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Our most recommended Tennessee Sightseeing Walking Tours

Franklin: 1.5-Hour Haunted City Tour

1. Franklin: 1.5-Hour Haunted City Tour

Explore the ghosts and haunts that linger on the brick-lined streets and historic dwellings in charming Franklin, Tennessee. Visit 4-5 locations on a leisurely 1.5-hour walk through the city on this family-friendly Haunted Franklin tour. Departed socialites, a Civil War spy, failed businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and at least one dog roam downtown. One is helpful, several appear lonely, and one seems to be afraid of the dark. Find out all about their spooky and mysterious stories with the help of your passionate local guide. Bring your camera: you never know what you may capture. Your guide will also show you photos other visitors have taken on the tour.

Nashville: Downtown Helicopter Tour with Champagne Option

2. Nashville: Downtown Helicopter Tour with Champagne Option

Make your trip to Nashville truly memorable with a helicopter flight over the city's rapidly-growing skyline. Sit back in comfortable leather seats and take in the views. Choose from 2 different options and admire the skyline of 'Music City' and the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Fly over the Parthenon at Centennial Park, the state capitol building, and look straight down at the 50-yard line of the Nissan Stadium. Take in views of the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the AT&T building, and more. Make your way downtown along Broadway, hovering lower than the tops of the buildings. See if you can spot the legendary Tootsies Lounge from this unique vantage point. Upgrade your experience and sip on champagne with a luxurious VIP helicopter experience.

Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

3. Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

Two options allow you to choose the perfect flight: The Lake View flight extends past the French Broad River and takes you out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight will get you up to 1,500 feet in altitude, allowing you a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains towards the south. Along the route, you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pastures. As you get closer to Douglas Lake you will fly next to Douglas Dam. Lake view is a 6-minute flight covering 12 miles. The most popular option, Extended Lake flight, takes you even further. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam, and then proceed over the lake. In the summer take in astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and the people enjoying their time on the lake. In the winter the water level is lowered, so expect majestic views of exposed islands and coves. As well as the beautiful lake, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains towards the southwest. On this option, you climb to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight, allowing for better visibility of the National Park. Extended Lake is an 8-minute flight over 16 miles.

Nashville: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

4. Nashville: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

On this 3 hour secret food tour of Nashville you'll get to try a variety of classic Southern foods, including some modern and international twists on the cuisine. This tour begins with a quick snack of juicy pulled pork and jalapeño coleslaw taco at a local favorite spot. From here you'll have a short stroll down the avenue to window shop at eclectic boutiques and antique stores that line the street. Your next stop is a very special and tiny shop where you'll grab a sweet treat to enjoy on your walk later. Soon it'll be time to eat what Nashville is famous for, hot chicken. Visit one of Nashville's most famous BBQ joints. Not too many people know this is where you can get one of the best hot chicken sandwiches in town. The hot chicken sandwiches here are made with the perfect amount of spice and smothered in homemade slaw and pickles. Leave some room for the next stop where you'll devour a secret dish on the tour. Have a local craft beer to wash it all down. Once your stuffed take a leisurely stroll through a beautiful historical park, residential street, and cruise past a legendary, historical landmark that represents what Nashville stands for today, music.  As you enter the last stop of the tour take a seat and get ready to try some real Tennessee BBQ. Enjoy a generous portion of smoked whole hog pulled pork. With three sauces to tempt your taste buds, you're sure to enjoy this southern specialty. Don't forget the bacon and cheese broccoli.

Nashville: Sightseeing Cart Tour

5. Nashville: Sightseeing Cart Tour

Experience Nashville from a local’s perspective while you zip around town in a golf cart, seeing, touching, and smelling your way through the music city. On this tour, hit 35 of the major sightseeing destinations of the city The Parthenon, a full-sized replica of the iconic Greek building, to the Ryman Auditorium, where the Grand Ole Opry, the longest-running American radio broadcast in history, is staged. After you hit all the sights, pick up some recommendations from your local guide for nightlife and restaurants in Nashville so you can make the most of your time in the vibrant city. Make sure to bring your camera—you’ll have many opportunities to stop for priceless photo-ops.

