Finding a place rife with character and mystery, buzzing with potential and existing on a plane of complete excitement can be a difficult endeavor. Tennessee, though? We got you covered. Take a trip out to one of these neat spots and you won’t want to head anywhere else. Adventure is out there, you just have to look for it.
12) Arrington Vineyards - Arrington
Check out this little piece of heaven - perfect in the summer months and straight into fall.
11) Wolf River Conservancy - Memphis
Bet you had no idea Memphis was hiding such a jewel, hey? What a perfect place to relax!
10) Firefly Swarms - Great Smoky Mountains
Did you know that East Tennessee is swarming with fireflies in June?! Well, it is. Two whole weeks. Two weeks of bioluminescent MAGIC.
9) Live & Let Live Drugstore - Knoxville
This mom and pop store is a trip back in time with yummy treats to match.
8) Montgomery Bell Tunnel - Cheatham County
Cut 290-feet through limestone, this water diversion tunnel was the first of its kind.
7) Raccoon Mountain Caverns - Chattanooga
Little known and insanely less crowded than other Tennessee cavern tours, you can take a trip through the underground right here in this neat southern spot.
6) Old Roane County Courthouse - Kingston
1855 was the year this stunning courthouse was built, one of only six antebellum courthouses that still exist in the entirety of the state. Whoa.
5) The Secret City - Oak Ridge
The Secret City - used as the main development area for the atomic bomb - wasn't even listed on a map until 1946. Think that's crazy? Come visit and learn the WHOLE story behind this government-shrouded mystery.
4) Belmont Mansion - Nashville
This historic mansion is nestled into Belmont University, but is the second-oldest antebellum home in the state. Rockin' awesome - and they offer tours!
3) The Lost Sea - Sweetwater
Second largest sub-glacial lake in the world? After you finish looking up what that means, you HAVE to make it down here. Literally.
2) Voodoo Village - Memphis
Also known as , "St. Peter's Spiritual Temple," this eerie collection of sculptures and assorted art, works perfectly with the scary tales that surround the place.
1) Whirlwind Mansion - Clinton
A home built to fall apart, the utilities necessary to run the joint are enough to bankrupt any man in his prime. The home is so exceedingly opulent that it's become quite the tourist attraction.
All of these neat stops are off the beaten path – which one would YOU visit if you had the chance? Tell us in the comments below!