TENNESSEE

The 16th state.
Capital: Nashville
Motto: Agriculture and Commerce
Flower: Irises
Bird: Northern Mockingbird and Northern bobwhite

BREWERIES

Better when you get it from the source

Memphis, TN

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is a small independent production brewery located in the vibrant neighborhood of Cooper-Young. In Memphis, Tenn...duh. We produce three year-round beers and also do plenty of seasonal and limited run brews.

 

We're dedicated to raising the bar for good beer in Memphis, both for those who live here and for those who are visiting our fair city. 

 

This early stage of the website will be very simple. No fun flash animation zipping across the screen or grains of barley morphing into a fresh looking pint of altbier (but that would be cool).

 

We're busy brewing to provide Memphis with more fresh, local beer. So bear with us and our simplicity. In the meantime, enjoy this cat video.

Atlas Medstaff Reviews "Cat Nap" and "Fireside" HERE

Memphis

Independently owned and operated, Ghost River Brewing has made good beer for the good people of Memphis since 2007. Our ales are as much at home in a bar as they are on a riverbank. At a tailgate or around a campfire. Front porch or back nine. In short, our beers are made to wander.  Breweries in Memphis are blessed with access to the best water on earth. The Memphis Sand Aquifer is purified naturally through 850 feet of fine sand and natural quartz. That’s why every brewery in Memphis uses it.  

 

Atlas Medstaff Reviews Ghost River HERE

 

Nashville, TN

Located in the heart of Nashville, TN, New Heights Brewing is a small craft brewery that creates ales we’re passionate about and crave—from intensely hoppy IPAs to crisp, clean ales and rich imperial stouts. It all began with a brew kit—that head brewer, Jeff Fountain, received from his wife, Tracey. After lots of corporate hours in cultures highly reminiscent of the movie Office Space, Jeff quit his 9-5 to do what really made him happy—working with his hands and giving back to the community by making great beer.


From his beginnings as a microbrewery volunteer in Carlsbad, CA, to brewer at San Diego’s Mission Brewery, Jeff honed his craft and discovered his own style. Through his job at Mission and his involvement in local homebrew clubs (Mash Heads), Jeff was exposed to some of the best and brightest craftsmen in the industry.


In 2014, armed with years of experience, research, plans, and thousands of backyard brewing hours to unearth the perfect first flight, Jeff and Tracey moved to Nashville to start New Heights Brewing—an ode to their San Diego neighborhood (our logo features the University Heights’ North Park Water Tower in front of the Nashville skyline), and a salute to starting new beginnings, making bold moves, and finding “home” wherever you are.

Franklin, TN

In early 2015, brewers Derrick Morse and Chad Frost set their sights on historic Franklin, Tennessee as the home of Mantra Artisan Ales. Derrick, out of Boulder, Colorado had been brewmaster of a local brewpub for the past few years, creating a complex array of intricate beers earning him the nickname of “mad scientist.”
Chad returned to Franklin from a professional brewing program in Berlin, Germany. With the news that a local brewery would be vacating their facility to expand, Morse and Frost jumped the opportunity. Joining forces with chef Maneet Chauhan, the Mantra team set out to create premium, worldly-inspired artisan beers.

Nashville, TN

Southern Grist Brewing Company was founded by Jamie Lee, Kevin Antoon, and Jared Welch – three 2007 Nashville transplants who bonded due to their passion for making (and drinking) craft beer. It wasn’t long before their passion turned into a maniacal focus on opening a brewery in Nashville.
Since the day this lofty goal was set, the same pillars have remained: be innovative, choose a setup and system that allows for constant change and flexibility with beer flavors, appeal to all palates, listen to what their drinkers want, build it in a great neighborhood with a community focus… And have fun.
We are a family and it took a village to get us to where we are today. We thank everyone involved. We look forward to serving craft beer lovers in Nashville and from around the globe… And convert non-craft beer lovers, which is our favorite challenge.

