Sightseeing in Athens

Hixson Museum of Flight – Up to 50% Off Flight Experiences

Middle Valley

$139 $69

Guests fly in Taylorcraft planes or Huey or Cobra helicopters and commemorate the experience with photos

Museum of Appalachia – Up to 47% Off

Clinton

$36 $19

Step into the past via 30+ historic buildings, displays of authentic artifacts, live animal exhibits, and special events

Half Off Blue Ridge Helicopter Tour

Blue Ridge

$500 $249

See Blue Ridge from 500 feet with a skilled pilot who performs exciting maneuvers such as the Texas Two-Step

Up to 40% Off Spring Wine Fest at Georgia Winery

Ringgold

$50 $30

Georgia's first winery hosts party with wine and craft beer tastings, live music, and food vendors to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Up to 40% Off Family Membership at Chattanooga Zoo

Bushtown - Highland Park

$75 $45

Family memberships grant year-round access to the zoo plus carousel rides and optional Up Close Encounters tour passes

51% Off Audubon Society Family Membership

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

$35 $17

Visit a historic wildlife sanctuary and farm that sprawls over 132 acres of forested slopes and lush creek bottoms

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown Chattanooga

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Chattanooga's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 51% Off Double-Decker Bus Tours

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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A double-decker bus from England gives guests 360-degree views of Nashville or Chattanooga thanks to its open top

Up to 55% Off Railroad Tour

Tunnel Hill

$14 $7

Visitors learn about local history and explore a 1,477-foot railroad tunnel that goes through Chetoogeta Mountain

58% Off from Knoxville Food Tours

Downtown Knoxville

$118 $49

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Informed guides escort tourists by foot to a rotating lineup of downtown eateries for samples, drinks, and meetings with chefs

Up to 50% Off Drive-Thru Safari and Petting Zoo Park

Strawberry Plains

$18 $9

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Cars of visitors explore the 160-acre park with 700+ exotic animals such as zebras and emus before heading over to the petting zoo

Half Off Solo Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Woodstock

$350 $175

Soar over the Chattahoochee River or Lake Lanier during a one-hour balloon ride

50% Off Bi-Plane Flight 

North Atlanta

$178.20 $89

Passengers feel the breeze in the open-cockpit vintage bi-plane, flown by an FAA-certified pilot over Lake Allatona and Red Top Mountain

Select Local Merchants

"My Avian Jewels are my attempt to preserve nature's artistry and call attention to the inscrutable beauty and value of all bird eggs and their environment. The beautiful and ephemeral nature of a bird's reproductive process has inspired me to devote my energy to making these 'jewels' for the purpose of a more permanent collection, thereby supporting conservation and hopefully the preservation of the bird species." – C.E. Blevins

These words illustrate C.E. Blevins's passion for birds and nature itself, which led to the founding of the C.E. Blevins Avian Learning Center. The center is home to his collection of handmade bird-egg replicas and real migratory bird nests, and it helps educate the public on the importance of migratory birds to a healthy ecosystem. Trained nature interpreters lead tours that teach students and other guests about bird migration, the study of nests, and the relationship of birds and their habitats through hands-on activities. The center also includes a 4-acre nature trail with grassland, woodland, and wetland habitats.

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5384 Blair Rd
Cohutta,
GA
US

Founded in 1973 as a Girl Scout project, the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge first opened inside Jefferson Junior High School with little more than 2,000 square feet of rented space to its name. After a meteoric rise in popularity, the museum moved to its current 54,000-square-foot facility, which brims with more than 20 educational and interactive exhibits designed to help children learn and grow.

Kids and parents can explore a simulated Amazonian rainforest, which reverberates with jungle sounds in air thick and heavy with moisture from the running waterfall. Little tykes become little tycoons in the World of Trains, which features a full-size Norfolk Southern caboose and a hands-on playroom where kids adopt the role of conductor, steering tiny locomotives and apologizing to their peers when their toy train doesn’t arrive on schedule. Otherwise, they can educate themselves on the history of playthings with some of the most impressive and entertaining gizmos from the museum's collection in the Century of Toys exhibit. Static exhibits aren't all the venue has to offer; the staff often organizes events such as performances by storytellers and controlled playtime with live monkeys.

461 W Outer Dr
Oak Ridge,
TN
US

At Wheat Union Station, volunteers restore and maintain the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum's four diesel engines. Authentically outfitted conductors and staff keep one shiny shoe firmly in the past as air-conditioned coach cars and an open-air baggage car rumble past Poplar Creek, Watts Bar Lake, and Highway 327. The museum conducts seasonal rides and theme rides, including dinner trains and murder mysteries. Secret City Scenic Excursion train rides chug along rail lines that stretch out from K-25, a site of World War II's Manhattan Project.

2010 Highway 58
Oak Ridge,
TN
US

Perched atop an 80-foot bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, Hunter Museum of American Art hosts collections ranging from colonial times to contemporary America. The permanent collection includes historical works by renowned painters such as Thomas Cole, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer as well as contemporary pieces in less traditional mediums such as filmmaking, which artists turned to after paintbrushes went extinct. Educational programs guide visitors through these core works as well as temporary exhibits, which have included Depression-era photographs by Dorothea Lange and the sculptural installation art of Beverly Semmes.

Hunter Museum's buildings are as much a work of art as the paintings they house. An outdoor sculpture plaza and a sleek structure of steel and glass built in 2005 give the compound a contemporary edge. In contrast, the massive fireplaces and hand-carved woodwork inside the original edifice—a classical revival-style mansion built in 1904—recall the days when horses still chauffeured their owners around in Ford Model Ts.

10 Bluff View St
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The framing experts at Reflections Gallery & Framing have prepared photographs, artwork, and family heirlooms for display while guarding them against wear and tear with custom framing for 25 years. Conservation-quality materials, such as UV-filtering glass, guards keepsakes against damaging sun rays and radioactive art critics, and acid-free paper and pH-neutral mats preserve images by eschewing photo-unfriendly chemicals found in ordinary materials. Gussy up a standard 11”x14” photograph for the gallery ($95) with standard glass and backing, frame a 16”x20” oil painting ($98), or shield-dress an 8”x10” wall hanging ($131). Custom shadow boxes can present a vast array of physical memorabilia, from a collection of butterflies to baby’s first split atom. While selecting a frame, visitors at Reflections can sip complimentary beverages from the hot-tea bar and peruse the gallery’s rotating lineup of local original art.

6922 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum recounts the history of roadside tow-truck drivers with a variety of exhibits, vehicles, and artifacts. The museum resides about three miles from the building site of the industry's first wrecker in 1916, and the museum commemorates such vehicular innovation with displays of antique wreckers created in its wake alongside showcases of old-fashioned equipment. Delight little ones and stir nostalgic waters for reflective grandparents as you follow the tow truck's evolution through antique toys, memorabilia, and stories of the professionals who risk their lives for fellow motorists daily.

3315 Broad St
Chattanooga,
TN
US