Tennessee Things to Do

  • the legendary Orpheum Theater
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Tennessee Things to Do

  • Parthenon

    Nashville Things to Do

    Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals. There are columns all the way around the building which is an...

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  • Graceland

    Memphis Things to Do

    GRACELAND MANSION . On Elvis Presley Blvd. Built 1939. The home of Elvis Presley. The original builder of the house was Stephen Toof , who named the property for his daughter, Grace. Presley purchased the home in 1957 and made many changes during the next 20 years he lived there. Today, more than 600,000 visitors make the pilgrimage to Graceland...

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  • Ruby Falls

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    ruby falls is a historic natural attraction located about half way up lookout mountain on scenic drive. in 1928 leo lambert drilled a shaft into ruby falls cave and discovered the falls. ruby falls is the highest underground water fall in the united states. in 1930 lambert opened the falls to the public and named it after his wife ruby. since it's...

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  • Grand Ole Opry

    Nashville Things to Do

    The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee that has presented the biggest stars of that genre. Founded on November 28, 1925. It’s been called the “home of American music” and “country’s most famous stage.” It's the show that made country music famous features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and...

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  • Beale Street

    Memphis Things to Do

    On Beale Street you can walk around with open containers and drink out on the streets within the marked off, traffic less street section of Beale Street. you can buy a BIG ASS BEALE BEER ((( usually PBR))) at walk up windows or stands for only $5

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  • Aquarium

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    This a freshwater aquarium which is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. I would suggest that you do get there when it opens to avoid waiting in line to enter and the hordes of people that surround the tanks later in the day.

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  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel

    Nashville Things to Do

    This place is HUGE it had a very New Orleans feel about the inside. It was in atrium form with a lot of plants, waterfalls, and even a river. The parking for the hotel was expensive but you do have the option to park at the mall and walk. We paid extra for the riverboat tour. It was a lot of fun. Our guide was knowledgeable about the hotel and the...

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  • Mud Island

    Memphis Things to Do

    Saturday July 6th, Noelle Lori-Elizabeth Teel, Tony and I visited Mud Island River Park in Memphis Tn. For only $10 each, you take the tram across the Mississippi River to the middle of the river to the Park and tour the Museum and enjoy the outside park areas including Picnic areas and concert areas..a must see!!! — at Mud Island River Park.

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  • Rock City

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    the chattanooga area's most famous tourist attraction is rock city gardens. rock city was first visited by tourists in the early 1800's and they reached the site on mule back. the modern rock city attraction was opened by garnet carter in 1932. between 1936 and mid 1950's carter painted "see rock city" signs on over 900 barns scattered all over the...

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  • The District

    Nashville Things to Do

    The District is an area that is being restored and protected due to its significant historical buildings such as 2nd Avenue, Broadway to Printer’s Alley. All these wonderful historical building are have all sorts of businesses. Loads of shops, pubs, cafe's, and restaurants. It was so much fun to walk and explore.

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  • Peabody Ducks

    Memphis Things to Do

    One of the places we visited on our city tour was the Peabody Hotel. Here we got out and went in. At 11:00 the ducks which are housed on the roof, come down on the elevator, and waddle down the red carpet and jump into the fountain in the center of the lobby where they would stay until 5 pm when they would go back up the elevator. This tradition...

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  • Lookout Mountain

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    Lookout Mountain, with a commanding view over Chattanooga, was the site of the Battle of Lookout Mountain, which occurred on November 24, 1863 during the Civil War. During the battle, Union forces under Major General Joseph Hooker defeated Confederate forces commanded by Major General Carter L. Stevenson, which were entrenched on the mountain. This...

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  • Ryman Auditorium

    Nashville Things to Do

    Ghost brothers of Darkland County by Stephen King and music by John Cougar Mellencamp..it was AWESOME!!!! First of all the seats were FREE...normally $75 each but thanks to AEG and Yelp.. we were able to attend for free...AWESOME!!! Tony and I had never been here before for a live show so it was truly amazing to sit there and imagine the many...

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  • Civil Rights Museum

    Memphis Things to Do

    The Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, is the location of the National Civil Rights Museum, which also includes the boarding house from which James Earl Ray fired the lethal shot. This was a very interesting and moving visit - literally standing in the footprint of history. You can see the...

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  • Choo Choo

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    From 1909 to 1970, all trains to points south passed through Chattanooga’s famous terminal, which was designed by a 24-year-old architectural student from New York. The terminal’s first plans were modified at the behest of the president of the Southern Railway System to emulate the National Park Bank of New York. Unable to compete with faster modes...

