Welcome to Tennessee!
This website is the official UK tourism resource for the state of Tennessee . Here you will find information on Tennessee tourism for all visitors to help with your travel planning. You will find things to do in Tennessee, Tennessee attractions, Tennessee festivals and much, much more. You can view and download your Official Tennessee State Guide or complete an enquiry form for further information.
Music in Tennessee
Tennessee music is richly diverse and honoured at tourist attractions like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Graceland in Memphis, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville and the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame in Pigeon Forge. There are live music venues throughout Tennessee including the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Beale Street bars in Memphis and even Cumberland Caverns in middle Tennessee where Bluegrass Underground is a one-of-a-kind concert-333 feet underground. More information on live music in Tennessee...
Tennessee’s history is a story of courage, exploration and discovery. Throughtout 2013, Tennessee will mark the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears and the civil war in Tennessee marks its 150th anniversary with events at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park will transport you to those mornings when mountain fog gave way to artillery smoke.
Continue your exploration of Tennessee’s story by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the site of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Today, the museum chronicles the civil rights movement with historical exhibits and interactive displays. In Pigeon Forge, Titanic! Pigeon Forge remembers the maiden voyage that ended 100 years ago through exhibits, videos, artifacts and replicas of the ship.
Adventure in Tennessee
Tennessee is more than a vacation – it is an experience. You’ll see what we mean when you step foot onto the grounds of Dollywood and mount the new Wild Eagle thrill ride or challenge each other the the treetop obstacle course at Ruby Falls in Chattanooga. Or when you explore the beauty of the sea at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, home to 12-foot sharks and tropical fish. Or maybe it will all begin to make sense, truly, when you take in the grandeur of the 6,000-foot ridges of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of America’s most visited.
Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways
Want to see it all? You can with the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways – a backstage pass to discover what lies off the beaten path. The bigger cities, such as Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis, draw you in, but the trails can take you on an unforgettable journey through some of the most interesting, yet untouched parts of Tennessee.
Tennessee Hidden Gems:
• Chattanooga is now considered one of the most beautiful and cleanest cities in the USA. Attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium and the Riverwalk; which have both had recent development and Rock City on Lookout Mountain; where visitors can see seven states from its heights.
• Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile path that runs through Mississippi to Tennessee and commemorates an ancient trail used by animals and people. Today visitos can experience this National Scenic Byway & All American Road through driving, hiking, cycling, horse riding and camping.
• Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in east Tennessee, is America's most visited national park and world renowned for the beauty of its ancient mountains especially in the Autumn when the leaves turn a stunning red and gold.
Tennessee Places to See:
• Whether you're an avid Elvis fan or a curious traveller, a visit to Graceland leaves you with a new appreciation for the man the world will always rememeber as the King of Rock'n'Roll.
• Belle Meade Plantation is a 30 acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville, and is considered one of the country's most grand mansions representing the antebellum period of American history.
• Owned and operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum presents Cherokee history and culture as well as the fascinating story of Sequoyah, the remarkable inventor of the Cherokee alphabet.