Tennessee is famously known as the land of country music. However, from the rolling hills of the Great Smoky Mountains to the vibrant streets of Nashville and Memphis, there is no shortage of exciting places to explore. 

The state is also steeped in rich history and culture. Plus, nature lovers will be thrilled with the abundance of outdoor activities and opportunities for adventure. In other words, Tennessee has something for everyone. 

Are you heading toward Tennessee? We’ve highlighted must-see spots for an unforgettable experience. 

  • Stay in a Cabin near the Great Smoky Mountains

Booking a luxury cabin in Tennessee is a fantastic idea for several reasons. To begin with, imagine waking up in your cabin to the sound of birds singing and the smell of fresh pine in the air. It will be a truly rejuvenating experience. 

Moreover, these cabins have all the necessary amenities to relax and unwind. From hot tubs to fireplaces, you will have everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. 

Tennessee is famous for its delicious southern cuisine, and many luxury cabins offer gourmet kitchens, so you can cook a home-cooked meal with all the local ingredients you can find. Lastly, luxury cabins in Tennessee are often located in areas where you’re close to nature, and it’s pretty peaceful. 

As a result, renting a cabin means you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Take A Scenic Drive On Lookout Mountain

A scenic drive on Lookout Mountain is a great way to experience the area’s natural beauty while also getting some fresh air. The drive takes you through winding roads, lush forests, and breathtaking vistas. 

One of the highlights of the drive is a visit to Rock City. This natural fascination showcases ancient rock formations and gardens housing over 400 species of local flora. Another must-see attraction is the Incline Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world, offering a one-of-a-kind experience as you climb to the top of the mountain. 

Check out restaurants and cafes on the mountain for a delicious meal or a refreshing drink.

  • See The Beautiful Ruby Falls

A trip to Ruby Falls will take you on an underground journey like no other. Nestled deep inside Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, this natural wonder is a must-see for any Tennessee traveler. 

Imagine a 145-foot waterfall tucked away in a cave, sparkling with colorful lights and surrounded by stunning rock formations; it is a sight to behold. 

This underground waterfall is a natural wonder and an engineering marvel. To reach the falls, you will first take an elevator down 260 feet and then follow a guide through the cave. As you walk along the cave’s path, you will see stalactites and stalagmites forming for millions of years. 

But the tour’s highlight is the moment you finally reach the falls and hear the roar of the water as it plunges from the cave’s ceiling. It is a truly breathtaking experience that will leave you in awe. And if you are feeling adventurous, you can even take a boat ride to get a closer look at the falls.  

  • Have A Blast At Dollywood

Dollywood is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The roller coasters at Dollywood are a big draw for visitors. The wooden Mystery Mine and the steel Blazing Fury are popular roller coasters. Each offers a unique and thrilling experience that will excite you. 

In addition to the roller coasters, Dollywood also offers a variety of other rides and attractions. You will find water rides, a steam engine train, and family-friendly rides like the carousel and the swings. 

The park is also known for its diverse and high-quality entertainment, including live music, acrobatic acts, and unique animal shows. In a nutshell, Dollywood is a place where you can let loose and have a blast!

  • Visit The Island In Pigeon Forge

Visiting Pigeon Forge’s The Island is like going on a journey packed with surprises and excitement. The island’s namesake Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, will immediately attract visitors. As the wheel spins, you will feel like you are on top of the world. It is a great spot to kick back and relax after a long week.

After the ride, it is time to explore the island’s unique shopping options. From quaint souvenir shops to high-end boutiques, there is something for every taste and budget. The Island is also home to various artisans so you can take home a piece of the island’s vibrant culture and creativity. 

The Island Ropes Course is a great place to get your heart racing. With various obstacles and zip lines, it is a thrilling and challenging experience that will leave you feeling exhilarated. The island also features an arcade, laser tag, and mini-golf course if you feel competitive. 

  • Take A Trip To Memphis

This vibrant city was brimming with energy and packed with things to see and do. Take a walk down Beale Street first, the city’s musical epicenter. Here you will find a diverse array of clubs, bars, and restaurants, all featuring live music from the city’s best musicians. Whether you are into blues, rock, or jazz, Beale Street has it all.

The next stop on your journey should be Elvis Presley’s Graceland, his legendary home. Learn more about the life of one of the most famous musicians of all time by touring the house where he lived and recording his albums. 

Take in some history and culture at the National Civil Rights Museum. This impressive museum features interactive exhibits and artifacts to tell the American Civil Rights Movement story. 

No trip to Memphis would be complete without trying the famous Memphis BBQ. From dry rub to wet, you can taste the delicious flavors of Memphis’ famous BBQ in every bite. 


Tennessee is a treasure trove of unique destinations. Whether you are in the mood to explore underground caves, take in breathtaking mountain views, or immerse yourself in the state’s rich musical heritage, you will never run out of options in Tennessee. 

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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27 days ago

Nice suggestion through six spots.