Welcome to the Tennessee River Valley
Explore the range of experiences to be found in this spectacular geologically diverse valley sometimes called the “Great Lakes of the South.” From white water to flat water paddling; from bouldering to wildflower hikes; from wakeboarding to sailing, from bass fishing to fly fishing; from antiquing to live music, there is an adventure waiting to be discovered by you.
Find authentic places to go and things to do in this region that is rich in natural and cultural heritage. Discover the heritage of the Cherokee, Civil War, and African Americans told through the stories of people and place. All of the listings on this site have been nominated by local people who know the region best and offer visitors the most unique, fun, and interesting experiences. Check out the featured Trip Plans for inspiration.
If you live here, sign-up and share your local knowledge and nominate places and events that offer visitors the most authentic, fun, and interesting experiences that our incredible region has to offer.