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  • Tina Turner Museum

    Tina Turner Museum

    Brownsville, Tennessee

    Costumes, gold records, and photos fill a museum inside the one-room schoolhouse little Tina attended.

  • Yellow Fever Martyrs Memorial and Mass Grave

    Yellow Fever Martyrs Memorial and Mass Grave

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Worst disaster in the history of Memphis. Nearly a hundred years later, the city erected an eerie memorial atop the mass grave.

  • Cancer Survivors Plaza

    Cancer Survivors Plaza

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Eight lifestyle statues pass through a rectangular maze symbolizing the journey through cancer recovery.

  • Jefferson Davis, Belated Tribute

    Jefferson Davis, Belated Tribute

    Memphis, Tennessee

    An unrepentant celebration of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy -- not erected until October 4, 1964.

Top Rated Attractions

  • Graceland

    Graceland

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Forever home of Elvis, and still a mecca for his never-lessening legion of fans.

  • Home of Buford

    Home of Buford "Walking Tall" Pusser

    Adamsville, Tennessee

    The "Walking Tall" sheriff died under mysterious circumstances. See his death car and all of his things.

  • Billy Tripp's Mindfield

    Billy Tripp's Mindfield

    Brownsville, Tennessee

    Brain-boggling network of towering steel girders, which the artist claims tells the story of his life.

  • Museum of Appalachia - Perpetual Motion Machine

    Museum of Appalachia - Perpetual Motion Machine

    Clinton, Tennessee

    A rural living museum that surprises with devil burls, angel swirls, Apocalypse signage. 250,000 items.

  • Crystal Shrine Grotto

    Crystal Shrine Grotto

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Cavern of rock quartz and semiprecious stones, carved out of the hillside by one man in the late 1930s.

  • Statue of Liberation Through Christ

    Statue of Liberation Through Christ

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Looks like the Statue of Liberty, but can't be -- Lady Liberation is brandishing a giant Christian cross.

  • Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg - A Mecca

    Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg - A Mecca

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Sister tourist-towns sparkle like junk jewels on a necklace choking Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • International Towing and Recovery Museum

    International Towing and Recovery Museum

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    The history of tow trucks, complete with many exhibits; a Wall of the Fallen honors those who died in the line of duty.

  • Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers

    Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    More shakers than you can shake a shaker at.

  • Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens

    Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    The Life of Christ has been resurrected as a waxy tourist attraction.

  • Lincoln Museum on Rebel Ground

    Lincoln Museum on Rebel Ground

    Harrogate, Tennessee

    One of the world's largest Lincoln collections includes his Walking Stick of Death, and Lincoln depicted as Moses and as a sad clown.

  • Rockabilly Hall of Fame: Elvis Defibrillator of Death

    Rockabilly Hall of Fame: Elvis Defibrillator of Death

    Jackson, Tennessee

    Relics include Carl Perkins blue suede shoes and the defibrillator that failed to revive Elvis.

  • Giant Skinny Indian

    Giant Skinny Indian

    Kingsport, Tennessee

    The tall, skinny, Native stands with a "Whatever, dude," expression.

  • Tom Lee, Riverboat Disaster Hero

    Tom Lee, Riverboat Disaster Hero

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Unveiled in 2006, this bronze monument shows Lee leaning out of his little boat to grab the hand of a businessman flailing in the water.

  • The Cotton Museum

    The Cotton Museum

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Restored Cotton Exchange features the big trading board, history exhibits, interactive cotton fun.

  • Mud Island

    Mud Island

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Ride a monorail to walk a fake river and explore the authentic history of Memphis.

  • Statue of Elvis

    Statue of Elvis

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Nicely acknowledged in action-pose bronze on a pedestal, but somehow less important than the adjacent Beale Street cauldron of blues.

  • High School Viking Giant

    High School Viking Giant

    Memphis, Tennessee

    A fiberglass statue of a Viking stands above the entrance to Hillcrest High School.

  • American Museum of Science & Energy

    American Museum of Science & Energy

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Atom Age museum embraces energy alternatives, zombie cam.

  • X-10 Nuclear Reactor

    X-10 Nuclear Reactor

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Bus tour of the former top-secret Oak Ridge reservation includes a stop at X-10, the world's oldest nuclear reactor.

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