When it comes to leisure, we usually think of activities that let us wind down and come to peace with our thoughts and soul. These days leisure has got so much to do with technology and indoors that the world overlooks all the thrilling outdoor activities that we are presented daily. These activities help us build our body and brain strength exceptionally well. Tennessee has several various activities suitable for any vacationer.
The cities of Memphis, Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Franklin, and Gatlinburg are enriched with the wealth of historical and cultural attractions, great music venues and restaurants. If you are one for a peaceful afternoon by the fluent rivers and lush greenery while enjoying the sport of fishing or hunting, Tennessee offers several great fishing and hunting spots to enjoy. However, to avoid any inconvenience, it is an important step to check the state’s fishing and hunting laws as well as apply for your Tennessee Hunting & Fishing license. This enables the license holders to hunt in the hunting season without facing legal difficulties.
Other forms of entertainment in Tennessee include national parks, aquariums, and zoos. Tennessee’s national park, The Great Smokey Mountains, is the U.S.’s most visited national park and is sure to take your breath away. The Ijams Nature Centre holds many opportunities for tourists to enjoy different areas of the park by renting bikes, canoes, and paddleboards. It also provides the opportunity to rent an area of the park for weddings, birthdays, retreats and many other events. The Parrot Mountain and Gardens is a garden attraction and bird park located in Pigeon Forge. It houses numerous aviaries and four acres of gardens which incorporates the style of artist Thomas Kincade and numerous European elements. When visiting these gardens spectators can enjoy beautiful tropical birds resting on open perches and flying overhead as well as individually designed parrot cottages that line the paths.
Discovery Park of America is a museum, garden, and park with many educational exhibits. The park features countless hands-on exhibits and activities which showcase and demonstrate about Tennessee’s rich history, nature, science, art, and military. Lookout Mountain is another great spot for a nature lover. It comprises of three attractions situated near Chattanooga. These include Rock City Gardens; an outdoor feature consisting of rock trails outlined with gardens, Ruby falls; home to the world’s tallest underground waterfall and an inclined railway.