Historically interesting places
Sun Studio in Memphis
The Sun Studio in the city of Memphis is a historically very important recording studio. The Sun Studio was built and opened in 1950. Greats such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Charlie Rich, Howlin ‘Wolf, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded here. The studio is still operational, but there is still a museum here and the premises can be visited on a tour.
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|Contact||706 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Beale Street in Memphis
Beale Street in the city of Memphis has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1966 and represents a historic district. The street that today attracts with numerous blues clubs and restaurants and also as that The birthplace of rock n ‘roll as well as the home of the blues is considered to have been created in 1841. Almost everything here is about the blues. In the evening, the street is closed to traffic and, untypically for the United States, alcohol can be consumed on the street. The Beale Street Music Festival, which marks the beginning of the Memphis in May Festival, also takes place here in May.
Natchez Trace (“Devil’s Backbone”)
The Natchez Trace is an approximately 8,000 year old Indian trade route of 714 km in length. It runs from Natchez in Mississippi across the far northwest of Alabama to just before Nashville in Tennessee. Today, the Natchez Trace Parkway follows the original path almost exactly and is managed by the National Park Service. This road is designated a National Scenic Byways, which means that there are numerous attractions along its course.
Delta Queen in Chattanooga
The Delta Queen is a historic stern paddle steamer from 1925. The Delta Queen was used as a liner on the San Francisco – Sacramento route in Stockton. In 1946 the ship was transferred to the Mississippi via the Panama Canal. Until 2008 the Delta Queen was used as a cruise ship on the Mississippi and today it is located in Chattanooga and acts as a floating hotel. The Delta Queen is on both the Historic Places List and the National Historic Landmarks List.
|Contact||100 River Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
Shiloh National Military Park near Savannah
The Shiloh National Military Park is the shelter of the former battlefields of Shiloh and Corinth. The Shiloh National Military Park is located near the city of Savannah. The Shiloh National Military Park is divided into two parts, the former battlefield in Shiloh and that in Corinth. Overall, the Shiloh National Military Park covers an area of approximately 16 km² and was established in 1894. The Shiloh National Military Park has been under the administration of the National Park Service since 1933. The Shiloh National Military Park has over 300,000 visitors annually.
Chucalissa Archaeological Site and Museum in Memphis
The Chucalissa Archaeological Site and Museum in the city of Memphis is an archaeologically significant site on the finds from the period 1000 to 1550 AD. were found. The attached museum serves as an exhibition site for the finds. The Chucalissa Archaeological Site and Museum has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1994.
General James White Fort in Knoxville
General James White Fort in the city of Knoxville is as important to them as nothing else. Because the former fort was the first settlement in the region from which Knoxville developed. The fort was founded in 1786. Nowadays, visitors can find exhibits from the settlement period in the preserved former wooden huts of the fort and can therefore travel through time.
|Contact||205 East Hill Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail runs through the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The historical route from 1780 follows the march of the pioneers who crossed the Appalachian Mountains and thus initiated the western expansion of the USA. The trail has a length of approx. 530 km and is therefore one of the long-distance hiking trails. However, the entire trail has not yet been completed as a long-distance hiking trail. The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail has been part of the National Trails System since 1980.
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
The Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park preserves a historically very interesting Indian burial site from the period from 80 to 550 AD. The Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park covers an area of approximately 3.5 km². In addition to the archaeological site, the ruins of a former paper mill from the 19th century can also be found here. The Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park has been on the list of Historic Places since 1973.
Special buildings and structures
Graceland in Memphis
Graceland is the former home of Elvis Presley in the city of Memphis. Elvis Presley lived from the late 1950s until his death in 1977. Here visitors can learn almost everything about Elvis Presley and his life. An audio tour leads through the house. Graceland has approximately 600,000 visitors annually, making it the third most visited home in the United States after the White House and Biltmore Estate. Graceland has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 2006
Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville
The Tennessee State Capitol in the city of Nashville is the seat of the state legislature of Tennessee. The State Capitol was built from 1845 to 1859 in the style of the Greek Revival and its construction is very reminiscent of an Ionian temple. The building material of the building is limestone. The Tennessee State Capitol is one of only 11 US state capitals without the typical dome design. There are also some interesting statues and monuments on the State Capitol grounds. These include, for example, an equestrian statue of the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. The Tennessee State Capitol has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1971. Guided tours are available from Monday to Friday.
|Contact||600 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Parthenon in Nashville
The Parthenon in the city of Nashville is a replica of the Parthenon on the Athens Acropolis. The 1: 1 scale copy was built in 1897 in connection with the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. This first replica was made mainly of wood, plaster and brick. However, since the building was very popular with the residents of Nashville, a second replica was made from more durable materials (concrete) between 1920 and 1931. The Parthenon is the center of Centennial Park and now serves as the City of Nashville Art Museum. The museum specializes in paintings by American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. As part of this function, a replica of the famous statue of Athena Parthenos was added in 1990. In summer the Parthenon as a place for open-air performances.
|Contact||2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Sunsphere in Knoxville
The Sunsphere building is located in the city of Knoxville and is the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair. It is a steel tower with an attached ball. The sphere has a diameter of 23 m and the total height of the building is 81 m. The Sunsphere building is one of the last buildings of the world exhibition, because the former site is now a convention center. The viewing platform can be visited again since 2007 and offers a good view of Knoxville.
|Contact||810 Clinch Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
AT&T Building in Nashville
The AT&T Building in the city of Nashville is the tallest building in the state of Tennessee at 192 m. The AT&T Building was built from 1991 to 1994. Because of its special appearance, the building was nicknamed “Batman Building” because it is very reminiscent of the mask of the superhero.
|Contact||333 Commerce St
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Union Station in Nashville
The Union Station in the city of Nashville, the city’s former train station, was opened in 1900 and was in operation until 1979. The architecture of the station is a mixture of the styles of the Neo-Romanesque and the Victorian architectural style. The station has been on the list of Historic Places since 1969. Nowadays there is a hotel in this historic building.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
1UpTravel.com – Maps of Tennessee
Browse a collection of state, city, national park, monument, and historical maps of this US state. Check out the city maps of Athens, Chattanooga and Memphis.
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Tennessee – University of Texas Library
Furnishes historical city maps of Bristol and Memphis, as well as maps of Ft. Donelson Battlefield and Natchez Trace Parkway.
Tennessee – US Census Bureau Map
Map divides the state up into counties. Find income and poverty estimates as well as economic profiles.