Take to the sky to see the beauty of Tennessee in a completely unique way. If you’re new to the air, don’t worry. Tennessee Tree Toppers offers training classes for beginners, and has plenty of certified pros on staff for tandem flights. This is an experience full of views that will make even the birds jealous.
Hailed as “the South’s most beautiful theatre” when its doors first opened in 1928, the Historic Tennessee Theatre was considered Knoxville’s movie palace. Renovated in 2005, the theatre is now a world-class performing arts center—hosting everything from vintage films to concerts by today’s biggest artists.
Even today, Johnny is still making a habit of ascending top 10 lists. Just short five months after opening in Nashville, the museum resides at the top of both the Forbes and National Geographic must-see travel destinations lists. Inside, you’ll find letters, awards, costumes and plenty more from this legend’s storied career.
Exploring one of the top-ranked aquariums in America is an experience that can only be Made in Tennessee. Located on Chattanooga’s downtown riverfront, the Tennessee Aquarium is home to thousands of freshwater and saltwater creatures, a six-story IMAX 3D screen and a river ride on the River Gorge Explorer Riverboat.
Walk in the footsteps of the King to see how he lived, relaxed and spent time with his friends and family. Crowned a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Graceland is the ultimate pilgrimage for any Elvis fan and a must-see in Memphis.
Tucked away on an island surrounded by the Little River, this is a fly fisherman’s dream destination. Take just a few short steps in any direction, and you’ll be waist-deep in the river casting a line. And if you need a break from all the fishing, River John’s has plenty of canoes for rent.
It’s much more than a breathtaking backdrop. Home to countless wildlife species and miles of streams, the most visited national park in the country is full of sights still waiting to be discovered. Hike one of the endless trails or cut through the range on a guided whitewater rafting tour to see a different side of the Smokies.
Appropriately nicknamed “the Honky Tonk Highway,” this historical stretch of Broadway is home to Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Robert’s Western World and other famous haunts featuring live music all day, every day. Many of country music’s biggest names got their start playing here, and are known to show up for surprise performances.
This historic plantation stood witness to the Battle of Franklin, which some say were the five bloodiest hours of the Civil War. Acting as a hospital for hundreds of wounded Confederate soldiers, its role in the battle and the history of Franklin is paramount. And well worth revisiting.
The only thing grander than its legend is its bold, smoky flavors. Regarded as one of the best barbecue joints in the nation, Rendezvous is a grilling institution. Dry-rubbed and slow-smoked over charcoal, this is one slab of ribs you’ll want to be sure to feast on if you ever find yourself in Memphis.
If you’re looking for waterfalls, you’ve come to the right place. Not only is Fall Creek Falls the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, the surrounding state park is home to five other spectacular falls. This 20,000-acre park is the perfect spot to unplug and lose yourself in an oasis of nature.
Boost your adrenaline with a day of thrill rides at the amusement park before an evening of fun and food at the Dixie Stampede dinner theater. The park also features the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame and Splash Country Water Park to make your Tennessee adventure unforgettable.
Saddling up to explore a sprawling 6,800-acre untouched frontier nestled in an isolated valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park isn’t something you can do just anywhere. Whether you’re an expert or novice, Cades Cove offers a variety of activities including horseback riding and carriage rides