Tennessee Top 10 Attractions

It’s one of America’s fastest growing states, Tennessee is the perfect mix of modernization, natural surroundings, and cultural soul that keeps everything grounded. The people here are as charming as the sights and sounds that make up Tennessee. Want a good place to connect with your inner Zen? Take a trip to the Smoky Mountains and witness some of the most breath-taking views in America. Why not stroll down the Mississippi River and be entranced by both the river bed and the wonderful restaurants that thrive off it. In Tennessee, if you aren’t dancing, nodding your head, or tapping your foot to the rich and diverse music scene then you might be born without a heartbeat. Listen to the heart and soul of America in Nashville or Memphis, where you’ll fall in love with music all over again. It’s perfectly natural to want to move to Tennessee once you’ve visited. When you make your itinerary for your trip make sure to include the following top 10 attractions in Tennessee.

1: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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This park is known the world over for its diverse flora and fauna. There is an enchanting beauty in their ancient mountains that calls for visitors to trek, hike, go camping or even simply to take beautiful photos from afar. This is the country's most visited national park which is why this should be a must-do for the entire family especially if you are a nature loving bunch.

Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: www.nps.gov

2: Elvis Presley's Graceland

Elvis Presley's Graceland
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Visit the legendary Elvis Presley's residence to experience feeling up close and personal with The King. The Graceland experience includes an audio guided tour of the residence, a visit to the Elvis Presley Car Museum, as well as the latest gallery called Elvis: Live from Las Vegas. You will see costumes, photographs, awards and other memorabilia that celebrates the life of the man who revolutionized the music industry.

Address: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116

3: Grand Ole Opry House and Opry Museum

Grand Ole Opry House and Opry Museum
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One of the many things that Tennessee is known for is its music and in Nashville, the musical heart of this state, you will find the Grand Ole Opry House and Opry Museum. The Grand Ole Opry House is a purpose built, spectacular venue that hosts incredible stage entertainment based on an hour long radio barn dance founded in 1925. People from all around the world come here to enjoy the musical extravaganzas and performances. Just to the right you will also find the Opry Museum, where you will find a huge variety of memorabilia on display and where entry is totally free of charge. Any music and entertainment fans will enjoy their visit to this attraction.

Address: 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Website: www.opry.com

4: Tennessee Aquarium

Tennessee Aquarium

Hailed as the best aquarium in the country for three consecutive years, the Tennessee Aquarium guarantees you and your children a day of exciting discoveries and exploration of the marine world. Get up close with some of the most exotic animals like penguins, walruses, sea lions, and all kinds of fish. Make sure to watch a show in their IMAX 3D movie theater that boats of screen that is six stories tall.

Address: 1 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Website: www.tnaqua.org

5: Dollywood

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If you’re looking for a fun family day out in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee one great place to visit is the theme park owned by country singing sensation Dolly Parton. Dollywood is a fabulous place that is packed with attractions, entertainment and thrills ranging from a variety of exciting rides and a water park through to music, entertainment, events and plenty of facilities including accommodation. The Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame can also be found here, which is an added bonus for music fans. This is a delightful attraction that has something for all ages, making it the perfect family attraction.

Address: 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

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