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Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Synchronized Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains

For two weeks every June, fireflies in the Smoky Mountains perform an astonishing light show.
Clinton, Tennessee

Whirlwind Mansion

This Tennessee manse was built so opulent that the very utilities doomed it to fail.
Crossville, Tennessee

Minister's Treehouse

This structure among the trees was the result of divine inspiration.
Hartsville, Tennessee

Hartsville Nuclear Plant

This abandoned nuclear cooling tower casts a shadow over a bucolic town.
Dayton, Tennessee

Rhea County Courthouse

The site of the Scopes Trial contains a small exhibit dedicated to the famous case.
Grand Junction, Tennessee

National Bird Dog Museum

An homage to the pointers and retrievers that have long been a hunter's best friend.
Nashville, Tennessee

Edgehill Polar Bears

For decades these polar bears have roamed all around a Nashville neighborhood.
South Pittsburg, Tennessee

Cast Iron Cookware Man

The pan man stands as a testament to the functionality of American cast iron cookware.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Prophet of Oak Ridge's Grave

John Hendrix predicted the creation of the "Secret City" built as part of the Manhattan Project.
Nashville, Tennessee

Site of the Looby House Bombing

The attack of a prominent black attorney's house sparked a watershed moment in Nashville's civil rights movement.
Memphis, Tennessee

Big Kids Sculptures

Alongside this Memphis trail are several sculptures that show trail-goers how to relax.
Nashville, Tennessee

Peace Sign Geoglyph

A heartwarming message to those entering and departing Music City from above.
South Pittsburg, Tennessee

Camak Stone

This stone incorrectly marks the 35th parallel, causing some territorial kerfuffles.
Knoxville, Tennessee

S.S. Sultana Memorial

This stone memorial pays tribute to a massive shipwreck which was sadly overshadowed by the death of John Wilkes Booth.
Vonore, Tennessee

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

This museum pays tribute to the Cherokee leader who created a written language for his people.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ryman Alley

The alley connecting two of country music’s most historic venues has a rich history of its own.
Clinton, Tennessee

Asa Jackson’s Perpetual Motion Machine

This improbable contraption was passed down through five generations of industrious Tennesseans.
Jefferson City, Tennessee

Branner Cemetery Field Stones

Over 200 people were buried here with only a small stone to mark their final resting place.
Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Gong Chamber

Ethereal alien hums and haunting whale songs emitting from...a giant sheet of vibrating metal?
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

B-1 Flat Top in Oak Ridge

One of the Cemestos prefab homes built to secretly house thousands of Manhattan Project workers.
Jackson, Tennessee

Casey Jones Village

This Tennessee museum is dedicated to a tragic railroad hero who inspired the famous ballad that bears his name.
Dover, Tennessee

Bear Spring Furnace

A key producer of charcoal iron in the early 1800s, the structure still stands today.
Centerville, Tennessee

Minnie Pearl Chicken Wire Statue

In the hometown of the Grand Ole Opry star is a larger-than-life memorial statue made entirely from chicken wire.
Sewanee, Tennessee

The Templeton Library

Mysterious library of an infamous financier and spiritual seeker.