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Here Are 6 Interactive Museums in Tennessee Recommended by Tourists (with rates!)

If you’re looking for a fun day trip or a weekend getaway, consider visiting one of the many museums in East, Middle, and West Tennessee. From art and history museums to science museums to music museums, there’s something for everyone in this great state. Here are 8 museums rated 5 stars by tourists!

EAST TENNESSEE

  1. Titanic Museum Attraction (Pigeon Forge)
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Experience the life and stories of those who were transported onboard Titanic, brought to you by the fun crew of Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. As you walk through the exhibits, a card about the passengers on Titanic will be given to each visitor. The information learned from reading these profiles can help people better understand and honor the 2,208 Passengers & Crew by learning their stories. Some of the amazing things you could experience here are touching a growing iceberg (yes!), See the World’s Largest TITANIC Ship built of 56,000 LEGO Blocks, and so much more!

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Bring your kids for an enjoyable interactive experience! No worries for international visitors because there’s an Audio Tour included and is available in English, German, Mandarin & Spanish.  

Location: 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Admission Rates:

ADULT AGE 13 and Up: $35.00 + tax
AGES 5-12: $15 + tax
AGE 4 and under: Free
FAMILY PASS: $115 + tax (2 adults & up to 4-children ages 18 and under)

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2. Knoxville Museum of Art (Knoxville)

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If you’re looking for a chill museum visit with your family and friends, or alone (’cause why not?) Head out to KMA!

The Knoxville Museum of Art is home to one of the most diverse collections in East Tennessee, with works from around the world. The permanent exhibits offer an introduction to this rich culture, old and new, of the Southern Appalachians.  Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee, a permanent exhibition of works from the mid-nineteenth to the late-twentieth century, spotlights the compelling and heretofore largely unknown visual arts legacy of Knoxville and the region. The Admission is FREE!

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Location: 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37916

Admission Rates: Free

MIDDLE TENNESSEE

  1. Cannonsburgh Village (Murfreesboro)

Step into the village and be transported to a time when life was simpler. You can see how pioneers lived out their lives, living in Cannonsburgh Village Murfreesboro representing more than 100 years of early Tennessee history! Cannonsburgh, the original name for Murfreesboro, is a reconstructed Southern village with a gristmill, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, log home, church, general store, and a working blacksmith’s shop that serve as reminders of life in pioneer times. See the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket at Cannonsburgh Village.

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Location: 312 S. Front St. Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Admission Rates:: Free self-guided walking tours

2. Customs House Museum and Cultural Center (Clarksville)

The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center in Clarksville is a great place to visit if you’re looking for something more than just history. The museum has over 35000 square feet of space filled with science, and art pieces from all around the world as well as an extensive collection of Tennessee-based culture!

Location: 200 S. Second St. Clarksville, TN 37040

Admission Rates:

$12 Adults (18-64)
$9 Adult Military, College Students, Seniors (65+) and CMCSS Teachers
$5 Children (3-17)
Free for children 2 and under
Free for Museum Members

The Museum also offers a monthly FREE admission day, which is the second Saturday of every month.

WEST TENNESSEE

  1. Graceland (Memphis)

Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis Tennessee is open daily with tours that allow you to see all aspects of his custom jets and other memorabilia he left behind.
You can also go shopping at our new entertainment complex where there will be something for every fan! The all-new Graceland Exhibition Center features three rotating exhibits, the TCB Food Hall and Jungle Room Bar.

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Location: 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116

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2. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum (Nashville)

Your museum trip in Tennessee wouldn’t be complete if you don’t go to a music-related museum.

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Musicians from all genres of music are honored at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. You can find some truly historic artifacts inside the museum. For example, you’ll be able to see instruments played on original recordings by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hank Williams Sr., as well as George Harrison! There’s also a lot that covers music history from before World War II all the way up until contemporary times with artists like The Supremes (a group known best for their number one hit “You Make Me Feel Like) Hearing Things”, Frank Sinatra, the iconic Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Chicago and more!

Location:  401 Gay Street Nashville, TN 37219

Admission Rates:

CHILD (6-17) : $15.00

ADULT: $28.00

UNLIMITED YEARLY PASS: $75

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Welcome to Springfield Tennessee!

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Springfield Tennessee is the Robertson County seat.

Springfield is a rural community located 30 minutes Northwest of Nashville.

The area has historically been known for its world-class tobacco production, whiskey, and rural southern values. The area is growing quickly because of its proximity to Nashville, relatively cheap housing, its natural rural beauty, and amazing real estate agent Jennifer Davis. *winks*

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How far is Springfield from Nashville?

Springfield is 1 large glass of tea from Nashville or about 35 minutes as the crow flies.

What is Springfield known for?

Locals have been bragging about being the Home of the World’s Finest Dark Fired Tobacco since the early 19th century.

Once upon a time, tobacco money supported a vibrant local agricultural economy. Times are changing and farms are being subdivided so that the last crop can be planted. Don’t be dismayed there is still plenty of farmland and the influx of urban dwellers has sparked a renewed reverence for small local farms that produce food fun and whiskey.

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South Winds Cattle Co

The delicious and tender flavor of the beef is something we all crave from time to time. Southwinds Cattle Company is ready to satisfy your protein cravings.

Hancock Family Farms

Located in Springfield, Tennessee, Hancock Family Farm specializes in growing the freshest fruits and vegetables. Grab all the ingredients you need in just one stop.

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Rabbit Circle Farm Tours

Discover what it means to be a traditional farmer in a modern era with Rabbit Circle. Our farm tours are designed to share the unique culture that embodies the American South. We aim to connect farm-curious food lovers with farmers, ranchers, and craftspeople of rural Tennessee. Our guests see firsthand how food is grown and hear from the hard-working individuals who bring food to tables every day.

