Looking for a neat spot to stop in the midst of a Tennessee drenched road trip? Oh, good. Because we most definitely have eleven solid spots that are sure to strike your fancy. Whether your kids are chomping at the bit to get out of the car or you need a bit of adventure, we’ve got you ALL taken care of. Take a look!
11. The Minister's Treehouse - Crossville
Built out of "divine inspiration," it's said that The Minister's Treehouse may be the largest treehouse in the ENTIRE world. Although you can't walk through (it's too dangerous, folks), you CAN drive by and take in the magnificent hulk of this stunning childhood dream.
Editor’s note: As of late 2019, the treehouse is no longer standing. Please enjoy the photos below as a reminder of this remarkable structure.
10. Spaceship House - Signal Mountain
At one point you could rent this spaceship house, but now it's privately owned. Doesn't mean you can't ogle at the strange, oblong reality of this quirky Chattanooga home.
9. Jack Daniel's Distillery - Lynchburg
Located out in the boonies, the Jack Daniel's Distillery is one of the most popular spots to visit in Tennessee. The famed Volunteer State whiskey has worldwide renown, and you can visit where it all began.
8. Billy Tripp's Mindfield - Brownsville
An art display for the ages, Billy Tripp's Mindfield is said to dictate his moods throughout his life. The oversized metal structure is awe-inspiring and photo inducing, so if you're in Brownsville you may have to head on over.
7. The Titanic Museum - Pigeon Forge
Known as one of the most honest and heart-wrenching displays of Titanic history in the world, The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge will give you a scaled look of the actual ship and a walk-through of the museum that mirrors the wicked tie to history.
6. The Bell Witch Cave - Adams
Known as one of the most haunted tales in Tennessee, even Andrew Jackson felt it necessary to stay away from the Bell Witch Farm. John Adams is said to have been tortured and killed by the ghost, and many flock to the area on an annual basis to hear the chilling ghost story.
5. Tina Turner Museum - Nutbush
We all know Tina Turner, and her music that pays an homage to her tiny town of Nutbush, Tennessee. You can visit their sweet Tina Turner museum, and it's just as lovely as it sounds - this town is truly proud of their girl.
4. Patsy Cline Memorial - Camden
Located in Camden, you can find the plane crash site that famously took the life of Patsy Cline and her fellow passengers. A quiet spot in the woods is privy to this hallowed, country music spot of grief - but what a beautiful place to pay our respects.
3. Racoon Mountain Caverns - Chattanooga
Opened in 1929, the oft-forgotten little sister to Cumberland Caverns is just as exciting and you could argue almost MORE intricate underground. It was originally opened as 'Tennessee Caverns,' with a range of electric lights and trails for visitors.
2. Museum of Salt & Pepper Shakers - Gatlinburg
Have you ever heard of a place like this? Full of historic Americana and personal collections, you'll see a collage of American home life through the ages once you walk through these doors.
1. The Evil Dead Cabin - Morristown
Now located on private property and almost destroyed, "The Evil Dead" cabin has been cemented in history by its visceral portrayal of the horror genre. We'd recommend driving the backroads of Morristown - you'll feel like you just stepped on set. Because you really did.