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Sports & Recreation
Travel our adventure wonderland. Bike, hike or climb up hillsides and down mountains, paddle through rivers and lakes. Shoot, swim, or swing a driver. Gallop down a trail. Cheer for your team. Rev up for a race. Tennessee speaks the language of the sporting life.
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Tennessee is famous for the outdoor playground of mountains and water as well as woodlands and trails. But dont overlook the team sports, the open ranges (golf, that is) or the blistering pace of the speedway.

Cast your line into some of the countrys best fishing holes. Get your feet—or your bike—moving on our greenways, or paddle our blueways for water fun. Test your skill on the fairways of our state parks, or challenge your shooting skills with clay targets or at an archery range.

Its always game day in Tennessee! NFLs Tennessee Titans take to the gridiron in Nashville, the NBAs Memphis Grizzles call FedExForum home and, NHLs Nashville Predators dominate Bridgestone Arena. Minor league baseball teams across the state swing for the fences. And, well get your motor running with our racetracks and off-road trails. Rev up in Tennessee for a vacation full of recreation!

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Middle Tennessee

Nashville Sounds

Catch the Nashville Sounds in the new First Tennessee Park this season. The Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics play in the new stadium, which seats about 10,000 with standing room only, on the site of the historic Sulphur Dell park near downtown Nashville.

Baseball in a New Ballpark
West Tennessee

Memphis Redbirds

AutoZone Park, located in downtown Memphis, is home to the Redbirds. It’s the perfect location to grab some barbecue before the game and hit Beale Street later. A Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Redbirds play in the Pacific Coast League.  (Photo: Taka Yanagimoto / St. Louis Cardinals)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
East Tennessee

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies are a Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, playing in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains in Kodak - just of I-40 east of Knoxville. 

Play Ball

Experience Sports & Recreation

Enjoy collegiate, professional and team sports. Strike out on your own in the great outdoors for cycling or climbing, hit the links or spend the day on the water.


Sports & Recreation Feb 12 - 14 Fog Festival Monteagle, TN The South Cumberland Plateau offers a long weekend full of activities and specials at many participating businesses. Watch for signs with Red & Pink Hearts that denote Fog Fest Activity! learn more Sports & Recreation Feb 12 - 14 Valentine's Getaway, Dinner in Historic Hotel & Town Square Linden, TN Treat your Valentine to great food, a fresh rose, and intimate ambience at the Commodore Hotel's restaurant in quaint, little Linden. Special $69 /couple menu includes Shrimp Cocktail, Prime Rib, Cheesecake and more! Come for dinner, OR an overnight getaway at one of six "Great Places to Stay" in TN! Only an hour+ from Nashville area, Columbia or Jackson, TN. learn more Sports & Recreation Feb 12 Clayton Center presents Cantus: The Four Loves Maryville, TN Perfect Valentine Date Night Concert learn more Sports & Recreation Feb 12 Ladies Valentine's Day Tea Jonesborough, TN February 12th at 10 a.m. Join us at the International Storytelling Center for a variety of teas, light refreshments and entertainment learn more Sports & Recreation Feb 12 Erick Baker Knoxville, TN If you had told me when I graduated from the University of Tennessee in the summer of 2001 that I would end up making a living as a singer-songwriter and a television show host, I wouldn't have believed you. My degree was in public relations; I didn't have a background in music, unless you count singing in the congregation on Sundays. Amazingly though, as it turns out, you would've been right. I didn’t grow up singing or playing music. I’ve never had voice lessons, and I taught myself how to play guitar. With my music, I’ve always relied on passion instead of skill. The first song I learned to play was “Straight to Hell” by Drivin' 'N' Cryin.' (My Mom and Dad were so proud.) My performing career began on an apartment balcony in South Knoxville, playing for friends and random people passing by, which soon led to playing cover shows at local bars and restaurants. I was 23 when I wrote my first song, in the summer of 2002. The first time I seriously considered pursuing a career in music was on May 9, 2007, after opening up for John Legend at Knoxville's Tennessee Theatre. At the time, I was in graduate school, working on a master’s degree in English. A local promoter heard me perform at a songwriter showcase a few weeks earlier and, remarkably, offered me the gig. I went from performing in a noisy bar for 15 people who could care less to a sold-out theatre of 1,500 who intently listened to every word I sang. The guy that walked on stage that night wasn’t the same guy that walked off. One set, six songs in just thirty minutes, changed my life forever. Music has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. It’s taken me to parts of the world I would have never seen and connected me with people I would have never met. It’s given my life purpose. Without music, I may have never met the two greatest loves of my life, my wife, Mandy, and my daughter, Annabelle Rose Baker. My songs belong to every right turn and wrong turn that has led me here. They reflect the pieces of poetry hidden in the experiences that lie within each of our everyday lives. Currently, along with continuing my career in music, I'm pursuing a new adventure, one that's led me back home. I’m proud to say I’ve lived in Tennessee my entire life. However, touring out on the road with my music for the last decade, I’ve only seen it passing by through a windshield. Finally, after all that time away, Tennessee is calling me back where I belong. As the host of the new PBS outdoor television show Tennessee Uncharted, I’m getting the opportunity to rediscover how great my home state is, one adventure at a time. Our lives are full of uncharted places, and this show is all about getting out and exploring them because you never know where they may lead you.There is always something new to be learned or gained, and every day I uncover a little more about myself. I am so grateful for what I’ve been able to do with just my voice, my words and a wood box with strings. Surprisingly, music has given me so much in my life. It’s allowed me to see the world and, along the way, find the beauty and blessing of home. learn more