10 Things Uniquely Tennessee

Tennessee's Must-See Attractions

By Josh Speiss

How much do you know about the great state of Tennessee? If you’re looking for a great guide to some of the Volunteer State’s finest attractions, here is a list of some must-see sites:

Grand Ole Opry:

Located in Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry is the county music Mecca. This is the stage where history-making artists have been performing since 1925. What started as a radio show is now America’s Most Famous Stage. For a list of upcoming performers, click here.

Radnor Lake State Park:

This 1,332-acre National Park is a splendor not to be missed located just south of Nashville, TN. There’s always something to do in the park, such as wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking or water canoeing. There is even a learning center that explains the park’s history.


The home of Elvis Presley, the undisputed King of Rock and Roll, has a huge collection of artifacts from his life and stellar performing career. See where he lived, played, swam and even lounged in his famous Jungle Room.

Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum:

Located in the heart of Memphis, this museum is the number-one source for rock n’ roll history in America. There are several exhibits and interactive presentations to provide you with all the knowledge you would ever need to know about the cultural history of rock and soul music. It’s open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with guided tours.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail:

Located south of Gatlin is an amazing, five-mile nature trail that is sure to please any nature lover with spectacular views and natural sights. You can even drive most of it. There are many small creeks and waterfalls along the way.

Bluetick Brewery:

Check out this local brewery in Marysville and experience some down-home, Southern-brewed beer. One of its most famous of beers is Ole Blue, which is an Old English Brown Ale.

Parrot Mountain and Garden:

This amazing, beautiful, four-acre park and garden is filled with hundreds of tropical birds, flowers and trees. Everywhere you look within the sanctuary of this park, you can spot spectacular parrots. There are several locations throughout the park where you can hand feed many birds, so this is an ideal location to bring the entire family.

Tennessee Aquarium:

Located in Chattanooga, this large aquarium has more than 9,000 animals that swim, fly and crawl for your viewing pleasure. The learning center will teach you about the aquatic life in and around Tennessee’s fresh water ecosystems. The aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and is another great place to bring the entire family.

Rock_city_lovers_leapLookout Mountain:

Head just south of Chattanooga and you will find this amazing natural beauty. Lookout Mountain contains three, world-renowned attractions to explore: Ruby Falls, See Rock City (see seven states from one location) and the Incline Railway.

Lotz House Civil War Museum:

If Civil War history is your cup of tea, then the Lotz House is the place for you. This museum has some of the finest Civil War era antiques this side of the Mississippi. Located in the heart of Franklin, which was the site of “the bloodiest five hours of the American Civil War,” the Lotz House shows you just a fragment of that period in American history. The museum is open daily and offers a guided tour on request.


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