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

Tennessee Aquarium

Dive into two worlds of wonder and excitement at the top-rated aquarium in America. Begin with the freshwater exhibits in the River Journey. The adventure continues with the Ocean Journey. Experience two aquariums in one on Chattanooga's beautiful riverfront.

Wonders of the Water
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

Children's Museum of Memphis

The Children’s Museum of Memphis is filled with more than 30 hands-on and interactive exhibits. Kids can sit in a real Boeing 727 cockpit, land an airplane in a flight simulator and even be a reporter on their CMOM-TV. Enjoy the Kids’ Café and in the summer months, don’t miss the H20! Splash Park.

Interactive Discoveries
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The Sky’s the Limit in Sevierville

Aviation enthusiasts looking for things to do in Sevierville will find plenty of thrilling, sky-high attractions, from a historic aircraft collection at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation to breathtaking helicopter tours above the Great Smoky Mountains.

Explore Sky-high Attractions

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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