Get Out & Explore Tennessee
What a great state we live in! Have you had a chance to really check out fun things to do right here in your own backyard? Some of these adventures may call for a little road trip, but hey, what better excuse to explore and find even more amazing things to do. Whether you’ve got kids, dogs, love of heights or ready for a cold mountain swim- here are some great things to try this summer!
Memphis Horseback Trail Ride Tour with Shelby Farms Stables.
You don’t have to retreat to the country to live your cowboy or cowgirl adventure: this 4,500 urban oasis is right in the middle of Memphis. Saddle up and explore the trails inside this sprawling city park, which is home to a variety of wildlife including deer, ducks, cranes, and more. Horses are well-trained and accustomed to riders of all experience levels. www.rideshelbyfarms.com
Gigantic Fall Creek Falls + 4 More Huge Waterfalls w/ Transport & Lunch with Just IN Time Adventures.
Hike deep into a nearly 300ft deep gorge to the base of the tallest waterfall East of the Rocky Mountains - 256 feet!! Enjoy our carefully curated blend of hiking trails for an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy the signs and sounds of Fall Creek Falls plus 4 more high falls. On this adventure, we will hike approximately 5 miles, cross large suspended swinging bridges and journey down into the massive gorge to the base of Fall Creek Falls itself. www.justintimeadventuresllc.com/tours
Swincar Backcountry Tour in Chattanooga with Adventure Sports Innovation.
The Swincar e-Spider is an incredible engineering and design achievement that makes off-road driving safer and more comfortable than any other vehicle. It is all hand controlled, so guests in a wheelchair bound can actually drive it.
Tennessee Back Country Guided SXS Ride with Fisher’s Off-Road Rentals.
Blaze trails in Tennessee’s backcountry on a thrilling ride via a side–by–side (SXS) vehicle. This half–day tour is a great way to explore the rugged terrain of Williamsport in a unique way. Traverse dirt roads and shallow creeks, pass ghost towns and historic stores, and see caves and waterfalls throughout your journey. www.fishersoffroadrentals.com
Scenic Floats on the Pigeon River with Big Creek Expeditions.
The Pigeon River is best known for its thrilling white water rapids, but the lower section is much calmer and ideal for a leisurely rafting excursion. On this family-friendly tour, enjoy a relaxing float along the scenic river, with stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, and explore a 5.5-mile (9-kilometer) stretch of the Pigeon gorge.
Exciting Upper Pigeon Smoky Mountains Rafting Trip with Rip Roaring Adventures.
Get your adrenaline pumping and spend your day navigating rapids on the Upper Pigeon River in Tennessee. Navigate class III and IV rapids with your seasoned guide as you paddle through the Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee State Parks. raftingtennessee.com
Outdoor Gravity Park Zorbing Admission Ticket in Pigeon Forge with Outdoor Gravity Park.
You don’t have to be a kid to act like one with this Zorbing experience in Pigeon Forge—though kids as young as five are welcome to participate. Roll down a 1,00 foot (304 meter) hill in a giant, specialty-welded human hamster ball with up to three of your friends or family members. There are no other zorbing tracks in the country quite like it! www.outdoorgravitypark.com
7-Line Zipline Experience in Sevierville with Legacy Mountain Ziplines.
Experience the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee from the point of view of the treetops during this thrilling zipline excursion. Get your adrenaline pumping as soar through the trees on a series of ziplines and cross several rope bridges. This adventure is sure to have you laughing and perhaps screaming on the way down. www.legacymountainziplines.com