Rustique Essentials

They offer all-natural, handmade body care, home decor, and cleaning supplies. Their products are made fresh when ordered with no parabens, dyes, or, phylates. I personally use their soaps and it smells and feels the best!

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Shade Tree Farm and Orchard

Shade Tree Farm and Orchard has been in the farming business since 1980s. Whether it’s feeder calves, apples, or other fruits, they got you! They have new items that you definitely need in your kitchen right now.

Read Also: The Wessyngton Estate Story:  Largest Antebellum Plantation in America

What’s the weather like in Springfield?

The locals say that if you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes it will change. Middle Tennessee, is known for hot as hell humid summers, crisp fall days, cold wet winters, and lush green springs. We love to make jokes about the weather follow this link for a few of our favorites Read more.

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What is it like to live in Springfield?

Hi! I’m Jennifer Davis.

I’m a certified First Tennesean and I know what it takes to buy a house and move across the country. I would love to show you around Tennessee.

Call me 971-400-6420

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Local News Sources

Smokey Barn is the best online local news source for traffic reports, obituaries, and unofficial official local gossip

The Connection is the local paper for Robertson County and White House. Published every Tuesday

Community

I am From Tennessee is a group of community in Facebook that shares advice, stories, and connections from Tennesseans and other parts of the world.

City of Springfield, TN – Government is the official Facebook page of Springfield’s government. Events, special sales, news, local businesses, and more!

Local Food Business

Pick Tennessee Products  has been a part of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture connecting people everywhere to all of the great things that come from Tennessee’s farms and food businesses. From produce and pumpkin patches to honey and handmade soaps, to cheeses and artisan chocolates, you can live local when you Pick Tennessee Products.

Read Also: Extremely Fun Places to Take Kids in Middle Tennessee

  1. Quick Catchup with Friends at Historic Perk
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Location: 704 S Main St. Springfield, TN

Historic Perk is one of the crowd’s favorite! Their amazing coffee is perfect for any season. Most people say that theirs are better than Starbucks! What sets them apart is that they make their own syrups!

2. Work-out at BS Brew Works

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BS Brew Works is Springfield’s first craft brewery, making their own beers in a restored building right on Main St. They have a small menu of delicious food too! Making good beer is their passion.

3. Chill at The Depot Bar and Grill

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They serve the finest food in Springfield at affordable prices! The Depot has an extensive menu that includes appetizers, soups & salads; sandwiches such as burgers and pasta for those looking to keep it low carb. To top things off there’s also full bar service with desserts on offer too – you can’t go wrong here!

4. Discover crafts at Doc’s Architectural Salvation

Architectural Salvage and Antiques collected from all over the United States. They specialize in back bars and other large architectural salvage items but their collection of antique lighting is among the best available.

From fireplace mantles to fireplace summer covers, from antique claw foot bathtubs and sinks to magnificent doors and hardware, stained glass windows to wood trim and reclaimed wood flooring and so much else, it’s a place you won’t want to miss!

5. Watch flying planes at Springfield-Robertson County Aiport

 The Springfield-Robertson County Airport has been recognized as one of the best general aviation airports in the state. It hosted the most exciting Fly-In Open House Aviation Event in the airport’s history and the best part? It’s free! I was fortunate to attend and to learn a lot from the people I interviewed around. I can say that the event was a huge success! The venue was filled with live music, food trucks, and more. There were even a warbird, hot air balloon, helicopter rides and so much more! It could have been better if you were there yourself, so check my facebook page for event updates all over Tennessee.

6. Staycation at Itty Bitty Acres

This pet-friendly vacation rental in Springfield can comfortably sleep 6 people in 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The house has a fireplace, television, internet, air conditioning, and a grassy area for Fido to enjoy! Linens are provided. Please note that there is a minimum stay of 2 nights at this property. Guests will receive a 100% refund if their reservation is canceled at least 60 days before the arrival date. Guests may check-in anytime after 3 PM and must check-out by noon.

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7. Stroll with the kids around Greenway

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This three-mile hike and bike trail is a scenic way to get some fresh air. Greenway connects J. Travis Price Park and Garner Street Park along Sulphur Fork Creek, and winds through the Historic Preservation District and The Square.

Read Also: How to Enjoy Springfield Tennessee

Most-Awaited Events in Springfield

  1. Robertson County Fair (Mid-September)

For over 100 years it has remained the representative focal point of the community. The County Fair was dominated by farm-related businesses for a long time. Of course, tobacco and whiskey. From Fair to Rodeo to Demoliton Derbies, to A Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour Level Truck and Tractor Pull; it’s a special event that you shouldn’t miss!

2. Springfield’s Winter Wonderland (December-January)

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Presented by the Springfield Parks & Recreation Department, the enchanting, lights-filled landscape of Winter Wonderland in December is a sight to behold. With more than a dozen scenes and hundreds worth of holiday cheer in one spot; you’ll be sure to hop on this event every year!

Whether you’re planning to join a tour of local farms or if you are ready to move to the county just give us a call (971-400-6420) and we’ll be glad to show you around our hometowns.

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Extremely Fun Places to Take Kids in Middle Tennessee

Kids these days are spending more time on their screens than with friends and family. Treat your kids to some fun adventures around Middle Tennessee this weekend. I have compiled a list of these great places that will keep the kids entertained for hours with no worries. So pack up the kids and get ready for the best weekend ever!

  1. The Adventure Park (Nashville)

It’s not “Tennessee” if it’s not “Nature-ish”. The Adventure Park is the newest and largest forest climbing park in Nashville!  Besides being recommended by TripAdvisor, the park claims to be good for your health, where you can appreciate nature while engaging in activities that are fun, challenging, and build your kids’ confidence. It’s not only for your children but for the whole family! Expect to use all of your strength by taking the obstacles with ziplines and you get to choose the level of difficulty for the“aerial trails”.

