Tennessee April 15, 2015
13 Tennessee Roadside Attractions That Will Make You Look Twice
As fun and exciting as road trips can be, sometimes you need something crazy cool to break up the monotony of that black tar. If those yellow lines seem unending, you can always take a quick jaunt to one of these weird roadside attractions. One: You can see most of them FROM the road. Two? You’ll have the best stories to tell.
13) Titanic Replica - Pigeon Forge
This neat museum is located in Pigeon Forge and is chock full of interactive exhibits and stunning facts about the sinking.
12) Skyhawk Attack Bomber Plane - Patriot Park
As a tribute to US soldiers, this Patriot Park memorial is a neat stop for pictures and a quick rest.
11) Bloodstained Crypt of Nina Cragmiles - Cleveland
Tiny Nina Cragmiles was killed in a buggy accident at seven, and inexplicable blood stains have appeared on her white marble crypt ever since. No amount of scrubbing will wash them away. This is a surefire way to give your vacation a chill.
10) Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue - Nashville
Nathan Bedford was a Confederate general also known as one of the bigwigs that founded the KKK. Not a shining moment for the South, but his military involvement was solid.
9) NashTrash Tour - Nashville
If you're looking for ninety minutes of trashy Nashville gossip and calorie laden food, then you'll want to jump on board and laugh along with the best of 'em.
8) Drinking Elephant - Cross Plains
If you ain't never seen an elephant drinkin,' you ain't ever lived. Make sure you raise a cold one with this pink beauty in Cross Plains.
7) Grave of Jack Daniels - Lynchburg
Jack Daniels served us well in life, and you most definitely can find a moment to honor him at his gravesite. We don't even want to KNOW how many beers were raised here in his honor.
6) Giant Skinny Indian - Kingsport
Oh, Kingsport. This quaint little town boasts a thirty foot Indian that serves as an icon to local pride - the local high school uses an Indian as a mascot.
5) Elvis the Fortune Teller
It only takes a dollar to get your fortune read by Elvis. Cheap, fun, and more than worth it. If you ever find yourself walking lower Broadway in Nashville you can take part in this touristy trick.
4) Dolly Parton Statue - Sevierville
You can take a quick pic with the life sized Dolly Parton just outside the Sevier County courthouse. If you've ever wanted to meet the country icon, here's your chance!
3) Buddha Statue - Memphis
The large Buddha in western Tennessee is an interesting site...mainly because the statue, lit up at night and put in a place of honor, faces the house as opposed to the road. It'll take a bit of sneaking around to get a good look at it!
2) Big Pal Man - Kingsport
Do we even need to describe this? The Big Pal Man speaks for himself - and we think he likes it that way.
1) Airplane Filling Station - Powell
You're going to have to fuel up, so why not do it at this 80-year-old filling station? Okay, well you can't fill anything up here, but it's most definitely worth a solid picture.
So, there’s that. A bunch of places to add to your bucket list and stop that car for. Which ones have YOU seen? Which one would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below!