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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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Historic Collinsville
A log pioneer settlement interprets life in middle Tennessee during the 1800s. The original buildings are furnished and restored authentically. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Southside, TN
Phone:  931-216-2911

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Historic Downtown Clinton
Spend countless hours shopping for antiques, collectibles and specialty items and enjoy the unique eateries in restored Historic Downtown Clinton. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Clinton, TN
Phone:  (865) 457-4542

History & Heritage Vendor

Historic Downtown Dickson
Civil War soldiers built the railroad that now fronts the Historic Halbrook Hotel, War Memorial Building and the new city park. Just off the railroad you will find, not only the Old Train Depot. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Dickson, TN
Phone:  615-446-2349

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Historic Downtown Franklin
Fifteen block National Register Historic District with more than 70 unique shops, restaurants and antiques. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-591-8500

History & Heritage Vendor

Historic Elm Springs
A Greek revival mansion built in 1837. Consisting of a two-story red brick construction, it sits on a hilltop on the outskirts of Columbia. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Columbia, TN
Phone:  931-380-1844

History & Heritage Vendor

Historic Gainesboro
Gainesboro's entire square is on the National Register of Historic Places. A second district was designated including a residential area. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  Gainesboro, TN
Phone:  931-268-9877

History & Heritage Vendor

Historic Old Hickory Village
Over 300 homes on the National Register of Historic Places. A beautifully restored "company town" built in 1918 by the DuPont Company. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Old Hickory, TN
Phone:  (615) 847-8255

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Historic Rock Castle
General Daniel and Sarah Smith's circa 1784 home. Smith acted as surveyor for the frontier, produced the state's first map and is credited with naming the state of Tennessee. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Hendersonville, TN
Phone:  615-824-0502

Green Travel Vendor

Historic Rugby Commissary
Restored 1880 utopian village founded by famous British author, Thomas Hughes. 17 Victorian-era buildings remain unchanged, including a 7,000 volume Hughes Library & Christ Church Episcopal. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Rugby, TN
Phone:  (423) 628-5166

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Historic Sweetwater
Visiting Sweetwater is like stepping back in time! Our unique shops & attractions are nothing like typical chain stores, malls or outlets. Sweetwater offers a bit of nostalgia along with the charm and friendliness that one would expect in a small southern town. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Sweetwater, TN
Phone:  423-337-0300

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Historic Tennessee Theatre
The magnificent Tennessee Theatre first opened its doors on October 1, 1928 and was hailed as “the South’s most beautiful theatre. ” When the first patrons stepped inside downtown’s “movie palace” to see their favorite stars on the silver screen, they paid only 40 cents for matinees and 60 cents for evening shows (children paid only 10 and 15 cents). ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-684-1200

History & Heritage Vendor

Historic Town of Cumberland Gap
The Historic Town of Cumberland Gap is nestled at the foot of Cumberland Mountains inside Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Breathtaking beauty and charming "Mayberry" atmosphere will greet you as you come into town. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Cumberland Gap, TN
Phone:  423-869-3860

History & Heritage Vendor

Historic Town of Saltillo
Visit Saltillo, an early river town with homes dating from the 1840s. Styles of architecture range from Greek Revival and Italianate influences to country farmhouses. ...more

Region:  Southwest
City:  Saltillo, TN
Phone:  731-925-8181

History & Heritage Vendor

Houston County Library
One of the smallest counties in the state, created in 1871 from three cities. Library is proud of its genealogy room and attracts people from across the nation. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Erin, TN
Phone:  931-289-3858

Green Travel Vendor

Lynchburg Historic Square
A walk around the Historic Lynchburg Square is like stepping back in time. The unique shops and restaurants in restored buildings, the historic Courthouse built in 1885, and the Old Jail museum are just a few of the things that will remind you of an easier time. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Lynchburg, TN
Phone:  931-759-4111

Upcoming events

Date: Aug 27, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014
76th Annual TN Walking Horse Nat'l Celebration
Location: Shelbyville, TN

Date: Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
23rd Annual
Location: Vonore, TN

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