Price Range: $36 – $54

Reopens: March 5, 2022 (Full schedule here)

2. Discovery Center (Murfreesboro)

Murfree Spring’s Discovery Center is the perfect spot to take your little ones if they are looking for an interactive museum experience. They have a new fun exhibit where kids could try out surfing, snowboarding, kung fu, and climbing a canyon. This is to test their balance, strength, coordination, and endurance. They also have other permanent exhibits to check out for.

They also offer other Sensory Friendly programs and events as well as infant and toddler classes. When school is out, they have exciting camping activities packed with innovative games, projects, and activities, all designed to help kids learn, socialize, and have fun! Also, if you want to be extra, have your kids’ best birthday ever at Discovery Center.

Price Range: Ages 2 & up: $8 (Get tickets here)
Younger than 2: FREE
Members: FREE

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

3. Soar Adventure Tower (Franklin)

SOAR Adventure Tower is the ideal destination for your next team event. SOAR offers many different options for your group to not only enjoy but never forget. The unique tower creates a safe and interactive atmosphere that features 4 levels and over 110 climbing elements that will challenge kids and adults both mentally and physically. They also offer an 18 hole miniature golf course for the sporty little ones! With over 10 custom designs, musically themed holes that can only be found in Music City! After your climb or during your round of golf, you can enjoy a frosty cold beer or cider from their new bar! Is your birthday upcoming? Celebrate it here!

Price Range: $29 – $45 (Get tickets here)

Opening Hours: Varies every month

4. Honeysuckle Hill Farm (Springfield)

The earlier you start planning your fall season, the better! Honeysuckle Hill Farm highlights Tennessee farming life from September to October. It has evolved into Middle Tennessee’s Largest Outdoor Halloween Attraction. Since opening, they have been completing every families’ Fall experience with their Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Petting Farm, Pumpkin Train, Hay Ride, and a Pumpkin Cannon; with over 75 “farmtastic” rides, the corn maze, and other family fun attractions, it’s definitely for everyone! Honeysuckle Hill Farm now covers 200 acres and manages about 150 of the finest farmhands in Middle Tennessee. How cool is that?

Price Range: $15 – $44 (Get tickets here)

Opening Hours: September 25 to October 31

5. Fall Creek Falls State Park (Spencer)

Tennessee’s state park system was recently ranked by the National Recreation and Parks Association as one of the top 4 state park systems in the country. Tennessee’s Fall Creek Falls State Park is a must-see for family with kids who want to reconnect with nature and of course, who loves scenic beauty!  Falls Creek is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks. The resort-style amenities offer everything from water activities to hiking trails, RV Camping, and even white water rapids. The park is a veritable hot spot for outdoor adventure, with more than 29,800 acres that span across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. After a long day, indulge yourself with the all-u-can-eat buffet at the Gaul’s Gallery Restaurant while looking at the beautiful view of all Creek Lake.

Price Range: FREE

Opening Hours: For reservation

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8 Most Welcoming Small Towns in Tennessee to Settle Down In

The scenery in Tennessee’s small towns is something to behold. From wine trails and whiskey distilleries, there are so many options for fun adventures that await you! And if you’re planning on settling down in a welcoming community, then you might want to consider these small towns in Tennessee.

The Volunteer State has much more to offer than just Nashville and Memphis.

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Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee, or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of Information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

GRANVILLE

Granville is a small town with a big history in Jackson County. Though it was the birthplace of former U.S Sen Albert Gore Sr., few are in knowledge about this historic city- though I’m here to change that! Commonly known as “Tennessee’s Mayberry Town,” Granville is a quirky little town that you’ll be happy to call home. With its slow and friendly pace of yesteryear, it offers the best nostalgia for those who long for simpler times in life; not to mention some scenic views!

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A $5 ticket from Sutton General Store, which is a historic site in Granville, lets you explore some key sites like the Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum, Whistle Stop Saloon and I Love Lucy museum in addition to many more!

Median Household Income: $18,778
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $166,187
Population:
439

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GATLINBURG

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Gatlinburg is a small town with a population of around 4,000 people. Despite being located in Sevier County which attracts 12 million visitors per year it never seems crowded or dirty because this location has been maintained very well over time by its residents who care deeply about preserving it.

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From the bustling city life of Nashville to scenic views in Eastern Tennessee, there are plenty of things for everyone when visiting the “gateway to the Smoky Mountains”. For those looking forward to hiking or bike trips on some rugged terrain while getting away from it all at least once during their vacation–the gateway offers several opportunities!
Mentioning shopping galore with unique boutiques that will make you want to buy everything they sell; breathtaking scenery everywhere you turn (just try not to stop taking photos); delicious dining options including many vegetarian-friendly choices—you can’t go wrong here no matter what kind of adventure seeker your traveling companion might be.

Median Household Income: $40,802
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $504,291
Population:
4,004

SEE ALSO: 10 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in the Volunteer State

LYNCHBURG

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Lynchburg is a city that has seen its share of history. The first Americans to settle in this area arrived around 1801. not long afterward though Davy Crockett would make his temporary headquarters here while fighting against British forces during America’s War For Independence! The downtown area of this thriving city is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Probably, the first thing that comes to people’s minds when talking about Tennessee is the word “whiskey”, isn’t it?  Approximately 74 miles south of Nashville, you’ll find the oldest registered distillery in the country, the ever-famous, Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Founded in 1866 by Mr. Jack Daniel himself, be sure to take part in the guided tour where you’ll learn more about the history of this famous distillery and get a chance to try a sample of their bestsellers!

Median Household Income: $60,294
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $221,996
Population:
3,383

JONESBOROUGH

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Jonesborough is a small town with big appeal. There’s live music called Music on the Square, every Friday night from May through September (or Brews & Tunes on Sunday afternoons) and great shopping from local and regional artisans at the annual Made Around Here Market, not to mention it has more than 242 years of history in Tennessee! Jonesborough’s natural beauty, charming architecture, and storytelling heritage, which hosts the National Storytelling Festival every year in October, have attracted visitors worldwide. Christmas in Olde Jonesborough is another special event that most kids in town await.

