Sightseeing in Tennessee

Daytime BYOB Nashville Bus Tour for One or Two from Nashville Double Decker (Up to 45% Off)

Nashville Double Decker

Nashville

$20 $12

A double-decker bus from England gives guests 360-degree views of Nashville on a BYOB tour of Music City

Knoxville Food Tour for One, Two, or Four from Knoxville Food Tours (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

Boos, Brews, and Booze Pub Crawl for One or Two from Chattanooga Brew Choo (Up to 50% Off)

Chattanooga Brew Choo

The Ice Cream Show

$25 $13

BYOB pedal-powered pub crawl takes guests on a tour of bars and haunted locales

Haunted Tour or Paranormal Investigation Class (Up to 61% Off). Five Options Available.

TCPRS Ghost Tours

Jonesborough

$50 $20

Guides share spooky historical trivia on walking tours; ghost-hunting tours and classes teach students how to find supernatural phenomena

$65 for Segway Guided Tour of Historic Franklin for Two from Franklin Segway Tours and Rental ($120 Value)

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

Admission for Two or Four or Family Admission for Two Adults and Two Kids to Historic Rock Castle (Up to 50% Off)

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

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

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

Winery and Vineyard Tour for Two or Four with Tasting at Natchez Hills Vineyard (Up to 51% Off)

Natchez Hills Vineyard

Hampshire

$50 $25

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Tour a 3-acre vineyard and winery while learning about the winemaking process, then enjoy a complimentary tasting

Tennessee Fall Homecoming Visit for Two at Museum of Appalachia on October 12 (Up to 35% Off)

Museum of Appalachia

Clinton

$60 $39

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Festival features eclectic mix of bluegrass and Americana on 5 stages; includes historic demos, heritage arts and crafts, and Southern fare

Adventure Package for Two or Family of Four or Six at Adventure Ranch (Up to 54% Off)

Adventure Ranch

Morristown

$21.90 $11

Situated on Great Smoky Farm, fall-themed activities include large corn maze, petting zoo, 250 ft. super slide, and a pumpkin patch

Wine-Tasting Package with Keepsake Glasses for Two or Four at Tsali Notch Vineyard (50% Off)

Tsali Notch Vineyard

Madisonville

$40 $20

Each guest samples six house wines and receives a keepsake glass to take home; vineyard specializes in muscadine grapes

$10 for a Drive-Thru Safari and Petting-Zoo Outing for Two at Circle G Ranch (Up to $18 Value)

Circle G Ranch

Strawberry Plains

$18 $10

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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

Museum Visit for 2, 4, or 10 at The Cotton Museum (Up to 76% Off)

The Cotton Museum

Downtown Medical Center

$20 $8

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Museum showcases the cotton industry's past and future through interactive exhibits, documentary films, and oral histories

$17 for Admission for Two – Including "The Legends of Sun Records" – at The Johnny Cash Museum ($30 Value)

The Johnny Cash Museum

Nashville

$30 $17

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New exhibit at acclaimed museum details the Man in Black's connections to Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the rest of the Sun Records roster

One-Year Family Plus or Family Deluxe Membership at Chattanooga Zoo (Up to 40% Off)

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

Dairy-Farm Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Noble Springs Dairy (Up to 56% Off)

Noble Springs Dairy

2

$24 $12

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

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

Spirit Expeditions

Firehouse Museum

$50 $25

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

Music City Rollin' Jamboree Tour for Two, Four, or Six (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

Smartphone Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga (65% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga

$40 $14

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

$30 for a Visit to The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and Lotz House Museum ($40 Value)

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

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Woodruff-Fontaine House (45% Off)

Woodruff-Fontaine House

Victorian Village

$20 $11

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Restored Victorian home shelters handwritten autographs from its craftsmen, more than 1,000 garments from the era, and rotating exhibitions

One Photo Package with General Lee or $8 for $20 Worth of Merchandise at Cooter's Place

Cooter's Place

Nashville

$20 $8

At this Dukes of Hazzard museum, take photos with the Dodge Charger driven by Bo and Luke or purchase souvenirs like hats or beer cozies

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 Walking Tour for One or Two from Franklin on Foot (Up to 42% Off)

Franklin On Foot

Franklin

$18 $11

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

Entry to Crazy Dash Digital Adventure for Two or Four (60% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Memphis, TN

New Pathways

$40 $16

With smartphones in hand, adventurers explore Memphis answering questions, solving puzzles, and performing goofy tasks to gain points

Walking Adventure for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Nashville

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Nashville

Nashville

$40 $16

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

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

Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Lotz House Museum (50% Off)

