5 Ways to Fill Your Weekend in Tennessee

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A Food Fun Travel Guest Post

Are you traveling to Tennessee and looking for interesting places to visit? If so, then we’ve got you covered right here. In this article, you’ll find five fun ways to fill your weekend when visiting beautiful Tennessee. 

Great Smokey Mountains

The Great Smokey Mountains are a wondrous place to visit no matter the season. Whether you’re looking for a place to hike in the warmer weather or hit the slopes in the winter, these mountains offer incredible opportunities. If you’re looking for a few enjoyable day trips, then visit the Sugarlands which tends to be a top choice for hikers, or Cades Cove which features lovely meadows and pioneer homesteads. 

Graceland Mansion

When it comes to famous houses in the United States, did you know that Graceland Mansion and the Elvis Presley Memphis Complex welcomes about as many visitors each year as the White House in the Capitol? That’s pretty amazing when you think about it. If you’re a fan of Elvis Presley, then this is certainly worthy of a day trip. The home has been kept in the same condition as when he passed away in 1977. Guests can visit the family tomb, as well as tour a large collection of cars and memorabilia. If you’re interested to see how the rock ‘n’ roll icon lived his daily life, then tour his living quarters, the music room, or his personal entertainment rooms. 

Lost Sea Adventure

Schedule a tour on the Lost Sea Adventure for a truly unique experience touring caves, caverns, and the largest underwater lake in the United States. Located 46 miles from most apartments in Knoxville TN, in the city of Sweetwater, this tour provides both a scenic experience and a glimpse into Civil War history. The Lost Sea is also a Registered National Landmark that offers daily tours, programs, activities like gem mining and glassblowing, and shops for souvenirs. Visitors will also find a self-guided trail through a cove-hardwood forest that was commonly seen throughout the Southern Appalachian Mountains over a hundred years ago. 

Lookout Mountain

For a breathtaking view of Chattanooga, head to Lookout Mountain for a full day’s adventure. Visitors start their journey by hopping aboard the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, a trolley-style car that will take you up the mountain. At the top, you can gaze at beautiful Chattanooga below. You’ll also be able to experience the cliffs of Rock City as well as Ruby Falls, the largest underground waterfall in the country. 

Museum of Appalachia

If you have an interest in how different groups of people lived and interacted around the country, especially throughout American history, then check out the Museum of Appalachia for an up-close look at the people who settled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. This open-air museum offers self-guided tours and specialty programs that educate visitors on the life, culture, and experiences of the people from this region. There are also hands-on activities where you can learn to weave and farm just like the early pioneers. You’ll find over 250,000 artifacts ranging from musical instruments to quilts and folk art to the everyday tools that made living in the mountains possible.