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Median Household Income: $56,550
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $260,389
Population:
5,427

SEE ALSO: 5 Tennessee Famous Sweet Treats (With Recipe!)

HOHENWALD

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Hohenwald is the place to be if you’re interested in Lewis and Clark history, wine trails, and an elephant sanctuary. Located just over an hour southwest of Nashville, Hohenwald is a town that offers so many things to do, yet still manages to keep your mood light. Popular places include The Elephant Sanctuary, the nearby Natchez Trace Wine Trail, Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve, and the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. 

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Median Household Income: $29,875
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $135,838
Population:
3,673

LEIPER’S FORK

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Leiper’s Fork is a small, friendly village in Williamson County. The town has charm and energy to spare! Humble and small, this tiny spot is about the size of a large city block but full of attractions like art galleries and a whiskey distillery. You can also even visit some tasty meat-and-three restaurants across its approximately 1,100 acres!

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Life in Leiper’s Fork is about to get a whole lot more glamorous. Expect front porches, fire pits, and community spirit as well. Stars like Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton preferred to build their vacation homes in this tiny unincorporated village in Franklin, Tennessee. On the other hand, if you just want to explore, you won’t find any hotel here but the popular larger (but still relatively small) town of Franklin is just 15 minutes away.

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Median Household Income: $98,321
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $738,734
Approx. Population
in Leiper’s Fork
: 650

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ERWIN

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Erwin is a hidden treasure trove of hiking and backpacking opportunities in the beautiful mountains. Located just outside Cherokee National Forest, it’s an excellent place for anyone who loves being surrounded by nature without having to venture too far from home! What’s not to love about this town? You’ll find breathtaking mountain views, great hiking, and fishing along the Nolichucky River. There are also plenty of activities in the downtown area like coffee shops with quality drinks or pottery studios where you can buy handmade products made by local artists!

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Median Household Income: $98,321
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $35,498
Population
: 5,291

DAYTON

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The town of Dayton is famous for hosting one of the most historic events in American history: “The Scopes Monkey Trial”. It took place back at this courthouse, and it was a trailblazing moment where issues were addressed whether evolution could be taught in state-funded schools.

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The scenery around the town is simple but captivating. There are plenty of hiking opportunities, antique stores, and restaurants that you can enjoy. If you’re dropping by to Dayton, don’t miss the chance to visit Monkey Town Brewing Company, and Chickamauga Lake, which is known to be the home to the best bass fishing in the nation.

Median Household Income: $98,321
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $
36,393
Population
: 7,344

So, are you ready to take the wheel and explore these small towns in Tennesee? If you want some company, let me show you around.

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5 Tennessee Famous Sweet Treats (With Recipe!)

When you think of Tennessee, what comes to mind? The Smoky Mountains? Elvis Presley? Tennessee Whiskey? While all of those are iconic aspects of Tennessee, one thing that often gets overlooked is the state’s delicious sweet treats! In this blog post, we will explore some of Tennessee’s most famous sweets; where to buy or how to make them. Keep reading.

5. OLIVE & SINCLAIR

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Tennessee’s only traditional bean-to bar chocolate maker, Olive & Sinclair, has recreated this classic southern candy experience with their stone ground bars that’s ready to impress every chocolate lover.. The flavors are truly unique and perfect for any occasion or flavor preference you may have! Also, interesting fact: it’s gluten free and diary free!

Where to buy:

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SEE ALSO: Moving to Tennessee? 10 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in the Volunteer State

4. BANANA CREAM PIE

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Banana cream pie is the ultimate way to end your meal on a sweet note. The rich, heavenly flavor will have you coming back for seconds (and maybe even thirds). The layers of banana and vanilla pudding will make you want to go back to Tennessee for sure.

ingredients banana pie

Recipe from dinnerthedessert.com

Hands-On: 15 mins

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Yield: Makes 8 servings

Directions:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the pie crust for 30 minutes then remove to cool
  • Add the milk, sugar, cornstarch, and salt to a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbly.
  • Keep stirring and cook for another 5-6 minutes before removing from the heat.
  • Using a ¼ cup of the milk mixture which you’ve cooled in the fridge for two minutes, add the egg yolks to it and whisk to combine before adding it back into the rest of the milk mixture.
  • Set the saucepan back on the stove on medium heat again and whisk for an additional 3-4 minutes until it’s totally smooth and thickened to a pudding consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and add in the butter and vanilla whisking well.
  • Add the banana slices to the bottom of the pie shell, cover with the pudding and press saran wrap onto the pie gently to avoid a skin from forming on top.
  • Cool the pie completely in the fridge (3-4 hours) before topping with whipped cream and additional banana slices. To make the whipped cream add the powdered sugar to the heavy cream and beat until it forms medium peaks, about 1-2 minutes with a hand mixer.

3.  TENNESSEE JAM BUNDT

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The delicious, sweet taste of a Thanksgiving Jam Bundt cake is best enjoyed from that special family recipe box. It’s been passed down through generations and you’ll feel like one too when eating this amazing treat! If you’re planning to make this, be sure to allot time but it’s worth it!

Ingredients jam bundt cake
Ingredients jam bundt cake frosting

Hands-On: 30 mins

Total: 4 hrs 30 mins

Yield: Makes 12 servings

Recipe from myrecipes.com

Directions:

  • Prepare Cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 30 minutes). Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  • Beat granulated sugar and 1 cup butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  • Stir together flour and next 5 ingredients. Stir together buttermilk and baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Add jam and vanilla, and beat just until blended. Stir in toasted pecans. Grease (with shortening) and flour a 10-inch (12-cup) Bundt pan. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 2 hours).
  • Prepare Frosting: Bring brown sugar and next 2 ingredients to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Gradually whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Gently stir 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture begins to cool and thicken. Immediately pour frosting over cooled cake.

