If you’ve never made your way over Tennessee state lines, then there is absolutely NO way you’ve managed to see any of these crazy spots. Weird, kooky, and some just downright NECESSARY when it comes to a southern trip, we’ve put together the best travel list you ‘er did see. Maybe you’ve visited the largest underground lake in the states or the most haunted cave, or maybe not. We’ve got the secret right here.
12) The Haunted Bell Witch Cave - Adams
One of the most haunted spots in the country is located in Adams, Tennessee. Supposedly: the story of the wicked Bell poltergeist reached President Jackson. Yipes!
11) Dollywood - Pigeon Forge
We bet you've never been to a theme park based completely on a celebrity - mainly because Dollywood is the only one, and if you ain't been there? You just haven't quite lived yet.
10) The Grand Ole Opry - Nashville
The longest running radio show in history - and certainly one of the most interesting - is based here in Nashville. A large venue based to the East of Nashville, tons of shows are held yearly to sold out crowds. They don't call it Music City for nothin'!
9) Ryman Auditorium: The Mother Church - Nashville
This is the one and only birthplace of country music, and artists find it an absolute honor to play the, "Mother Church."
8) The Minister's Treehouse - Crossville
The largest treehouse in the WORLD is located right here in Rocky Top. Crazy, hey?
7) Hatch Show Print - Nashville
The historic shop specializing in letterpress since 1879 is located in the heart of Nashville, making history for well over a decade.
6) National Civil Rights Museum - Memphis
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, and the Lorraine Motel has since been turned into the National Civil Rights Museum. It's a chilling, beautiful nod to the past.
5) Bridgestone Arena - Nashville
Home of the Predators, hockey fans! Also every huge star sells out the seats of this massive arena whenever tour time comes around. Taylor Swift, anyone?
4) Salt 'n Pepper Shaker Museum - Gatlinburg
Yes, you read that right. The only Salt + Pepper Museum in the states - shocking, hey?
3) The Lost Sea - Sweetwater
The largest underwater lake in the United States is found in Sweetwater, Tennessee. Soooooo obviously you're only going to find it here. 😉
2) Titanic Museum - Pigeon Forge
Built as a half-scale to the original ship, the Titanic Museum is for sure a stop you can't miss.
1) The Parthenon - Nashville
The Parthenon in Centennial Park has been used as a movie set and wedding backdrop, the perfect place to grill out and a great spot for pick-up game of football. It's also built as a replica of the original Parthenon in Greece. Neat-o!
That what quite the list, don’t you think? Tennessee, you’re such a rock star. Leave some of YOUR favorite spots you can only find in Tennessee below! We just have to hear.