It's no secret that Tennessee is filled with striking mountain views and scenic hikes that lead to some of nature's most treasured gems. From treetop-embellished skylines to underground caves, there are countless things to do in Tennessee and these enchanting adventures need to be added to your checklist.
Sometimes you want to get away from all the tourist traps and these hidden treasures provide a peaceful and enchanting exploration full of whimsical and unique discoveries.
Price: $50 per person
Address: East Nashville, TN
Why You Should Go: This magical modern Teepee in East Nashville makes for an eclectic and mystical getaway. The gnome-like crash pad is full of modern architecture including a loft and spiral staircase.
Crystal Shrine Grotto
Address: 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
Why You Should Go: This underground pet cemetery is the only man-made crystal cave in the entire world. Inside the 60-foot cavern, you'll find true magic as you gaze at hundreds of religious sculptures lit up by tons of colorful lights. There is also a beautiful pond and meditation garden right outside the grotto.
Address: Clingmans Dome Road, TN
Why You Should Go: The observation deck at the end of the scenic, windy Clingmans Dome Road offers views of the highest point of the Great Smoky Mountains. The seven-mile drive to the tower is gorgeous in and of itself, but you'll catch the most breathtaking views of mountain tops and the awe-inspiring horizon at a whopping 6,643 feet.
The Lost Sea
Address: 140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater, TN 37874
Why You Should Go: This hidden underground lake nestled beneath rocky caverns is the largest in the country. The four-acre body of water is a magical adventure filled with crystal blue serenity like you've never seen before. You can explore the lake in all its glory with a guided tour for only $20.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Address: 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205
Why You Should Go: This massive palace-style estate will make you feel like a princess as you're surrounded by royal accents and an alluring spiral staircase. The enchanting gardens that accompany will make you feel like you're walking through an actual fairytale wonderland.
Billy Tripp's Mindfield
Address: 344 W Main Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012
Why You Should Go: This alluring field of abstract art is the largest outdoor sculpture in Tennessee. The one-acre space is filled with eclectic sculptures (the tallest at 125 feet) made entirely made of metal, representing the artist's emotions and personal growth.