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More and more travelers are looking for ways to see new places while still respecting the land and traditions of places they travel. We've made it easier for you by compiling this directory of places to stay, eat and have fun while still helping us preserve the best of Tennessee.

The businesses, events and attractions listed here all are working to take better care of the natural resources, the history, and the culture that make Tennessee such a great place to live or to visit.

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Austin Peay State University
Founded in 1927 APSU is home to award-winning music, art and sports. Several art galleries are located on campus along with hundreds of theatre productions and musical performances each year. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Clarksville, TN
Phone:  931-221-7979

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Nashville Public Library - Main
The Nashville Room, Special Collections Division, which is located on the main library's second floor, serves as a repository and research center for historic Nashville materials. The Division currently consists of the Nashville Room, the Civil Rights Room, the Nashville Banner Archives, and four Writer's Rooms. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-862-5800

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Nashville, Chattanooga & Saint Louis Depot & Railroad Museum
The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Passenger Depot was built in 1907, designed to complement nearby Lancaster Park with its electro-chalybeate well, lakes, beautiful gardens, and fairgrounds. ...more

Region:  Southwest
City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-425-8223

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National Ornamental Metal Museum
The only institution of its kind in the Americas. Changing exhibits of the finest in historic and contemporary metalwork - jewelry, sculpture, architectural ironwork. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-774-6380

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Newbern Depot & Railroad Museum
On National Historic Register, the depot is a railroad museum and Amtrak station with two passenger stops daily. Annual Depot Days: Sept. ...more

Region:  Northwest
City:  Newbern, TN
Phone:  731-627-3221

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Obion County Museum
History museum featuring furnished log cabin and one-room schoolhouse. Changing displays of local history and general interest, also local artists. ...more

Region:  Northwest
City:  Union City, TN
Phone:  731-885-6774

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Ocoee Outdoor Adventure
Rafting on the Ocoee is adventure personified! The Ocoee River in Tennessee is the premier river for whitewater rafting in the Southeastern United States. Let us take you on an Ocoee River rafting trip on America's Olympic River! With dam-controlled releases, we can promise you exciting Ocoee whitewater throughout the Ocoee River whitewater rafting season. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Copperhill, TN
Phone:  423-496-4437

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Old Gray Cemetery
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Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-1424

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Old Mill Square
Tour the historic grist mill, dine at the two restaurants and visit their old-fashioned shops, featuring handmade pottery and candies. ...more

Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone:  865-428-0771

History & Heritage Vendor

Old Spencer Mill
One of last all-original, dualstone gristmills with newly restored water well in Tennessee. Antiques/gift shop; grist mill products and handmade items made on-site; custom-made period clothing. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Burns, TN
Phone:  615-412-5169

History & Heritage Vendor

Outdoor Chattanooga Center
The center in Coolidge Park is a hip, eco-friendly, 6,000-square-foot outdoor visitor area with classrooms and conference space. Certified by LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design), the center has a green roof, a rain recycling system and roll-up doors for cross-ventilation. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-643-6889

History & Heritage Vendor

OutVenture Chattanooga
From its home base at the Greenway Farm in Hixson, OutVenture specializes in outdoor recreation activities such as canoeing, whitewater and sea kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and team building. Choose from the many scheduled events and trips, or custom design a program for groups of six or more. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-842-6629

History & Heritage Vendor

Paris Historic Downtown
Unique shops and cafes surround one of the oldest courthouses in Tennessee with antique stores and walking tours of the historic downtown area. ...more

Region:  Northwest
City:  Paris, TN
Phone:  731-642-1030

History & Heritage Vendor

Paris-Henry County Heritage Center
Located in the North Poplar Street Historic District, the 1916 Italian Renaissance Revival mansion features exhibits on local history, tours of the historic house, walking tours of two National Register historic districts, and a gift shop. ...more

Region:  Northwest
City:  Paris, TN
Phone:  731-642-1030

History & Heritage Vendor

Pigeon Forge Gem Mine
Mine for your own gems in our flume area. You can have your finds cut and polished and mounted. ...more

Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone:  865-453-4733

Upcoming events

Date: Oct 4, 2014
Candlelight Cemetery Tour
Location: Gallatin, TN

Date: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
9th Annual Days Gone By Tractor Show & Threshing
Location: Portland, TN

Date: Oct 4, 2014
Main Street Festival
Location: Gallatin, TN

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