Things To Do in Tennessee

52% Off Kids' Dance Camps at BareFeet Studios

Nashville

$155 $75

Princess camp introduces tiny dancers to basic techniques, music, and rhythm; hip-hop camp teaches kids feet work and body isolations

Side Splitters Comedy Club – Up to 51% Off Standup

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$42.76 $21

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Rising and renowned comedians sling jokes while guests chuckle their way through burgers and cocktails

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

Up to 51% Off Yoga

Clarksville

$80 $39

Temperatures of 100 degrees or warmer help students achieve deeper stretches, flush out toxins, and strengthen their cores

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf in Murfreesboro

Stones River Mall

$42 $19

Eighteen-hole mini-golf course studded with windmills and loop-the-loop ramps, with walls adorned in jungle and underwater murals

Up to 53% Off Outing at Crown Winery in Humboldt

Humboldt

$90 $45

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Hilltop winery & Tuscan-style villa courts visitors with wine tastings, vineyard tours & commemorative souvenirs.

Up to 50% Off at Goofballs Family Fun Center

Franklin

$21 $11

Fun Pass includes bumper cars, Laser Frenzy, bowling, and games in the arcade; birthday party with private room and unlimited activities

Up to 87% Off Adult MMA Classes

Gray's Creek Association

$445 $59

Adults receive shorts and a t-shirt, and learn the basics of jiu-jitsu, krav maga, kickboxing, and MMA

Up to 59% Off Cake-Decorating Class

Hendersonville

$80 $35

Students create ornate designs on cakes with the help of resident sugar artists

Up to 73% Off at Pilates of Collierville

Collierville

$130 $39

Pilates exercises strengthen the core with the help of a mat or small equipment

Up to 63% Off Whitewater Rafting

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$88 $35

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Experienced rafter guides beginners and experts down the Middle Ocoee River’s Class III and IV rapids

65% Off Month of Classes at O'Riley Karate Centers

Multiple Locations

$129 $45

Internationally certified and licensed martial-arts instructor teaches karate to students of all ages and abilities

Up to 64% Off Dance Lessons at Ultimate Ballroom

Cordova - Trinity Place

$55 $24

Experienced instructors lead private and group dance lessons in styles including foxtrot, tango, and salsa

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Holistic health remains the focus during fitness classes, which include high-intensity interval training and yoga

Up to 51% Off Winery Tour for Two or Four

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

Up to 56% Off at Game Galaxy Arcade

Antioch

$20 $10

Challenge pals to matches of pinball and classic arcade video games, including Galaga, Donkey Kong, and Street Fighter

42% Off Caney Fork River Canoe or Kayak Trip

Silver Point

$60.31 $35

A 6-mile course down the gentle Caney Fork River allows paddlers to catch glimpses of deer, turkey, and herons flitting along the riverbanks

Up to 62% Off Cheese-Making Classes

Standing Stone Nubians

$375 $150

Learn to hand make feta, chèvre, mozzarella, and other cheeses using Old-World techniques at a rustic and tranquil dairy-goat farm

Museum of Appalachia – Up to 47% Off

Norris

$36 $19

Step into the past via 30+ historic buildings, displays of authentic artifacts, free roaming animals, and special events

50% Off from Skydive Smoky Mountains

Morristown

$298 $149

Adventurers safely strapped to experienced divers plummet from heights of up to 9,500 ft.; exhilarating free falls captured on video

Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes or Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$100 $20

Get fit with a roster of yoga or Zumba classes or become a full-fledged gym member, complete with childcare and personal training

Up to 53% Off Pontoon Boat Rental

Beach Island Marina

$225 $109

24-foot late-model pontoons tow tubes & let up to 12 people explore Norris Lake's tree-lined waters.

