Now a National Historic Landmark, the Hermitage was once the home of America’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. The mansion, gardens and historic plantation are now part of a museum complex where you can enjoy exploration, education and history. You can pay a visit to the mansion where you explore the displays and exhibits as well as learn more about the history of the property. Take some time to explore the Hermitage plantation and the stunning gardens as well as the slave sites, outbuildings and the Hermitage Church. You can also visit Jackson’s tomb, which is a fascinating structure that is located at the Hermitage site.
Your children will have an amazing time at the Memphis Zoo and Aquarium. With many different animal exhibits like the Cat Country, Dragon's Lair, Crocodile Cove and Penguin Rock, your children will love exploring, discovering and learning all about the animals that they only used to see on TV and read about in books and magazines.
Nashville is country music headquarters. So it makes sense that the Country Music Hall of Fame be located right in the heart of the city. The museum is an impressive ode to the music that put Nashville on the map. The museum features 350,000 square feet of galleries, instruments, and artifacts that have had an influence on the country music genre. Nicknamed the “Smithsonian of country music”, the Country Music Hall of Fame is the world’s largest music museum. It includes two large theaters, the Taylor Swift Education Center, and a rotating list of world-class exhibits.
The Titanic Museum is truly a sight to behold, as the museum is actually shaped like the ill-fated liner that sank back in 1912. This is a museum with two floors and twenty galleries, which means that it is the biggest permanent Titanic museum on earth. There are hundreds of artifacts to take in and you will enjoy an experience that will make you feel as though you were actually one of the passengers on the original vessel. You can learn about some of the actual passengers that were on the original Titanic and the museum is actually located in a pool so that you are surrounded by water when you board, which makes for an even more authentic experience.
There is nothing more breathtakingly beautiful than the magnificent Ruby Falls. Going up to the falls is an adventure in itself as you go through different geological wonders found inside the cave. You can then have a nice picnic with your family on the Lookout Mountain Tower with a beautiful view of the Ruby Falls as your backdrop.