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  • Country Music Hall of Fame

    Nashville Things to Do

    As a non Country Music fan, I still found this exhibit interesting. We picked the Gold Package which included the audio tour, (you get a wand). I found the museum gave an extensive amount of information. From snippets of videos of the performances to memorabilia. It went all the way back to the beginning and covered musicians that were pretty...

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  • Sun Studios

    Memphis Things to Do

    This remarkable little recording studio literally changed the world. The first rock 'n roll single was recorded here in 1951 - and the studio launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and many others. The studio was opened by Sam Phillips in 1950 and the original name was Memphis Recording...

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  • Incline Railway

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    On November 16, 1895 the railroad known today simply as "The Incline" opened, rising up the steepest part of Lookout Mountain This is the steepest passenger train in the world. 72.7% grade. It is a nice ride up Lookout Mountain and you can stay and sightsee at the top for as long as you like. It is designated as both a National Historic Site and...

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  • Historical

    Nashville Things to Do

    My dad had a thing about getting a photo of each state capitol, so Nashville was no exception. The distinctive tower is designed after the monument of Lysicrates in Athens, Greece. Under construction

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  • Riverboats

    Memphis Things to Do

    There is a very steep hill to get to these. It really is not handicap accessible although some people who are handicap make it down there. In the fall on Sat is the only time when they have a dinner dance onboard

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  • Point Park

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    originally called lookout point, point park is part of the chickamauga-chattanooga national military park. the area around point park was involved in the battle of lookout mountain during the civil war. the park has a collection of cannons, historic markers, and spectacular views of the chattanooga area. for those interested in civil war history...

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  • Musical

    Nashville Things to Do

    Every Saturday night at Midnight (so, technically, Sunday morning), you can attend a taping of the second longest-running radio show in history - for FREE! Check their website to see who is hosting on the night you want to go, then just show up at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Music Valley (close to the Opryland Hotel and the Nashville Palace)....

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  • Peabody Hotel

    Memphis Things to Do

    Most people come here to see the ducks march. It is not that impressive to me. The Cooking Heritage seminars that they had were. You get samples of products that they have created and you get to taste samples of their products on the food that they cook plus there are cooking demonstrations. There was a wine tasting class with barbecue as well....

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  • Coolidge Park

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    OMG...I wish I had a kid with me so I could have an excuse to Ride the Merry go Round..I loved this carousel...it is under roof in a building to keep it GORGEOUS!!! The art work is amazing...I can't wait until my little Niece Dakota Rose visits this upcoming Spring Break..she is 3 and says riding the Carousels make her feel like a Fairy...

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  • Shopping

    Nashville Things to Do

    What I love about this show is the passion Mike & Frank have for antiques and the history it holds. Everyone has a story and so do the items that have a past. Mike Wolf opened another store in Nashville and the trolleys stop here. We were on the trolley and this nice lady said,"Hey Mike Wolf is in the house!...LOL! So I jumped off and Yes, he was...

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  • Pyramid

    Memphis Things to Do

    Made famous for the Tyson Lewis fight, this is a unique sporting arena. Well worth a look or try and catch an event there. I took in the WWE (stop laughing) whiich was good fun. I heard that the area has now closed down or is being turned into a mall or something. Shame.

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  • Walnut Street Bridge

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    Tony and I enjoyed the gorgeous weather today. We parked at the paid parking lot below the bridge on the river edge..great parking...cost $1 for 1 hr. $2 for 4 hours or $4 all day..can't beat it..pay with credit card or cash We went to the sidewalk and started across the bridge..It is people and pets only..you can bring your pets on leash,...

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  • Hatch Show

    Nashville Things to Do

    Hatch Show Print is a 129-year-old letterpress print shop, and a partner with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The shop is small, "admission" is free. You can just walk in, view the letterpress posters for sale in the shop (lots of recent-concert posters - and not just country music! There were Beastie Boys and Elvis Costello posters when...

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  • Elvis Automobile Museum

    Memphis Things to Do

    My biggest complaint is the car museum doesn't allow flash photography so pictures didn't turn out great. But otherwise it it was cool to see all his cars. I especially liked the snowmobile he put wheels and the video of him riding it around in his yard. Worth the few extra dollars on the Graceland ticket for sure.

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  • Chickamauga Battlefield Monument

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    The siege of Chattanooga was broken by two actions. The relief of the supply lies when Lookout Mountain was taken and the overrunning of Missionary Ridge. The town was confined between the river and Missionary Ridge. The Confederate Army of the Tennessee had placed artillery and men along the full extent of the ridge to hold the Federal in...

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  • Pink Palace Museum

    Memphis Things to Do

    If you think visiting a museum is boring, you will change your mind after coming to the Pink Museum. I mean, even my father's unfavorable opinion was changed and he really came around and enjoyed himself. The Pink Museum is many things in one: a multi-themed museum saluting local Memphis, Tenneesean and US history/culture, a planetarium, IMAX...

