Tennessee Tourist Attractions

If you visit Graceland, it's obvious that you are a fan of the legendary singer, Elvis Presley. This is one of America's second most highly visited private homes, second only after the White House that attracts over 60,000 visitors each year read more arrow
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In 1841, an American entrepreneur and developer Robertson Topp in Memphis, Tennessee, named Beale Street after a military hero. However, its original name wasn't Beale Street but Beale Avenue read more arrow
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In downtown Memphis, at 450, Mulberry Street is situated the National Civil Rights Museum around which history abounds. In fact, no American can shrug it off because of the deep sentiments attached to it read more arrow
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In just a few minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, you'll find the amazing and scenic Lookout Mountain. Located in a city of Walker County, Georgia, it boasts of several tourist attractions including the country's biggest hang gliding read more arrow
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On the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, you're sure to come across the Pyramid Arena—a 20,142-seat arena. Built in 1991 in the shape of a stainless steel pyramid, the original owners were the city of Memphis and Shelby County read more arrow
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When looking for something interesting to do in Memphis, Tennessee, go to the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium – it's a fascinating science and history museum. Originally built in 1923, it was the home of Clarence Saunders, who founded the Piggly Wiggly grocery stores read more arrow
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For travelers appreciating the outdoors, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides challenging hikes, and incredible scenery. There is an abundance of activities that are available to visitors that can keep even the most difficult children and teenagers interested and excited read more arrow
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Dolly Parton is an American icon, and her theme park, Dollywood in eastern Tennessee, is about 35 miles from Knoxville at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain. There is so much to do that it will take some planning to decide what to do each day read more arrow
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For those who truly love country music, the CMA Music Festival is absolute heaven! This four day music event occurs each year in June, in Nashville, Tennessee, and is hosted by the Country Music Association. This great festival started in 1972 and has grown exponentially to over 400 artists and celebrities now participating read more arrow
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The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art was founded in 1916 and is clearly the oldest art museum in Tennessee, and the original building is a national landmark in America. This is a great place to spend a day and visit the galleries, and participate in the various activities that are available each month read more arrow
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Talk about one of the most interesting waterfalls in the world, Ruby Falls in underground in a cave that was formed around 240 million years ago during the Carboniferous era, towards the end of the Paleozoic period. The Ruby Falls Cave is a limestone cave that is part of the Lookout Mountain Caverns read more arrow
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The Tennessee Aquarium, near Chattanooga, is housed in a remarkable building and boasts the largest freshwater aquarium in the world. The River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings provide a fantastic home to over 12,000 animals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and so much more read more arrow
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Nashville, Tennessee and functions as a museum of musical history as well and an international arts venue. The Hall of Fame was created in 1961 when the Country Music Association announced the first three members to their hall of fame, including Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams, and the museum opened in 1967 read more arrow
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The Centennial Park and Parthenon Replica is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, and is a 132-acre urban park. In 1897, the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition created a full-scale model of the Athenian Parthenon that remained when it closed read more arrow
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Tennessee is certainly home to country music and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is no exception. This is a four to five day festival that has been held on a 700 acre farm near Manchester, Tennessee since 2002 read more arrow
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The Ryman Auditorium was known as the Grand Old Opry House, which originally was the home to the Union Gospel Tabernacle, and later home to the famous Grand Ole Opry. It was built in 1892 by Thomas Ryman to hold revival meetings, and where Sam Jones, a celebrated revivalist, entertained visitors with his amazing wit and great story-telling read more arrow
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Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the Nashville Zoo. This zoo houses animals from all over the world and regardless of whether the interest lies in birds, mammals, fish, or reptiles, this wonderful zoo can accommodate every enthusiast read more arrow
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Need something to do during of May? Try the Memphis in May Festival. This is a month long celebration highlighting the music of the area, featuring fabulous food that everyone will enjoy, and providing special events that are sure to excite all visitors to the area read more arrow
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Sam Phillips started Elvis, B.B read more arrow
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A really fun place to spend the day is Mud Island – and no, it's not a great place to take a mud bath – in fact it's not even an island, it's a peninsula jutting into the Mississippi River. Opened in 1982, soon became home to restaurants, an amphitheater, a museum, a monorail, and several other attractions that entice guests to linger and enjoy the place read more arrow
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The Memphis Zoo is a delightful zoo that is home to more than 3500 animals from around the world. It was built in 1906 as part of Overton Park, and sets on 76 acres read more arrow
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Rock City is quite the spectacular roadside attraction on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Described as a "citadel of rocks" on top of a mountain – the sightseers and visitors are stunned at the enormous size of the boulders and how they are "arranged" read more arrow
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For those who have never witnessed a truss bridge, the Walnut Street Bridge is an amazing sight. It spans the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, and was built in 1890 read more arrow
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Chattanooga offers such a variety of activities and the Bluff View Art District is a paradise for visitors who love the arts. This is set in a historically preserved neighborhood where visitors can find art galleries, gardens, restaurants, beautiful plazas and courtyards, and just a host of activities to refresh and rejuvenate the spirit read more arrow
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Named after the famous 1941 song, the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel is an amazing hotel housed in a historic landmark – the famous Chattanooga train station. The building is beautiful and charming, and contains some of the original artifacts from the original 1908 train station; although it has been wonderfully restored read more arrow
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