2. REALITY BITES CUPCAKE

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The Reality Bites tastes like a campfire scene, with toasted marshmallow meringue and chocolate ganache.

Where to buy: Ivey Cake

Ivey Cake is the dessert choice for your upcoming special events in Tennessee. The cupcakes, made by Ivey herself sold at her shop and through their website have been known to be a favorite among Carrie Underwood’s— she even had them catered in her wedding! Besides, this famous bakery was also featured in American Idol having a cupcake tower for Katy Perry. How lovely!

SEE ALSO: Experience the 7 Most Unique Restaurants in Tennessee

  1. MOON PIE

Made from two graham crackers with marshmallow filling and chocolate coating, Moon Pies originated in Chattanooga Bakery in Chattanooga, TN.

In the state of Tennessee, people have long held a special place in their hearts for Moon Pie. This sweet treat has been around since the early 1900s and is a popular snack in the southern U.S. It’s classic! There’s even an annual RC-Moon Pie Festival held in Bell Buckle, TN every year.

Where to buy: Moon Pie General Store

Well, if you’re a rockstar in the kitchen, why don’t you make your own Moon Pie?

Hands-On: 1 hr

Total: 12 mins

Yield: Makes 12 servings

Recipe from cookingbride.com

Instructions:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, syrup, and vanilla until mixture is fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, kosher salt, baking powder, baking soda, and ground cinnamon.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. In a slow, steady stream, add the milk. Continue to mix until the dough comes together and leave the side of the bowl.
  • Turn dough out onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Flatten with the palm of your hand. Wrap the edges of the plastic wrap around the dough. Refrigerate for up to1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Turn chilled dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. You may need to let the dough sit a room temperature for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to work with. Roll the dough until it is ¼ inch thick. Cut out cookies using a 3-inch round cookie cutter. Place cookies on a prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies 10-12 minutes. They will still be soft when you remove them from the oven. Allow cookies to cool 10-15 minutes until you can carefully transfer them to a cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely before beginning the next step.
  • Once your cookies have cooled, spoon approximately ¼ cup of marshmallow crème into the center of 12 cookies. Top marshmallow with a second cookie, then gently press down until the marshmallow just touches the edge. Place sandwiches on a cookie sheet and chill for at least 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl set over a small pan of boiling water. Once the chocolate has melted, remove pan from the heat and allow the chocolate to cool until it is still warm to the touch, but not longer hot. Slowly whisk in the oil.
  • Using two forks, gently place once sandwich cookie into the warm chocolate. Turn until thoroughly coated. Then remove cookies to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Let cookies stand until chocolate shell has completely hardened.

So, which delicious dessert would you like to dream about today?

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Must-Know: The Grand Divisions of Tennessee and How They Differentiate

Tennessee, the Volunteer State, is home to three grand divisions: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee. Each division has its own flavor and identity. Keep reading.

Among the largest states in America, Tennessee stands in 36th place according to worldpopulationreview.com. With a total area of 42,144 square miles and a population of 6,944,260 as of 2021, the Volunteer state has been an option for a lot of migrants; whether for retirement purposes or relocation.

EAST TENNESSEE

The Great Smoky Mountains

East Tennessee is made up of 33 counties on the eastern side of the state.  If you prefer to live in East Tennessee, you will always be welcomed by big mountains and deep valleys. It’s no surprise that this area has such incredible natural beauty. It is also not uncommon for people living here to be proud and caring about their community as well! The roads in East Tennessee are anything but straight but nothing beats the view as they wind around hills and mountains. Have you heard of The Great Smoky Mountains? It’s here!

The two largest cities in East Tennessee are Knoxville and Chattanooga. Guess what? Chattanooga is actually listed as the Top 1 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in Tennessee. No wonder many folks would love to move here.

The bustling metropolises offer all sorts of entertainment for visitors, including state parks and the little-known Chickamauga Lake which allows fishing, water skiing, boating, and swimming. 

SEE ALSO: Here are the 7 Best Lakes to live near in Tennessee

On the other hand, Knoxville claims as a-nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town. Whether you’re traveling to Knoxville for the day, a weekend, or a week, you’ll never run out of things to do. For a great food experience, visit Stock & Barrel, a local favorite for delicious, fresh ingredients and gourmet burgers. Stroll around the largest mall in Tennessee, West Town Mall which can also be found in Knoxville.

WEST TENNESSEE

West Tennessee is made up of 21 counties West of the Tennessee River. It is a welcomed change of scenery.  It is mostly flat, with a lot of farms. West has always been known for its agriculture and medicine. Settlers originally from the east coast moved to this area because it had rich soil perfect for farming, but they also found that there were many natural resources waiting in store such as coal.

It is home to the much bigger metropolis of Memphis and Jackson. Barlett, which is a city located northeast of Memphis, has been ranked by CNN and Money magazine among America’s top hundred most desirable places to live because it offers beautiful scenery and a respected public school; great for families!

SEE ALSO: Moving to Tennessee? 10 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in the Volunteer State

Memphis boasts a lot of great places that are worth visiting because of its rich history and uniqueness. Martin Luther King, Jr. took his last breath at the Lorraine Motel. After his death, the motel became a landmark and now is preserved as the American Civil Rights Museum.

SEE ALSO: 10 Crazy Facts About Tennessee You Probably Didn’t Know

The Beauty Shop is also one of the most unique restaurants in West Tennessee. Also from Memphis, their meals are superb! Expect American cuisine but with a twist. The ambiance? The photo says it all.

