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  • Varicolored Veterans of Valor

    Varicolored Veterans of Valor

    Harriman, Tennessee

    Statue groups honor veterans of various wars, color-coded and sculpted out of unique material.

  • Cato Caves: Area of Mystery, Famous Pot Cave

    Cato Caves: Area of Mystery, Famous Pot Cave

    Dixon Springs, Tennessee

    Natural cave turned into elaborate, secret pot farm in the late 1990s. Gutted by looters, now reopen for tours. Above-ground walking trails, and reports of supernatural activity.

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  • Graceland

    Graceland

    Memphis, Tennessee

    The forever home of Elvis, and still a pilgrimage destination for his never-lessening legion of fans.

  • Titanic: World's Largest Museum Attraction

    Titanic: World's Largest Museum Attraction

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Outside: a replica of one half of the doomed ocean liner. Inside: costumed actors, crashing, freezing, drowning, crush depth family fun.

  • Alcatraz East

    Alcatraz East

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    America's most comprehensive museum of crime. Bonnie and Clyde's movie Death Car, OJ's low-speed chase Bronco, Tennessee's electric chair, plus a hands-on CSI lab, serial killer relics, and much more.

  • 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.

  • Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

    Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

    Greenback, Tennessee

    An incomplete castle hand-built by one man, and later blessed by the Lord. Themed rooms include a throne room and dungeon. Empty at the moment, but Junior is around.

  • 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.

  • Parthenon and Statue of Athena

    Parthenon and Statue of Athena

    Nashville, Tennessee

    A majestic, full-size heathen god and temple, in the buckle of the Bible Belt. Survivor of the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition, now an art museum.

  • Lane Motor Museum

    Lane Motor Museum

    Nashville, Tennessee

    Crazy-looking vehicles powered by airplane propellers, adorable microcars with three wheels, and Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car-of-the-future.

  • George Jones Museum

    George Jones Museum

    Nashville, Tennessee

    Key career mementos of country music's "The Possum," including the jacket cut off of him after he crashed his car while drunk.

  • 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.

  • The Lost Sea

    The Lost Sea

    Sweetwater, Tennessee

    It's been lost in a cave. See the sea by boat. It's really a lake, not a sea, but it has hungry fish and helpful tour guides.

  • Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

    Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

    Bluff City, Tennessee

    Chris Kastner's 6-acre back yard is populated with life-size dinosaurs and "The Funhouse," a haunt attraction open a few days a year.

  • Grand Guitar

    Grand Guitar

    Bristol, Tennessee

    The "Grand Guitar," built in 1983, once housed a gift shop, recording studio, country music AM radio station, and a mini-museum of musical instruments.

  • Tina Turner Museum

    Tina Turner Museum

    Brownsville, Tennessee

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

  • 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.

  • The Incline

    The Incline

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Funicular railway opened as an attraction in 1895. It's like riding an elevator up the side of a mountain, on a train.

  • Frank Sutton: Gomer Pyle Nemesis

    Frank Sutton: Gomer Pyle Nemesis

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    Frank Sutton played the Marine sergeant who always yelled at Gomer Pyle. His hometown immortalized him with a bronze statue in his familiar pose.

  • Goonysaurus at Sir Goony's Golf

    Goonysaurus at Sir Goony's Golf

    Farragut, Tennessee

    Designed in 1960, the bright orange Goonysaurus is the most distinctive hazard at this vintage minigolf course.

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