Things to do in Tennessee: A Wealth of Hotels, Motels, and Restaurants
You might be wondering that!
When I was at vacations, and one of my good friends came to my home and said, “Okay” Tell me, where you want to go on these vacations?
I said, ’give me some options’.
He laughed, and said, ‘You wanna go to Volunteer State? Or you wanna go to the Home of Country Music? And one more option, the Home of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville?
I was so excited, and surprised at same time.
But! I said, I am confused, and I wish that I could go every place that you mentioned.
Want to know the best part?
He said, ‘If I will say that the names of the places, which I mentioned above, are the names of the same place, then what will you say?
I said, ‘what do you mean’ ? He said, there are many things to do in Tennessee.
Tennessee is called as the Volunteer State, the Home of country music, and the Home of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
I was so happy that time.
And I asked, ‘what are the things to do in Tennessee?’
The cool thing is!
He said, ‘ Don’t ask, let’s go! To see the best things to do in Tennessee. And in next two days, I was in Tennessee.
Let me explain you about the whole journey.
Tennessee! Mountain state or Agricultural Flat Land?
Tennessee is a landlocked state in the U.S. South. Its capital, centrally located Nashville, is the heart of the country-music scene. The Country Music Hall of Fame, and Museum.
The point is!
The Tennessee’s most cherished attractions are spread all over the state. From Memphis to the west to the Great Smoky Mountains on the east, and Nashville, and Chattanooga in between, the Volunteer State has plenty to see and do.
Some people see it as a mountain state, and others as an agricultural flat land.
The truth is that Tennessee is all of these things, it is one of the US’s most diverse states.
Brass tacks of Tennessee!
- The actual word, “Tennessee” “Tana-see” which means, “The Meeting Place”.
- Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee is considered the, “Turtle Capital of the World”.
- Tennessee is tied with Missouri for the title as the, “most-bordered state.”
- The first Mini-Golf course was located in Chattanooga.
- The Manhattan Project was based in Oak Ridge, where secret research for the creation of the atomic bomb took place.
- Kingston was the state capital for one day, September 21, 1807.
- Hattie Caraway, the first female senator, was from Tennessee.
- Bristol: The real birthplace of country music.
- In Chattanooga, you will not only find a freshwater aquarium but a newer saltwater aquarium as well.
Wanna know the Best Things to do in Tennessee?
I am explaining you.
Let’s Dive in Titanic
400 Titanic related artifacts in 20 galleries designed to create the illusion that you’re actually on the ship are the basic highlights.
These dazzling things, you can find in the world’s largest Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
Rock City and Ruby falls
Overlooking Chattanooga and offering some of Tennessee’s best views, Lookout Mountain makes for an excellent day or half-day outing, including Rock city with its dramatic cliffs, and great views, and Ruby Falls, the deepest cave, and largest underground waterfall in the US.
But here’s something really interesting!
Tennessee has had a long love affair with the railroad. Along with the mighty Mississippi, railways were of vital importance for the shipping of wood, and cotton during peacetime and military supplies during the war.
Chattanooga Choo Choo to heritage trolleys, and fancy Pullman cars restored as luxury accommodation.
Museum of Science and Energy
Let’s get knowledge!
From the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge offers a fascinating insight into the history of nuclear energy.
There’s also useful information, and exhibits delving into other energy sources, including fun hands-on displays of static electricity and robotics.
The Smoky Smoky Mountains
Obviously, your answer will be yes! There’s no better place to begin your Great Smoky. Mountains National Park adventure than in the small town of Gatlinburg with its many big-ticket attractions such as the excellent Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
This is a Beautiful valley, and favorite destination for hikers.
I just love music!
The center of the nation’s country music scene, Nashville home to the Country Music Hall of Fame in the city’s famous Music Row. That music will relax your mind.
Most popular Ticketed Attraction
Named after country singer Dolly Parton, Dollywood has long been Tennessee’s most popular ticketed attraction, luring more than three million visitors per year.
In the small town of Pigeon Forge, this always busy theme park provides family fun, thrilling rides, and entertainment.
President Jackson’s Home
Just a few miles east of Nashville is The Hermitage, the plantation home of the seventh US President, Andrew Jackson.
His current home was built in 1819 not long after Jackson was elected president, and is well worth a couple of hours needed to explore it.
The Adventure in Lost Sea
In Sweetwater, 46 miles from Knoxville, is the spectacular Lost Sea, a huge cave system with the largest underwater lake in the US.
If you want to have unlimited fun, a variety of options is available, including boat trips along this wonderful underground waterway with its many large caverns and tunnels.
In the cessation
Travel brings power and love back into your life.
I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.
I don’t know about you, but, I want to make memories all over the world.
I will say only one thing, see the world, It’s more fantastic than any dream, and especially in Tennessee.