Find full-tilt stimulation in Tennessee! If you are a family geared toward action--or full of curiosity--Tennessee has your ticket. Revel in our wild and scenic rivers, seize inspiration in our picturesque mountains, pick your own vibe from our world-famous music. Go horseback riding, mountain biking, backpacking. Launch free-flowing fun while fly fishing and set your heels to hiking. Take off on a tramway ride, careen around in go-karts, twirl on the ice, play putt putt. Serious about your golf? Get your swing on at our many gorgeous courses.
Full of wanderlust? Spend time in a world-renowned natural wonder of biodiversity, the Great Smoky Mountains. Want to explore how things work? Get to the heart of creativity in our museums. Sports-minded? Music-oriented? Want to look into history? Look into Tennessee. From mild to wild, pleasant diversions for the family flow abundantly in Tennessee. From the Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum to the Chattanooga Aquarium, Tennessee has the right flavor of fun for your family.
Elvis Presley's Graceland
Take an unforgettable journey through the most famous rock ‘n’ roll residence in the world. Explore the personal life of Elvis Presley and learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of popular music and culture forever. ...more
Ernest Tubb Record Shop and Texas Troubadour Theatre
Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree is a live radio broadcast that follows the Grand Ole Opry. It's free and has been going on for over 55 years. ...more
ETSU and GSB Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site
The ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site is dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians through time, using an interdisciplinary approach. The Gray Fossil Site covers more than five acres, a Miocene site dated at 4. ...more
Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens
Tour shop, eat and laugh at the Victorian mansion where history is fun. The 10,000 square foot mansion, built by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner in 1896, boasts Biltmore-like systems, a friendly ghost and museum-quality antiques. ...more
Historic Falls Mill is a working, water-powered grain mill and museum, built as a textile factory in 1873 on the banks of Factory Creek and later used as a cotton gin and woodworking shop. The water wheel stands in a beautiful green cove and still grinds cornmeal, flour, and grits for sale in the shop. ...more
Farm Trail of Southeast Tennessee
Come explore Southeast Tennessee and find farms that honor the timeless traditions of the past, such as growing crops the way their ancestors did, to new endeavors like organic gardening. You can take a hay wagon ride, drive a scenic country road, stay in a bed and breakfast, sample fresh baked breads, pick your own strawberries, feed the alpacas, hike through a forest with a llama as your companion, enjoy a traditional Southern lunch, select the perfect daylily to take home, attend an old-fashioned county fair--the choices are endless! Please note that many of the sites in this guide are open seasonally depending on the produce that is grown or activities that are offered. ...more