Attractions | Tennessee Vacation

Become a Tennessee adventurer. A wanderer of sorts, putting together your own top experiences list. Tennessee’s iconic destinations will follow you home. And, they’ll remind you to come back again.
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Take in wild rides, splendid scenery, legendary music and whiskey, larger-than-life heroes and even marching ducks. After all, its Tennessee.

Browse Tennessee’s incredible museums. Whether you’re a history buff, an art lover or a science enthusiast, you’ll see things you wont forget in museums that spotlight everything from natural history to cutting-edge technology.

Don’t leave without seeing the Smoky Mountains from the peak of a 21-story roller coaster. Try indoor skydiving, hit the slopes at a four-season ski resort or play hard on Tennessee’s golf courses and racetracks. If you prefer your fun on the water, we’ve got world-class water parks—oh, and the mighty Mississippi River. 

Tennessee’s best-known attraction is the wealth of natural wonders that await down every river road or mountain trail. You probably know we have bears, deer, elk and eagles, but did you know you can walk through a tunnel of sharks, reach into a stingray pool or watch pandas play? Once you’ve explored waterfalls, caverns and wildlife refuges, make new friends at our aquariums and zoos.

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East Tennessee

Wilderness at the Smokies

Wilderness is home to the Wild WaterDome, Tennessee’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, which features a see-through roof that will weather-proof your vacation and give you the opportunity to tan inside all year long. Along with year-round indoor waterpark fun, you will find two outdoor waterparks right outside your guest room door!

Wild Water Adventures
Middle Tennessee

Adventure Science Center

Discover the wonders of science at Adventure Science Center in Nashville – a world of interactive exhibits that inspire imagination and curiosity for visitors of all ages.

Scientific Adventures
West Tennessee

Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals representing some 500 different species. Created in April 1906, the zoo has been part of Overton Park for more than 100 years, and has been ranked “#1 Zoo in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor.com. The zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in three zones with 19 exhibits, such as Teton Trek, Northwest Passage and China, featuring the famous pandas – Le Le and Ya Ya.

Go Face-to-Face at the Zoo
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Revel in Hometown Feel and Big City Appeal in Rutherford County

It’s right in the heart of Tennessee just southeast of Nashville and within a day’s drive of 75 percent of the nation’s population.

The history, shopping, sports and arts opportunities will make you want to stay a while. Rutherford County’s cities and towns—Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, and Eagleville — offer a long checklist of things to do and see.

Explore Rutherford County

Experience Attractions

Tennessee’s attractions will put you in the middle of the action, whether you’re digging for fossils, soaring above the Smokies on America’s first wing coaster, or floating the nation’s largest underground lake.