MatD’s Ultimate Tennessee Bucket List

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MatD's Ultimate Tennessee Bucket List

I am from the great state of Tennessee. I have driven from Bristol to Memphis.  I have seen the three grand division.  Despite having lived in the state for 18 years, I only scratched the surface of the state.  Tennessee is one longest states that range from the Appalachian mountain to the Mississippi River.   Here is my Tennessee Bucket List.

  1. Raft every whitewater river
    • Upper Ocoee
    • Lower Ocoee
    • Pigeon River
  2. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
  3. Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
  4. Chickamauga National Military Park
  5. Chattanooga National Military Park
  6. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  7. Fort Donelson National Battlefield
  8. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  9. Hike up Clingman’s Dome
  10. Hike the TN section of Appalachian Trail
  11. Hike all 150 Trails in the Smokes
  12. Spend the night at the LeConte Lodge
  13. Enjoy the fall colors in Smokes
  14. Bike the Cades Cove loop
  15. See a Black Bear in the Smokys
  16. Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  17. Natchez Trace Parkwat
  18. Obed Wild & Scenic River
  19. Hike Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
  20. Shiloh National Military Park
  21. Stones River National Battlefield
  22. Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.
  23. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
  24. Visit all the Tennessee State Parks
  25. See the 2017 solar eclipse totality 
  26. Vote to allow liquor in a dry county
  27. Ride all the roller coasters in Dollywood (was completed now isn’t)
  28. Do the TN whiskey trail
  29. Visit Rock City
  30. Visit Racoon Mountain
  31. Take a boat tour of Lost Sea
  32. Tour the National Civil Rights Museum
  33. Visit Ruby Falls
  34. Hike to Cummins Falls
  35. See a future country star in a honky tonk bar in Nashville
  36. Visit Graceland
  37. Walk along the Chattanooga’s Riverwalk
  38. Go to Bonnaroo
  39. Enjoy the stories at the Jonesborough Storytelling Festival.
  40. Tour the Jack Daniel’s Distillery
  41. Drive the Dragon
  42. Watch Florida beat Tennessee in Neyland Stadium
  43. See an elk at my parents’ place in Lenoir City

What is on your Ultimate Tennessee Bucket List?

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16 thoughts on “MatD’s Ultimate Tennessee Bucket List”

  1. That is a great bucket list for Tennessee. I haven’t heard its name before, so never been to any of the places too. But surely now I can add the place to my travel list. Thanks .

  2. Wow what a list. It actually inspired me to start a list my the province of my city Ontario. Exploring your own backyard is always fun!!!
    As far as your list goes I would love to see the National Civil Rights Museum and the TN whiskey trail for starters

  3. I have only visited Chattanooga and Nashville. I definitely need to experience the Appalachian Trail and whitewater rafting. Cool that you have ticked quite a few things off the list.

  4. This post inspired me to make my own bucket list of my local state, Connecticut. There’s so much to discover and having a list keeps you organized and focused!

  5. Never been that side but your list is a good one. I am sure it will require lot of days to see all of these. Hope you are able to strike off all.

  6. I’ve never been to Tennessee! But totally understand re: living somewhere and not scratching the surface. Seems we’re always interested in what is outside our backyard. I’m starting to look closer to home for travel inspo/experiences.

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