Here’s the thing – we love the mountains and rivers and all, but sometimes it’s neat to see just how creative mankind really is. Tennessee has some stunning architecture that we find quite solidly bragworthy, so here you go – be warned. You will want to make your next trip a THING way sooner rather than later. Let us know your favorites!
1. The Pyramid - Memphis
Probably the most impressive Bass Pro Shop in the country, this massive pyramid resides over the big muddy river.
2. Natchez Trace Bridge - Franklin
Nashville hipsters love to take a quick road trip down Natchez Trace, where they take artsy photos high above the autumn colors.
3. Graceland - Memphis
The place that made a man, a man made home fit for a king? Make sure to check out this historic spot if you're ever on the west side of the state.
4. Hernando de Soto Bridge - Memphis
We're just going to let you look at that shot by Thomas Hawk up there. Then we're going to walk away.
5. The AT&T Building - Nashville
Fondly referred to as "The Batman Building," this huge skyscraper is the defining point of our Music City skyline.
6. The Secret City - Oak Ridge
Wildly influential in the Manhattan Project, the Secret City is one hush hush once-upon-a-time that gives Tennessee history a bit of oomph.
7. The Parthenon - Nashville
A pared down replica of the real Parthenon in Athens, this is a stunning addition to Music City that helps solidify its reputation as the Athens of the South.
8. World's Fair Park - Knoxville
Famous for a reason, World's Fair Park now helps make up part of Knoxville's pretty east Tennessee skyline.
9. Walnut Street Bridge - Chattanooga
Seen in movies and all over social media, the Walnut Street Bridge is begging for you to take summer walk over its beautiful expanse.
10. Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville
The site of impressive date nights for a slew of well-meaning Tennessee men, the symphony is as gorgeous inside as it is on the outside. Truly, a diamond in the rough.
What a beautiful place you are, Tennessee. We freaking love you.