Tennessee Tourist Attractions

Tennessee Tourist Attractions

About Tennessee

Tennessee is a very beautiful place. Every year many tourists get to plan their tour to this amazing place. Tennessee has many interesting places and is filled with natural beauty. The cool weather and the hospitality are very welcoming. Tennessee attracts many people who like the blend of nature and city life and have a great time here. A few Tennessee attractions are:

Tennessee Attractions

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg)

This Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has atleast 10,000 exotic marine life. There are more than 350 species that one can see. It’s an amazing experience to be a part of the underwater world. Gatlinburg in Tennessee has one of the biggest aquariums which attracts many tourists to see these wonderful and unique species.

Alex Haley Museum (Henning)

This museum is home to the great author, Alex Haley. The author was here with his grandparents. In the year 1977, Alex Haley’s book was turned into a television show which had eight series. His house now is listed among the National Register of Historic Places. Alex Haley’s house is one of Tennessee’s attractions.

Alex Haley Museum Location: 200 South Church Street, Henning, Tennessee
Alex Haley Museum Coordinates: 35°40′24″N 89°34′35″W
Alex Haley Museum Built / Founded: 1918
Alex Haley Museum Architect: Unknown
Alex Haley Museum Architectural Style(s): Bungalow/Craftsman
Alex Haley Museum Governing Body: Private
Added to NRHP: December 14, 1978
NRHP Reference#: 78002604

Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)

The Grand Ole Opry is one of the most attractive features of Tennessee. This place has witnessed some of the best performers like Hank William Jr., Johnny Cash and Gareth Brooks. If you plan a visit to this place, do make sure you attend one of the concerts that is held every year.

Grand Ole Opry Format: stage show and broadcast
Grand Ole Opry Location: Grand Ole Opry House
Nashville, Tennessee
Grand Ole Opry Broadcast Outlets: WSM-AM, WSM website, Sirius-XM Radio
Grand Ole Opry First Broadcast: November 28, 1925
Grand Ole Opry Founder: George D. Hay
Grand Ole Opry Genres: country, bluegrass, others
Grand Ole Opry Predecessor: WSM Barn Dance
Grand Ole Opry Website: Opry.com

Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville)

This place in Nashville, Tennessee would enlighten you with the recording industry. Since 1967, Music Hall of Fame and Museum is home to America’s music. Since this place is located at the banks of the Cumberland River, the facility that is provided is good. This is also one of the major attractions of Tennessee.

Music Hall of Fame & Museum Established 1961
2001 (current building)
Music Hall of Fame & Museum Location Nashville, Tennessee
Music Hall of Fame & Museum Type Hall of fame
Music Hall of Fame & Museum Website http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com

Dollywood Theme Park (Pigeon Forge)

The Dollywood Theme Park is owned by Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation. This theme park is at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The park was opened for the public in the year 1961 and was a major tourist attraction. It was known as the Rebel Railroad. Other than this, the park has a few other attractions like a steam train, a saloon, blacksmith shop and a general store.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Gatlinburg)

The best way to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on a horseback. This mountain stretches from Tennessee to North Carolina and the only way to enjoy the view is riding on a horse.  The Great Smoky Mountain has many fascinating features like wildlife in their natural habitat, culture and the amazing history of the mountains. At the National Park, there are five camps which make it easy for the riders to halt when required. The Great Smoky Mountain is one of the most attractive features of Tennessee.

Other than the above Tennessee attractions, other spectacular places to see are the Hands-on-Science Center (Tullahoma) Tennessee, Graceland (Memphis) Tennessee, Historic Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum (Jackson) Tennessee and the Buford Pusser Home & Museum (Adamsville) Tennessee.