SEE ALSO: Experience the 7 Most Unique Restaurants in Tennessee

MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Tourism plays a major role in Middle Tennessee’s economy.  This area is made up of 41 counties. It is kind of a great mixture of East and West. It has some flat land, but it also has hills and mountains. Have you heard about Nashville? Of course! Who doesn’t know the Music City? It is actually the biggest city in Middle Tennessee and the state’s capital. Other notable cities in Middle Tennessee are Clarksville, Murfreesboro, and Franklin. Nashville and Clarksville metropolitan areas are two of the fastest-growing regions in the nation. It is the most populous of the state’s three Grand Divisions.

Middle Tennessee provides genuine Southern hospitality and delivers an unparalleled creative music experience. The rolling hills and fertile valleys of Middle Tennessee are a beautiful reminder that nature never gets too far from our grasp. Farm Tours are very popular in this area, too. Tobacco had been raised for personal use and for sale almost as soon as people settled in Middle Tennessee. by the 1920s Robertson County was known as the “Home of the World’s Finest Dark Fired Tobacco.”

Middle Tennessee has a lot to be proud of, and each county in the region offers its own unique attractions ranging from historic homes, most famous museums, huge lakes, hiking spots, musical heritage, wineries, and other historical places that are notable among states in the US.

Now that you’ve learned about the 3 Grand Divisions of Tennessee, are you ready to take a tour?

Make that move. I’ll be waiting for you.

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Moving to Tennessee? 10 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in the Volunteer State

There are many affordable places to live in Tennessee, but not all of them might be the right fit for you. Whether you’re looking for affordable housing or a low cost of living, this article is a great place to start your search!

10. ALCOA

McGhee Tyson Airport

Alcoa is a city that sits near the base of beautiful, rugged mountains. 15 miles south from Knoxville, the small town has easy access to many highways and offers residents plenty for them to do both in their free time or while working! It’s near McGhee Tyson Airport which is home to some major airlines that offer flights throughout the country. As of December 2021, the median household income is $42,255. The median home value is about $146,500. Renters pay a median price of around $700 per month and a population of 9,561. Hiking, biking, and running are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy in this beautifully scenic town. There are six colleges within 15 miles where students will be able to study everything from art history to engineering!

READ ALSO: 10 Crazy Facts About Tennessee You Probably Didn’t Know

9. FARRAGUT

Farragut Town Hall and Folklife Museum
Birding in Knoxville

If you’re about to retire and thinking of moving to Tennessee, (which is a common reason among transferees), Farragut is a quiet and relaxing community for retirees. During nice weather days, stroll around several parks and enjoy the peaceful streets. This small town is less than 20 miles away from Knoxville’s heart. The population numbers around 23,778 people with opportunities to fish and boat on Fort Loudon Lake as well as one-of-a-kind birdwatching nearby!

As of December 2021, the median home value in Farragut is $376,300, while the median household income is $104,715. Apartments rent for an average of $1,222 per month.

8. PORTLAND

Strawberry Crate Public Art

Portland is an ideal destination for those looking to discover the beauty of nature, while also enjoying a large cityscape with opportunities at every turn. If you’re into photography, you will enjoy the Public Arts around the city. Every year in May, people are very busy preparing for the annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival. You shouldn’t miss it!

As of December 2021, Portland’s median home value is $173,800, with a median household income of $51,027. The average apartment rents for $834 a month and has a population of 13,000 people.

SEE ALSO: Travel Back In Time To These Historic Homes Near Nashville

7. BARLETT

The small town of Bartlett has been ranked by CNN and Money magazine among America’s top hundred most desirable places to live because it offers beautiful scenery and a respected public school; great for families! Bartlett is a small town with big-city amenities just outside of Memphis. It’s close enough to enjoy all the fun things downtown without being overwhelmed by traffic, noise, and crowds on your way back home!

There’s always something going on here! Every year, people look forward to the seasonal farmer’s market, 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, children’s fishing rodeo, and the Bartlett Festival with its fierce BBQ Fest competition. As of December 2021, Bartlett boasts a population of 59,102 residents. The median home price is $206,200 and the median rent is $1,338 per month. The median household income is $80,240.

6. ROCKWOOD

Rockwood organizes the Annual Thunder Road Festival that features live music, food, and an amazing auto and motorbike show that people go crazy about every year. The town is situated at the base of Walden Ridge, with a population of 5,423. The median home price is $100,300. Renters pay an average of $1,146 a month. 

Imagine yourself living in the lap of luxury. A seaside home with golf courses and hiking trails surrounding you and a nine-hole course only one mile away? What more could anyone ask for Rockwood’s weekend getaway? If you’re more laid-back, a beautiful Watts Bar Lake, a sports complex and walking trail, and Mount Roosevelt Wildlife area.

5. Murfreesboro

Located approximately 34 minutes south along I-24 from Nashville, Murfreesboro serves as the Rutherford County seat with its picturesque riverside setting and history-making for all ages. The sports games in this area are some of the most entertaining around, and it’s also home to the state’s largest college, Middle Tennessee State University. 

Time and Money magazines listed Murfreesboro as one of the top 20 places to live in the US. With unemployment rates much lower than the national average, Murfreesboro is known as one of the fastest-growing areas of Tennessee. The city is a beautiful place to explore, with plenty of outdoor activities. There are 12 miles worth of trails available for walking or running!  With a population of about 146,900, it’s perfect for those starting a family. The median home price is $246,000 and renters pay an average of $970 a month.

SEE ALSO: Spend Your Day Right in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

4. Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge is a perfect place to call home if you’re looking for a more tranquil lifestyle. This quaint little suburb also offers many opportunities for young professionals who are looking not just for an easy commute but adventures outside their doors as well!

FACT: Oak Ridge is one of the most mysterious and historic towns in this area, as it was originally a secret site built by government scientists during World War II for producing nuclear weapons.

