Be a tourist for the day or weekend with these 5 must visit places in Tennessee before the summer vacation ends. From a visit to the new Tennessee Park for a baseball game to the Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, there is something for everyone in the family.
1. Visit First Tennessee Park- First Tennessee Park is a return to where Sulphur Dell Park once stood. Owner of the Sounds, Frank Ward says, “that the new stadium will have “a little something for everyone” and that it will be modeled in part on other successful Triple-A facilities such as those that can be found in Allentown, Pa., and Columbus, Ohio.”
2. Discovery Park of America– in Union City offers visitors a world-class entertainment and educational experience with more than 70,000 SF of exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art; and 50-acres of gardens, grounds and exhibits focused on history.
3. Tuckaleechee Caverns- located in Townsend is one of the earth’s oldest mountain chains are known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies”.
4. Dollywood -located in Pigeon Forge. This world famous 150-acre theme park is as unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton. From award-winning shows to educational craft demonstrations and ground-breaking rides and attractions.
5. Carnton Plantation located in Franklin-Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock (1768-1843). Throughout the nineteenth century it was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including President Andrew Jackson.More Summer Activity Stories