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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.

History & Heritage Vendor

Pinch Historic District
The newest entertainment area in downtown Memphis. "The Pinch" has seven restaurant/bars with live entertainment. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-525-4444

History & Heritage Vendor

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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City:  , TN
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Green Travel Vendor

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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City:  , TN
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History & Heritage Vendor

Prospect Historic Downtown
Entertainment museum (1890-1999), including a "silent movie" theater, a gristmill and an old-fashioned ice cream and pizza parlor. Free. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Prospect, TN
Phone:  931-424-1212

History & Heritage Vendor

Quae Tae Me
A working sheep farm with Border Collies as their "right-hand men. " Demos of dogs working the sheep with historical facts of interest. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Philadelphia, TN
Phone:  423-435-3951

History & Heritage Vendor

Quilts in the Smokies
Jefferson County is home to its own Quilt Trail. Take the 25-E Scenic Byway, which begins in White Pine. ...more

Region:  East Tennessee
City:  Jefferson County, TN
Phone:  865-397-9642

History & Heritage Vendor

River Gallery
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

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-265-5033 ext. 5

Green Travel Vendor

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

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  (423) 265-0698

History & Heritage Vendor

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

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Kingston, TN
Phone:  865-376-9211

Green Travel Vendor

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

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Lookout Mountain, TN
Phone:  706-820-2531

Green Travel Vendor

Rock House Shrine
Famous stagecoach stop and early American frontier home. Presidents James K. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  Sparta, TN
Phone:  931-657-2021

History & Heritage Vendor

Rocky Mount Museum
Built between 1770 - 1772. Interpreters portray life when Rocky Mount served as capital of the Southwest Territory. ...more

Region:  Northeast
City:  Piney Flats, TN
Phone:  423-538-7396

History & Heritage Vendor

Rossini Festival
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

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-524-0795

History & Heritage Vendor

Rutherford County Archives
The Rutherford County Archives are a hidden jewel for genealogists and researchers. The archives are a great source for local history. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  615-867-4609

History & Heritage Vendor

Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University
Features 10 exhibits a year of contemporary art. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-322-2471

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Upcoming events

Date: Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Young Frankenstein
Location: Manchester, TN

Date: Jan 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
AiM Book Club - 3rd Tuesday Jan.-Nov.
Location: Selmer, TN

Date: Dec 6, 2014
Victorian Christmas
Location: Cumberland Gap, TN

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