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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

Sharpe Planetarium
Explore the universe, learn about the solar system and hear the stories behind the constellations. The Sharpe Planetarium takes you to the stars. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-636-2362

Green Travel Vendor

Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge
Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge spans the Cumberland River and connects downtown's popular 2nd Avenue area to LP Field. It's a local favorite for photography and river views, a romantic stroll, or a special event. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
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Green Travel Vendor

Southern Belle Riverboat
Welcome to the Pride of The South and one of the Best Chattanooga Attractions - The Southern Belle Riverboat! Take a great Chattanooga Cruise along The Scenic Tennessee River while enjoying one of our fabulous Dinner Cruises, Daily Lunch Cruises, Sightseeing Cruises or our Sunday Brunch Cruise. This is a vacation experience you won't want to miss! The most exciting Chattanooga events are happening at Pier 2 @ The Landing - one of the Best Wedding Sites in Chattanooga, TN. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-266-4488

History & Heritage Vendor

St. John Milling Company
Tennessee's oldest business, St. John Mill, has been operating for more than 200 years. ...more

Region:  Northeast
City:  Watauga, TN
Phone:  423-928-5841

History & Heritage Vendor

St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church
1824: The need to build a bridge across the Cumberland River brought workers from Pittsburg, mostly Irish, to Nashville. There was no priest nor church. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615/256-1704

Green Travel Vendor

Sun Studio
Take a guided tour of the most famous recording studio in the world, the legendary Sun Studio, the "Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll," where the blending of blues and country music exploded in the big bang of rock 'n' roll heard around the world. Founder Sam Philips, a self-taught producer, didn't know the rules, so he broke them all, blending musical styles, cranking up that amp and using lots of echo to create a new kind of music that rocked the world. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-521-0664

Green Travel Vendor

Sweetwater Antique District
This little town was established in the 1850s along Sweet Water Creek to take advantage of its location on the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad. Sweetwater's historic shopping district is the proud home of many recently renovated buildings that remind us of the town's early beginning in 1875. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Sweetwater, TN
Phone:  423-337-6979

History & Heritage Vendor

Swift Museum Foundation, Inc.
Active display of the classic Globe and Temco Swift aircraft including memorabilia, photos, film and more. Also, shop and administrative facilities. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Athens, TN
Phone:  423-745-9547

Green Travel Vendor

Tennessee Ernie Ford Home
Home of world-renowned musician and entertainer, Tennessee Ernie Ford, born in Bristol. House features artifacts of his storied career. ...more

Region:  Northeast
City:  Bristol, TN
Phone:  276-466-9116

Green Travel Vendor

Tennessee Museum of Aviation
Non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving aviation history, advancing aviation education and honoring those making contributions to aviation and aerospace. Featuring 50,000 square feet of museum exhibits, many flyable aircraft, entertainment. ...more

Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Sevierville, TN
Phone:  865-908-0171

History & Heritage Vendor

Tennessee Museum of Early Farm Life
The museum is housed in two salvaged barns, one made of American chestnut. Many antiques on display including carriages, tractors and wagons. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Spring Hill, TN
Phone:  931-215-2359

History & Heritage Vendor

Tennessee Newspaper & Printing Museum
Tennessee's only newspaper museum located in the town where Tennessee's first paper was printed in 1791. National Register property. ...more

Region:  Northeast
City:  Rogersville, TN
Phone:  423-272-1961

Green Travel Vendor

Tennessee Riverboat Co.
Come aboard the <I>Star of Knoxville</I>, a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler for fun, excitement, festive entertainment and fabulous food and beverage. They'll show you Knoxville like nobody else can. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-525-7827

Green Travel Vendor

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
This state-of-the-art, 7,500-square-foot interactive facility chronicles the history of sports in Tennessee from the early 1800s to contemporary star athletes. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-242-4750

Green Travel Vendor

Tennessee State Museum
One of the largest museums in the nation with more than 60,000 square feet of permanent exhibits and a 10,000 square-foot changing exhibition hall. Exhibits begin with prehistoric people and continue through the early 1900s. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-741-2692

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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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