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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spellings: Somervell, Somervill, and Somerville. In 1829 Somerville’s Masonic Lodge Number 73 was granted a charter. The Worshipful Master, Richard Cleere, operated a tailor shop in Somerville and had learned his trade with the future president, Andrew Johnson, in the same shop. In the center of Somerville is the Fayette County Courthouse, and the county has many beautiful homes built in the 1800s worth seeing. The pretty but tiny community of Williston flourished in the 1800s with this

destination is Grand Junction, west on TN 57. For More Information: McNairy County Chamber of Commerce, 114 Cypress St., P.O. Box 7, Selmer, 38375; 901-645-6360. Big Hill Pond State Park, Rt. 1, Box 150B, Pocahontas, 38061; 901- 645-7967. These bronze statues hold their hunting positions in front of the National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction. 94 Grand Junction, LaGrange, Moscow A Grand Trio Leaving Big Hill Pond State Park going west via TN 57, you go through three small towns with

real sense reached the goal of the program by ending it. Across the road from the tower is the Cumberland General Store, a popular destination for functional items and ole-timey oddities that you won’t want to leave without. A short distance down US 127/TN 28 from the Homestead Tower is the lovely seven-arch dam at the 1,720-acre Cumberland Mountain State Park, a major Kodak moment. The dam actually serves as the bridge leading into the park. You drive across it to reach the Cumberland

Fort Historical Park. Cragfont, 452-7070. The Hancock House, 452-8431. Key Park Log House, Lafayette, 666-5885. Sumner County Museum, 451-3738. Trousdale Place, 452-5648. Wynnewood, 452-5463. Dining: Franklin Station, 451-9544. Shopping: Touch of Class Antiques and Collectibles, Lafayette, 666-2793. Piccadilly Square, 451-1375. Antiques on Main, 451-0426. Red Chief Orchard and Cider Barn, 452-1516. Special Events: April—Historic Cragfont Tour of Homes April–October—The Path of

Golf Course, 824-1100. Hendersonville Arts Council and Gallery Gifts, 822-0789. Rock Castle, 824-0502. Trinity Music City, 826-9191. USACE Visitor Center, 822-4846. Dining: Center Point Barbecue, 824-9330. Creekwood Bar and Grill, 826-0207. Hollywood Pizza, 822-7723. Irene’s Frontier Kitchen, 824-9826. Loco Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 826-8339. Mallard’s Restaurant, 822-4668. Mason Jar Restaurant, 822-0288. Tony’s Lake House Grille, 826-9696. Shopping: Antique Gallery,

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