Great Cities to Visit in Tennessee:
5 Fun Things to Enjoy in Tennessee:
- The Grand Ole Opry: It’s the mecca of country music. Experience a show on this legendary stage, take a backstage tour, learning its historical significance, and make sure to head downtown to Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame.
- Dollywood: Pigeon Forge, not far from Gatlinburg, draws tourists with its Las Vegas-like row of attractions. But none attracts more people than Dolly Parton’s amusement park, complete with roller coasters, a splash park, and numerous music venues.
- Graceland: Elvis’s estate remains one of the top tourist attractions in the state. Now a museum, the mansion affords visitors a look at Elvis’s lavishly decorated rooms, biographical exhibits, and the grave of the King himself.
- Shiloh: The site of one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles, Shiloh offers numerous educational opportunities for visitors to enjoy, including historical exhibits, award-winning films, a self-guided auto tour of the battlefield, and living history events.
- American Museum of Science and Energy: Oak Ridge, TN played a pivotal role in the Manhattan Project. Its museum educates visitors about energy, and not just atomic energy. Exhibits include robotics, a weather station, hands-on science activities, nuclear weapons, and a history of the secret facility used to help develop the bomb.
Major Convention Centers:
- Nashville Convention Center: Offering 118,000 square feet of exhibit hall space and 25 meeting rooms in Tennessee’s capital, the NCC offers one of the premier venues in the state.
- Sevierville Convention Center: There isn’t a much better choice for a destination event. This beautiful, state-of-the-art facility located in the Great Smoky Mountains offers 108,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 20,000 square-foot ballroom, and several additional meeting spaces.
National Park Services - https://www.nps.gov/state/tn/index.htm
Twelve national parks and 2,056 listings on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Great Smoky Mountains: It’s America’s most visited national park, filled with lush forests, abundant wildlife, and some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi. Hikers and history buffs will find much to like in this park.
- Big South Fork: The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River flows through a scenic country of gorges, sandstone bluffs, and deep forests. This park is a destination recreation area for whitewater enthusiasts, rock climbers, equestrians, and hikers.
NASCAR: Tennessee is home to the Bristol Motor Speedway!
- This 1/2-mile oval track hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, along with several other high-profile NASCAR series.