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Up to 50% Off from Cumberland River Cruises

Lebanon

$20 $12

Every Thursday through Sunday or by appointment an experienced guide leads groups on tours, such as the daytime nature cruise or sunset tour

Up to 75% Off Women's Boot Camp

Mount Juliet

$140 $35

Trainers encourage accountability while leading participants through ever-changing workouts that can be modified based on ability level

Up to 51% Off Trapeze Class

Blue Ridge

$100 $55

Instructors that have worked with Ringling Bros. and other professional circuses teach beginners to soar through the air

Up to 51% Off Muscle-Car-Driving Experience

Adesa Dr, Lenoir City, TN 37771

$199 $99

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

Up to 59% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

Joelton

$192 $79

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GPS-equipped golf carts whisk players across 18-hole layout replete with limestone bluffs, waterfalls, Scottish bunkers, and new greens

50% Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Music City Raceway

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

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 46% Off a Zipline Adventure

10

$89 $49

Six ziplines carry riders and safety-conscious guides through majestic views at 40–250 feet above ground in shadow of Great Smoky Mountains

Up to 58% Off Fly-Fishing Lesson for 1, 2, or 3

Only

$165 $79

Learn the basics of fly-fishing in three-hour lessons at springs with its own hatchery

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

Meridianville

$100 $50

Valid for lessons in guitar, piano, bass, brass, woodwinds, drums and percussion, voice, music theory, and composition

Up to 51% Off Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Copperhill

$47.50 $24

Rafts journey down the Ocoee River in Tennessee, encountering class IV rapids and native wildlife

Half Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Dunlap

$40 $20

Instructors work with students individually during group Tae Kwon Do classes that are appropriate for all ages and experience levels

Up to 52% Off Shooting-Range Membership

Harrison

$30 $15

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Members receive discounted admission to the range; indoor, climate-controlled facility with personal lockers

Up to 52% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for One, Two, or Four

Lakeland

$52 $26

Sprawled across 18 acres, seven themed paintball fields offer tournament-style play and scenario games

Up to 51% Off a Membership at The Rush Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Membership includes access to indoor pool and rows of cardio equipment, as well as group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and spinning

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

45% Off Services

Rossville

$145 $80

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off Horseback Trail Ride and Dinner for Two

Hohenwald

$160 $75

Duos ride equine companions across ranch that brims with waterfalls and more than 100 miles of trails before enjoying a romantic meal

Up to 57% Off at Valley View Camp Zips and Adventures

Greenbrier

$90 $45

Six zip-lines stretch over more than 2,000 feet; ultimate package includes access to zip-lines, giant swing, Quantum Leap, and low ropes

Half Off Racing Experiences

Memphis International Raceway

$129 $39

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

67% Off Boot Camp

Memphis

$96 $32

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Kids' History Day Camp

Nashville

$180 $85

Kids explore local tall tales, the Civil War, the War of 1812, hand sewing, or a millennium of Tennessee history

Up to 73% Off CrossFit Classes

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$199 $55

Students in the Foundations course meet twice a week for four weeks, while learning how to safely push themselves in CrossFit workouts

Up to 52% Off Tandem Skydive with Video

Jasper

$298 $149

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Professionals pair with clients in tandem jump over Sequatchie Valley and capture flights on digital video recording

50% Off Services

Clarksville

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Moving Moms Boot-Camp Sessions

Murfreesboro

$139 $69

Workouts led by a mom focus on cardio, strength training, and mobility exercises that can be tailored to all fitness levels

Up to 57% Off Archery Lesson at The Archery Den

Franklin

$50 $25

Olympic-level trainer teaches students proper technique in safe archery studio space

Up to 84% Off Taekwondo Classes with Uniform

Ellendale

$178.99 $29

Black belt instructors guide students through the fundamentals of Korean unarmed combat techniques

Up to 54% Off at David Deaton Karate Studios

Multiple Locations

$39.95 $20

Children learn martial-arts skills and improve their focus, discipline, and self-confidence in introductory karate classes

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Eads

$70 $35

Students learn horseback-riding basics during private or two-person sessions, held in the farm's indoor or outdoor riding facilities

