Sightseeing in Middle Valley

Two or Four Admissions or Individual or Family Membership at Bessie Smith Cultural Center (Up to 50% Off)

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Downtown Chattanooga

$14 $7

Museum and performance hall named for blues legend Bessie Smith hosts educational exhibits and artistic events

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Chattanooga

$50 $25

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

Two or Four Adult Admissions to Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center (Up to 43% Off)

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

Lookout Valley - Lookout Mountain

$20 $12

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Visitors explore 317 acres of forests and fields that are home to more than 50 native animal species, including endangered red wolves

Bus Tour for One or Two Adults from Chattanooga Double Decker (Up to 53% Off)

Chattanooga Double Decker

Downtown Chattanooga

$20 $10

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The Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Tennessee River, and the Veterans Bridge are highlights on this fun and historical tour

Visit for Two or Four to Museum Center at 5ive Points (Up to 45% Off)

Museum Center at 5ive Points

Cleveland

$10 $6

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Learn about the history of the Ocoee region through permanent exhibits, or temporary exhibits about the Civil War or dirt track racing

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 55% Off)

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

West Whitfield

$20 $11

Guests traipse through historic railroad tunnel built in 1848 and view rotating exhibits inside museum

Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chieftains Museum

Rome

$10 $6

Major Ridge's home in Georgia is now a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large

$289 for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride for One Person at Balloon Atlanta ($650 Value)

Balloon Atlanta

Woodstock

$650 $289

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

$147 for a Hot-Air-Balloon Ride for One from Fly High Balloons ($245 Value)

Fly High Balloons

Huntsville

$245 $147

Float over the Tennessee River Valley in a hot air balloon to enjoy a bird's-eye views of the picturesque surroundings

$20 for $36 Worth of Wine Tasting for Two, with Glasses and Wine Tote — Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Albertville

$36 $20

Wine tasting with choice of two designer wine mugs or wine glasses packaged in a dandy wine tote.

$89 for 20-Minute Biplane Flight from Biplane Adventures, Inc. ($178.20 Value) 

Biplane Adventures, Inc.

Acworth-Kennesaw

$178.20 $89

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

Two-Hour Tastes & Toasts Food Tour for One, Two, or Four from Knoxville Food Tours on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Knoxville Food Tours

Knoxville

$59 $29

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Informed guides escort guests to three downtown eating and drinking establishments for appetizers and specialty drinks

Tour for Two Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children at Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation (Up to 50% Off)

Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation

Metro Nashville

$20 $11

Visitors watch a film about Sam Davis's life, then explore the museum's galleries, Davis's home, and the plantation grounds

Visit for Two, Four, or Six or One-Year Gold-Membership Package at Marietta Museum of History (Up to 57% Off)

Marietta Museum of History

Downtown Marietta

$14 $7

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Four galleries filled with artifacts team up with rotating exhibits and aviation wing to honor history of Marietta and Cobb Counties

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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

Priscilla was born in Bristol, England in 1967. She toiled in public transportation until the 1980s, when she begrudgingly entered early retirement. She spent some of it in Liverpool, and some in Flitwick, but eventually succumbed to the promise of greener pastures in the U.S.—she moved to Kansas in 1993, and eventually settled in Tennessee.

Priscilla is the double-decker bus that Rufus, the owner of Nashville Double Decker, loads up with guests before touring the city. The idea for a bus-tour company came to him before his second deployment with the Tennessee Army National Guard on a visit to Nashville. He took a trolley tour that left him disappointed. The tour didn’t cross any of the city’s bridges, and he couldn’t enjoy some of Nashville’s best views thanks to the trolley’s closed top. So while Rufus was still overseas, he convinced a friend to drive Priscilla across the country from Washington, and now she shows guests the sites around Nashville.

PO Box 4508
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Thousands of dragons glitter and glimmer within the Dragon Dreams Museum. So many, in fact, that the museum owner is working on her entry in the Guinness Word Records book for—you guessed it—the biggest collection of dragons on earth. One-of-a-kind antiques and handcrafted figurines made from silver, jade, and ivory highlight the expansive collection. The on-site gift shop can help you start your own collection as well as purchase other items such as jewelry, magnets, ornaments, and posters.

6724 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

"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

The exhibits within Museum Center at 5ive Points tell the rich story of the Ocoee Region of Tennessee. The main focal point is The River of Time: a permanent installation that traces the history of Bradley County, incorporating everything from military photographs to Native American artifacts. Five to six other exhibits rotate in and out regularly, while the museum store stands as an attraction in its own right. The shelves brim with various Appalachian arts and crafts, all made within a 150-mile radius of the museum. Self-guided school tours are available daily, making it easy for students to learn about their region's past without having to build a time machine in shop class.

200 Inman St. E
Cleveland,
TN
US

Major Ridge is a polarizing figure in Cherokee history. He was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, which sold Cherokee lands to the United States in exchange for Oklahoma, and led to the forced Native American migration know as The Trail of Tears. Today, though, Major Ridge's erstwhile home in Georgia is the Chieftains Museum?a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large, not just his controversial contribution to it.

  • Size: Sprawling mansion-sized. Extensions have been added since Major Ridge's tenure there, reflecting key moments in Georgia's architecture history.
  • Key credential: The location has been listed on the National Historic Register since 1973.
  • Eye Catcher: The two-story dogtrot-style log cabin at the core of the house, where Major Ridge lived centuries ago.
  • "Dogtrot-Style" Means: The cabin is really two separate cabins, connected by a breezeway a dog could, hypothetically, trot down, especially if there's a steak at the other end and someone yelling "Here, boy!"
  • In the Giftshop: Visitors can stock up on jewelry, dreamcatchers, and replica arrowheads before they hit the road.
501 Riverside Pkwy. NE
Rome,
GA
US