Currently, residents enjoy local activities such as pickleball, basketball, and the large swimming pool at the Oak Ridge Civic Center Recreation Building. If you’re outgoing, you’ll get to enjoy 16 parks, a disc golf course, and many biking and running trails; plenty of outdoor activities!

3. Clarksville

Clarksville has been one of the best cities in Montgomery County for years, and it shows no signs at all of slowing down. With a population of 150,000 people, Job growth has been on the upswing in recent years with an LG manufacturing plant and a Google data center. Points of interest are Fort Campbell U.S. Army base on the state’s northern border  between Clarksville and Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The median home value in Clarksville is around $159,300 and the median rent cost is approximately $950 per month. Many of the schools in the area are given high ratings, which makes Clarksville a solid choice for families and young professionals.

SEE ALSO: Learn the Art of Glass Making in Old Hickory, TN

2. Johnson City

Johnson City has been voted the best place to live in Washington County, Tennessee. Most visitors come back for the city is surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers; offering the perfect balance of nature and city. Small communities and welcoming culture make the city of 65,600 an enjoyable place to live. The city is home to Eastern Tennessee State University, great restaurants, and many outdoor activities. The median home value in Johnson City is $148,800 and the median rent price is $733 a month.

  1. CHATTANOOGA

When deciding where to live in the South, CHATTANOOGA is a great choice. It may be the fourth largest city with a population of 182,800, but it provides affordability and good amenities for newcomers.  The city has bustling nightlife and an impressive arts district due to The University of Tennessee. However, you can still enjoy a suburban feel and closeness to necessities.

In a recent study, it was found that Chattanooga is one of the Top 100 Cities to Live in America and also made it to the list of Livability for Top 10 Best Downtowns. While many people are unhappy with their commutes, residents in this city aren’t one of them. The average commute time is 18 minutes which means that they can get to work on foot or by public transport and still make it before 9:00am!

Surrounded by state parks and the little-known Chickamauga Lake which allows fishing, water skiing, boating, and swimming. Chattanooga and the areas around it provide great scenery for photographers and adventure lovers. You’ll find the median home value is around $150,000 and monthly apartment rentals are around $818 per month. 

So, were you able to make up your mind? Plan ahead this year and I’m ready to guide you all the way into finding your perfect home here in Tennessee.

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Famous Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tennessee

The new year is coming! If you are looking for the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tennessee, then look no further. Here are our favorite places to toast the new year with friends and family in Tennessee.

Take note: Dates are only applicable for 2021-2022

NASHVILLE

First on the list is one of the biggest parties happening in 2022 nationwide, Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. The gates to the venue will open at 4:30 p.m., on December 31st 2021! People are going to see Fisk Jubilee Singer, DJ Aydamn, Zac Brown Band, and Dierks Bentley with a variety of special guests. This year, they’re ringing in the new with a bang! Join the fun for exclusive music note drop and fireworks show—you’ll get your hands on 100 pounds-worth of biodegradable confetti too (we know how much you love throwing that away with no guilt).

Four selfie stations with giant props will be onsite this year including an LED 2022 sign and a red light-up Music Note sign. If you want to make your night extra special, purchase the Nashville’s Big Bash Package which includes a minimum 1-night hotel stay at a participating hotel, hand warmers, Nashville koozie, locally made popcorn, and more. Perfect!

MEMPHIS

Make your last day of 2021 a celebration by going to Memphis and joining in on all the fun happening around town. The famous Beale Street, one of America’s iconic streets, will complete your night by dancing to live music and enjoying the bars and restaurants. Consider B.B. King’s Blues Club At Sea for live music from funky and fast to soulful and smooth, the band does it all while you enjoy a signature drink or dance the blues away.

CHATTANOOGA

Creative Discovery Museum

Chattanooga is full of family-friendly activities. There’s always something going on in this city, especially every new year.  Creative Discovery Museum prepared special events to look forward to on Dec. 30, 2021 at 6-8 p.m. Catch the exciting crafts in the Art Studio, go shooting off mini Mentos geysers, dance with mom & dad in the atrium, and unleash your inner artist crafting New Year’s hats.

Uknown Caller Cocktail Bar

If you’re looking for some parties exclusive for 18+ to 21+ adults, head out to these bars: Unknown Caller cocktail bar, The Signal, Rosecomb bar, and The Moxy Start your year right with live music, DJs, dancing, drinks, food and so much more.

The Moxy
The Moxy

GATLINBURG

New Year’s Eve in the Smokies is pretty much the best experience! Don’t miss the 33rd annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show Dec. 31, 2021, at the base of the Space Needle (on Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road). It is known as one of the largest celebrations in Tennessee. Approximately, 50,000 people spend their New Year’s Eve here every year. The most awaited part of the event is the fireworks blast from the roof of the 400-foot tall Space Needle to choreographed music with an LED light show. Live music begins at 10 p.m. and includes headliners Slippery When Wet, the Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band. Best part? it’s FREE!

KNOXVILLE

Try a different way to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year under the stars with live music by the Mike Snodgrass Band at 10 p.m and food trucks at the iconic Sunsphere in Knoxville. Dance to DJ-led tunes starts at 9pm while you enjoy mouthwatering treats from your favorite chefs, all in an iconic location like no other!

At the top, the lights are beautiful and creates a romantic ambiance. For teens,  enjoy ice skating at Holidays on Ice until 10 p.m. and more. For the main event,  catch the most awaited ball drop from the Sunsphere at midnight.

PIGEON FORGE

If your family wants some laid back celebration, spending it to one of the most beautiful hotel in Tennessee is the best option. From the name itself, DollyWood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa will make your dream a reality. Tucked away in a beautiful cove in the rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this hotel is a well-appointed, reimagined property that features a variety of accommodations and amenities. 

