Top Activities

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail.

Tanger Outlets Sevierville: Savvy outlet shoppers look to Tanger Outlets for the biggest selection of first-quality, in-season merchandise, for the latest fashion trends from their favorite brand name and designer outlet stores and so much more. Because consumers love shopping and saving direct from the manufacturer.

Dollywood: Known for its down-home charm, this world famous 150-acre theme park is as unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton. From award-winning shows to educational craft demonstrations and ground-breaking rides and attractions, Dollywood offers something for everyone and every interest, so the whole family can experience the park together. Dollywood also plays host to multiple seasonal festivals throughout the year.

Dixie Stampede: Join Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages. Filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!

Sevier Air Trampoline Park: Join us for high flying fun in the Smoky Mountains! Our facility features 38,000 square feet of advanced & junior Ninja Warrior Courses, Trampolines & a First Ever 3 Story Net System for 2 to 10 year old!

Special Events

Color Your World @ Your Library Preschool Story Time

The Color Your World @ Your Library 2016-2017 preschool story time theme continues with weekly ready-to-read preschool story times focusing on colors, numbers, shapes, animals, nursery rhymes, holidays, family, countries, seasons, weather, diversity, etc. – a whole range of knowledge and skills that children need as they start school. The story times each month include an iPad story as well as a new bilingual story time for children to enjoy! Preschool Story Time is open to the public and follows a monthly ready-to-read story time theme. Visit the SCPLS King Family Library on Thursday of each week from September – May at 10:30am to share great books with your child in addition to enjoying crafts, games, and other activities.

Hit the Brakes for Lunch at Quaker Steak and Lube

Enjoy our NEW lunch specials! Make sure to get your punch card! Earn a free lunch after 5 visits! Offer Valid at Sevierville, TN location. Monday-Friday 11:00AM-2:00PM

Quaker Steak and Lube: Happy Hour

You don’t need a reason- but you need a place! Join us for Happy Hour at Quaker Steak and Lube! 1/2 Price appetizers from 4-7PM!

Local Transportation

Rocky Top Tours: Our tours of the beautiful The Great Smoky Mountains take you where you want to go. Imagine experiencing the beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains through the windows of our mini-coach. Our step-on service is designed especially for Destination Management Companies, Event Planners, or any organization planning large group events.

Distance from Major Airports

  • McGhee-Tyson Airport (to downtown) – 32 miles

Local Tour Guides

Tennessee Express Tours: Since 1974 – that is over 40 years – we have been the best at packaging in Tennessee. We have great relationships with our clients and our travel partners. If you are not currently one of our clients, try us now. You will not be disappointed! English spoken. Contact: Bill Oliver, [email protected]

Smoky Mountain Tour Connection: This is your one stop shop for vacation packages. We specialize in making your Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee vacation hassle free and a pleasant one. English spoken. Contact: Lora Stormes, [email protected]

Sweet Magnolia Tours has been making memories for over 22 years. Hospitality isn’t a motto, it’s our heritage. We believe in a personal relationship approach when dealing with our clients. Our mission is use that personal service to develop and deliver southern tours that exceed your expectations.


Top Activities

Graceland: An absolute “don’t miss” when visiting Memphis. The Platinum tour includes the mansion where Elvis lived, his two custom jets, the Auto Museum which features the many cars and motorcycles Elvis owned and the Sincerely Elvis Exhibit- home to many personal artifacts.

Sun Studio: Take a guided tour throughout the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll. Experience outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis’ first microphone and hear the real history of the studio that launched Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, B.B. King and many more! Tip: Grab an old-fashioned 50’s-style milkshake after the tour.

STAX Museum of American Soul Music: Take a guided tour throughout the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll. Experience outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis’ first microphone and hear the real history of the studio that launched Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, B.B. King and many more! Tip: Grab an old-fashioned 50’s-style milkshake after the tour. :

National Civil Rights Museum: The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum: Memphis Music 101- this exhibit tells the history and legacy of people and musicians working in the Mississippi Delta and Memphis during the middle 20th century whose contributions to the world of music have made what is known as the “Memphis Sound”.

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • National Civil Rights Museum – Lorraine Motel
  • Graceland, Home of Elvis
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Barbecue and Blues on Beale Street
  • Pink Palace Museum
  • Watch the Ducks March at the Peabody Hotel

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Memphis Rock ‘n’Soul Museum
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Memphis Zoo
  • AutoZone Park
  • Main Street Trolley
  • Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

Special Events

Aziz Ansari

Orpheum Theatre
September 10
Aziz Ansari is one of the biggest stars in the comedy world. Rolling Stone put him on the cover of their special comedy issue labeling him “the funniest man under 30.” Treat yourself and grab tickets to the Memphis leg of Aziz’s “Modern Romance” comedy tour at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, September 10.

Southern Heritage Classic

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
September 11 – 13
Celebrating 25 years of historically black college and university football games, the Southern Heritage Classic kicks off the season at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Grab your tickets to see the big game between rivals Tennessee State University and Jackson State University.


Mud Island Amphitheatre
September 13
In a career spanning five decades, Journey is blazing hotter than ever. You won’t stop believin’ your ears when you hear Journey live in concert at the Mud Island Amphitheatre in Memphis.

Local Transportation

Blues City Tours: Provides chartered tours for groups and individual transportation in Memphis and Tunica, MS.

Backbeat Tours: Hear blues, rock, gospel and soul aboard “Miss Clawdy,” a 1959 vintage city bus, and see Beale Street, Sun Studio and the STAX Museum as well as “hidden” sites only Memphians know. You’re part of the action on this one-of-a-kind show on wheels!

