If you haven’t been to Tennessee in the last few years, there may have been some changes that you should check out. If you have never been there before, you are in for a special treat because this is a unique state like no other. People tend to gravitate toward places that are well-known like Memphis or Chattanooga. However, there are many attractions out there including waterfalls, gardens, and even museums that you will always remember once you have gone. If you want to take a Tennessee vacation, this is what you need to do if you would like to vacation in this state in the coming months.
Five Rivers Adventure
Right on the edge of the Pigeon River there is a destination called Hartford. There are many white-water rafting and kayaking trips that you can take. This is right in between the Cherokee National Forest and the great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will get to go down the many rivers that are there, experiencing what might be your very first white-water rafting trip. It is out of the way, southeast of Knoxville, but it’s well worth the trip.
If you had up from Hartford, heading up toward Gatlinburg in Pigeon Forge, on your way past Dollywood, you could head to a city called Townsend where you can see the Tuckaleechee Caverns, a place that has mind blowing caverns. It’s astounding how many states have caverns that are this amazing. When the light is just right, with the water falling, it is a sight to behold. Discovered in the 19th century, they have been open to the public for over six decades and is a place that you should see when you visit Tennessee this year.
On top of all of the many different sides and landmarks like Ryman Auditorium, and even the National Civil Rights Museum, there are natural aspects of Tennessee that many people do not know about. Although country music will probably play a role in why many people had into Tennessee, especially going to Memphis and Nashville, these cities that are smaller, and not as well known, definitely have amazing attractions that will motivate you to do them again in the years to come. Of course, don’t hesitate in visiting places like Graceland, or spending just a few days taking tours of Chattanooga if you want to. There’s always something to offer in the state of Tennessee that you have never seen before.