Welcome to Tennessee
Most states have one official state song. Tennessee has seven. And there's a reason for that – Tennessee has music deep within its soul. Here, the folk music of the Scots-Irish in the eastern mountains combined with the bluesy rhythms of the African Americans in the western Delta to give birth to the modern country music that makes Nashville famous.The state's three geographic regions, East, Middle and West... Read More
Top experiences in Tennessee
Elvis Presley's Graceland Tour
The journey to Graceland begins on Elvis Presley Boulevard at Graceland Plaza.Elvis Experience Tour:Package includes the Graceland Mansion audio-guided tour with orientation film, Elvis' two custom airplanes (if option selected), along with self-guided tours of the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, Elvis The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum, Elvis Discovery Exhibits, and More! Elvis' two custom jets can be added to this tour.All exhibits, except Graceland Mansion are located in the Graceland plaza or at Graceland Crossing.
Elvis Presley Graceland VIP Tour
Your packaged one-of-a-kind tour includes an audio guide through Graceland Mansion, access to special exhibits on Elvis’ Hawaii and Las Vegas, and access to the Automobile Museum. See Itinerary for all the attractions included in this VIP package.
Enjoy a narrated tour of Historic Downtown, Fort Nashborough, the State Capitol, The Parthenon, Vanderbilt University and Music Row. Your tour will also include entrance into the Ryman Auditorium - the Mother Church of Country Music, long time home of the Grand Ole Opry and recently voted the finest concert venue in the United States.You will also tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This 37 million dollar facility is a beautiful tribute to Country Music and the artists who have made it great.
Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission
Starting from your downtown Memphis hotel, your friendly, fun, professional guide will take you on narrated sightseeing tour by mini-coach. Cruise down Beale Street and Cotton Row, and travel along the Mississippi River and through Victorian Village, where you’ll see homes built in the 1800s. See statues of Elvis Presley and BB King and pass the National Civil Rights Museum, located in the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Stop at Schwab, a 120-year-old general store, and pass St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Sun Studio, and the Pyramid Arena, an astounding 20,142-seat arena resembling an Egyptian pyramid. You’ll also stop at the Peabody Hotel, famous for the 'Peabody Ducks' that live on the hotel’s rooftop and make their way to the lobby in a daily 'March of Ducks' celebration. Optional Graceland AdmissionUpgrade to include admission to the Graceland Mansion, Elvis Presley’s former home. See his personal mementos, photos, costumes and collection of gold and platinum records as you journey from the icon’s humble beginnings, through his rise to stardom and on to his tragic death. After your tour, you’ll be taken back to your Memphis hotel.
Grand Ole Opry Admission Ticket
Make your way to the Grand Ole Opry with your ticket for a great seat and a classic country music experience. Started in 1925 as a local radio broadcast, the Opry quickly become popular for its musical variety show, which features styles from bluegrass to modern country. The venue has continued to be a hotbed for introducing new talent, both bands and solo musicians, and has boosted the careers of hundreds of famous country musicians. It is also the home base for the United States' longest-running live radio show. Note the large wooden circle on stage; the six-foot (2-m) oak piece was cut from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Opry until it moved to the current building in 1974. Outside of the Opry, snap some fun photos of the giant guitar statues and Opry signage. Once you're in, enjoy the 2-hour show. Each performance features six to eight bands or artists from a wide spectrum of musicians. Some of the superstars that have performed here include Patsy Cline, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Dickens. Afterward, head home or to your hotel knowing that you just experienced a show at one of the world’s most famous country music venues.The Grand Ole Opry will take place at the Ryman Auditorium during the months of November, December 2016 and January 2017 Also on February 3, 2017. Located at: 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour
Hear blues, rock, gospel and soul while riding in vintage style on a beautifully restored 1950s-era bus. See Beale Street, the Civil Rights Museum, Elvis Presley Plaza as well as the hidden sites that only Memphians know. You're part of the action on this one-of-a-kind show on wheels - join the Backbeat Rhythm Section featuring tambourines, bongos and shakers on board, or sing along with your entertainer! Upgrade to a guided tour of Sun Studios where many renowned performers recorded some of your favorite hits.This 3-hour upgraded tour includes transportation to Sun Studio from downtown Memphis, and admission. Get ready to shake, rattle and roll - guaranteed fun for folks young and old!