Sweet Magnolia Tours: A full service receptive operator- can provide step-on guides services for groups and attraction packages for individuals. Also provides transportation for groups, if needed.

Tennco Downtown Shuttle Service : A local transportation company providing downtown, airport and casino shuttles. Other transportation services upon request. Call 901-522-0001 for more information.

Yellow Cab and Checker Cab : Memphis’ preferred taxi company is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Distance from Major Airports

  • Memphis International Airport (to downtown) – 12 miles


Many movies have been made about Nashville. Enough books about Music City have been written to fill a bookcase. And, of course, scores of songs are dedicated to the city of music. But, while music is the lifeblood of Nashville, visitors will also find here a city of culture and history, of haute cuisine, of pro sports, outstanding academics, natural beauty and pure Southern charm. Nashville is a place where the past and the future peacefully coexist and build, one on the other, to create a destination that appeals to the interests of every visitor. This city is alive. You can feel its pulse when you walk down its sidewalks.

Top Activities

Grand Ole Opry: What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present with a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present with a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. :

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum & Historic RCA Studio B : Do more than hear the music. See it. Live it. Experience it. This isn’t just a museum; it’s an experience, an exciting and entertaining destination in Nashville with something for everyone. Rhinestone costumes, seasoned instruments and tear-stained lyric sheets are only the beginning. Add interactive exhibits, films featuring today’s top country names, private sessions with professional songwriters, incredible architecture along with our famous southern hospitality, and a day at the museum turns into the memories of a lifetime. Also visit Historic RCA Studio B, “The Home of 1,000 Hits.”

Ryman Auditorium : The Ryman Auditorium built in 1892 and designated a National Historic Landmark, offers the best in entertainment opportunities. By day, take a self guided museum tour or guided backstage tour. Record your own CD in the new Ryman Recording Studio! In the evening, return for a show or concert at this premier performance hall, named Pollstar’s National Theatre of the Year for two consecutive years.

Jack Daniels Distillery: The Jack Daniel Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and among the most prestigious listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors receive personally-guided tours of the distillery and observe the famous whiskey-making process Mr. Jack Daniel perfected back in 1866.

Opry Mills: Opry Mills is the ultimate shopping adventure with over 200 retailers, dining and entertainment venues under one roof. Bass Pro Shops, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Off 5TH-Saks Fifth Avenue, Harry and David’s…just to name a few.

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • Johnny Cash Museum
  • RCA Studio B
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • General Jackson Showboat
  • Gray Line Hop-On-Off Trolley Tour
  • Ryman Auditorium

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson
  • Belle Meade Plantation
  • Gray Line Homes of the Stars Tour
  • The Parthenon

Special Events

In The Round with Dean Fields, Derik Hultquist, Ben Danaher, and Ross Cooper

Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.

There are 20 tables and 10 bar seats available for reservation. Pew Seats for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open..

In The Round with James Slater, Leslie Satcher, Marc Beeson and Cassadee Pope, $15 – A Benefit for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

There are 20 tables, 10 bar seats and 8 pew seats available for reservation. The remaining pew seats for this show are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/first served basis when doors open.



Local Transportation

Gray Line Tours: Fantastic tours highlighting Nashville’s most popular attractions: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, homes of the stars, historic mansions, Grand Ole Opry, Jack Daniel Distillery and more. Experienced guides are available for custom itineraries. Complete vacations packages with one call. Package includes accommodations, sightseeing, attractions, meals and more. Specializing in reunion groups, CMA Music Festival, Christmas packages and customized service.
Gray Line of Nashville operates the largest motorcoach fleet in Middle Tennessee. The average age of the entire fleet is less than four years old. For transportation in the city of Nashville, the state of Tennessee or across the United States, Gray Line of Nashville can take care of your needs.

Anchor Tours: Let a native Nashvillian plan the perfect tour package. Anchor Tours excels in providing customized tour packages that include accommodations, attractions, step-on guide service, meals, special events and transportation. We work with all group sizes and have an entire fleet of equipment available including vans and motorcoaches.

Wise Coaches, Inc.: Wise Coaches, Inc. is a family-owned charter company that offers superior 25-56 passenger coaches for every transportation need. We cater to churches, schools, senior tours, corporate outings, and more! Over 14 years of experience providing dependable, high-quality transportation.

Super Shuttle International: The easiest and most cost-effective way to get to and from the airport from your home, office or hotel. After picking up your luggage on level two (luggage pickup level), please proceed to the lower level (ground transportation level). Our customer service counter is on the left side of the room against the front wall; you can also look for the overhead signs directing you to SuperShuttle.

Matchless Limousines, Inc.: Matchless Limousine is committed to providing our clients with a luxurious, first-class travel experience.

Local Tour Guides

Sharinnashvilletours: Norman Weber: French spoken. Brenda Best: French spoken. Contact [email protected]

Sweet Magnolia Tours: Maria Stevens: French spoken. Dr. Michael Groth: German spoken. Contact [email protected]

Kristin Matthews: French spoken. Andrea Ferrer: French spoken. Contact: [email protected]

Let’s Go Travelin: Emily Johnson: Portuguese and Spanish spoken. Natalia Mayer: Spanish and Russian spoken. Contact [email protected]

Let’s Go Travelin: Dzmitry Charnou: Russian, Arabic, Belarusian spoken. Nicole Carr: German spoken. Contact: [email protected]