Sightseeing in Shelbyville

Up to 50% Off at Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation

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

Up to 42% Off Haunted Walking Tour from Franklin on Foot

Franklin on Foot

Historic Franklin

$18 $11

Discover the old haunts of departed socialites, spies, and Confederate soldiers during a 90-minute stroll

Up to 46% Off Segway Guided Tour of Historic Franklin

Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals

Franklin

$120 $65

90-minute guided Segway tour of Historic Franklin charters historical Civil War sites & scenic pathways next to rivers and wooded areas

Up to 56% off Tours at Noble Springs Dairy

Noble Springs Dairy

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$24 $12

Tours take guests throughout the goat dairy farm, spotlighting the milk parlor and cheese-making facility, as well as the farm animals

25% Off Visit to Three Civil War Sites

The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and Lotz House Museum

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

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Visitors learn about the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin at three historical sites, including a museum with antiques and fine art

Up to 48% Off Moped Tours

Nashville Scooter Tours

Downtown Nashville

$120 $69

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Guests hop on electric scooters, and head out in caravans to see some of Nashville's iconic sights

Music City Rollin' Jamboree Tour – Up to 49% Off

The Music City Rollin' Jamboree

Nashville

$65 $39

Tourists BYOB and sing along to country tunes as comedians steer a fun bus tour of downtown and Music Row's biggest sights

Up to Off Crazy Dash Walking Adventure

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Nashville

Nashville

$40 $20

Visit 10-12 checkpoints throughout the city to answer trivia questions, take selfies of fun tasks, and score points to top the competition

40% Off Hot-Air-Balloon Ride for One

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

Up to 50% Off Creamery Tour of Belle Chevre

Belle Chevre

Elkmont

$18.99 $10

Folks get a behind the scene look at how goat cheese is made at creamery housed in an old town cotton warehouse

Up to 50% Off at Historic Rock Castle

Historic Rock Castle

Hendersonville

$14 $8

The oldest building in Middle Tennessee, the Historic Rock Castle now houses numerous authentic period items, from quills to china

Up to 53% Off Double-Decker-Bus Tour of Chattanooga

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

50% Off Scavenger Hunt

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga

$40 $20

Teams grab their smartphones before exploring the city while finding clues and solving puzzles in order to earn points and finish the race

Up to 50% Off at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Downtown Chattanooga

$14 $7

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

51% Off Audubon Society Family Membership

Chattanooga Audubon Society

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

Up to 43% Off at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

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

Up to 45% Off at Museum Center at 5ive Points

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 – Up to 55% Off Museum Visit

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

West Whitfield

$20 $11

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

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The Discovery Center enlivens kids’ learning experiences by cleverly disguising exhibits as awesome playtime arenas. Tiny tots and even 10-year-olds are encouraged to run wild at this hands-on children’s museum and nature center, trying their hand at the many fun activities.

At the creation station, which is stocked with paint, clay, chalk, paper, and just about anything a young da Vinci or police sketch artist needs, kids are free to unleash their creative potential. Alternatively, at the fire-truck exhibit, they can put on a firefighter’s boots and hat and climb aboard the full-sized 1954 Oren fire truck to learn about a firefighter’s job in Murfreesboro. Nearby, at Tennessee Live!, they can get in touch with their natural surroundings when they come face-to-face with turtles, fish, and snakes at the living stream table, dig in the fossil pit, and learn about the customs of the native Cherokee.

502 SE Broad St
Murfreesboro,
TN
US

Replete with ornate gardens and a brick mansion fronted by towering, white columns, Rippavilla Plantation winds the clock back to the time of the Civil War. In the fall, the smells of bonfires and steaming hot chocolate fill the sprawling grounds as they host pumpkin paintings and other old-timey, outdoor fun. The Rippavilla corn maze tests internal compasses and scarecrow-bribing techniques on a 10-acre, labyrinthine path. As they pass through the maze, guests encounter signs that boast historical facts about major Civil War battles in 1862, putting them in touch with the site's legacy. For a plus-size serving of fresh, autumn air, guests can also board the hayride to circle the grounds, which are devoid of the sinister ghouls that often emerge at many fall festivals; instead, the grounds remain family-friendly throughout the night.

