- area Attractions -
Cumberland County Playhouse - a nationally renowned theater offering two full-time stages for
outstanding drama, comedy and musical entertainment. Ticket Information: Call 931-484-5000.
Cumberland Mountain State Park - is primarily known for its natural beauty, other activities include
boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and hiking. For more information call 931-484-6318.
Burgess Falls State Park - this day use park has picnic facilities, playgrounds and scenic trails along
the gorge of Falling Water River.
Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park - is the second largest park in the system with 16,000 acres, offers
some of the most spectacular and breathtaking scenery in Tennessee.
Pickett State Park - is known for its unusual geological formations and abundant variety of vegetation.
Standing Stone State Park is make up of vast, primitive woodlands, gorges, overlooks and a lake.
Edgar Evins State Park nature trails will take you through wooded terrain that is characterized by
rolling hills and steep walled bluffs.
Rock Island State Park - The Great Falls and Center Hill reservoirs are ideal for boating, fishing and
Ozone Falls is a 110 foot waterfall which spills over rugged boulders to a pool below. In the Ozone
Falls State Natural Area, the falls is surrounded by ruggedly beautiful terrain.
Virgin Falls is 317 acres of forest, interspersed with hiking trails, streams, overlooks and caves create
the spectacular Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness State Natural Area.
Red Boiling Springs - The springs feature gracious Southern lodging, dining, social activities and
Cumberland Caverns is a National Historic Landmark, the caverns boasts great hallways and galleries
of breathtaking beauty.
The Homesteads Tower - Collections of photos, documents and artifacts of the 1930's and 1940's.
Rock House Historic Site a former stagecoach inn, alongside the Washington Road, the Rock House
was visited by such notables as Presidents Andrew Jackson and James D. Polk.
Sgt. Alvin C. York Mill/Home Historic Site - The grist mill operated by Sgt. Alvin C. York, the
World War I hero immortalized by Gary Cooper in the movie Sergeant York.
Muddy Pond Mennonite Community - Sorghum making is an annual Autumn tradition here. Fresh
bread, jams and jellies and vegetables are sold at roadside stands. Yummy!
Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum - The birthplace cabin and museum containing memorabilia of
the life and career of Cordell Hull, "Father of the United Nations" and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
is located near Byrdstown.
Appalachian Center for Crafts - The Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts, is a professional
crafts center that teaches fine Appalachian crafts.
OAK RIDGE: (AREA CODE 865)
Located in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, just 22 miles west of Knoxville, Oak Ridge is
easily accessible by I-40 and I-75. Surrounded by tree covered ridges, picturesque valleys, and
numerous lakes and rivers, recreation is a natural in Oak Ridge.
Energy/Environment Loop - Enjoy the city's 38 mile self guided driving tour with nine stops. Follow the
"Energy/Environment Loop" signs to the following attractions:
Site 1 - Visitor's Information Center, 300 S. Tulane Ave.
Site 2 - American Museum of Science and Energy. A must for kids.
Site 3 - Oak Ridge Community Art Center.
Site 4 - The University of Tennessee Forestry Experiment Station and Arboretum.
Site 5 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Visitor Overlook.
Site 6 - The Graphite Reactor.
Site 7 - Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant Visitor Overlook.
Site 8 - The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge.
Site 9 - Bull Run Steam Plant.
KNOXVILLE: (Area Code 865)
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra -
Kirk Trevor, Music Director and Conductor. Seven concert season, October - April.
Knoxville Academy of Medicine Museum -
The museum contains an interesting collection of instruments, furniture, pictures, medical books dating
Museum of Appalachia -
Complete replica of pioneer village with thousands of artifacts of early settlers.
Confederate Memorial Hall -
This 15 room antebellum mansion contains artifacts, documents and furniture of the period 1860-1865.
James White Fort -
General James White, Knoxville founder, built this home and stockade in 1786.
Lamar House Bijou Theater -
Concerts, plays, ballets from September through April
Tennessee Theater -
Completed in 1928, the renovated rococo style theater is the perfect location for the Classic Film Series.
MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES:
East Tennessee Historical Center -
Collections include books, documents, photographs, paintings, and artifacts relating to Tennessee
John Sevier Historic Site -
This was the summer home and farm of Tennessee's first Governor.
NASHVILLE: (AREA CODE 615)
Grand Old Opry -
Located at Opryland. Famed country music shows each Friday and Saturday night.
The General Jackson - The General Jackson paddlewheel showboat offers morning, daytime and
Ryman Auditorium -
Home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 until March 16, 1975.
Cars Of The Stars -
Classic cars, antique models, street rods, and special interest cars.
The Hermitage and Tulip Grove -
The Hermitage is a National Historic Landmark with beautiful landscaping and gardens.
Belle Meade Mansion -
Queen of Tennessee Antebellum plantations built in 1853.
Tennessee State Museum - Exhibits include collections of Antebellum and Civil War artifacts as part of
the museum's permanent collections.
The Parthenon -
World's only exact size replica of the ancient temple in Greece. Statuary and painting inside.
Country Music Hall of Fame -
Included is a tour of RCA's Studio B where visitors can sit where greats like Elvis, Dolly Parton, and
others recorded their early hits.
Minnie Pearl's Museum - Personal items and scenes from country comedienne Minnie Pearl's life and
her 50 years of entertaining.
CHATTANOOGA: (AREA CODE 423)
Ruby Falls - In Lookout Mountain - Ruby Falls, a sparkling 145 foot waterfall in Lookout Mountain
The Tennessee Aquarium - The Aquarium is home to more than 7,000 animals, including over 400
species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals.
IMAX 3D Theatre - Next door to the Tennessee Aquarium, the massive six story high IMAX 3D
Theater combines breathtaking life-like and clear 3D images with state of the art six channel IMAX
Creative Discovery Museum - Located near the Tennessee Aquarium. Featuring a two-story kinetic
water sculpture, an optics tower, and a 120 seat auditorium.
Incline - The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway climbs the steep side of the mountain, passing through
the site of the famous Civil War "Battle Above the Clouds."
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Terminal Station Building on the National Register for Historic Preservation.
PIGEON FORGE & GATLINBURG (AREA CODE 865)
Action packed Pigeon Forge miles & miles of family attractions...Log flumes, water slides, miniature
golf, name entertainment, a giant wave pool, motor racing carts, bumper boats, live shows, thrill rides
THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
Millions of families have made the Great Smokies the most popular national park in the United States.
Over 500,000 acres of breathtaking beauty, hiking trails, motor trails, waterfalls, and wildlife await you.
The seasons of GATLINBURG
The Flower Blossom Season - Mid March through June - Dogwoods, wild flowers, Flame Azaleas, Rose
Purple Rhododendron take their turns coloring the Smokies.
The Summer Vacation Season - May through September - Enjoy the Smoky Mountain National Park
then be entertained by any number of family attractions of Gatlinburg.
The Spectacular Fall Foliage Season - Mid September through Mid November - Experience
breathtaking beauty of the spectacular fall colors during this season in Gatlinburg.
The Christmas Shopping Season - November through December - Quaint shops, unique gift ideas,
Christmas caroling, and beautiful decorations.
The Snow Season - November through Mid March - Clear viewing of the snow-covered Smokies,
downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating