Tennessee has many popular tourist spots, but it also has a few hidden gems that are worth seeking out. Having so many beautiful outdoor locations in the state, there's bound to be some magical looking spots. These are some of the best places to visit in Tennessee that'll make visitors' jaws drop and eyes widen a little more than usual. 

Lost Sea

Price: $21.95

Address: 140 Lost Sea Rd., Sweetwater, TN

Why You Need To Go: This cave is the second largest underground lake in the world. The tour will take you through the blue waters 140 feet underground. 

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Price: Free

Address: 2009 Village Camp Rd., Spencer, TN

Why You Need To Go: This is the highest waterfall in the Southeast with many hiking trails throughout the park. One trail will lead you to a terrifying swinging bridge that crosses over a cascading waterfall. 


Foster Falls

Price: Free

Address: 498 Foster Rd., SequatchieTN

Why You Need To Go: This hike is only a 0.6-mile roundtrip that will take you to an 80-foot waterfall. You can set up your ENO camp and watch the waterfall plummet into the huge pool down below. 


Big South Fork 

Price: Free

Address: 4564 Leatherwood Rd., Oneida, TN

Why You Need To Go: There are miles of trails at this park that'll lead you to many waterfalls, overlooks and natural tunnels. It'll be a geological adventure. 


Gregory Bald from Gregory Ridge Trail

Price: Free

Address: Location

Why You Need To Go: Tons of azaleas bloom during the summer on this trail. This hike is 11.3 miles roundtrip, but once you get to the top, you'll be engulfed by the wild flowers. 


Abbo's Alley

Price: Free

Address: 735 University Ave., Sewanee, TN

Why You Need To Go: This trail will take you out of reality and into a fairytale. If you visit in the spring and summer, you'll be greeted by huge Dogwoods and flowery bushes. 


Long Hollow Gardens

Price: Free

Address: 2064 Long Hollow Pike, Gallatin, TN 

Why You Need To Go: This spot doubles as a vineyard and beautiful gardens that allow you to take home your own plants and trees. The whole atmosphere is just pleasing to the eye and will bring a sense of tranquility. 


We 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.

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