Nashville, Tennessee is a musical mecca. The hand clapping, banjo strumming and fiddle playing tunes found their way to the Grand Ole Opry, where they were performed and broadcasted out to the nation; western music became centred in Nashville.
Graceland, in Memphis, was the estate of Elvis Presley, the most popular American singer in the history of rock music. It is one of the most visited sites in the U.S. and it houses the Presley mansion, grave site and memorabilia.
The Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum, in Jackson, is the restored home of the famous railroad hero. The home is maintained as a railroad museum.
At Crossfire Ranch, in College Grove, experience Tennessee’s horse riding tradition by jumping in the saddling and exploring 240 acres of trails and meadowlands on horseback.
Visit Dolly Partons amusement park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, where the fun and folklore of the Smoky Mountains comes to life.
Lookout Mountain rises 2,146 feet above sea level at the Moccasin bend of the Tennessee River. There, Union forces won an important victory in the “Battle Above the Clouds” in 1863.
Opryland U.S.A., near Nashville, is a musical show theme park. Its Grand Old Opry House features performances of the “Grand Ole Opry,” a famous live country music radio show.
The Tennessee Aquarium, in Chattanooga, is the world’s largest freshwater aquarium. It contains more than 3,500 specimens.
The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, is about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. Jackson and his wife are buried on the grounds.
Half of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies in Tennessee. The rest of the park is in North Carolina. The park divides the two halves of the Cherokee National Forest, which lie along the eastern coast of Tennessee.