Tennessee Travel Guide

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  • Gatlinburg
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  • Smoky Mountains
    Smoky Mountains
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Tennessee Highlights

  • Pro
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    cas_twemlow says…

     Unpretentious, lovely people, beautiful landscape 

  • Con
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    Ky_Happy_Dad says…

     Crowds and tacky tourist items in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge 

  • In a nutshell
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    grishaV1 says…

     When I think of Tennessee I mostly think of country music and mountains but there is a lot more there. 

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Nashville

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786,1932,152

Gatlinburg

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389,653,120

Memphis

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706,1598,127

Pigeon Forge

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134,149,133

Chattanooga

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343,754,86

Sevierville

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46,63,60

Knoxville

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112,187,93

Lookout Mountain

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33,36,0

Franklin

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83,139,26

Johnson City

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29,59,22

Fall Creek Falls State Park

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25,38,0

Cleveland

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32,56,21

Shiloh National Military Park

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46,131,0

Townsend

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30,54,9

Lynchburg

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16,45,1

Savannah

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11,79,3

Clarksville

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32,49,31

Fayetteville

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16,21,1

Jackson

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7,5,25

Murfreesboro

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48,146,28

East Nashville

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2,0,0

Norris

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30,38,0

Cookeville

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16,13,17

Fairfield Glade

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10,16,3

Cherokee

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0,0,8

Manchester

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6,22,19

Pikeville

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15,51,2

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

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21,28,0

Dickson

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3,6,18

Ocoee

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16,34,0

Columbia

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13,34,9

Millington

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7,38,13

Lebanon

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3,4,13

Crossville

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6,11,14

Meriwether Lewis National Monument

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6,22,0

Morristown

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17,51,13

Norris Dam State Park

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7,8,0

Bristol

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12,28,11

Elizabethton

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0,0,6

Hermitage

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11,26,7

Kingsport

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12,24,22

Kodak

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3,1,14

Seymour

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13,8,0

Hendersonville

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11,38,4

McMinnville

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4,17,8

Monteagle

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8,17,5

Oak Ridge

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9,10,9

Spencer

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11,66,0

Nashville

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  • 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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  • Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashvillle

    Nashville Hotels

    Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 2100 West End Avenue Nashville TN 37203 (615) 320-1700 Hotel Room Review:...

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  • International

    Nashville Restaurants

    I am a fan!! I read some reviews and thought.." I want to have my very first Banh Mi from this location!!!" I have been wanting to try one and after reading the reviews, this is where I wanted to go..so after work I stopped here. I had written down a few things from the review I wanted to try.. so when I arrived I went to the man at the counter..he...

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Gatlinburg

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  • Taste the moonshine

    Gatlinburg Things to Do

    Fun for the over 21 crowd. Tiny cups of a wide variety of flavors with entertainment by lively employees who encourage you to give it a try. Hesitant tasters may be pleasantly surprised and even find an flavor to take home.Take time to look around and see if you can get to the corner tasting booth where its more one-on-one.

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  • The Lodge at Buckberry Creek

    Gatlinburg Hotels

    This hotel is with out a dought the best that we have ever stayed in around Gatlinburg. The rooms...

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  • Warning!! Gatlinburg!! They allow...

    Gatlinburg Warnings and Dangers

    Do not rent a house in Gatlinburg on ski mtn during the winter months!!! These homes are in the city limits and they allow Hillbillles to shoot the bears during BEAR Season from Oct-JAN! I am not kidding! I am a homeowner there and would love to rent my home, but due to the continued killing and shooting and tracking of these majestic bears, I will...

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Memphis

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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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  • Peabody Hotel

    Memphis Hotels

    I was booked at the Peabody for a conference there; but when I arrived (at nearly midnight) they...

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  • Rendezvous

    Memphis Restaurants

    You have to appreciate a restaurant that labels a dish in its menu the "Main Thing"! It really does take a lot of guesswork out of ordering. With that, my friend TK and I both ask the whistling waiter at Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous for a full-order of pork ribs each and a pitcher of Ghost Rider beer to share. The waiter bursts into song as he walks...

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Pigeon Forge

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  • MagiQuest is Magical Fun

    Pigeon Forge Things to Do

    OK, in all honesty, this review could also be listed under "tourist traps", but I had fun, so it goes here. :-) MagiQuest has several different activities under the same castle roof. I had a Groupon which gave us admission to all four - the Odyssey Mirror Maze Adventure, The Vault Lazer Maze (you can channel your inner Catherine Zeta-Jones), a...

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  • Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge On The River

    Pigeon Forge Hotels

    We came into Pigeon Forge as a last minute, hop in the car, the kids are at Mom's weekend. We were...

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  • Red Rooster Pancake House

    Pigeon Forge Restaurants

    There is no shortage of pancake houses in Pigeon Forge - hotcakes are HOT! (LOL, I couldn't resist). We came here because it was very close to our hotel, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is adorable - very "farm-y" with red roosters and farm equipment everywhere. Very clean, and the staff was very friendly. We actually ate here...

