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Tennessee Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
Dubbed as the Volunteer State, Tennessee is one of the states located in Southeastern US. It is considered by many to have played a significant role in the development of early blues music and rock and roll. Beale Street in Memphis is actually said to where the blues music genre was born, with popular musicians like W. C. Handy performing in clubs way back in 1909. Memphis is also where the recording company Sun Records is based. This company jump started the careers of renowned musicians including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Aside from being a historic place for the birth and development of the blues and rock and roll, Tennessee also has a lot in store for tourists and travelers as far as natural attractions and cultural tourist destinations are concerned. Read on to get more information on what you can do and where you can go to have the best time in Tennessee.
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Tennessee Vacation Destinations
Nashville is not only the capital of Tennessee; it is also dubbed as the "Country Music Capital of the World". Aside from having the image of being the center of country music in the world, Nashville has also made efforts to be considered as the regional center of commerce and culture. As a matter of fact, top corporations including Nissan, Dell and Saturn have relocated some of their operations to the city or near the city.
There are a lot of things that can be seen and done in the city for all those who are planning to stay at a Nashville vacation home rental. Some general attractions include the: AT&T Building, which is Tennessee's tallest building; the Yazoo Brewery, which offers tours that shows visitors how their beers are made; the Adventure Science Center, where you can find plenty of interesting exhibits; the Nashville Zoo, which is a great family attraction; and the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, which is a historic bridge originally built back in 1907 to serve automobiles going from East Nashville to the Downtown area but has recently been converted into a pedestrian bridge that offers a magnificent view of the downtown skyline and the riverfront.
For music lovers, staying at a Nashville vacation home would also provide you with the opportunity to visit many attractions related to country music. For instance, you can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where you can take a tour or watch live performances. You can also go to the Music Valley Wax Museum which features the wax sculptures of more than 50 country musicians and hundreds of autographs on its "Sidewalk of the Stars".
If you are looking into having a historical or education trip, you can also visit several historic sites and state parks which would not only help you understand the history of the city and the state but also take part in various activities. You can start with the Belle Meade Plantation which is features a mansion, a carriage house as well as one of the oldest log cabins throughout Tennessee. You can take a tour of this historical plantation which existed even before the American Civil War. Some of the other historical and educational attractions that you can visit in Nashville would be the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the Belmont Mansion, Fort Negley, The Hermitage and the Tennessee State Museum.
Pigeon Forge is a popular Tennessee tourist destination because it is where Dollywood, the world-famous family amusement park of Dolly Parton is located. As you stay at a Pigeon Forge vacation home, make sure to not just go to Dollywood but also visit the other attractions in the city including the Great Smoky Mountain National Park as well as do some whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Home of the famous tune, the Chattanooga Choo Choo, this city offers plenty of tourist spots that would guarantee you of a great and interesting vacation. After getting settled in your Chattanooga vacation rental, you can head off to Rock City. Located on Lookout Mountain, Rock City features a 4,100-foot long walking trail, a 180-foot long suspension bridge, a 90-foot waterfall and Lover's Leap which would allow you to "see seven states".
After visiting Rock City, you can visit another spectacular natural attraction, the Ruby Falls which does not just feature a beautiful waterfall but also plenty of magnificent rock formations.
You can also go to the Tennessee Aquarium for a fun-filled and educational time that the whole family would certainly enjoy. The Tennessee Aquarium has two buildings, River Journey and Ocean Journey. Ocean Journey features a butterfly garden as well as offers an opportunity to see sharks in action and to touch stingrays. River Journey, on the other hand, features a variety of environment from mountains to forests, to valleys and lakes. Here, visitors would be able to see otters and seahorse. You can tour the entire attraction for two or three hours.
Some other Chattanooga tourist attractions which are worth visiting include the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park, the Incline Railway, the Chattanooga Regional History Museum and the Creative Discovery Museum.
Chattanooga also has plenty of parks and outdoor areas where you can take a stroll, bond with the family, engage in outdoor activities and watch shows or participate in various events. Some of these include Coolidge Park, Walnut Street Bridge, Renaissance Park, Tennessee River Walk, Ross' Landing, Miller Park, Miller Plaza, the Heritage Park and the Chattanooga Nature Center.
The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis is a lot more than just being the home of the blues. Of course, there is Beale Street which you should definitely go to if you want to experience the best of live music in the city and in most of the state. Some of the other attractions that you can visit as you stay at a Memphis vacation home rental would be the National Civil Rights Museum, the Ornamental Metal Museum, the Mud Island River Park, the Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum, the Memphis Zoo, the Pink Palace, the Overton Park, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Memphis Botanic Garden, the Shelby Farms Park, Graceland and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.