5700 Main St
Spring Hill,
TN
US

Frame and Art Gallery's staff preserves keepsakes using archival framing materials in addition to conservation-clear, conservation-reflection, and museum-quality glass. Many of their moldings sell for less than $175, efficiently enclosing photographs and other valuable items. Frame and Art Gallery also specializes in framing jerseys, stretching canvases, and art restoration. If shoppers don't already possess artwork they'd like to frame, they can pick up John A. Maxwell original paintings or purchase a pet portrait to memorialize domestic animals without constructing a shrine out of fur.

1203 Murfreesboro Rd
Franklin,
TN
US

Fired Up fuels the flames of creativity with hundreds of unfinished pottery pieces, including plates, platters, bowls, and mugs. Amid its orange and yellow walls, the contemporary studio lets visitors choose whatever pieces they want and equips them with paints, brushes, stencils, and other design tools. After the decorating process, the studio clear-glazes and fires finished pieces, making them safe to use with real food or fake food during imaginary tea parties. Fired Up opens its doors for studio sessions, as well as for birthdays, field trips, and special events.

410 S Mt Juliet Rd, Ste 310
Mount Juliet,
TN
US

A log cabin sits huddled in the woods as breezes sway rolling grasses and flowerbeds across the 1,120 acres that surround it. A Federal-style mansion stands tall against the sky, its columns flanking a towering front door and presidential balcony. Carrying on a 200-year tradition, The Hermitage tells the story of the presidential family, its plantation's slave population, and the atmosphere of the time through 32 historic buildings and more than a dozen archaeological sites.

The mansion and visitor center boast 3,000 original objects and 800,000 archaeological artifacts on display, as well as 1,200 printed items, 3,000 photographs, and 800 manuscripts bearing the president's original handwriting and cappuccino stains. The mansion's Greek-revival woodwork and mantels frame original wallpaper, and glass cases hold Andrew Jackson's authentic glasses, slippers, top hats, swords, and canes. Inside the visitor center, the Jacksons' actual private carriage guards a hallway leading to collections of artifacts from the plantation's slave families and communities. Most items in the collections were purchased directly from the Jackson family, though many artifacts were uncovered in the late 1800s by the historic Ladies' Hermitage Association when they broke ground for a new Olympic-sized swimming pool.

On the outdoor grounds, trained guides usher visitors to the first Hermitage, a log cabin where the Jackson family lived while the mansion was being built, and Alfred's Cabin, the preserved 1840s quarters of the former groundskeeper. In the garden, winding trails take visitors past period plants and the Grecian-style tombs of Andrew and Rachel Jackson. The rest of The Hermitage's grounds contain a network of winding walking trails, as well as grassy areas and cabins where museum staffers host events, weddings, and birthday parties. Across the grounds, interpreters in authentic period dress direct visitors to the sites of historic events and often train grade-school students to do the same through the center's special school programs.

4580 Rachels Ln
Hermitage,
TN
US

The Harding House at Belle Meade Plantation acquaints mouths and appetites with steaming local dishes, pairing every platter with a side of Southern hospitality and tradition. Under the same ownership as Bria Bistro Italiano and Whitfield’s Restaurant and Bar, The Harding House proffers a lunch and brunch menu replete with house spins on classic Nashville meals. Lunchgoers feast on classics just as holdable but more edible than a loved one's hand with the hand-breaded fried oyster po boy ($11), swaddled in herbed rémoulade atop a toasted baguette bed, and the fresh-ground, hand-pattied plantation burger ($8+). House specialties ($12–$17), favored by executive chef Tabor Luckey, include sautéed shrimp submerged in spiced Creole sauce and laid over a simmering bowl of cheese grits ($17). When Saturday arrives with its unique appetites in tow, The Harding House’s brunch offerings sate desires for all manners of sizzling skillets ($9–$13) and specialty breakfasts ($7–$15). The straight-shooting Enquirer skillet ($9) gathers the facts from a tomato, mushrooms, and two types of cheese before mingling them together with piping-hot eggs, home fries, and sultry pangs of hunger.

5025 Harding Pike
Nashville,
TN
US