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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN TENNESSEE


Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park Titanic Museum, Pigeon Forge downtown Gatlinburg
Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Tennessee!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Tennessee. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.


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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Bush's Beans Visitor Center Factory Tour / Shopping Dandridge one of the best "factory tours" in the U.S.A.
Carter House & Carnton Plantation Historic Home Tours / Plantation Franklin tour an 11-room plantation
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Music Museum / Hall of Fame Museum Nashville #1 country music museum in the U.S.A.
Cummins Falls State Park Waterfall / Swimming Hole Cookeville one of the premier swimming holes in the U.S.A.
Dollywood Amusement Park Pigeon Forge Appalachian-themed rides and attractions
Downtown Nashville Shopping Nashville outstanding live country music and other nightlife
Fontanel Mansion Historic Home Tours Nashville tour the former home of a country super-star
Forbidden Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Sevierville excellent cave tours
Graceland Music Museum / Elvis Attraction / Gravesite Memphis kitschy, bizarre home of Elvis Presley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Great Smoky Mtns NP the most popular national park in the U.S.A.
Hermitage, The Plantation / Presidential Attraction Nashville Andrew Jackson historical buildings & belongings
Jack Daniel's Distillery Distillery Lynchburg one of several excellent distilleries in Tennessee
Lookout Mountain Scenic Views Chattanooga drive or take a cog railway up to great views
Lotz House Museum Historic Home Tours Franklin great Civil War history
Memphis Zoo Zoo Memphis one of the best zoos in the U.S.A.
National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel History Museum / Civil Rights History Site Memphis site of where MLK was assassinated
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillery Gatlinburg one of several excellent distilleries in Tennessee
RCA Studio B Music Museum Nashville famous country music recording studio
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Aquarium Gatlinburg one of the best aquariums in the U.S.A.
Ryman Auditorium Concerts Nashville "the mother church of country music"
Shiloh National Military Park Battlefield Shiloh tour two Civil War battlefields
Sugarlands Distilling Company Distillery Gatlinburg one of several excellent distilleries in Tennessee
Sun Studio Music Museum / Elvis Attraction Memphis Elvis's famous studio
Tennessee Aquarium Aquarium Chattanooga allegedly the world's largest freshwater aquarium
Tuckaleechee Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Townsend excellent cave tours

Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park
Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park

Titanic Museum, Pigeon Forge
Titanic Museum, Pigeon Forge

downtown Gatlinburg
downtown Gatlinburg

one of the old cabins along the Roaring Fork Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
one of the old cabins along the Roaring Fork Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

moonshine is incredibly popular in Tennessee
moonshine is incredibly popular in Tennessee

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Tennessee that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Adventure Park at Five Oaks Aerial Adventure Park / Zip-Lining Sevierville
Bald River Falls Waterfall Tellico Plains
Beale Street Shopping Memphis
Belle Meade Plantation Historic Home Tours / Plantation Nashville
Bristol Motor Speedway Race Track / NASCAR Bristol
Burgess Falls State Park / Burgess Falls Waterfall Sparta
Centennial Park / The Parthenon Urban / City Park Nashville
Cherokee Rafting Whitewater Rafting Ocoee
CLIMB Works - Smoky Mountains Aerial Adventure Park / Zip-Lining Gatlinburg
Dixie Stampede Dinner Theater / Dinner Theater / Dinner Show Pigeon Forge
Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery Distillery Gatlinburg
Dolly's Splash Country Water Adventure Park Water Park Pigeon Forge
Eagle Springs Winery Winery / Wine Tasting Sevierville
Escape Game, The Escape Game Nashville
Fall Creek Falls State Park / Fall Creek Falls Waterfalls / Hiking Trails Pikeville
Foxfire Mountain Adventures Aerial Adventure Park / Zip-Lining Sevierville
George Dickel Distillery Distillery Tullahoma
Grand Ole Opry, The / Grand Ole Opry House Concerts Nashville
Historic Carnton Plantation Historic Home Tours / Plantation Franklin
Incline Railway (Lookout Mountain) Incline / Cog Railway Chattanooga
Jayell Ranch Horseback Riding Sevierville
Johnny Cash Museum Music Museum Nashville
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Areas Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Music Museum Memphis
Mountain Valley Winery Winery / Wine Tasting Pigeon Forge
Old Mill Square Shopping / Dining Pigeon Forge
Opryland Hotel Gardens Garden / Lodging Nashville
Outdoor Adventure Rafting Whitewater Rafting / Aerial Adventure Park Ocoee
Parrot Mountain & Gardens Botanical Garden / Bird Sanctuary Pigeon Forge
Raccoon Mountain Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Chattanooga
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail Scenic Drive / Historic Homesteads Multiple towns
Ruby Falls Waterfall Chattanooga
Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Offbeat / Unusual Museum Gatlinburg
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster Alpine Slide / Mountain Coaster Pigeon Forge
Smoky Mountain Ziplines Aerial Adventure Park / Zip-Lining Pigeon Forge
Soul Of Motown: The Early Years Theater / Dinner Theater / Dinner Show / Concerts Pigeon Forge
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Music Museum Memphis
Sugarland Cellars Winery Winery / Wine Tasting Gatlinburg
Titanic Museum History Museum / Boat Museum Pigeon Forge
Walnut Street Bridge Bridge Chattanooga

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