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  • Market Street Bridge

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    Saturday Feb 23rd, Tony and I enjoyed the gorgeous 65 degree weather and cloudless sky.. We parked for $1.50 for two hrs at a riverfront meter parking and just strolled around the waterfront with tons of others enjoying the beautiful day. There were parents with baby strollers and dogs on leashes, older children playing and swinging. Some were...

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  • Mississippi

    Memphis Things to Do

    Next to the mighty Mississippi River I saw Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Be ready for the hot southern sun. Each year the festival concentrates on a different country and culture. In 2003 the focus was on Korea, marking the centenary of the first Korean immigrants to America. The last night annually sees the Sunset...

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  • Creative Discovery Museum

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    This museum is in the heart of the downtown Chattanooga, about 2 blocks back from the river. It is laid out really well and it wasn't too crowded to enjoy when we went. The great thing about this museum is that kids are invited to touch EVERYTHING! It's a great place to go when you are tired of steering your toddler away from store merchandise....

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  • Zoo

    Memphis Things to Do

    The Memphis Zoo is fast becoming a world class Zoo in my opinion. It is one of only four Zoos in America that features giant pandas. There are over 3,000 animal residents, with plans in the works for a new bear exhibit, one of the workers told me on my last visit there. They have animal shows featuring sea lions and others, keeper chats that...

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  • Zoo

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    Chattanooga Parks, Recreation, Arts & Culture Department provides a wide variety of educational and recreational activities throughout a network of well-maintained parks and public facilities. The department is divided into two major divisions: Program Services and Parks & Facilities. Sports, arts and cultural activities operate through Program...

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  • Orpheum Theatre

    Memphis Things to Do

    The Orpheum Theatre, located on South Main St. at the corner of Beale in Memphis, Tennessee, was built in 1928 and is one of the few remaining "movie palaces" of the 1920s. The theatre presents a variety of events from Broadway shows and concerts to films.[1] A $4.7 million renovation in the 1980s included refurbishing of ornamental plasterwork,...

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  • Hunter Museum

    Chattanooga Things to Do

    the hunter museum of american art has an excellent collection of classic and modern art. they have a nice collection of 19 th century oil paintings. the hunter museum also hosts traveling exhibitions from all over the country. for those who like classic and modern art the hunter museum is well worth a visit when in chattanooga.

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  • Blues

    Memphis Things to Do

    Perhaps just as important in terms of its contribution to American music in the mid-20th century, Stax Records was the center of a large number of 1960s soul and R&B greats, many of which had their records released on the Atlantic label through a distribution agreement they had with Stax. However folks like Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Booker T and...

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  • Historic Homes

    Memphis Things to Do

    This home was completed in 1832, making it one of the oldest in the city. Jefferson Davis, a friend of the Hunt family, was a frequent visitor. During the Civil War, Union General Ulysses S. Grant made his headquarters here. Later, it was a hospital. After the war, it was the office of the local Freedmens' bureau, and a school for liberated slaves....

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  • Lisa Marie

    Memphis Things to Do

    Elvis Presley bought Lisa Marie (renamed after his daughter) on 18 April 1975. Manufactured in 1958 by General Dynamics in San Diego, this Convair 880 was formerly a commercial airline with 96 seatings. Cost at $250,000 (USD) at the time of purchase, a further $750,000 (USD) was spent to customise its specifications and renovate its furnishings....

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  • Information

    Memphis Things to Do

    a good first stop on a visit to memphis is the memphis visitor center. here you can get maps and information on memphis hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions. on my visit to to the visitor center i arrived about a half an hour before it opened. the security guard opened the door for me and asked what information i needed. she answered my...

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  • Rock N Soul Museum

    Memphis Things to Do

    A smithsonian institute that has many recordings and a few displays of gospel, rock, soul that was created in Memphis. It is a self guided auio tour. It was ok. I expected more since it was part of the Smithsonian. I enjoyed the costumes the most and listening to some of the songs. I wish there were more interactive displays.

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  • Peabody Place

    Memphis Things to Do

    This indoor miniature golf course can be found on the second level inside Peabody Place in downtown Memphis. I just went for the first time the other day with some friends. It's all lit up by blacklights, and it's fun to play miniature golf with a brightly lit golf ball & course.

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  • Memphis Belle Memorial Association

    Memphis Things to Do

    After meeting with the former Vice- President of the Memphis Belle Memorial Association involved in the restoration project in Millington, Tennessee, near Memphis, and touring the facilities personally with this wonderful man who volunteered his time to teach others about the historical significance of this magnificent plane, I felt a renewed sense...

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