Action movies manage to take the theaters by storm every summer, what with their explosions and superheroes and space travel. And why? Adventure. The normal nine to five doesn’t promise Indiana Jones epics or lightsaber wielding duels. For the record, neither does Tennessee. But we CAN give you a day trip that’ll get your blood pumping and heart racing with excitement. Take a look to find out!
11) Big Cypress Tree State Park
The scenery in this state park looks almost otherworldly - it's a strange, quirky mix of cypress trees and waterways, whispering tales worthy of the Shire.
10) Cummins Falls
One of the most popular swimming holes in Tennessee, you really have to feel adventurous to wander the slippery rocks with your ever brave face.
Braving a roller coaster ain't for sissies, you know. Dollywood lays claim to our Queen of country music AND a bunch of wooden coasters worth your while - and screams.
8) Fall Creek Falls
Gorgeous Fall Creek Falls is one of the most photographed (Instagrammed?) spots in the state. It was also used as scenery for the live action version of, "The Jungle Book."
7) Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Take this mossy, leaf studded trail in autumn and you'll be ready to head home humming a new tune. Beautiful, fresh and rejuvenating, you really can't miss it.
6) Ruby Falls
We're just going to let you figure out this magic waterfall by yourself. Hint of hints? It's underground!
5) The County Fair
If you're looking for your own Noah (aka, of Notebook fame) then you need to head on over to the county fair. Tennessee hosts a couple of doozies, and you can't beat a funnel cake and a ferris wheel.
4) The Lost Sea
The underground body of water is one of the largest in the United States. Journey to the center of Tennessee, maybe?
3) The Minister's Treehouse
The largest treehouse in the world is now left alone, largely because it's been deemed unsafe. Don't walk through the doors, but take some creeptastic pictures from out front!
2) The Ryman Auditorium
Sing along with the ghosts of Cash and Cline at the Mother Church, located in downtown Nashville.
1) The Great Smoky Mountains
The pinnacle of Tennessee, folks. The great gem of our eastern border.
Have you tried of these on for size? Man, we’re ready to just burn down the list. You game?