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Get to know Tennessee's exciting new attractions!

A bird's-eye view...

Gatlinburg's newest family-friendly destination is tucked into the landscape of the Smoky Mountains, where it seamlessly blends whimsical architecture with East Tennessee's natural beauty. Anakeesta offers aerial activities like ziplining, a children's treehouse village and a magnificent tree canopy walk with 14 platforms and six suspension bridges that provide a bird's-eye view of the forest floor. Coming up: an amphitheatre back by stunning Mount LeConte.

History on view...

The new Tennessee State Museum, set to open Autumn 2018, lies in the shadow of the state capitol on Nashville's Bicentennial Mall State Park, which features advances in technology and interactive displays for the visitor experience. The institution's first stand-alone location is anchored by the Tennessee Time Tunnel, an experiential, chronological overview of the state's historical milestones with six offshoots that feature rotating in-depth exhibits. Another exciting new feature is a 250-seat Digital Learning and Outreach Center for live broadcasts and special presentations.

Waves of the Future...

Opening Autumn 2018, Soundwaves is a sprawling luxury water park adjacent to Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center. Resort guests will have access to three levels and 111,000 square feet of indoor water attractions like a slide tower, rapid and lazy rivers and an activity pool with rock climbing. The additional 106,000 square feet of seasonal outdoor water amenities includes a wave pool with a giant LED movie screen.

On the horizon 2019

August Moon Drive-In...

Nashville's 40,000-square-foot dome aims to re-create a 1960s drive-in theatre via classic cars, a simulated starry sky, burgers and shakes and the largest non-IMAX movie screen in the country.

Hop Springs...

This agritourism destination in the heart of Murfreesboro includes a 10-acre hop field, a fermentation lab in conjunction with Middle Tennessee State University, a 2,000-seat amphitheatre and Steel Barrel Brewery's craft brewing facility and taproom.

Ole Red...

Blake Shelton is opening an entertainment venue on Nashville's popular downtown strip known as Honky Tonk Highway, joining Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson. Names after the country star's 2002 hit, Ole Red includes a bar, restaurant, stage and massive rooftop.

Ruby Falls...

America's deepest commercial cave and largest underground waterfall, located in Chattanooga, is amid a multi-year expansion that includes upgraded operations (lobby, ticketing, parking) and an outdoor observation area.

Off the Grid Mountain Adventures...

The new aerial adventure park in Elizabethton has a 3,000-foot-long zipline, Hagglund rides, a sky tower for rappelling and jumping, as well as a giant swing that can reach 50 miles per hour.

Tiger Forest at Zoo Knoxville...

This new habitat for critically endangered Malayan tigers and white-naped cranes immerses guest in the exotic Orient.

Tannery Knobs Bike Park...

With trails rated from beginner to advanced, pump tracks and specific skill-building areas, Johnson City's Tannery Knobs will soon be  East Tennessee's premier mountain bike skills park.

Woolworth on 5th...

A 1930s five-and-dime that became the site of historic sit-ins, downtown Nashville's Woolworth gets new life as a restaurant serving up soul food with a local, health spin.

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