Tennessee is in the country's top 20 most populous states, and with good cause. Each Tennessee city has its own attraction, community atmosphere, and amenities. Knoxville, dubbed the “happiest city to work in,” boasts low housing and transportation costs, as well as a low cost of living, (apartments in Knoxville TN cost around $1200 a month) which are main reasons it was recently named one of the top 10 cities for economic growth and college grads.
It can be difficult to locate a location rich in character and mystery, bursting with possibility, and existing on a level of total exhilaration. But what about Tennessee? We've got your back. You won't want to go anywhere else after visiting one of these stunning hidden gems in Tennessee.
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The Spaceship House is a must-see if you're in the Signal Mountain area. It was purchased by Signal Mountain in 2008 after various private owners and is currently a holiday rental property. However, it's a lot of fun to just drive by and take pictures in front of.
2. Sycamore Shoals State Park
The trails in Sycamore Shoals State Park are popular among locals, although visitors rarely visit. The Mountain River Trail, which starts near the main structure and meanders beside the Watauga River, is two miles long. This basic trail is flat and gravelly, making it perfect for walking and running. It winds its way through a field to a reproduction of Fort Watauga. A museum with informative displays is included in the life-size reconstruction of the fort.
3. Ruby Falls
Ruby Falls is the tallest subterranean waterfall in the United States, cascading 165 feet into the cavern. A tour guide will take you on a fun hike to the entrance, where you will board an elevator to access the cavern. You'll pass by spectacular stalagmites and stalactites as you make your way underground, culminating in your arrival at the falls. There is a beautiful and colorful light show there.
4. Bell Witch Cave
According to their website, president Andrew Jackson was cited as saying that he would rather fight a British army than spend another night with the Bell Witch. The cave and cabin on this property are supposed to be haunted by a witch ghost. To explore it, you must even sign a waiver.
5. Savage Gulf State Natural Area
The most stunning hike! Although not precisely a slot canyon, several of the hiking spots are strikingly similar and as lovely! This park is full of breathtaking waterfalls and bluffs. The Stone Door Trail is breathtaking! Take a look at the stairs carved into the cliff. The Laurel Falls Loop trail will take you to the same-named waterfall. When you stare at the turquoise pool, you'll think you've left the United States.