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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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Downtown Greeneville Historic District
Bricked sidewalks lined with historic homes. Features the 4 corners of Andrew Johnson, tailor shop and museum, early home, statue and birthplace replica. ...more

Region:  Northeast
City:  Greeneville, TN
Phone:  423-638-4111

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Fisk University Galleries
Features exhibits from an outstanding collection of art by renowned artists, such as Aaron Douglas, Georgia O'Keeffe and Pablo Picasso. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-329-8720

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Forbidden Caverns
Forbidden Caverns, near Sevieerville, is one of America's most spectacular caves. It provides the visitor with an entertaining and educational 1 hour walking tour past sparkling formations, towering natural chimneys, numerous grottos, and a crystal clear stream. ...more

Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Sevierville, TN
Phone:  865-453-5972

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Frank H. McClung Museum - University of Tennessee
A general interest museum featuring permanent exhibitions on Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee, Ancient Egypt, the Civil War in Knoxville, Decorative Arts, Geology and Fossils, Human Origins, and Freshwater Mussels as well as special temporary exhibits. Museum shop. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-974-2144

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Frist Center for the Visual Arts
The Frist Center presents world-class visual art on a schedule of changing exhibitions so you always see something new! To see what happening when you are planning a visit, check our our website calendar http://fristcenter. org/calendar-exhibitions. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-244-3340

History & Heritage Vendor

Galen School Museum
Heritage museum dedicated to preserving the history of Macon County. Featuring items from bygone days, such as rare farm tools and vintage clothing. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  Lafayette, TN
Phone:  615-666-2470

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Grand Ole Opry
The unique art form we call country music owes its phenomenal rise in popularity to a live show that began more than 80 years ago called the Grand Ole Opry. The tradition is stronger than ever today, as several times each week the Opry presents a live show with an ever-changing mix of famous and soon-to-be-famous talent sharing the stage. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-871-OPRY

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Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off
Fourteenth annual festival corresponds with the world-wide pumpkin weigh-off in early Oct. Festival includes over 100 food and craft vendors. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  Allardt, TN
Phone:  931-879-7125

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Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Visit Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and celebrate the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains region. Two galleries, movie, 12 historic outbuildings, concerts and other special events throughout the year. ...more

Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Townsend, TN
Phone:  865-448-0044

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short leg-stretchers to strenuous treks that may require backcountry camping. But hiking is not the only reason for visiting the Smokies. ...more

Region:  Smoky Mountains
City:  Gatlinburg, TN
Phone:  865-436-1200

History & Heritage Vendor

Green McAdoo Cultural Center
On August 27, 1956, twelve young people in Clinton, Tennessee walked into history and changed the world. They were the first students to desegregate a state-supported high school in the South. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Clinton, TN
Phone:  865-463-6500

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Hands-On Science Center
The Hands-On Science Center is an indoor science playground. In this museum "Please touch!" is the rule. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Tullahoma, TN
Phone:  931-455-8387

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Hang Glide Lookout Mountain
America's largest hang gliding resort and school. No experience necessary. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Lookout Mountain, TN
Phone:  706-398-3541

History & Heritage Vendor

Hartzler-Towner Multicultural Museum
The museum features permanent and temporary exhibits of cultural items from around the world, including a collection of 700 international dolls. ...more

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

History & Heritage Vendor

Heydel Fine Arts Center at Cumberland University
Modern facilities for the university's fine arts students to share their accomplishments through theatrical productions, dance and musical performances. Public art shows in the Adams Gallery. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Lebanon, TN
Phone:  615-547-1364

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Upcoming events

Date: Aug 23, 2014
Clayton & Joney Daley CMT's Swamp Pawn
Location: Jefferson City, TN

Date: Aug 15, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014
Wilson County Fair Fiddlers Grove
Location: Lebanon, TN

Date: Aug 30, 2014
33rd Annual Bowen Campbell Auto Expo
Location: Goodlettsville, TN

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