Tennessee operates 14 Welcome Centers and maintains brochures in 19 Rest Areas across the state. These facilities are open 24 hours a day 365 days a year except for I-40 Shelby County (Memphis) Welcome Center, which closes every evening.
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Find yourself in East Tennessee, a region abounding in urban areas, natural beauty, attractions and athletics. Traverse the Smoky Mountains or hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Cruise into one (or all) of the diverse urban areas in East Tennessee including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City. East Tennessee is home to an exceptional list of attractions, including the Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Tennessee Aquarium, Dollywood, Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Lost Sea, the International Storytelling Center, Ripley's Aquarium, the Knoxville Zoo, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the American Museum of Science & Energy, the birthplace of country music and NASCAR's home.