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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.

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Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a hands-on museum and environmental center for visitors of all ages. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  615-890-2300

History & Heritage Vendor

Doe River Covered Bridge
White clapboard bridge was built in 1882 and spans 34 ft. across Doe River. ...more

Region:  Northeast
City:  Elizabethton, TN
Phone:  423-547-3850

History & Heritage Vendor

Dogwood Arts Festival
This festival is held every April in Knoxville. The "dogwood trails" are driving tours through the beautiful spring countryside. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-637-4561

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Dollywood
Dollywood, the Smoky Mountain family adventure, is Tennessee's number one attraction with more than 130 acres of incredible rides, spectacular shows, heritage crafts and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the variety of rides, from thrilling roller coasters and daring water excursions to family rides and things for the little ones. ...more

Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone:  865-428-9488

History & Heritage Vendor

Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Historic Site
A 32-acre park for hiking and 5,000 square-foot museum of coal mining history and coke ovens operation of 100 years ago. Many artifacts. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Dunlap, TN
Phone:  423-949-3483

History & Heritage Vendor

Dyer County Museum
Exhibits include the Timmerman Dollhouse Collection as well as Civil War and other military artifacts, local photos and signage. ...more

Region:  Northwest
City:  Dyersburg, TN
Phone:  731-286-3611

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East Tennessee Crossing Scenic Byway
This rich stretch of Tennessee landscape follows the original path of the Cherokee Warriors Path, the Wilderness Road across the Clinch Mountain and the Cumberland Gap, the Dixie Highway of the Civil War period and the legendary bootlegging corridor of Thunder Road. Staring out, Pinnacle Rock at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park provides visitors with a bird’s eye view of the Gap’s panoramic vistas. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Cumberland Gap, TN
Phone:  

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East Tennessee History Center
Begin your exploration of the region's history at the East Tennessee History Center. Located here are the McClung Historical Collection, a premier genealogical research library, the Museum of East Tennessee History covering 300 years of life in the region, the offices of the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Knox County Archives, with records dating to 1792. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 215-8824

History & Heritage Vendor

Ebbing & Flowing Spring
One of only two springs in the world known to flow regularly at two-hour and 40-minute intervals. ...more

Region:  Northeast
City:  Rogersville, TN
Phone:  423-272-2186

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Electro Chalybeate Well
Artesian well water believed to cure internal ailments. A park and lake once surrounded the well - but the water still issues forth. ...more

Region:  Southwest
City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-425-8333

History & Heritage Vendor

Erin Historic District
Erin, established in 1871, has gift and craft shops. The third Saturday in March is the biggest Irish celebration this side of Chicago. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Erin, TN
Phone:  931-289-5100

History & Heritage Vendor

Ethridge Museum
The old Ethridge Museum is housed in the old bank building dating back to the beginning of Lawrence County and settlement of Ethridge. The old bank building was constructed in about 1919, by E. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Ethridge, TN
Phone:  931-829-2419

Green Travel Vendor

Farragut Folklife Museum
The Farragut Folklife Museum--and the town of Farragut itself--is named in honor of David Farragut, the first admiral of the U. S. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Farragut, TN
Phone:  865-966-7057

History & Heritage Vendor

Fayetteville Historic Downtown
Visit Fayetteville's historic downtown for shopping, dining, art and beautiful architecture from the late 1800s to early 1900s. During the 2nd week of November the town comes alive with the spirit of a Dickens Christmas during Host of Christmas Past. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Fayetteville, TN
Phone:  931-433-1234

History & Heritage Vendor

Fire Museum of Memphis
Located in Fire Engine House Number One, built in 1910. The museum houses artifacts dating back to the early 1900s. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-636-5650

Upcoming events

Date: May 23, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
Summer Music Weekends
Location: Lookout Mountain, TN

Date: Aug 27, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014
76th Annual TN Walking Horse Nat'l Celebration
Location: Shelbyville, TN

Date: Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
23rd Annual
Location: Vonore, TN

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