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  • Millennium Manor

    Millennium Manor

    Alcoa, Tennessee

    Built to survive "Armageddon and a thousand years beyond." William and Emma Fair Nicholson erected their indestructible home in 1938-45, when they were in their sixties.

  • American Museum of Science and Energy

    American Museum of Science and Energy

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Oak Ridge exists because of the atom bomb, but its science museum tries hard to get out from under that mushroom cloud.

  • Atom Age Gatehouse

    Atom Age Gatehouse

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Built during the depths of the Cold War to keep Communist spies away from a uranium plant. See the searchlight and gun portals; peer through the bulletproof glass.

  • National Enquirer Live!

    National Enquirer Live!

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    Shocking! Scandalous! Scenes from the tabloid come to life in a museum about shocking and scandalous headlines.

  • Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

    Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

    Petros, Tennessee

    Hard time prison-turned-tourist attraction, with former convicts as expert tour guides.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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