Roadside Heritage Attractions
Eight floors of divinely inspired architecture, a gigantic dragon guarding fireworks, and a perpetual motion machine that hasn't worked since 1870! Tennessee's roadside heritage attractions promise to make you do a double take.
Whether a stop at one of Tennessee's roadside heritage attractions is for a quick stretch or the destination itself, you are sure to be amazed. From boxcars filled with 11 million paperclips to a museum dedicated to the art of towing, Tennessee's roadside attractions offer the perfect blend of fascination and history, garnished with just a hint of oddity.
Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center
Originally known as the Palmer House, this ten-room, bungalow style home was constructed in 1918 and 1919 by Will E. Palmer, the maternal grandfather of Alex Haley (1921-1992). ...more
Appalachian GhostWalks' Smoky Mountain Tennessee Ghost and History Tours are lantern-led by real, professionally Certified Ghost Hunters who recount "spine-tingling" stories of real history and real ghosts - bring the whole family, or tour group on a Tennessee "Haunted Vacation" with Appalachian GhostWalks' Tennessee Ghost Tours and Tennessee History Tours. "Appalachian GhostWalks" has designed tour packages to help save you money on your visit to the mountains. ...more
Arrowheads to Aerospace Museum
Museum spans time from before five native American tribes traversed the area through the opening of AEDC. Exibits Include : Military,Lionel Trains, Buttons, Quilts, Teapots, Toys, Nativities, Apothecary, General Store and Gift Shop. ...more
Belle Meade Plantation
Once one of the largest private estates in Nashville encompassing 5,400 acres and home to five generations of the Harding-Jackson family, Belle Meade Plantation today is a 30-acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. Before the Civil War, Belle Meade flourished; today bullets from the Battle of Nashville scar the house, used as Confederate Gen. ...more
Cleveland Downtown Historic Walking Tour
This self-guided walking tour allows you to personally experience downtown Cleveland's unique history. Enjoy charming shops and eateries located along the tour route. ...more
East Tennessee Crossing Scenic Byway
This rich stretch of Tennessee landscape follows the original path of the Cherokee Warriors Path, the Wilderness Road across the Clinch Mountain and the Cumberland Gap, the Dixie Highway of the Civil War period and the legendary bootlegging corridor of Thunder Road. Staring out, Pinnacle Rock at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park provides visitors with a bird’s eye view of the Gap’s panoramic vistas. ...more