From where we live in Tracy City, Tennessee, here are some of the places we like to take visiting friends and relatives.
Nashville (Music City) has the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, the Parthenon (full scale replica of the one in Greece), Nashville LDS Temple, and Al Gore
Chattanooga (Gateway to the South) has the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Lookout Mountain & Lookout Mtn Incline, Rock City, Ruby Falls, world renowned Tennessee Aquarium & Tennessee River Gorge Riverboat ride
Knoxville area has Pigeon Forge (Dollywood, etc.), Gatlinburg (gateway to Natl Park), Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tail of the Dragon (11-mile stretch of highway in Natl Park containing 318 curves - a motorcycle paradise)
Huntsville AL has the U.S. Space & Rocket Center; International Space Station Operations Center.
Bowling Green, KY has General Motor's Corvette Assembly Plant & Museum, Mammoth Cave National Park nearby
Locally, we have South Cumberland State Park (7 mi), Fiery Gizzard Hiking Trail (5 mi), Foster Falls (10 mi), Fall Creek Falls State Park (highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, 49 mi away), and Cumberland Caverns (38 mi)