and his sleigh were originally displayed by Elvis. The inside of Graceland celebrates the holiday season with the King’s traditional red velvet drapes and Presley family Christmas artifacts.

Christmas at Graceland

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 Dec 21 Family Program: Make Letterpress Holiday Prints with Hatch Show Print Nashville, TN Kids get hands-on with letterpress in this unique workshop at Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the United States. learn more Attractions Dec 21 Drop-In Family Program: Country Cookies Nashville, TN Share in our tradition of cookie decorating to celebrate the holiday season. Frost and garnish your cookie to represent your favorite artist, song, or artifact, or invent a creation all your own. learn more Attractions Dec 21 Resonator Guitar Demonstration: Mike Webb and Kent Blanton Nashville, TN Resophonoic Guitar and Bass Demonstration: Mike Webb and Kent Blanton Mike Webb was a Dobro student of the late Bashful Brother Oswald. learn more Attractions Dec 21 Film Screening: Kenny Rogers Christmas Special: Keep Christmas with You (1992) Nashville, TN Go behind the scenes of Kenny Rogers’s 1992 Christmas show in Branson, Missouri. The Country Music Hall of Fame member performs the classic carols “Silent Night,” “The First Noel,” and “O Holy Night.” learn more Attractions Dec 22 A Christmas Carol...more or less Nashville, TN A Christmas Carol…. More or Less by Stefano LoVerso and Mary Irey husband/wife and former SNL writers Family Friendly Comedy Staring Francine Berk and Chad David Webb learn more