50% Off Whitewater Rafting

Ocoee

$59.95 $29.95

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Beginner and experienced rafters navigate Class III and IV rapids in 14 ft. self-bailing rafts with help from guide

84% Off Personal Training at Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$119 $19

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Technology can suggest the right pace, weight, and exercises for you at each session

Up to 60% Off at Art Quick Golf Academy

Family Golf Center

$80 $39

Former PGA Tour golfer Art Quick draws from many years of experience to help players develop consistent, successful swings

Up to 84% Off Group Classes at Organic Fitness Factory

Gallatin

$150 $29

Instructors help you get fit with fun, supportive classes including glow-in-the-dark Zumba, Tae Bo, and Pound, which is set to rock music

One Month of Martial Arts Classes (86% Off)

Oak Ridge

$140 $20

Instructors lead rigorous krav maga and MMA classes for adults as well as enthusiastic martial arts lessons for kids aged 3 and up

Up to 56% Off Horseback-Riding or Driving Lessons

Greenback

$80 $39

Seasoned instructors who have trained national champions teach students to ride or drive horses

Up to 50% Off at Xtreme Paintball

Lebanon

$50 $30

Two outdoor fields set the stage for staff-monitored scenarios such as capture the flag and team elimination

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes at Serenite' Fitness

Serenite Fitness located in Core Pilates Studio

$139 $59

Liven up fitness routines with fusion exercise classes that pair yoga poses with Pilates moves and barre work

Up to Half Off Reptile and Exotic-Pet Show

Camp Jordan Arena

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 59% Off Weekday Round at Oak Hills Golf Course

Greenbrier

$96 $39

18-hole, par 72 course highlighted by long lake that enters play on six separate occasions

Up to 46% Off Artistic Equestrian Dance

The Sablé Theater

$27.99 $15

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An artist creates scenes in sand that come to life on stage with the help of trick-riders and dancers

Up to 56% Off Chattanooga Zombie Mud Run

Old Mcdonald Farm

$85 $45

April 5, hordes of zombies stagger, limp, and crawl toward participants; proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga

Up to 63% CrossFit Classes

Lakeland

$125 $49

Trainers transform bodies with a constantly changing regimen of weight-lifting, gymnastics, and plyometric exercise

Up to 61% Off Yoga Classes at Scenic City Boot Camp

Northgate - Big Ridge

$60 $29

Increase flexibility and muscle tone with yoga classes, held Tuesday evenings and Friday throughout the day

48% Off Girls Basketball Training

Memphis

$25 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Spirits Event with Tastings

Nashville

$35 $18

At a festival celebrating Nashville's cocktail culture, attend events featuring tastings of tequila, wine cocktails, or Jack Daniels whiskey

Up to 63% Off Entry to Airsoft Field

Knoxville

$10 $5

Players pop off rounds of soft plastic BBs while traversing one of three combat fields including a woodland and urban-village layout

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

Up to 69% Off at Paintball International

Red Leg Action Sports

$60 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

51% Off Music Lessons

Murfreesboro

$120 $59

Experienced musician Jenny Mills customizes lessons in songwriting, piano, and musical theory for students of all ages and abilities

Up to 56% Off Laser Tag at Laser Chase

Franklin

$24 $12

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Marksmen snipe lasers at opponents in 4,000-square-foot jungle-themed arena littered with pillars, plants, and red laser beams

Up to 71% Off Les Mills Bodypump Classes at Evolve-Life

Collierville

$85 $29.99

Les Mills Bodypump classes use weights to challenge muscles with exercises such as curls and squats

Up to 45% Off at 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

Up to 61% Off at Bikram Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Studios heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit help to flush toxins out of organs; bodies undergo 26 poses that can strengthen muscles

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting at Blue Ridge Cellars

Blue Ridge

$50 $25

Wine tasting includes five 1-ounce pours, a dessert wine, a small chocolate, and a souvenir wine glass per person

