No matter the reason for your travel, whether for relaxation, outdoor adventure, great music or a history lesson, it's all right there, it's "The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennesee."
Tennessee features the big city lights of Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville, small town squares, pristine waterways, scrumptious barbecues, the world's No. 1 whiskey at Jack Daniel's Distillery, and America's most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains.
Tennessee's music is the lifeblood through the veins of every big city and small town. Be lured by honky-tonk central at Lower Broadway in Nashville. Down on Beale Street in Memphis, the sounds of R&B and jazz fill the nighttime air. The Memphis Rock ‘n' Soul and Stax Museums pay homage to Memphis music. Take a tour of Sun Studio, where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison first recorded. Don't miss Elvis' Graceland!
Step foot onto the grounds of Dollywood and mount the Wild Eagle thrill ride, or explore the Tennessee Aquarium. Cruise on a Harley Davidson on the Dragon's Tail and experience the grandeur of the 6,000-foot ridges of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Top 5 Experiences
- Chattanooga, of Choo Choo fame, is one of America's greenest cities with a 15-mile river front, free bikes, free electric buses and top attractions such as Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain and the Tennessee Aquarium.
- Johnny Cash Museum, in downtown Nashville, houses the most comprehensive collection of artefacts, documents, letters, awards, costumes and instruments dedicated to 'The Man in Black'.
- Lynchburg is home to Jack Daniel's Distillery which is the oldest registered distillery in America and also a national historic site, hosting 250,000 visitors each year.
- Take in the majestic Great Smoky Mountains National Park by foot, car, bicycle, motorbike or even helicopter!
- Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum features the actual house where Casey Jones and his family once lived. Climb aboard Engine 382 and see a model train layout in a 1890s railcar before feasting on Southern delicacies at the Old Country Store.