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Chattanooga

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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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  • The Chattanoogan

    Chattanooga Hotels

    We will never stay here again! The restaurant is great, but unfortunately the rooms don't have...

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  • Lupie's Pizza Pie

    Chattanooga Restaurants

    on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Tony, Matt, Lora, Janie, Ethan, Dakota and I had a much needed lunch at Lupie's Pizza Pie in Chattanooga, Tn. It was the first time there for all of us and the Pizza was really good. I would definitely go there again.

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Sevierville

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  • Photo Op - Dolly Parton Statue

    Sevierville Things to Do

    Located on the front lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse is this lovely statue of a young Dolly Parton, sitting on a rock and playing guitar. Dolly is kind of a patron saint of this area of the Smoky Mountains. Besides her incredible success in the music and movie industries, she has also been responsible for much of the tourism - which means the...

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  • Sugar Maple Cabins

    Sevierville Hotels

    When I arrived at my cabin, there were dead bugs everywhere, a huge hairball, hair on the...

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  • Led wrong and all down hill from there!

    Sevierville Restaurants

    I'm sure folks have had a good meal here but I am so disappointed in our visit and not getting a reply from management that maybe I'll get somewhere with them from here.A month ago I contact L. Flynn about the wedding rehearsal dinner for our son and daughter in law and how badly it went and then and only then did she inform me that "they aren't...

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Knoxville

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  • Bel-Air Grill

    Knoxville Restaurants

    Tony and I was traveling on Rt 33 on the back roads home to Nashville from our weekend in Johnson City..and we were looking for something new and found this Grill...Apparently its a chain of some sort but its the first one we have ever ran across or ate at..and the heavenly grill smell from the parking lot...we had to stop and check it out..The...

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  • The Oliver Hotel

    Knoxville Hotels

    I came down for the biscuit festival two weeks ago and was glad to have booked a room at The Oliver....

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  • Great Deal on Quilts

    Knoxville Shopping

    Stuck in the middle of cheesy souvenir shops, miniture golf and "Seen On TV" outlet stores is a wonderful place to buy quilts. The shop is quite little with quilts hanging in every conceivable nook and cranny of the two room store. I bought a wonderful quilt throw for $99 that would have cost over $200 in a department store.

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Lookout Mountain

  • Lovers Leap

    Lookout Mountain Things to Do

    The 100 plus foot falls known as Lover's Leap are one of the most striking natural attractions you'll find in Rock City. There are platforms in front and in back of the falls to allow you to get different views. The backside of the falls also forms a natural cave, offering shade and welcome relief from summer humidity.

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  • rock city

    Lookout Mountain Things to Do

    rock city is located just south of lookout mountain tennessee in lookout mountain georgia. in the early 1800's visitors to lookout mountain reached the site by mule back. the modern rock city attraction was opened by garnet carter in 1932. between 1936 and the mid 1950's carter painted "see rock city" signs on over 900 barns in the southeast and...

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  • battle of chattanooga museum

    Lookout Mountain Things to Do

    the battle of chattanooga museum is located across the street from point park. this interesting museum uses miniture solders on a topographical map to explain the battle of lookout mountain. the museum has a large gift shop that sells civil war related souvenirs.

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Franklin

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  • looking for a bathroom in downtown...

    Franklin Favorites

    there is a very nice public restroom on 4th avenue; turn south off main street. go just about half a block, then through the double doors under the awning marked "108" on the right/west side of the street. once you go thru the doors, there is a restaurant on your right, whose name i can't remember, and one on your left called merridee's. the...

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  • Residence Inn by Marriott Franklin Cool...

    Franklin Hotels

    2009 Meridian Blvd., Franklin, Tennessee, 37067, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • avoid traffic jams around the cool...

    Franklin Transportation

    if you are coming from NORTH of franklin and going to the parts of the COOL SPRINGS shopping area on the WEST side of I-65, you should avoid the exits for "cool springs blvd" and "moore's lane" even though they take you there relatively directly. there are always HUGE traffic jams around those exits, the lanes are very confusing, and it takes...

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Johnson City

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  • Historic Downtown Johnson City

    Johnson City Things to Do

    ohnson City is a city in Carter, Sullivan, and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. The 2010 population for Johnson City was 63,152 by the United States Census, making it the eighth-largest city in the state.[7]Johnson City is currently ranked the #14 "Best Small Place for Business...

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  • Hampton Inn Johnson City

    Johnson City Hotels

    508 N State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Historic John Sevier Hotel

    Johnson City Things to Do

    Area artist Jerry Honeycutt forwarded to me a full-page advertisement in the Aug. 5, 1924, Johnson City Chronicle containing a much-anticipated announcement — The John Sevier Hotel was planning a formal grand opening for the first of its planned three-phase building program. The paper went on to say, “This house has been a dream; today it becomes a...

