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More and more travelers are looking for ways to see new places while still respecting the land and traditions of places they travel. We've made it easier for you by compiling this directory of places to stay, eat and have fun while still helping us preserve the best of Tennessee.

The businesses, events and attractions listed here all are working to take better care of the natural resources, the history, and the culture that make Tennessee such a great place to live or to visit.

Green Travel Vendor

Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum
Museum tells the story of Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division, featuring a large collection of military aircraft, vehicles and equipment from WWII to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Free admission, free films, gift shop and next to Burger King. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Fort Campbell, TN
Phone:  (270) 798-3215

History & Heritage Vendor

Tennessee's Backroads Heritage, Inc.
Regional information including the Tullahoma Campaign, Civil War Trail, Tennessee Walking Horse Trail and agri-tourism attractions. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Tullahoma, TN
Phone:  615-613-5627

History & Heritage Vendor

Tennessee's Watchable Wildlife
Tennessee Watchable Wildlife's website is a valuableĀ resource for visitors interestedĀ in learning about the wildlife in Tennessee. The site has information on the birds of Tennessee where the user can easily search by habitat, color or use of backyards or feeders, among other search options. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-781-6622

Green Travel Vendor

The Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map
Spectacular, three-dimensional electronic battle map presentation of Chattanooga's Civil War history, featuring 5,000 miniature soldiers, 650 lights, sound effects and exceptional detail of the major battle of November 1863. Gift shop. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Lookout Mountain, TN
Phone:  423-821-2812

Green Travel Vendor

The Bluebird Cafe
An unassuming, 100-seat venue that became one of the premier songwriter clubs in the country, the Bluebird Cafe is a legend in the music business. Many of today's most popular songs and songwriters started here, including Garth Brooks. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-383-1461

History & Heritage Vendor

The Carter House
This Registered Historic Landmark is now open to the public and serves as a memorial to the Carter family as well as the countless heroes in the Battle of Franklin. The modest brick home was the Federal Command Post while the family took refuge in the basement. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-791-1861

Green Travel Vendor

The Charles Hall Museum
The Charles Hall Museum consists of the private collections of Mr. Charles Hall. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Tellico Plains, TN
Phone:  423-253-8000

Green Travel Vendor

The Children's Museum of Memphis
Children enter a world of discovery and fun. Interactive, hands-on exhibits include Going Places, WaterWORKS, Growing Healthy and Cityscape. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-458-2678

Green Travel Vendor

The Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-761-5250

Green Travel Vendor

The Factory at Franklin
The Factory At Franklin is a 12-building dining, retail and entertainment complex listed in the National Register of Historic Places. We provide a welcome break from large chain stores and malls, while still offering a variety of restaurants and activities for everyone in the family, along with offices, meeting rooms and special event facilities. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-791-1777

Green Travel Vendor

The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
The historic 8-mile Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community loop has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, this community of artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original collectibles such as candles, oak and willow baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, and more. ...more

Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Gatlinburg, TN
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History & Heritage Vendor

The Old Copper Road Historic Trail
Constructed in 1878 by Cherokee laborers, the road was built for the transportation of copper ore. The trail begins and ends at Ocoee Whitewater Center. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Ducktown, TN
Phone:  423-496-0100

Green Travel Vendor

The Peabody Hotel Memphis
A four-diamond luxury hotel located in downtown Memphis, this historic icon was built in 1925 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Having recently undergone a complete restoration, The Peabody Memphis continues to carry distinction of the South's Grand Hotel. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-529-4000

History & Heritage Vendor

The Renaissance Center
An arts and technology education and performing arts center, includes art gallery, planetarium, and community and dinner theater productions. Computer and 3D animation classes available, digital television and audio studios, school field trips. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Dickson, TN
Phone:  615-740-5600

History & Heritage Vendor

The Robinson Archive & Gallery
This is an 8,000 square-foot showcase of the photographic work of Jack Robinson (1928-1997). Jack was a <I>Vogue<I> photographer in the 50s and 60s and shot many of the cultural icons of the day. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-619-4478

Upcoming events

Date: Apr 25, 2014
Sheep Shearing Day
Location: Norris, TN

Date: Apr 24, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014
Windrock Park Spring Jamboree
Location: Oliver Springs, TN

Date: Apr 26, 2014
Squarefest
Location: Gallatin, TN

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