Are you an adventurer? A lover of your state, fan of nature, city dweller, autumn hiker, Tennessean? Then WHOA are you in the right place. Tennessee is a place of inherent beauty, no matter which way your wheel turns. Learning to love your homeland really never ends, does it?
12) Big South Fork National River
One of the most popular spots for outdoor enthusiasts and family folk alike, you can find yourself a spot to hike or swim or canoe in a split second.
11) Chattanooga Nature Trails
Walk the bridges, wander the forests. Chattanooga is filled to the brim with fantastic activities for granola crunchin' hippie folks.
10) Dollywood - Sevierville
The best theme park in Tennessee is located in Sevierville, hailing the queen of country - Dolly Parton - with neat shows and a fantastic wooden roller coaster.
9) Explore the City of Memphis
Don't write off Memphis because of a grungy reputation - the city is bursting with jobs, educational opportunities, and coffee shop hangin' hipsters.
8) Johnny Cash Museum - Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum is much more intimate than the Country Music Hall of Fame, honoring one of the great legends of country music - AND right off of Broadway in downtown! How perfect is that?!
7) National Civil Rights Museum - Memphis
Memphis may be known for bbq, but it's also home to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. It's a chilling look at how far our country has come since the Civil Rights Movement.
6) Reelfoot Lake State Park
Formed after the New Madrid quakes, Reelfoot Lake is a draw for folks who are looking for a quirky bit of nature and time away from the city.
5) Ruby Falls - Chattanooga
145-feet of water cascades under Lookout Mountain, known as Ruby Falls. The cave is one of the most popular tourist spots in Chattanooga, but it's never too old for a Tennessean! Who gets over beauty anyway?
4) Shelby Farms - Memphis
Shelby Farms is one of the largest urban parks in the United States - plus? It's five times the size of Central Park. Nice work, Memphis!
3) The Carnton Plantation - Franklin
Home to the largest Confederate graveyard in the south, Carnton lies smack dab in the middle of the Battle of Franklin site and is rumored to be haunted.
2) The Minister's Treehouse - Crossville
The biggest treehouse in the world is right here in Tennessee - how magical is that?!?! There's a pretty crazy story behind it, but you really have to be careful. It's closed for safety reasons, so bring a point 'n shoot and click away!
1) Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail - Great Smoky Mountains
We think this is one of the prettiest hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains. Waterfalls, rocky trails with a bit of edge, fantastic spots for great pictures? Your Facebook friends will totally be jealous.
Are you more in love than before? Because we are.