Light up the mood with some live entertainment of jazz, acoustic folk, or rock with a family-friendly DJ. Not a fan of so much noise? Snuggle up for movies, crafts and games while waiting for midnight or have deep conversations by a bonfire. Then, gather your loved ones together for a fireworks display and an appearance by Dolly Parton on screen as you countdown to 2022.

Plan your New Year’s Eve travel to Tennessee, where you can make memories and kick off 2022 in a big way.

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Still Looking For That Perfect Gift? Here Are 5 Local Gift Shops For Your Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

What better way to show your loved ones how much they mean than with a simple, yet thoughtful gift of their own? Here is a list of local gift shops around Tennessee that could help you find that perfect gift.

  1. Rustique Essentials – (Cedar Hill)

Rustique Essentials offer all-natural, handmade body care, home decor, and cleaning supplies. Their products are made fresh when ordered with no parabens, dyes, or, Phthalates.

The owner, Ayla, built this business as she needed truly natural and safe products for her overly sensitive premature twin boys, she worked tirelessly to build a small family-owned business that offers handmade natural home and body care items made with farm-fresh ingredients including creamy goat’s milk that we hand milk ourselves, fresh herbs grown in their medicinal herb garden, as well as rich honey and beeswax from the family farm.

Check out her full story here: rustiqueessentials.com/about-us

2. Made in Tennessee – (Franklin, Nashville)

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If you have some friends or relatives coming from other states, you may want to give them something very “Tennessee”. Made in Tennessee shop offers all of your Tennessee favorites from local foods, home décor, jewelry, and other gifts carefully curated from local makers such as Nashville Jam CompanyOlive & Sinclair Chocolate, Music City Suds, Sweet Tea Candle Company, and many, many more.

Branches:

  • Made in TN(inside L&L Market)3820 Charlotte Ave, #127Nashville TN 37209
  • Made in TN(inside The Factory at Franklin)230 Franklin RoadSuite 11X Franklin TN  37064 

3. Pointer Brand – (Bristol )

It’s never too much to have more overalls! The best denim shopping experience of your life awaits at L.C. King Manufacturing Co. Speaking of quality, they take pride on producing original Tennessee’s Pointer Brand jeans for 100 years already.

LC King High Back Overalls are made from 100% cotton and are machine washable. They are Full-Cut for comfort, lightweight for mobility, and reinforced through the hip pockets for durability. Features include a zippered bib, rust-proof fasteners & buttons, watch pocket, hammer loop, and an accessory pocket for ruler, pliers, or cell phone.

4. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey ( Lynchburg )

It turns out many people in Tennessee still mark Jack Daniel’s as their top choice of drink. Head out to Lynchburg if you want to see these items in person or if you’re too far, no worries, ’cause they have an official website. It will also be less hassle if you sent it directly to the person you want to receive the gift. Besides whiskey, 2 of their best sellers are the whiskey flavored coffee that’s perfect for your drunk friend who’s also a coffee lover and the Jack Daniel’s Chess Set which is a highly-detailed, sculpted and painted pieces complimented by a top-quality wooden board branded with the Jack Daniel’s logo. Awesome, isn’t it?

5. This Little Light Creative Glass Art and Gallery – (Old Hickory)

Now, for your artsy friends and relatives, This Little Light has you covered! Give them something that will add beauty and creativity to their homes. Just like the wine holder that creates a floating illusion. Pick the cute little night light to create ambiance in their rooms. If they still haven’t completed their Christmas tree, give them those cute Christmas ornaments. What’s great about this is that you can personalized it! This Little Light provides classes and guides if you want to give your loved ones something special that will make them always remember you. Watch the video below to see more of this art shop.

I hope this list will serve as your future reference on your Christmas shopping every year. Merry Christmas, folks!

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Experience a Unique Christmas-Themed Hotel in Tennessee

Welcome to the Best Christmas Ever! That’s what you’ll be saying when you stay at this Tennessee-based hotel that is decorated in all things festive. The hotel has a lot of activities for people of all ages, and it will make anyone feel like they’re in the holiday spirit. Check it out below!

With a name like The Inn at Christmas Place, you know this hotel is all about the holiday season. Actually, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to go here ’cause it’s Christmas every day of the year! With a stunning view of the Great Smoky Mountains, this award-winning space is located right at the foothills. The hotel boasts everything from beautiful gardens to Bavarian architecture and will provide you with all that much-needed Christmas spirit for your vacation in Tennessee!

You will be blown away by the luxurious interior of this hotel. The hospitality at this hotel is truly second to none, and there are always bustling events in the lobby. The hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with their complimentary hot breakfast, visits from Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus, access to a fitness center, bedtime cookies, and a sparkly landscaped outdoor space that will make you never want to leave the place!

The indoor pool is a refreshing year-round retreat, and especially fun for the kids in the winter months. Good news! It’s open 24 hours a day. They also have a Large Hot Tub for those who want to relax and a 95 ft. Figure-8 Waterslide Outdoor Pool for more fun!

The beautiful, themed rooms and suites are stunning, as well! You’ll get to indulge in flat-screen TVs and decorated Christmas trees. The mini-suites offer up gas fireplaces for those chilly nights. They have various rooms to choose from: The Double Queen Room, King Mini-Suites, Two Room Suites, & Santa Suite.

The Inn at Christmas Place knows how to put a lot of attention into its offerings. The folks here make sure to celebrate the best holiday of each year every single day. Your kids will love the performances by a two-story glockenspiel. Most of the guests who go here come back because of three major reasons: its clean space, incredible hospitality of the staff, and the interior & exterior of the hotel.

Will you be visiting this holiday season? Or perhaps, any other day that you’d like it to be the holiday season? Don’t miss this chance! The Inn at Christmas Place has a limited number of rooms available, so reserve your stay as soon as possible. Merry Christmas, folks!

Exact Location: 119 Christmas Tree Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

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