Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Top 10 things to do in Tennessee

Whether in the major cities of Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville or Chattanooga, or in some of America's most inspiring small towns, like Franklin, Collierville or Cleveland, Tennessee delivers hospitality and a true American experience.

  • In Nashville see stars at the Ryman Auditorium where they tip their hats to country, bluegrass and gospel.

  • The Johnny Cash Museum has culminated into an amazing celebration of The Man in Black located between the tourist circulated Nashville Broadway strip and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

  • The Songbird Museum of Guitars in Chattanooga is a collection of timeless guitars and a music-oriented, pop culture experience for the whole family. Explore the collection of rare, vintage guitars like no other on Earth.

  • Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock 'n' Roll in an exciting journey around Graceland - the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis.

  • The National Civil Rights Museum at the historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis is where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The Museum brings the civil rights movement to life, places events in a historical perspective and provides a focus of national remembrance.

  • The Tennessee Whiskey Trail consists of 25 distilleries ranging from boutique-sized distilleries to large internationally-recognised operations that span from East to West Tennessee. Along the Trail, visitors can get a taste of the history, tradition and novelty of Tennessee whiskey, as well as experience the rich landscapes, must-see landmarks and genuine Southern hospitality that embody the great state of Tennessee.

  • Music gives Bristol a universal appeal having been named the Birthplace of Country Music because the legendary Bristol Sessions took place in the downtown area in 1927. Known as the "Big Bang" of modern country music, the historic recordings catapulted The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers to stardom.

  • Chattanooga's Native American name comes from the pointed mountain only a 15-minute drive from downtown. This 'rock - coming to a point' is Lookout Mountain where you'll find the Incline Railway, Ruby Falls - a 145-foot waterfall deep inside the mountain - and the award-winning and geological wonder that is Rock City Gardens.

  • Tennessee's beauty is highlighted by America's No.1 most visited national park - the Great Smoky Mountain National Park - with scenic rivers that sculpt the landscape.

  • Families longing for a thrilling holiday with unique entertainment should look no further than Dollywood - the world-class family theme park located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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