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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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Cookeville Depot Museum
Originally built in 1909, the Cookeville Depot Museum is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is the heart of Cookeville's historic Westside District. The museum houses many Tennessee Central Railway artifacts, as well as an HO scale replica of what Cookeville’s Westside looked like in the summer of 1955. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  Cookeville, TN
Phone:  931-528-8570

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Cookeville History Museum
The Cookeville History Museum is a great place to see pieces of area history. The museum features a permanent exhibit space and a front room that houses rotating exhibits. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  Cookeville, TN
Phone:  931-520-5455

History & Heritage Vendor

Coon Creek Science Center
An important fossil site featuring 73-million-year-old seabed fossils you can dig for and take home. Open only to group bookings. ...more

Region:  Southwest
City:  Adamsville, TN
Phone:  901-320-6362

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Cooper-Young Historic District
The "historically hip," Cooper Young Historic District combines an energetic vibe with traditional southern hospitality to create a diverse, popular, and trendy entertainment district with more than 55 antique shops, coffeehouses, galleries, specialty shops, vintage stores and an array of restaurants and bars. It's an early 1920s neighborhood with some of the city's most architecturally unique homes and an array of Memphis' Best of the Best restaurants, some with internationally known chefs. ...more

Region:  Memphis & Surrounding Areas
City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-276-7222

History & Heritage Vendor

Cotton Museum of the South
Features a 1915 cotton gin. Located in a rural antique village with dining, shops, country church, arboretum, log buildings and a one-room schoolhouse. ...more

Region:  Northwest
City:  Alamo, TN
Phone:  731-663-3319

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Follow the rhythm of country music’s past and present to the home of priceless artifacts, dynamic exhibitions, live music, Nashville’s most legendary recording studio and much more. Be our guest and experience true Southern hospitality and a journey you’ll never forget. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-416-2001

History & Heritage Vendor

Cowan Railroad Museum
Cowan Railroad Museum features photos, relics and memorabilia from the age of steam and steel located in a 1904 train depot listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The depot itself features a model railroad layout and a Smithsonian photo exhibition of area industry. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Cowan, TN
Phone:  (931) 967-3078

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Cultural Museum
Committed to the promotion of social tolerance and appreciation of diverse heritages through educational programs and artifact-based exhibits. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-340-7481

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Cumberland Caverns
Conveniently located between Nashville, Chattanooga and Gatlinburg, Cumberland Caverns offers a great day of fun and excitement. Inquire about their educational field trips, overnight spelunking trips, daytime adventure trips, group tours, and banquets, birthday parties, and weddings. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  McMinnville, TN
Phone:  931-668-4396

History & Heritage Vendor

Cumberland Gap General Store
A unique shop. Over 6,000 gift items. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Cumberland Gap, TN
Phone:  423-869-2282

Green Travel Vendor

Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
This new pedestrian bridge, crossing the Cumberland River where it bends near Briley and Two Rivers Parkway, is considered a vital link in Nashville's impressive and emerging greenway system. Almost 22 miles of walking and biking trails are now connected, via the new bridge, from MetroCenter north of downtown to Percy Priest Dam. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
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History & Heritage Vendor

Dandridge Historic District
The state’s second-oldest town is charming and well preserved, with a downtown National Historic District that has b o u t i q u e s, antique shops and restaurants. Stop by the 1820 coach house--the Visitor Center--for your go-to first Dandridge stop. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Dandridge, TN
Phone:  865-397-7420

History & Heritage Vendor

David Crockett Cabin & Museum
A replica of Crockett's office, open to the public daily. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Lawrenceburg, TN
Phone:  931-762-4231

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David Crockett Cherokee Museum
A great Cherokee art exhibit; a dinosaur egg found in Lawrence County, history of David Crockett and Lawrence County history exhibit, local art exhibits. A visual arts center showing the renowned play, Unto These Hills and Cherokee History. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Lawrenceburg, TN
Phone:  931-762-3733

History & Heritage Vendor

Dinosaur Walk Museum
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Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone:  865-428-4003

Upcoming events

Date: Oct 25, 2014
38th Annual Harvest Days
Location: Murfreesboro, TN

Date: Oct 25, 2014
Halloween Event
Location: Rock Island, TN

Date: Oct 25, 2014
Halloween Event
Location: Rock Island, TN

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