Things to do at Tennessee

From the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to Graceland and Sun Studio in Memphis to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee is a place of dramatic natural beauty, country music legends and the birthplace of rock and roll.


Whether you want to discover music, arts, fun attractions, sports and recreation, history and heritage, nature and the outdoors, or just go shopping, Tennessee is the perfect stage for your vacation.

Nashville - Known as Music City, Nashville is the vibrant capital of Tennessee and home to the most legendary attractions of country music, including Opryland, Ryman Auditorium, Music Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Grand Ole Opry, a Nashville icon that presents one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences. From music to museums, Nashville is an exciting city with great attractions, such as Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville Coliseum (Home of the TN Titans), Nashville Zoo, Parthenon, full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens built in 1897, Tennessee State Museum, and Belle Meade Plantation.

Elvis Presley's Graceland - Take a fascinating tour of Elvis's fourteen acre estate in Memphis, where you will discover the birthplace of rock ‘n roll and how Elvis Presley became the most illustrious entertainer on the planet. Graceland takes you on a journey from Elvis's humble roots to his rise to superstardom, with personal looks at the influence that forever altered American music. Enjoy an audio-guided tour of Graceland Mansion, and visit the Elvis Auto Museum, Sincerely Elvis - featuring an Elvis Jumpsuits All Access exhibit - Elvis's Custom Jets, and Elvis After Dark.

Sun StudioSun Studio - Recognized as the birthplace of rock 'n roll and a legendary shrine to the new Memphis sound, Sun Studio is the world-famous recording studio where Elvis Presley recorded his first song "That's All Right". Legends like BB King, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison have recorded at Sun Studios, creating some of the best selling songs of all time. Visit http://www.sunstudio.com/

Memphis Zoo - Set on seventy acres in the middle of Overton Park in Midtown Memphis, the Memphis Zoo is one of the greatest zoological parks in the country, home to more than 3,500 animals, representing over 500 species. The Zoo's animal inhabitants reside in unique, natural exhibits, such as Dragon's Lair, Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Northwest Passage, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, and CHINA - home to giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le. Visit http://www.memphiszoo.org/.

Ruby Falls Caverns - Chattanooga - A thundering 145-foot waterfall located on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Ruby Falls in one of Tennessee's most thrilling natural attractions. Enjoy a fun and educational tour of the falls and caverns and delight in the intriguing geologic formations and wonders inside. You'll also have the opportunity to walk behind the cascading waterfall. Visit http://www.rubyfalls.com/.

Hermitage - Located twelve miles from downtown Nashville, Hermitage is the home of President Andrew Jackson. Take a fascinating tour of this beautiful and historic mansion with guides in period costume, and discover Andrew Jackson's life narrative, stories about his farm and the slaves who worked it. Explore other historic buildings on the plantation grounds and the museum shop and café. Visit http://www.thehermitage.com/.  [Top]

Pigeon ForgePigeon Forge - Pigeon Forge is Tennessee's most entertaining family vacation destination with over forty fun-filled attractions along Pigeon Forge Parkway. Your family will enjoy Pigeon Forge's miniature golf, go-carts, bumper boats, water rides, indoor skydiving, laser games, and theaters with music and magic. Enjoy Tennessee history at the Elvis Museum, Carbo's Police Museum, Dinosaur Walk Museum, and the Smoky Mountain Car Museum. One of Pigeon Forge's most famous attractions, Dollywood is a theme park filled with musical shows, rides, mountain crafts, and attractions that highlight the Smoky Mountains. Visit http://www.mypigeonforge.com/http://www.mypigeonforge.com/.  [Top]

Nashville Superspeedway - Located in Gladeville, TN, Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing facility with a concrete 1.333-mile oval track that hosts four major races - two NASCAR Busch Series races, an Indy Racing League event, and a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.   [Top]

Tennessee Aquarium - On the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder for the natural world and showcases amazing animals in natural habitats. Take a journey from the mountains to the sea, through three living forests that let you encounter ten foot sharks, alligators, giant spider crabs, and river otters. The Ocean Journey exhibit leads you into the ocean where fierce sharks, stingrays and colorful reef fish glide through coral formations. In the "Boneless Beauties" gallery you'll see graceful jellyfish and a giant octopus. Experience a shark and ray touch pool, hundreds of flying butterflies, and the River Journey building which takes you on an adventure through the rivers of the world. Next door is the IMAX® 3D Theater. Visit http://www.tnaqua.org/.  [Top]

Jack Daniel's Distillery - Take a guided tour of the country's oldest registered distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Guides will accompany you on a tour of the famous Jack Daniel's Distillery and tell you the complete story of America's charcoal mellowed whiskey and the legend of Old No. 7. You'll likely hear an interesting story or two about Mr. Jack as well. The distillery is 75 miles southeast of Nashville. Visit http://www.jackdaniels.com/http://www.jackdaniels.com/.  [Top]

Vista Inn & Select Inn Hotels in tennessee

VISTA Inn & Suites Airport East Rates starting from $49.99

5770 Old Hickory Blvd.
Hermitage, Tennessee

Welcome to VISTA Inn & Suites Airport East - Hermitage, Tennessee

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Select Inn Hermitage Rates starting from $49.99

5772 Old Hickory Boulevard

Welcome to Hermitage, Tennessee. Where you can get a great room at a fair price! Located just 10 miles from Downtown Nashville, Hermitage is your gateway to all the fun things to do and see in Tenness
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Vista Inn & Suites Memphis Rates starting from $89.99

265 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee

Welcome to the Vista Inn & Suites of Memphis, Tennessee located directly off Beale Street!  We offer comfortable accommodations and friendly service in the heart of Memphis.  Our hote
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Select Inn Murfreesboro Rates starting from $49.99

2424 S. Church St.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Welcome to the Select Inn of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (formerly the Howard Johnson). We look forward to providing you with an excellent lodging experience at our newest Select Inn property!
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Vista Inn Suites Murfreesboro Rates starting from $49

118 Westgate Blvd.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The Vista Inn & Suites of Murfreesboro, Tennessee offers comfortable and affordable lodging for business and pleasure travelers. Our superior accommodations and friendly s
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