Tennessee July 19, 2017
The 11 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Tennessee That Everyone Should Visit
Tennessee may not be known as “The Natural State” (whatever, Arkansas), but it is a fabulous place for folks to explore the great outdoors. Whether you’re walking waterfalls, hiking through the Great Smoky Mountains or driving backroads through the fertile west, the Volunteer State is sure to instill a sense of awe and inspiration in your heart. We’ve found eleven natural attractions that are perfect for folks of all ages – so your bucket list deserves a once over.
11. Check out one of our
awesome swimming spots.
Tennessee is positively SWIMMING (ha) with swimming holes, from waterfall pools to lazy rivers. We've culled a list of the best of the best, where one is bound to be perfect for your family.
10. Take a trip to the ever-beautiful
Great Smoky Mountains.
The Great Smoky Mountains are lauded for their beauty, but we have the inside scoop on the stunning history and visual breadth you'll find to the east.
9. Take a trip to Tennessee's
oddest geological wonder.
Sewanee is home to Tennessee's only naturally formed bridge, which came from - wait for it - the exhumation of a sink hole. What?! Yes. You should probably read on.
8. This Tennessee park will make you feel like you've
walked into a fairy tale.
Fall Creek Falls deserves to be loved for how absolutely beautiful it is, but it's the history and heart of the place that give it the feel of a fairy tale.
7. This town is in the
most beautiful spot in the state.
Can you guess which town has been voted as the most beautiful spot in the state? We have the details on this beautiful place, and the reason why Tennessee has fallen head over heels with itself.
6. Visit this beautiful and
renowned underground waterfall.
The underground waterfall at Ruby Falls has been ogled over for decades, and for good reason. Head on over to the Chattanooga area for a history lesson and a jaw-dropping tour of one of our most amazing natural wonders.
5. This magical town will make you feel like
you've stepped through a wardrobe.
Another magical town in Tennessee?! Yes, we're full of stunning spots that are naturally well endowed but also full of the kindest people you'll ever meet. Take a trip, fall in love.
4. Have you visited
The Lost Sea?
The Lost Sea is known across the globe as one of the largest underwater lakes, which makes Tennessee pretty dang amazing. You can visit for yourself (and take a glass-bottomed boat tour!) in Sweetwater.
3. Adventure through east Tennessee with a visit to
this canopy walk.
There's nothing greater than a canopy walk in the midst of Tennessee's stunning foliage and naturally forested east side. Which is why we researched such a place - and stumbled upon the experience of a lifetime.
2. You'll love these gorgeous hikes -
each one is under three miles!
This is for the beginning hikers, the ones who would like to hike but not for too long? Each one of these clock in under a handful of miles, which means even the littles should be able to eek out a nature walk.
These state parks are SO underrated.
These state parks (we have a whole list of them!) deserve a bit more attention than they usually get. We have a few reasons why and some gorgeous shots by local photographers that speak to the stunning reality of their home state.
You should check out this
epic Tennessee milkshake bar when you get the chance, too. It looks amazing!