Lotz House Museum

Franklin

$30 $15

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Relive the tribulations of the Lotz family in late November 1864, when they weathered the bloody battle of Franklin

Metal Museum Visit for Two or Four to Metal Museum (42% Off)

Metal Museum

French Fort Neighborhood

$12 $7

Watch metalsmiths at work and tour the galleries filled with ornamental ironwork, fine jewelry, sculpture, and other handmade metal objects

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The interactive exhibits and programs compiled by the Pink Palace Family of Museums reinforce a mission that has stayed constant for 80 years: to "inspire people to learn how history, science, technology, and nature shape the Mid-South." Attached to Clarence Saunders' mansion built in the 1920s, the museum's permanent exhibits take an eclectic approach to chronicling the past, revealing everything from ancient fossils to contemporary southern history. Inside, visitors can chart the history of Memphis from the early Spanish explorers through the Civil War or walk through a replica of Saunders' original Piggly Wiggly—the country’s first self-service grocery store, and even see a shrunken head. Global adventures are chronicled on a four-story screen at the CTI-IMAX theater, and the Sharpe Planetarium explores the cosmos from the comfort of a 130-seat theater.

Traveling to east Memphis, one can discern the natural side of the Pink Palace Family of Museums. Lichterman Nature Center encompasses 65 acres of lush gardens filled with native wildflowers, trees, and wildlife. The center combines self-guided nature walks with plant sales and educational activities to expose visitors to the natural world.

4161 Park Avenue
Memphis,
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

Ijams Nature Center is committed to outdoor conservation and recreation, supplying members with rugged nature trails, an eco-friendly learning center, and a wildlife sanctuary spread over 300 acres. The visitor's center reduces energy emissions through passive solar heating, and most of the building's surfaces were constructed using materials made from recycled newspaper, cardboard, and grocery bags. New and permanent exhibits fill this space, such as Ijams Family History—which showcases the traditional preserved birds that highlight their passion for ornithology. Inside the forest exhibit, correct answers to questions light up components inside a giant walk-through tree, and glass cases hold specimens such as a hummingbird nest and snakeskin.

Heading outside, guests enter the raptor enclosure—a sheltered structure and small amphitheater housing a red-tailed hawk and turkey vulture, who read excerpts from their favorite Looney Tunes fan fiction during educational demonstrations. From here, all-ages visitors explore a greenhouse and organic garden. Children can frolic in Jo's Grove—an interactive nature play area replete with hidden spaces and materials for building a nature fort. Hikers and mountain bikers can traverse ten miles of surface trails that wind through mature woodlands, as well as Mead's Quarry and Ross Marble Natural Area.

2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville,
TN
US

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, a nature preserve and landscape park, began as a vision in the 1920?s by John and Margaret Chambliss. In the late 1970s, a group of forward thinkers hatched an ambitious plan to bring Chattanooga citizens closer to nature. With the help of the Junior League of Chattanooga, the group raised more than $500,000. In September 1979, The Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center was born. Since then, the center has had more than half a million visitors to explore its 317 acres containing a certified level IV arboretum, Civil War and Cherokee history, botanical gardens, and native plants, as well as raising awareness with educational programs for adults at schoolchildren. Their efforts have helped to conserve the approximately 45 native animal species inhabiting the Wildlife Wanderland, These animal species include a bald eagle, sandhill cranes, and endangered red wolves.

State-of-the-art when it was built, the environmentally engineered main building has remained largely unchanged over the past 33 years. Features such as solar-heating systems, southern-facing windows, and 99% natural R-38 insulation continue to model sustainable-building practices to park visitors and squirrels looking to passively heat their nests.

400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga,
TN
US

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

Century Farm orchestrates a bright spectrum of dry wines, semisweet wines, and fruit wines in a charming country shop surrounded by acres of shady arbors and southern grape vines. Only 4.5 years old, the blossoming winery proved its mettle at the 2011 Wines of the South Competition by collecting three awards—the Best of Tennessee Fruit–William O. Beach Award for its 2009 vintage traminette; a silver medal for its 2009 Norton; and a bronze for its 2009 red muscadine. While guests peruse bottles, a complimentary tasting introduces palates to the subtle notes and intricacies of varieties such as the dry, oaked 2010 Norton ($12.95) or the semisweet 2008 traminette ($12), with fruity layers and a spicy finish. Century Farm also hosts musical performances on select Saturdays from late April to September, during which visitors may enjoy wine tastings, picnics, and slow dances with graceful vines.

1548 Lower Brownsville Rd
Jackson,
TN
US