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.
Post Office Murals
Many rural Tennessee Post Offices contain murals and other art commissioned by the government during the Great Depression for public buildings. Among them are Carl Nyquist's "Picking Cotton," in Bolivar; John H. ...more
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Promised Land Trail
The Promised Land Trail is waiting for you: discover the fertile land that beckoned Tennessee’s first settlers from Northeast Tennessee, over the Cumberland Plateau, into Nashville and beyond. Along the first road into Tennessee, the Avery Trace, as well as the historic Walton Road that ran parallel to Highway 70, many believed they would reach a “promised land” at the end of the journey, as many were seeking lands they were granted from service to the new country. ...more
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The Gallery carries fine handcrafts from Southern artists, as well as paintings and sculpture by nationally recognized artists. River Gallery Sculpture Garden contains a permanent collection in addition to an annual exhibit. ...more
River Gorge Explorer
Welcome aboard the Tennessee Aquarium River Gorge Explorer! This 70 passenger high-speed catamaran is the first of its kind in the Southeast. Aquarium visitors can extend their "mountains to the sea" learning adventure by cruising into the Tennessee River Gorge aboard this sleek vessel. ...more
Roane County Museum of History & Art
Housed in one of seven remaining antebellum courthouses in Tennessee, the museum showcases artifacts and displays of Roane County and Tennessee history. It also contains a genealogical and historical library. ...more
Rock City & Rock City Gardens
Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species and breathtaking "See 7 States" panoramic views. Enjoy Cafe 7, Rock City's outdoor dining restaurant with southern cuisine and a view like no other! Take an unforgettable journey along the Enchanted Trail where each step reveals natural beauty and wonders along the woodland path. ...more
This opera festival and downtown street fair bring a taste of Europe to East Tennessee and celebrates the color, fun and excitement of Italian culture. World-class opera performances, art exhibitions, wine tastings, street vendors, regional artisans and performers in many genres all are part of the reason it was voted Knoxville's best festival. ...more
Date: Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Location: Manchester, TN
Date: Jan 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
AiM Book Club - 3rd Tuesday Jan.-Nov.
Location: Selmer, TN
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