Smoky Mountain Navigator
Visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Drive along historic trails. Find fun things to do in Gatlinburgand Sevierville. Visit the National Park.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
An interactive, educational experience while building an understanding of the aquatic world and the need to conserve and protect it. 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. (888) 240-1358 Toll Free.
Childrens’ Discovery Museums
The Children’s Museum of Memphis
Encourages the curiosity and imagination of children and their families through interactive exhibitions, programs and resources that help demystify the arts, sciences, humanities and technology. 2525 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 458-2678
East Tennessee Discovery Center
Features hands-on exhibits including lasers, giant whisper dishes, holograms, electricity, a giant human kaleidoscope, mirrors, simple machines, computers, easy-view microscopes, and more. 516 North Beaman Street, Chilhowee Park, P.O. Box 6204, Knoxville, (423) 594-1494
Old Buttonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theater
Southern fare and southern history. Reasonable family-friendly pricing for a dinner theater. Two brothers, meeting by chance during the War, set the story. One is a confirmed Unionist, the other, a Confederate. Their conversation will amaze and amuse you. Located in the village of Whitwell, Tennesse, just 30 minutes from the foot of Lookout Mountaim. Make reservations: 423-658-7478.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Museum
The Sports Museum is one of Nashville’s most entertaining and educational, new attractions. It’s especially well suited for young people. The state-of-the art, 7,200 square foot, interactive facility features a virtual reality one-on-one basketball game, two 30-seat theaters with sports videos, a strength training apparatus, like the ones Olympic swimmers use, and interactive video games. $2.00 per student. Teacher’s and chaperones-free. Located on the main level of the Sommet Center, 501 Broadway Avenue, Nashville, TN. (615) 242-4750.
Walden Creek Horse Ranch
Horseback riding, hay rides, western weddings, free bonfire cookouts, cabin rentals and old fashioned clean family fun. 2709 Walden Crreek Rd., Pidgen Ford, TN. 865-429-0411
American Museum of Science and Energy
We schedule live demonstrations, videos and other programs for the general public daily. 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge, (423) 576-3200
Cumberland Science Museum
Interested in what is going on right now at CSM? Check out CSM’s live video cams! 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203 , (615) 862-5160
Hands On! Regional Museum
Become a pioneer, an explorer, or an inventor, ready to find new places and experience new things, like science, the world around us and technology. 315 East Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37601, (423) 434-4263
Pink Palace Family of Museums
Some of the finest attractions and exhibits in the country are operated by the Museum Family, including the Pink Palace Museum, the Union Planters IMAX Theater, the Sharpe Planetarium, and the historic Mallory Neely and Magevney Houses. 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111-3399 , (901) 320-6320