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Fun Things to Do in Tennessee

Cumberland Caverns
1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110

At an impressive 32 miles long, the Cumberland Caverns offer plenty of excitement with daily tours and adventures.  You definitely won’t want to miss out on the one of a kind monthly Underground Concert Series held here, either!

 

Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Pl. Memphis, TN 38112

With over 4500 animals and rated the top zoo in the US in 2008, the Memphis Zoo is a must see for animal lovers. Located in Overton Park, which is also home to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, this stop is perfect for a day out with family.

 

Bell Witch Cave
430 Keysburg Rd. Adams, TN 37010

While Tennessee boasts several caves and caverns for exploring, Bell Witch Cave is the only one that was purportedly haunted by the Bell Witch, who fled capture and used the cave as a refuge. Many tales abound of visitors to the cave who claim to have made contact.

Lane Motor Museum
702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210

This collection of around 500 vehicles (around 150 displayed at a time) boasts rare cars and car prototypes that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Real motorheads will want to attend the yearly festival for a chance to drive one of these rare cars.

 

The Parthenon
2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

A full-sized replica of this Greek temple sits right in the middle of Centennial Park in Nashville.  Inside is a full-scale gold leafed covered statue of Athena (exactly like the original Parthenon), and an art museum featuring paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

Woolworth’s Lunch Counter
221 5th Ave N. Nashville, TN 37219

Yes, that Woolworths – the company that was known as the site of many sit-ins and protests has revamped its last remaining restaurant into a historical site that pays homage to the struggles of the  past in a tasteful way while serving up delicious eats like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits.