HIKING Just outside of Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers more than 800 miles of well-maintained hiking trails for all skill levels, as well as access to the Appalachian Trail. KAYAKING With the Tennessee River winding through it and its close proximity to calm lakes and small creeks, the city of Chattanooga is an ideal launch spot for an easy day of kayaking, canoeing or even standup paddle boarding. BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND Descend 333 feet underground to this subterranean music venue housed inside McMinnville’s Cumberland Caverns to hear everything from bluegrass to country to rock ‘n’ roll. THE LOOKOUT AT THE PYRAMID Ride 28 stories up the world’s tallest freestanding elevator to take in 360-degree views of Memphis at this bar and restaurant atop Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Solar Eclipse On August 21, get a glimpse of the first total solar eclipse in decades. Many Tennessee towns plan special viewing events to celebrate. Hint: the closer you get to the centerline of the path, the better the view. Share a picture on Instagram using #madeintn.
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