For you garden and flower enthusiasts looking for Tennessee vacations, a trip to the Memphis Botanic Gardens is a delight. This wonderful vacation spot in Tennessee has 24 themed gardens that are showcased among 96 acres of lakes and woodlands.
They include the Little Garden Club Sensory Garden, the Japanese Garden of Tranquility and the TN Bicentennial Iris Garden. There is also an organic vegetable garden and a tropical conservatory.
You can enjoy horseback riding at the French Broad Outpost Ranch, the only Dude Ranch in the Great Smoky Mountains. Go on a cattle drive and experience the life of a ranch hand.
The focus is on horseback riding and those with the skill can participate in rodeo style cow penning events.
You can raft or tube down the French Broad River. There is also square dancing and line dancing, bonfires and sing-a-longs.
Casey Jones Village, in Jackson, is a fun place for family Tennessee vacations. The Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum is the legendary railroad man's 1890's home.
There is an original steam locomotive, railroad artifacts, and a model railroad exhibit.
Over 15,000 antiques are on display at the 1890's Old Country Store Restaurant, Ice Cream Parlor, and the Gift and Confectionery Shop. Enjoy a round of miniature golf at Casey Jones Adventure Golf.
The Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater are must-visit spots for a vacation getaway to Chattanooga. The Tennessee Aquarium is home to more than 300 species of fish .... two exhibits with free-flying birds .... frogs, salamanders and toads .... American alligator, crocodiles, turtles, lizards, and snakes .... river otters .... seahorses. The huge IMAX 3D Theater has a screen six stories high. The movies on the IMAX have incredible 3D images combined with sharp and clear IMAX digital sound.
Here’s a Tennessee mountain vacation idea.... relax in a secluded cabin situated deep in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg Cabins Online can connect you with a wide variety of family-owned and operated cabins and chalets.
You can have all the comforts of home while enjoying your own private mountain retreat. Gatlinburg is nearby as is Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. These have lots to offer for sightseeing, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Enjoy the amazing mountain views, game tables, hot tubs .... and maybe pay a visit to Dollywood.
Bristol offers lots of things to do and makes a great spot for Tennessee vacations. There's the Birthplace of Country Music Museum .... Bristol Caverns, one of the largest and most beautiful in the Smoky Mountain Region .... Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway .... Steele Creek State Park .... Birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford - House features artifacts of world-renowned musician and entertainer Tennessee Ernie Ford.