Maryville, TN

We create beers for a moment. Whether it is celebrating a special occasion, pairing with fine food, recreating, or just enjoying the day. The right beer is the perfect complement to marks life’s moments both big and small.
Our bottled beers utilize a natural re-fermentation in the bottle, which produces a soft and pleasant carbonation. Every bottle that leaves our brewery has been conditioned in our temperature controlled cellar to ensure that you get the highest quality with each pour.
Our beers are about recreating, connecting and enjoying an active lifestyle. Each can features label artwork inspired by the tradition of barn quilts found throughout the south. The labels have their own unique personality, much like the beer, combining tradition and modernity.

Nashville, TN

We have been brewing Craft beer in Nashville since 1994. We are Nashville's oldest and most award winning brewery. In 2011 we built a state of the art brewing and bottling facility. Stop by and check us out. 2312 Clifton Ave. Our 30 barrel brewhouse was manufactured by ROLEC Prozess- und Brautechnik GmbH in Chieming, Germany. Rolec provided all of the equipment from the silo to the cellar. The star is their fully automated 4 vessel brewhouse. It is just as functional as it is beautiful; producing quality and consistent beer.

Nashville, TN

Yazoo Brewing Company started from a homebrewer’s dream – Linus Hall’s love for making (and drinking) craft beer soon led him to open Nashville’s first production brewery since Prohibition. We opened our doors in October 2003 in the historic Marathon Motor Works building, and started by self-distributing kegs of Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Spring Wheat, and Onward Stout to local bars and restaurants, and we fortunately gained an enthusiastic local following. We quickly replaced the Spring Wheat with the now popular and award-winning Hefeweizen, and we started bottling our beer in 2005. Other local favorites like the Sly Rye Porter and our Hop Project IPA rounded out the line-up of beers. In 2009, Yazoo managed to brew Tennessee’s first ever legal high-gravity ale, SUE, our smoked porter and homage to the South’s proclivity to smoke all kinds of foods. In 2010, Yazoo moved to The Gulch, now one of Nashville’s most active neighborhoods. This allowed us to add a new 40-barrel brewhouse and room to produce more beer, which helped build our year-round lineup to 10! We continued to grow enough that in early 2018, Linus Hall announced plans to move the Taproom and Brewery to a brand new 6.5 acre campus north of downtown – but not until Summer/Fall 2019!

Nashville, TN

Maybe it’s nuanced layers of flavor, the siren call of a favorite hop, or to test your skill identifying stone fruit tasting notes. Maybe you’re chasing the new or craving the familiar, perhaps you just want to kick back for a drink with friends—and order another of the same. At Bearded Iris, our beers meet you where you are and deliver the experience you seek, whatever it might be, because that’s what we believe makes beer worth drinking.
With a menu that skews heavily toward IPAs, DIPAs, and pales, it can appear that we don’t, in fact, cultivate much “variety.” But here’s the thing: we’re not looking to bombard you with a checklist of styles. Instead, we know that each hop varietal and every intentionally selected ingredient contains a multitude of possibilities that can be deliberately unlocked and unleashed, then honed and hemmed in tightly, to construct a pint that’s unapologetically itself, memorably composed, and fun to drink. Every time. Regardless of style. To us, that’s the variety worth cultivating. And that’s what we bring to your table.

Memphis, TN

WISEACRE is a brewery committed to top quality, uniquely flavorful beer that appeals to passionate & progressive people through education & good times. Brothers Davin & Kellan Bartosch dreamed up WISEACRE many moons ago & have been on an extensive quest procuring top-notch experience from around the globe to deliver the crunkest brewery possible in their groovy hometown of Memphis, TN.

Nashville, TN

Founded with the discovery that great beer can be brewed at home, what began as a kitchen hobby amongst friends ultimately transformed into something much greater. During that evolution we gained a following for our beer with family, friends, and acquaintances; converting many into craft beer consumers. Their enthusiasm (and support) inspired us to follow our passions and share our creations with a much larger audience, while still focusing on producing unique, distinctive, high quality beers.
We believe in a culture that places importance on family, friends, and community. Tennessee Brew Works is an advocate for the local movement, and we aspire to support the local community and organizations, especially our farmers. Creating beer using one of the greenest methods in the region, together we are providing people with higher quality and more sustainable goods and services.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy Nature

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CADES COVE

Gatlinburg, TN

Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. Large numbers of white-tailed deer are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, ground hog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animals are also possible.


Touring the Cove

 An 11-mile, one-way loop road circles the cove, offering motorists the opportunity to sightsee at a leisurely pace. Allow at least two to four hours to tour Cades Cove, longer if you walk some of the area's trails. Traffic is heavy during the tourist season in summer and fall and on weekends year-round. While driving the loop road, please be courteous to other visitors and use pullouts when stopping to enjoy the scenery or view wildlife.

6 miles east of Gatlinburg near Greenbrier

Ramsey Cascades is the tallest waterfall in the park and one of the most spectacular. Water drops 100 feet over rock outcroppings and collects in a small pool where numerous well-camouflaged salamanders can be found.

The trail to the waterfall gains over 2,000' in elevation over its 4 mile course and the 8-mile roundtrip hike is considered strenuous in difficulty. It follows rushing rivers and streams for much of its length. The last 2 miles pass through old-growth cove hardwood forest with large tuliptrees, basswoods, silverbells, and yellow birches.

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Sparta, TN

Burgess Falls State Park, located on the Falling Water River, is a day use park, noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. The last of these falls is the most spectacular, plunging more than 130 feet into the gorge. The area was originally populated by Native Americans of the Cherokee, Creek and Chickasaw tribes. These tribes used the land as a hunting ground until the late 19th century when a gristmill and sawmill began operating on the river. The Falling Water River was used to generate hydroelectric power for the city of Cookeville from 1928-1944. In 1973, the territory became a designated Tennessee State Natural Area, protecting the diverse forest and aquatic habitats.

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Chattanooga, TN

The location of the Tennessee River Gorge near Chattanooga, TN has puzzled geologists for decades. Why should a stream, happily on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, suddenly turn and carve a path through hard sandstone and limestone ledges to reach another valley over ten miles away? And why take such a twisted course? As the crow flies, the Gorge is only eight miles long, but the river twists and turns for twenty-six miles through a massive gap in Walden Ridge.
Most geologists believe the story unfolded like this: some 290 million years ago, the Appalachian Mountains were being slowly uplifted as a result of the collision of Africa with North America. The rock strata around Chattanooga were pushed into a series of mountains and valleys, like wrinkles that run northeast-to-southwest much as they do today. Then a vast seaway entered the area, and a multitude of streams, on their way to the sea, wore away these mountain tops. Later, meandering streams and rivers continued scouring the landscape until the whole nature of these folds reversed. The mountains became the low ground as the limestone rock in them gave way to erosion. The valleys, containing more sandstone, better withstood the erosive force of water and were left as mountains. In other words, what we call Walden Ridge was once a valley and the Sequatchie Valley was a mountain.

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Sparta, TN

Virgin Falls is 1,157-acre natural area located in White County. The natural area is named for Virgin Falls, which is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave, then drops over a 110-foot high cliff before disappearing into another cave at the bottom of the sink. The area is noted for its unique geological features and several (additional) other waterfalls including Big Laurel, Sheep Cave Falls, and Big Branch Falls. There are several notable caves in the area, including the cave above Virgin Falls, where the stream itself that forms the falls issues. Due to white nose syndrome, all caves on the area are closed to recreational use. The sinkholes at Virgin Falls, such as Virgin Falls Sink and Sheep Cave Sink, are characteristic of karst features found on the Cumberland Plateau. The Caney Fork River and its tributaries drain the area and contribute to the formation of the gorge. The Martha's Pretty Point provides a dramatic view of Scott's Gulf and the Caney Fork River 900 ft below.

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Tellico Plains, TN

The Cherohala Skyway was opened and dedicated in 1996. The road has been designated a National Scenic Byway. The road cost over 100 million dollars to construct. The Cherohala Skyway crosses through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. The name “Cherohala” comes from the names of the two National Forests: “Chero” from the Cherokee and “hala” from the Nantahala. The Cherohala Skyway is located in southeast Tennessee and southwest North Carolina. The Skyway connects Tellico Plains, Tennessee, with Robbinsville, North Carolina, and is about 40+ miles long. The Cherohala Skyway is a wide, paved 2-laned road maintained by the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The elevations range from 900 feet above sea level at the Tellico River in Tennessee to over 5400 feet above sea level at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line at Haw Knob.

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Sweetwater, TN

The Lost Sea is America’s largest underground lake and Registered National Landmark located in beautiful Sweetwater, Tennessee. We are open every day of the year for tours (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).
You will love our General Store, Ice Cream Parlor, Gem Mine and Glassblower. Our cafe, the Cavern Kitchen, offers sandwiches and real pit barbeque to hungry visitors. Ample picnic facilities and a nature trail are also available.

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Chattanooga, TN

Cantwell Cliffs is located in the northern reaches of Hocking Hills - 17 miles from Old Man's Cave on S.R. 374. Its remote location discourages visitation, but those who travel the extra distance will not be disappointed. Many visitors proclaim the Cantwell area as the most picturesque in Hocking County. The erosion caused by Buck Run accounts for the deep valley, steep cliffs and rock shelter under the cliff. Approaching the rock shelter, the trail winds its way through narrow passageways caused by large slump blocks that have fallen away from the main cliff. The most narrow passage has been sarcastically named Fat Woman's Squeeze. Unique to the Cantwell region is the limited amount of cross-bedding in the middle zone of the Blackhand. Usually the middle zone is extremely cross-bedded but only slightly in the Cantwell area. Another feature is the number of concretions that occur on the cliff face.

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Gatlinburg,TN

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

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Townsend, TN

Known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies” are the highest rating Cave or Cavern of the Eastern United States. Carved inside the earth’s oldest mountain chain and estimated to be between twenty to thirty million years old, the Caverns are rich in history and lore in recent years as well. You will find the “BigRoom” on one end of the tour that could almost fit a football stadium inside it. On the other half of the tour you get to view “SilverFalls”. It falls 210 feet from top to bottom and the tallest subterranean waterfall in the Eastern US . Millions of formations are viewed along the 1.25 mile round trip adventure.

 

WINERIES

Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.

 

Arrington, TN

Arrington Vineyards opened its doors July 1, 2007. Since then, we have been providing a “wine country experience” of award winning wines set among the picturesque rolling hills of middle Tennessee.  Owned by country music artist Kix Brooks, winemaker Kip Summers, and entrepreneur John Russell, Arrington Vineyards has truly become “Nashville’s Wine Country”.

Nashville, TN

Belle Meade Plantation was the premier breeding farm for American Thoroughbreds in the South for over a century. The Harding and Jackson families hosted US Presidents, fabled American frontiersman, and our nation's foremost business tycoons. They were renown for their hospitality and celebrated as architects of the American racehorse. Today Belle Meade welcomes guests from all over the world, carrying on the family tradition as a monument to Southern culture and a steward of the lessons of history.
The Belle Meade Winery was founded in 2009 as a non-profit fundraiser for the continuing preservation of the site. We honor the legacy of winemaking in the American South with traditional Muscadine and Blackberry wines, as well as produce a full library of red, white, and sparkling wines inspired by Europe's rich winemaking culture.

Nashville, TN

City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. We are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. We have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city. We are trying to pair the culinary experience with a cultural experience. We are attempting to create the perfect setting to share with friends your passion for wine, music and great food. We believe strongly in our company mantra that you should “Indulge the Senses”—that the sounds, smells, tastes, and views should combine to create a unique and special customer experience

