Tennessee Travel Planner
Western Tennessee is noteworthy for its river towns and Southern hospitality. As the home to the King of Rock 'n Roll, it also has an outstanding music scene. Popular attractions in Western Tennessee include the Casey Jones Village in Jackson, "The Best Whistlestop between Memphis & Nashville," and the World's Biggest Fish Fry, held in Paris, where more than 5 tons of catfish are fried up and served.
Central Tennessee is home to the state capital, Nashville, as well as the Grand Ole Opry, and the heart of the Cumberland Plateau with incredible rural communities. Visitors may enjoy visiting Mule Day in Columbia, which is actually a six day festival with shows, music, shops, and food, or perhaps Bonnaroo, a three day music and arts festival held in Manchester, or the World's Longest Yard Sale which runs down Highway 127 from Michigan clear to Alabama the first week of August.
Eastern Tennessee is right in the Appalachians Mountains, providing that opportunity to breathe truly fresh mountain air. Of course, there's more than just nature to enjoy here, the River Bend Festival is yet another welcomed music festival held in Chattanooga, and Bristol is home to the Bristol Motor Speedway where "racin' is the way it ought'a be!"
The Great Smoky Mountains are the final feature of Tennessee. With over 9 million visits each year, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. These mountains sit on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. The name Smoky refers, not to any actual fire, but to a natural haze that is often seen hanging over the mountains. While in the area, why not take advantage of visiting other local sights, such as Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and Ober Gatlinburg, a ski resort and amusement park, both located in Gatlinburg.