Roadside Heritage Attractions
Eight floors of divinely inspired architecture, a gigantic dragon guarding fireworks, and a perpetual motion machine that hasn't worked since 1870! Tennessee's roadside heritage attractions promise to make you do a double take.
Whether a stop at one of Tennessee's roadside heritage attractions is for a quick stretch or the destination itself, you are sure to be amazed. From boxcars filled with 11 million paperclips to a museum dedicated to the art of towing, Tennessee's roadside attractions offer the perfect blend of fascination and history, garnished with just a hint of oddity.
Historic Rugby Commissary
Restored 1880 utopian village founded by famous British author, Thomas Hughes. 17 Victorian-era buildings remain unchanged, including a 7,000 volume Hughes Library & Christ Church Episcopal. ...more
Ring of Fire Trail
The Ring of Fire Trail is waiting for you: a trail of music, history and landscape that will capture your soul like a heart-wrenching country ballad. You can almost hear the music as you drive through the lush Tennessee landscape dotted with wineries, small towns, farms and villages. ...more
Screaming Eagle Trail
The Screaming Eagle Trail is waiting for you: filled with outdoor adventure, lip smackin’ barbecue, military lore and country music must-sees. Start your journey on a musical note at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café. ...more
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
Railroad museum/excursion train takes more than 25 trips per year to Lebanon, Watertown and Cookeville. 1950's diesel locomotives and passenger cars are the train. ...more
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
The Scopes Trial Museum & Rhea County Courthouse
The restored Romanesque Revival-Italian villa-style courthouse was built in 1891, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The Scopes Trial courtroom is on the second floor and contains the original judge's bench, four tables, railing, jury chairs and spectator seats. ...more