Gatlinburg: Ghosts of the Smokies Haunted Walking Tour

6. Gatlinburg: Ghosts of the Smokies Haunted Walking Tour

Gatlinburg is known as the Gateway to the Smoky Mountains, however, the city was not always a beautiful and unique tourist mecca. On this 1-hour walking tour, you will uncover the real story behind Gatlinburg’s rough frontier town origins, as well as its complicated and terrifying modern ghostly encounters. Just underneath the idyllic mountain town surface lies a deep and dark history that most tourists never think to explore. Alongside ordinary tourist trappings like the Skylift, mini gold mines, and chain restaurants are compelling haunted locations that push the boundaries of what you may or may not believe. Along the tour discover the storied history of one of the oldest graveyards in the state. Listen in horror to the tales of murder, suicide, jealousy, revenge, and everything in between. Gatlinburg’s glossy exterior may be able to fool some of the people who visit the town, but you will be helped to understand the horror on which this town was built.

Nashville: Music City Spirits Haunted Walking Tour

7. Nashville: Music City Spirits Haunted Walking Tour

Discover Nashville’s sinister secrets and paranormal hotspots on a guided 1-hour tour filled with stories that will frighten you, but also provide a fascinating peek into the Music City’s rich history. Hear a curated collection of historically-based tales and eye-witness accounts, which offer an unflinching look at the darker side of Nashville that is only talked about in hushed whispers. Walk with your guide through Broadway, Nashville’s nightlife area, and find out the ghastly secrets hidden in some of the area’s most popular locations.  See the bar where the ghost of Hank Williams Sr. still grabs a drink and listen to the fabled story of legendary Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show.  Learn about the mysterious tunnels that snake underneath much of the city and into the Smoky Mountains and hear of the tragic aftermath of the devastating 2010 floods and how they added a deep psychic aura to the city.

Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

8. Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

On this 3.5-hour Discover Nashville Tour you’ll see the highlights of Music City. You’ll also enjoy admission and self-guided tours at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Ryman Auditorium. You’ll see Nashville’s most famous landmarks, including the historic downtown area, Honky Tonk Row, Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough, the Tennessee State Capitol, Bicentennial Mall, the Parthenon, Vanderbilt University, and Music Row – home to historic Studio B. No tour of Music City would be complete without a self-guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, known as the Mother Church of Country Music, and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The Hall of Fame & Museum is a USD 37 million interactive musical experience and a tribute to Country music and to the city of Nashville. Please note that there are occasions when the Ryman Auditorium or the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum may be closed, and substitutions will be made as possible.

Memphis: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour

9. Memphis: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour

Beyond the rhythms of Beale Street's blues lies a darker history of vice, voodoo, phantoms, ghosts, and lost souls. Hear the eerie legends while seeing some of Memphis' oldest sites. On this two-hour walking tour, first you'll see the Orpheum Theater, home of "Mary," who has haunted performances since 1921.  Hear about the Victorian-era mansion haunted by star-crossed lovers: the John Alexander Austin House. Discover the most haunted building in Memphis, the notorious Ernestine and Hazel's. Go inside this creepy establishment, a former brothel, and learn about the several ghosts who live there, as well as the haunted jukebox.

Nashville: Music City Pub Crawl

10. Nashville: Music City Pub Crawl

This Music City Pub Crawl is proud to be Nashville's oldest and most coveted bar crawl, with attendees from all across the globe. Explore unique watering holes along Printers Alley and historic 2nd Ave. N. in downtown Nashville, and enjoy exclusive drink specials at each venue. Follow world-class tour guides who provide a combination of hysterical and intriguing local history, and a plethora of quirky games and activities, a few of which include karaoke, VR boar hunting, and mechanical bull riding. Listen to the best live music in all the land and enjoy a splash of friendly competition. Head to 4 to 6 local haunts and get to know the other members of your group on a tour perfect for individuals, couples, birthday parties, family gatherings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and corporate events. Sip on drinks purchased at exclusive prices.

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What people are saying about Tennessee

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Ron was terrific! He was extremely knowledge, funny and entertaining. He shared a lot of interesting facts and showed us things we would have never known about without the tour. We did it our last day which was a nice ending, doing it the first day is a great idea because we were provided with a lot of recommendations. Great activity for all ages!

Our pilot was very knowledgeable about the area and overall just very friendly. It was our very first helicopter ride and he did a great job of making us all feel at ease. Great experience and would definitely recommend the 25 minute tour!

We had a blast on our tour. They took us to bars we might not have normally gone to. Matt and Kinzey were fun and super friendly, and made us feel like part of a group right away. I highly recommend it!

Excellent introduction for 1st time visitors. Pick up from hotel. Tour was interesting and fun. Drew was a great tour guide.

Outstanding! Great tour around downtown Franklin with an excellent guide!