The state of Tennessee has something to offer every member of your family, from the musical venue in Nashville to the cultural attractions in Memphis.
Start your Tennessee vacation in the Country Music Capitol of the World, Nashville. Visit the famous Grand Ole Opry to watch their weekly radio show performed live! The Country Music Hall of Fame also resides here, so stop by to see where your favorite stars are enshrined. Nashville is full of other unique attractions, including the Parthenon, the only full-scale model of the famous Greek temple in the world. Inside you can see both the Nashville Museum of Art as well as the famous Athena Parthenos sculpture.
The city of Knoxville is home to the East Tennessee History Center, where you can see the “Voices of the Land” production, which tells the history of the 35 counties of Eastern Tennessee. For the sports fans in the family, check out the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The Shakespeare on the Square Festival in the summer features performances on a large community stage. Also take advantage of the unique shopping opportunities in Knoxville’s historical Market Square.
Memphis is the cultural jewel of Tennessee. See the different ways that Memphis has influenced the music scene at the Memphis Museum of Rock and Soul, where you can view seven galleries of Memphis’s musical heritage. Check out the B.B. King Museum if you are a fan of the Blues, or visit the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, which displays historical art from other cultures.
There is so much more to do in Tennessee! Stroll through the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville. The Feast with the Beasts celebration takes place at the Knoxville Zoo. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum to learn about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And for your outdoor lovers, the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the place for an unforgettable nature expedition.