Traveling Tennessee: A Complete Tour Guide to the Volunteer State from the Highlands of the Smoky Mountains to the Banks of the Mississippi River

Traveling Tennessee: A Complete Tour Guide to the Volunteer State from the Highlands of the Smoky Mountains to the Banks of the Mississippi River

Cathy Summerlin, Vernon Summerlin

Language: English

Pages: 366

ISBN: 2:00254477

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A complete tour guide to the Volunteer State from the highlands of the Smoky Mountains to the banks of the Mississippi River.

Tennessee is a state of endless diversity. It boasts breath-taking scenery, the homes of three presidents, and the birthplace of legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett. It is the birthplace of the blues and the home of the King of rock 'n' roll. It offers a wealth of opportunities for hiking, canoeing, fishing, and wildlifeviewing in state and national parks, recreation areas, and forests. From mountain highroads to delta lands, this comprehensive guide invites you to the best of Tennessee's bed and breakfasts, museums, historic sites, restaurants, antique shops, and such attractions as:

• The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough
• The South's favorite outlet shopping in Pigeon Forge
• Coker Creek, the site of Tennessee's gold rush
• World-class whitewater rafting on the Obed and Ocoee Rivers
• The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
• The Chattanooga Choo Choo and the Tennessee State Aquarium
• Civil War battlefields like Stones River and Shiloh
• The Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg
• The Natchez Trace Parkway
• Musical venues from the Grand Ole Opry to Beale Street
• The largest Middle Woodland Indian Mound in the southeast
• A half-mile-long reprodction of the Mississippi River

Traveling Tennessee does more than get you where you want to go. It also educates you about the state's heritage, excites you about its vacation possibilities, and entertains you with accounts of the authors' own experiences.

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newest entertainment area in downtown Memphis, with restaurants/bars featuring live entertainment every weekend. The restaurants have great menus serving luncheon specials, a wide selection of sandwiches, and unbeatable desserts. You can find the largest selection of bottled and draft imported beers in Memphis on “the Pinch.” Visit one of these great places: High Point Pinch, the North End, the Pizza Place, T. J. Mulligan’s, 78 Overton, the Pinch Station, and Pig ’n’ the Pinch. The Pinch District

information that we find interesting and make reference to books by other authors we think you may find interesting. We introduce you to TVA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer lakes, state parks and wildlife management areas, national parks and forests, and the opportunities to enjoy Tennessee’s great outdoors while hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, hunting, swimming, camping, wildlife watching, golfing, horseback riding, or canoeing. Although we don’t have room to take you to every community in

Hill Restaurant, Lenoir City, 986-0772. Mountain View Restaurant, Loudon, 458-9121. Townson’s Cafe, Loudon, 458-9340. West End Cafe, Loudon, 458-5157. Shopping: Allen’s Antiques and Used Furniture, Lenoir City, 986-2724. Brickbox and Antiques Cafe, Loudon, 458-0850. The General Store, Loudon, 458-6433. Goodwin’s Antiques, Lenoir City, 986-3396. Sweet Memories, Loudon, 458-2331. Twin Lakes Antiques, Lenoir City. Victoria’s Antique and Craft Mall, Lenoir City, 988-7957. Warehouse

all-you-can-eat noonday meals. Today two restaurants carry on the tradition of fresh food on Market Square. Tomato Head has great pizza, salads, and sandwiches and walls lined with changing displays of various artists. The Soup Kitchen has excellent soups and delicious fresh breads and is a big favorite of the lunch crowd. Market Square Mall is the scene of many of the activities associated with the Dogwood Arts Festival held each April. The citywide celebration includes art exhibits, crafts,

Tennessee. An annual eagle watch is held on a Saturday (usually the third) in January. Participants are transported by boat to remote areas of the lake to view wintering eagles. Pleasant Grove Recreation Area near the dam has a swinging bridge connecting it to Pleasant Grove Island. The island has the distinction of having a picnic site inside a cave. Red Oak Trail is a hiking and horse riding trail with places to swim, water your horse, and camp with hitching posts, a shelter, and pit toilets.

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