Nashville, TN

A self-proclaimed “hobby out of control”, Grinder’s Switch Winery has been growing and producing award-winning wine for nearly a decade. Grinder’s Switch Winery is the brainchild of Joey and Gail Chessor, the small-town couple who turned their dream into a reality and a thriving family business.
The winery is located in the heart of middle Tennessee, in the rolling countryside of Hickman County. Surrounded by 110 acres of trees and beautiful vistas, the Chessor family nurtures a 7 acre vineyard on their family estate. The winery also includes the tank room which can hold more than 15,000 gallons of wine and is the epicenter of wine production.
The hand-built log cabin that was once their family home has been converted into a cozy tasting room that welcomes visitors far and wide. The cabin was built in 1982 by the owners, Gail and Joey, to raise their family in. It has become the symbol of the winery’s philosophy for providing Southern charm and sophisticated taste. Grinder’s Switch Winery prides itself on making wine delicious and approachable.
In the Spring of 2015, Grinder’s Switch Winery took their wine to the heart of the big city and opened a location in downtown Nashville in the historic Marathon Village. This satellite location provides customers new and old a chance to enjoy some of Tennessee’s best wine more often

Hampshire, TN

At Natchez Hills making wine is more than the process of converting grapes into wine it is a passion and expression of the "Bud to Bottle" cycle of life. We utilize Old World techniques with innovative fermentation and processing that combine the precision of winemaking with a creative artistic expression.
How we grow is just as important as what we grow. To us the concept of terroir is fundamental to the creation of great wine. Terroir is the environmental conditions, especially the soil and climate in which the grapes are grown, that gives wine its unique flavor and aroma. While our vineyard is not certified organic and sustainable, we strive to use organic and sustainable techniques. We minimize the use of chemicals and insecticides while maximizing organic nutrients and micronutrients.
Great wine is made in the vineyard. So at Natchez Hills we strive to find the best fruit, whether we are cultivating and harvesting grapes from our own vineyard or sourcing the berry from places like Lodi, CA. We ensure our winemaker has the best ingredients to make excellent wine.

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AMBER FALLS WINERY & CELLARS family would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for taking the time to visit us. We are thrilled to produce fine wines of superior quality for you ranging from bold dry reds to novelty fruit wines. It is also our pleasure to offer a peaceful and tranquil setting in which to enjoy these award winning wines.

Join us in our charming tasting room in the cellar of the winery and experience the beauty of the winery property along with the many other offerings we have for you. Whatever our customers choose to enjoy with us, we are dedicated to making your experience both pleasurable and memorable. Visit us soon; It is an experience you won’t want to miss.

BEACHAVEN VINEYARDS & WINERY

Clarksville, TN

Beachaven is the oldest single- family owned winery in Tennessee!

Licensed in 1986, Beachaven was started by Judge William O. Beach, his daughter Louisa, and his son-in-law Ed Cooke.  Having been award-winning home winemakers since the seventies, these three decided to take their knowledge and skills in grape growing and winemaking to the next level… a commercial winery. This was a novel idea in Tennessee at that time. There were no wineries in the “Bible belt of the South” until the early eighties, and Beachaven was one of the first licensed in Tennessee. Judge Beach and his winemaking friends lobbied hard in the Tennessee legislature to advance laws to make wineries in the state legal, thus opening the way for the booming growth of what is now the craft beverage industry.

Beachaven quickly gained a reputation for great wines, winning Gold medals in every competition they entered. The passing of Judge Beach in 1991 was a definite milestone
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in the history of the winery. His presence is still missed by all, but his hard work and determination to create a winery and a wine industry in Tennessee and prove that grape growing and winemaking was not just for California and Europe has left a legacy that thirty years later is continuing to fulfill “Judge’s Dream.”

Gatlinburg, TN

We are proud of our small town and proud of our homemade wines.

We sit right at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and were raised in Appalachian traditions of hospitality and heritage. Stop on by and enjoy both!

Our wines are made with local fruit, crafted by local folk, and served by local friends. Stop in for free tastings. Open 7 days a wee

MORE ATTRACTIONS

Fun, intriguing attractions

 
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Memphis, TN

Welcome to Cedar Point, A Place Like No Other™! Cedar Point is home to 71 rides, 18 world-class roller coasters, the Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, shows, five hotel properties. There's so much to do, one day is not enough!  We’re known for our world-class rides and attractions. But there’s so much to see and do during your visit to Cedar Point.  Enjoy unexpected experiences located inside the park, along the beach or at the marina including an amazing place to watch the sunrise, the perfect date night restaurant, a one-of-a-kind birds-eye view from above, VIP Tours, glassblowing and more!

