Tennessee is known for many things including the country music scene in Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry, and Dolly Parton. The state offers many other interesting things to do and see. If you’re into artisans and crafts, Gatlinburg is a great place to wander and shop. This Smokey Mountains city is a fun place and provides many options for lodging and entertainment.
If you love food, Memphis is definitely the place to try out some BBQ restaurants. Barbecue in Memphis is slow-cooked and comes either dry or wet. It doesn’t matter if you prefer a pulled pork sandwich or ribs, Memphis is the place for BBQ.
Another well-known Tennessee food combination is RC and MoonPies. RC stands for Royal Crown Cola and it’s been a favorite in the state for many years.
Even though Nashville is the current center of country music, it wasn’t the birthplace. Country music was first played in the small town of Bristol, TN located right on the border between Tennessee and Virginia. Visitors can still enjoy great music during one of the area’s incredible music festivals.
If you’re more into the outdoors, Tennessee is up to the challenge. The state is home to one of the most incredible underground waterfalls in the world, Ruby Falls, located near Chatanooga. There’s also an underground lake near Sweetwater called the Lost Sea. It is the largest underground lake that is non-subglacial in the United States.
If you’re an adventurous outdoorsman, hang gliding over Lookout Mountain may be the perfect experience. No experience needed to take off and enjoy this beautiful experience. Just visit Lookout Mountain Flight Park and Resort, the largest hang gliding school and resort in the U.S.
Speaking of mountains, Tennessee’s Smokey Mountains are something to behold. No matter when you visit, the scenery is beautiful and they are the perfect place to camp, hike or go white water rafting.
Of course, Tennessee is famous for Jack Daniel’s Whisky. You can tour the distillery and purchase your own bottle of this magic elixir. Another famous alcohol available in Tennessee is moonshine. The local favorite is Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. It is available in the original flavor or for something a bit more exotic, try the peach, blackberry, apple pie or sweet tea shine.
Tennessee not only offers gorgeous scenery, great food and incredible music. The people of Tennesee are some of the friendliest in the world and will welcome you with open arms.