Up to 64% Off at Friendly Farm

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$40 $20

Admission to farm and petting zoo; birthday adventure with nature walk and pony rides; Parent's Night Out entertains kids with activities

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Becca Marino fought an eating disorder for 13 years before enlisting in a six-month recovery program. During this time, mentors surrounded and supported her. Thanks to their encouragement, she broke free of the eating disorder and nourished a desire to help others do the same. Marino marched off to earn a bachelor's in health, fitness, and recreational resources, specializing in exercise science. Then, she racked up personal training certifications to start her career in fitness. But even as she went to work in gyms, wellness centers, and other fitness facilities, she felt as if she couldn't help people the way she wanted to.

In 2009, she broke down the barriers that kept her from inspiring others and opened Fitness Inspiration!. She and her team promote mindsets and beliefs that facilitate external action. This positive approach to physical and mental transformation manifests itself in every workout, from personal and small-group training sessions to group classes and boot camps. Teachers also host wellness workshops and outreach events that nourish self-worth and awaken a desire for participants to treat their bodies like temples or shrines to JTT.

Becca's powerful positive methodologies won her a 2012 Natural Memphis award for Best Personal Trainer, and her Best Me! boot-camp program was awarded the title of Best Natural Body Care Program.

500 North Pine Lake Drive
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

While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.

Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.

156 W End Ave
Knoxville,
TN
US

As she watched the dancers of Canopy Studio Repertory Company twirl and flip using a long cord of aerial silks during their evening performance, Amy Powell knew she wanted to do the same. Less than a year after joining the studio and taking classes, she was asked to perform in one of the company's shows, drawing from former gymnastics training and a natural affinity for high-flying dance to hone her abilities. More than a decade later, she now helms Chattanooga Aerials, located inside Scenic City Dance Center, as the director and head instructor and passes on her skills on silks, slings, and trapezes to all levels of students and budding telephone-company workers under the high ceilings of Scenic City Dance Center.

Amy instills students with a solid aerial foundation while also working to advance abilities toward graceful dancing and strength conditioning. She starts exercises at the lowest possible height to assuage first-timers before teaching dancers to work in tandem, using each other's bodies to perform coordinated moves. She and her fellow teachers can pinpoint the root cause of many of their students' physical limitations and inhibitions and often revise the curriculum or help students with their fears directly, perhaps by doing floor work that translates to the air. Muscles that have grown accustomed to more traditional workouts awaken in each class, and Amy's Something New workshop challenges students further with hybridized methods including aerial yoga and outdoor sessions using trees as aerial gear. When not teaching, she and her staff frequently perform for the community in programs for the children's Creative Discovery Museum and for Nightfall, a downtown concert series.

6435 Lee Highway
Chattanooga,
TN
US

As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

585 S Riverside Dr
Clarksville,
TN
US

When patrons step into Lanes, Trains, & Automobiles Entertainment Depot, playful noises jostle their senses: the crash of bowling pins, the decisive zaps of laser-tag guns, the thunder of colliding bumper cars. The center shelters a spectrum of friendly competition under one roof, but at the heart are 32 bowling lanes. During open-bowling hours and late-night cosmic bowling, touchscreens tally strikes and automatic bumpers shift up and down to accommodate different players in case they decide to somersault down the lane.

Nearby, up to 16 laser-tag soldiers duck behind barrels and walls splattered with neon paint in the 2,500-square-foot Lazer Station. In the Spinzone, black lights and colorful spotlights swivel around a central traffic signal, which dictates the stops, starts, and illegal U-turns of bumper cars.

In the arcade, patrons battle for champion status and pick of pizza toppings at air-hockey tables, skee-ball machines, and racing video games. Professional competitors face off on flat-screen TVs at Tailgaters, an on-site eatery slinging burgers and pizza. Eight VIP bowling lanes, a designated party zone, and a stage for live entertainment and karaoke act as peaceful dignitaries in the 4,500-square-foot restaurant as well.

450 Butler Dr
Murfreesboro,
TN
US

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