Between Nashville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee has a ton of touristy hotspots. While hitting up the tourist town attractions can be fun, it isn't always fun for your wallet. But you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to have a good time and see some incredible sights. You might be happy to hear that there are plenty of free things to do in Tennessee that are just as exciting.\nWhat some might not know is that all 56 state parks in Tennessee are free to visit and explore. Bringing a picnic and hiking to a scenic overlook will give you a relaxing way to soak up the state's natural beauty, while also keeping things affordable.\nAside from the state parks, these seven activities are sure to bring you some joy and adventure, whether you're planning a whole vacation or a quick little weekend getaway.\nKnoxville Market Square \nAddress: 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN\nWhy You Need To Go: This is a great way to get outdoors and see the town of Knox and window-shop. If you have a little cash to spend, there are farmers markets, boutiques and little eateries here that won't disappoint. \n View this post on Instagram Come kick off the most wonderful time of the year at the Market Square Farmers' Market! 10 am - 2 pm on Market Street and Union Avenue! A post shared by Knoxville farmers' markets (@nourishmarkets) on Dec 7, 2019 at 6:00am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nGatlinburg Scenic Overlook \nAddress: Directions — Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll get some of the best views of Gatlinburg at this overlook. The best time to visit might be during the fall season because the trees will be vibrantly colored orange and red, making for an even more scenic view. \n View this post on Instagram Wish to come back one day 💫 A post shared by O L Y A K U L T (@olya_kult) on Oct 22, 2018 at 6:25pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nWalnut Street Bridge \nAddress: 1 Walnut St, Chattanooga, TN\nWhy You Need To Go: A great place for a scenic stroll, you'll have stunning views of the Tennessee River and plenty of opportunities to up your Instagram feed game.\n View this post on Instagram walking on sunshine☀️ A post shared by A S H (@ashley.elizabethh) on May 21, 2020 at 6:57pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nBlue Hole Falls\nAddress: Bluehole Falls, TN\nWhy You Need To Go: This hike will lead you to a waterfall and a pool of shimmering turquoise water. The trail is a short and sweet half-mile loop, great for all skill levels.\n View this post on Instagram Doğada olmak her zaman iyileştiriyor🌱✨ Güzel bir dünya düşü 🌎🌍 A post shared by Ecem Duygu Yıldırım (@ecemdy) on Mar 1, 2020 at 7:42pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nStones River National Park and Cemetery \nAddress: 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro, TN\nWhy You Need To Go: This one's for you history buffs. Wander through rows of gravestones and admire monuments that honor the fallen from the Battle of Stones River. Located within the national battlefield, you'll literally be walking on a piece of history. Beautiful trails wind through here as well.\n View this post on Instagram Stones River National Battlefield in TN was one of the top 10 bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The cemetery across the street is the final resting place for 6,100 Union Soldiers.... *** #stonesrivernationalbattlefield #stonesrivernationalcemetery #civilwar #civilwarbattlefield #nationalbattlefield #nationalparkservice #nps #goparks #findyourpark #visittennessee #murfreesboro #americanhistory #wegosee_tennessee A post shared by We Go See (Lauren) (@wegosee_) on May 25, 2020 at 7:27pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nCrystal Shrine Grotto \nAddress: 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN\nWhy You Need To Go: This memorial garden and man-made all crystal cave will mesmerize you, you won't believe it's free.\n View this post on Instagram S🔮p🕯o💠o✨p💎y A post shared by N. (@naffy_taffy) on Jul 22, 2018 at 2:22pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nBackyard Terror's Dinosaur Park \nAddress: 1065 Walnut Grove Rd., Bluff City, TN\nWhy You Need To Go: For all those pre-historic lovers out there, this mountain attraction has over 40 life-sized replicas of dinosaurs and even informational posts to go with each one.\n View this post on Instagram Hidden gem 🐲 A post shared by J Calvin ⚡️ (@jaylynncalvin) on Aug 4, 2017 at 7:07pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nWith these fun and free activities, your wallet will be thanking you — and you might just find that you can have the time of your life without spending a dime.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.