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GRAND OLE OPRY

Nashville, TN

Designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of Cleveland's most striking (and recognizable) pieces of architecture. The 150,000-square-foot building has a glass-enclosed, double pyramid adjacent to a 162-foot tower, both of which soar above the shores of Lake Erie. Upside-down cars from U2's Zoo TV tour greet visitors in the sun-filled lobby atrium, which often hosts concerts and other special events, while a nosh-worthy café and the museum store offer plenty of dining and shopping options. 
The Rock Hall's exhibition space stretches over 55,000 square feet and seven levels, and features plenty of nooks and crannies filled with multimedia goodies to explore. In the coming years, the building's already-bustling, brick-lined, 65,000 square-foot outdoor plaza will become a community gathering place filled with the sound of frequent live performances.

RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Nashville, TN

When you walk through the doors of the historic Ryman Auditorium, one thing becomes clear right away: this isn’t just another nightly music venue, and it’s so much more than a daytime tourist stop. This place is hallowed ground. This is the exact spot where bluegrass was born—where Johnny Cash met June Carter, where souls were saved and a slice of history was nearly lost. It was right here that country music found an audience beyond its own back porch, and countless careers took off as deals were signed on napkins and paper scraps backstage. This is a building where anything is possible: a soul can find redemption, a crumbling building can find salvation, and an unknown kid with a guitar can find his or her name in lights.

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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Nashville, TN

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum adds a strikingly modern touch to the Nashville skyline and is situated at the epicenter of the city’s rapidly growing core, a block from the popular honky-tonks of Broadway, across the street from Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center, and adjacent to the Omni Hotel. The museum, called the “Smithsonian of country music” because of its unrivaled collection,  recently unveiled a $100 million expansion, doubling its size to 350,000 square feet of dynamic state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, retail stores, and special event space boasting stunning downtown views.

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DOLLYWOOD

Pigeon Forge, TN

Dollywood offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the incredible spirit of its people, all at a place fun for all ages. We invite you to taste award-winning recipes, experience heart-pounding thrills and witness incredible performances sure to become memories you'll treasure always. 

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NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM - LORRAINE MOTEL

Memphis, TN

Noted as one of the nation's premier heritage and cultural museums, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally.
Established in 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Through interactive exhibits, historic collections, dynamic speakers and special events, the museum offers visitors a chance to walk through history and learn more about a tumultuous and inspiring period of change.

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TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR TRAILS

Franklin, TN

The Civil War Trails program provides structure for tourists traveling to the state’s war-related destinations. Another benefit of the program is more tourists – and more tourism dollars – flowing into Tennessee communities large and small.
A major part, indeed. Tennessee claims the second-largest number of battles after Virginia, including some of the bloodiest skirmishes at battlefields such as Shiloh and Stones River.
“The Shiloh conflict in April 1862 is considered the battle that told all Americans that this war would be long, bloody and costly,” Van West says. “It was also a pivotal battle for control of West Tennessee and northern Mississippi. The battle further enhanced the reputation of General Ulysses S. Grant as a major Union leader.”
The Battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro was the deadliest of all battles in Tennessee with the highest percentage of casualties on both sides.

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THE HERMITAGE: PRESIDENT JACKSON'S HOME

Nashville, TN

Considered by many historians to be the best preserved early U.S. presidential home, the mansion at The Hermitage has welcomed approximately 16 million visitors from around the world since opening as a museum in 1889.
An award-winning interior restoration was carried out between 1989 and 1997. Today, original furniture, wallpaper and family possessions give visitors a glimpse of what life was like for the family in the years of Andrew Jackson’s retirement.

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THE PARTHENON

Nashville, TN

The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.
Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. The plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Naos are direct casts of the original sculptures, which adorned the pediments of the Athenian Parthenon dating back to 438 B.C. The originals of these powerful fragments are housed in the British Museum in London.
The Parthenon also serves as Nashville's art museum. The focus of the Parthenon's permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.

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THE TITANIC MUSEUM

Pigeon Forge, TN

World's Largest Titantic Museum

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