Most of the time we’re looking to find the absolute quickest way to get somewhere or find something. But if there’s something neat that’s really worth the drive…? Well. Then you suck it up and get in the car and travel to that beautiful perfect places that’s worth a couple minutes tapping along to the car radio. Here are ten of them!
10. Tennessee State Prison
Located on the outskirts of Nashville, this abandoned prison was once the main spot for highly dangerous male criminals, many on death row. You know it from its appearance in "The Green Mile."
9. Frozen Head State Park
Stunningly gorgeous and known for its rugged terrain, Frozen Head is a favorite amongst both experienced outdoorsfolk and the sweetest novices.
8. The Dragon Tail
This curvy road cuts through the mountains and is a must-visit for daredevils all over the world.
7. Fall Creek Falls
A local movie star, Fall Creek Falls has been filmed for multiple Hollywood blockbusters and provides a gorgeous view and great hiking trails for locals.
6. Family BBQ - Dickson
It may be out in the middle of nowhere, but Family BBQ is the most realistic bit of southern hospitality you'll find in the state. Plus, the food is insanely good!
5. Savage Gulf
Go camping or take a hike in the secluded Savage Gulf. It gives you some of the most beautiful views in the state, and even your camera will thank you.
4. Center Hill Lake
A beautiful lake that encourages outdoor recreation, Center Hill Lake puts Smithville on the map and provides a great vacation spot for families.
3. Reelfoot Lake
Historic and eerily gorgeous, Reelfoot Lake was formed by the New Madrid earthquakes in the early 19th century and continues to stun folks even now.
2. Watauga Lake
So far east it's almost North Carolina, Watauga Lake is a local hidden secret and offers some of the most secluded vacation homes you'll see in Tennessee.
1. Marcy Jo's Mealhouse
We're forever in love with Marcy Jo's, a place that's a bit off the beaten path but forever makes their breakfast worth the drive.