U.S. Virtual Road Trip- Tennessee & #Giveaway

Today we are in Tennessee with author Gretchen Archer. Let's see what awaits us in Tennessee.

Places to Visit in Tennessee

Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain, and two miles from my home. The tour includes a 145-foot waterfall located more than 1,100 feet below the earth’s surface. Ruby Falls is the deepest publicly accessible waterfall in the United States.

Dollywood, Pigeon Forge. A fun family theme park at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains owned by Dolly Parton.

Graceland, Memphis, Elvis Presley’s home. He lived there for twenty years. That’s a lot of grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

Places to Eat in Tennessee

The Krystal. Home of the little square burger. Krystal was born on October 24, 1932 (which is my dog Bently’s birthday, but not the 1932 part) and once traffic in Chattanooga was stopped—literally stopped—for an hour when (then) President Ronald Raegan landed in Chattanooga and Krystal burgers were taken to Air Force One for the President and his staff.

Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Nashville. Iconic Southern Meat & 3 restaurant. Pork chops smothered in gravy. Collard green. Cornbread. Chess pie. Meatloaf. Black-eyed peas. Mac and cheese.

The Bar-B-Q Shop, Memphis. The Number One BBQ restaurant in America, famous for their fall-off-the-bone ribs and barbeque spaghetti.

Quirky Things About Tennessee

  • There’s a seven-stories-high Eiffel Tower replica in Paris.

  • The world’s largest teapot collection is in the council chambers of the Trenton City Hall with 525 rare teapots.

  • nvented in Tennessee: cotton candy, miniature golf, Moon Pie, tow trucks, typewriter ribbons, Goo Goo Clusters, Dempster Dumpsters, and Mountain Dew.

Famous People from Tennessee

Justin Timberlake
Morgan Freeman
Samuel L. Jackson
Reece Witherspoon
Bently Yarnell (my dog)

Books Set in Tennessee

THE FIRM, by John Grisham
THE COLOR PURPLE, by Alice Walker

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  1. Looks like a fair few interesting places to visit! I'd have to check out the heat and humidity though...

  2. Tennessee is beautiful, We have visited several times and love hiking there.

  3. I love Krystal burger, I always stop by and pick me up one since they are are similar to White Castle but also so different!
    Miranda's Book Blog (Great giveaway going on now! :)

  4. Part of me has always wanted to visit Grace Land... even if the area is less than desirable now. The Bar B Q shop sounds amazing!!