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Fall Creek Falls State Park

  • Just OK BBQ - Good for a Change

    Fall Creek Falls State Park Restaurants

    Lunch is a good time to stop by the Fire House Grill. There is an antique fire truck out front, and a full-on smoker too! Now a take-out only establishment, you order inside (there is a little, tiny mini-mart too), then take your grub outside where you can eat on one of the picnic benches. No bathrooms (a problem if, like us, you are coming out of...

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  • Horrible Food Rude Owners

    Fall Creek Falls State Park Restaurants

    We were greeted (no greeting) by a rude person. We ordered 4 pulled pork sandwiches. We started eating and within the first bite we were horrified by the salt! We thought there must have been a mishap in the kitchen, so we told them, they were so rude. They acted like we were crazy, "that's how we do it here, give me those sanwiches, and I'll eat...

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  • Stay away from the Memorial Day Buffet

    Fall Creek Falls State Park Restaurants

    My family was the first in line to be served at the Memorial Day buffet which was supposed to open at 11 a.m. The buffet opened fifteen minutes late. Don't do this if you are in a hurry.We had read glowing reviews about how great the food was at this place. It seemed like a must do while we were in the park. To the folks who wrote a review on April...

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Cleveland

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  • Red Clay State Historical Park

    Cleveland Off The Beaten Path

    From the years 1832-1838, Red Clay served as the capitol of the Cherokee Nation. It is located about 12 miles south of Cleveland, on the extreme southwest corner of Bradley County, with the Georgia-Tennessee state line forming its southern boundary.In 1832 the state of Georgia stripped the Cherokees of their political soverignity and made it...

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  • Wingate Cleveland Tn

    Cleveland Hotels

    We chose this hotel because it was close (about 40 minutes) to the Ocoee white-water rafting trip we...

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  • Red Clay Visitor's Center and Museum

    Cleveland Off The Beaten Path

    This small visitor's center and museum at the Red Clay State Historical Park chonicles the history of the Cherokee Nation, centered around the time that it was headquartered here at Red Clay. It also tells the infamous story of the "Trail of Tears," when the Indians were removed from their homelands to the Oklahoma Territory. There is also a gift...

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Shiloh National Military Park

  • ruggles battery

    Shiloh National Military Park Things to Do

    the ruggles battery is stop four on the auto tour. when confederate infantry attacks on the hornet's nest failed confederate general daniel ruggles concentrated eleven batteries of artillery to bombard this position allowing his infantry to encircle and capture union general benjamin prentiss and 2,100 union troops.

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  • shiloh visitor center

    Shiloh National Military Park Things to Do

    your first stop on a tour of shiloh is the battlefield visitor center. at the visitor center you can get a map of the battlefield and pay for the auto tour fee. see the attached web site for admission and times.

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  • grant's last line

    Shiloh National Military Park Things to Do

    the following things to do tips are a virtual tour of the shiloh battlefield using the park map. the first stop on the auto tour is grant's last line. the artillery batteries along this ridge marks the final position of the union line on april 6 th. on april 7 after grant was reinforced by don carlos buell and lew wallace's forces and he initiated...

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Townsend

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  • The Riverstone Restaurant

    Townsend Restaurants

    Came here after an afternoon of hiking, but before starting the long drive home. Boyd and I likes to stop at local restaurants when we travel (rather than chains), and this one looked perfect. The inside looks like a cabin with wood-paneled walls and woodland decorations, including photos of the Great Smoky Mountains. I ordered the Jack Daniels...

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  • Highland Manor Inn

    Townsend Hotels

    7766 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN, 3788

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Little River Lumber Company Museum

    Townsend Things to Do

    The Little River Lumber Company was the largest employer in the valley and owned a great portion of what has become the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Railroad was used to bring the timber from out of the mountains to the mills located in the open flats around the current museum. It's employees became the heart and movers of Townsend....

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Lynchburg

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  • Bakery & Bistro on the Square

    Lynchburg Restaurants

    Nice coffee shop/bakery/bistro on the Historic Square in Lynchburg. I got a turkey croissant sandwich and fountain drink for under $7. They also have a variety of baked goods which looked scrumptious, as well as a wall of modestly priced local handicrafts and artwork. It was a nice break from a day of shopping & distillery-touring. :-)

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  • Lynchburg Country Inn

    Lynchburg Hotels

    423 Majors Blvd, Lynchburg, Tennessee, 37352, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Visit Jack Daniel's Grave

    Lynchburg Things to Do

    The story goes, Mr. Jack arrived early to work one day. He tried to retrieve some papers from his office safe, but couldn't remember the combination. In frustration he kicked the safe, which caused him to have a broken toe. An infection set in, which ultimately killed him...After seeing the infamous safe on the distillery tour, go check out Jack...

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Positioned evenly across the state, Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis Tennessee are three major cities you'll want to check out. Catch stars like Dolly Parton performing at the Grand Ole Opry in...