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.
Historic Tennessee Theatre
The magnificent Tennessee Theatre first opened its doors on October 1, 1928 and was hailed as “the South’s most beautiful theatre. ” When the first patrons stepped inside downtown’s “movie palace” to see their favorite stars on the silver screen, they paid only 40 cents for matinees and 60 cents for evening shows (children paid only 10 and 15 cents). ...more
Historic Thomas Drugs
Old-fashioned 1915 drugstore with operating soda fountain offers a variety of medicinal and prescription goods, arts, crafts and gifts. Stop by the old-fashioned soda fountain and have a lunch of homemade sandwiches, salads, floats, sodas and desserts. ...more
Historic Town of Saltillo
Visit Saltillo, an early river town with homes dating from the 1840s. Styles of architecture range from Greek Revival and Italianate influences to country farmhouses. ...more
Honeysuckle Hill Farm Zip Line
Guaranteed to be Middle Tennessee’s most exciting, heart-pumping, outdoor attraction! The adventure begins with three amazing 40-foot Sky Towers, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the farm! As you step off the last platform, you'll become one with the forest as you set out on our Tree Top Canopy Tour. The Canopy course is integrated into the natural surroundings of our beautiful hardwood forest. ...more
Horse Creek Gospel Music Barn
Hidden in the foothills of the East Tennessee mountains, Horse Creek Gospel Music Barn is Gospel music's best kept secret. Looking up at the majestic Cold Springs Mountain, Horse Creek is the only facility in the Tennessee mountains dedicated solely to Southern and bluegrass gospel music. ...more
Ijams Nature Center
Ijams is a 300 acre environmental learning center for all ages. It includes woodlands and meadows, hiking and biking trails, native flora and fauna, a boardwalk on the TN River, Will Skelton Greenway and the reclaimed Meads Quarry and Ross Marble Quarry Sites. ...more
International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame & Museum
The International Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame offers a wide variety of attractions, including a unique collection of historical videos (such as a Johnny Cash PSA dedicated to war veterans), 14 life-size oil portraits of your favorite Rock-a-Billy superstars, and the Rock-a-Billy Rockers Dance Team (whom you can take line dance lessons with every Monday night!). There is even a 28'x70' mural that visually depicts the beginning and expansion of Rock-a-Billy music around the world. ...more