If you have some super cool friends visiting Tennessee from out of state, then you’re going to want to show them a neat time around. Whether you’re in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga or all the way in Knoxville – we’ve got you covered with museums and foodie spots that will get your inner child excited. Take a look at some fun places to take a Tennessee out-of-towner!
11) Adventure Science Center - Nashville
Fun hands-on exhibits and activities keep everyone interested in the Adventure Science Center. This is where you bring those wiggly kids that are aching to learn and adult sci-fi fans with stars in their eyes.
10) Central BBQ - Memphis
Forget touristy Rendezvous - Central is the way to go if you're headed to Memphis. True southern BBQ from people that know how to do it, folks. That's hard to top.
9) Crema - Nashville
Amidst all the crazy clamoring for the new Barista Parlor location, there's sweet, solid little Crema. With one location on the outskirts of downtown and a cult following that keeps the tiny shop more than in business, you simply HAVE to take your guests here. Great coffee and a cool vibe after their new interior overhaul this past autumh.
8) Lost 'n Found Records - Knoxville
You may think it's difficult to find a homey, old school record shop - it just ain't true, guys. Especially in Knoxville. Come peruse the vinyl at the vibey Lost 'n Found Records.
7) Marcy Jo's Mealhouse - Columbia
Loveless Cafe is the bully on the block compared to sweet Marcy Jo's, located in Columbia. Their sticky buns are thick and decadent, whereas the famous proffered Elvis cake may have you rethinking your biscuits and gravy.
6) John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge - Nashville
We know you've seen it from afar and on the hit tv show "Nashville," but actually walking the bridge is an experience in itself. Give your guests gorgeous city views and a neat walk to downtown.
5) Tennessee Aquarium - Chattanooga
Making the list as the fourth best aquarium in the country, you would think more water loving folks would find their way over for a visit. Open since 1992, it is situated along the banks of the Tennessee River.
4) The Bell Witch Cave - Adams
If you're the ghost story type, you may want to tour the haunted Bell farm in Adams, TN. You can walk the land and peek into the infamous cave that has earned the place a reputation as one of the most haunted areas in the US.
3) The Space House - Chattanooga
You can't really visit the inside, but even just a drive out front will make your guests wonder if they had just been transported to Endor.
2) The Frist - Nashville
We bet you didn't think that Nashville was a hub for exhibits such as Michelangelo, hey? But yes. It is. And if you're cultured and artistic? Then The Frist is precisely the place for you.
1) World's Fair Park - Knoxville
How can people forget that Tennessee hosted the World's Fair in 1982?! The grounds have been turned into a park and recreational area for you to peruse - AND where your kiddos can get some wiggles out.