Trucking Through America: Tennessee Version
Trucking Through America: Tennessee Version by eMedia Staff Writer’ As you drive through America there’s a lot that you can see and do near the interstate highways. So if you’re driving through Tennessee here are some cool and interesting sites to see. Take a closer look at Tennessee the home of music moonshine and mountains. Music Spots: Tennessee is considered the birthplace of rock and roll and its tourist attractions don’t disappoint. It’s got tributes sites homes and amusement parks dedicated to Elvis Presley Dolly Parton Johnny Cash and more. Next time you pass through Memphis spend an hour or so and check out the Rockability Hall of Fame located on 51 near intersection of I240 and I40. Ruby Falls: Located conveniently off I24 in Chattanooga you can walk underground to about 1120 feet to see a 145-foot-tall waterfall dramatically lit with colored lights. It is the largest and deepest waterfall in the nation with hundreds of gallons of water pouring over it every minute. Climb to the top of Lookout Mountain Tower to enjoy the views or take a break on the ziplines across the road. The Lost Sea: Travel into underground caves to the Lost Lake and take a ride in a glass bottom boat in the Guinness Book of World Records largest underground lake that was discovered by a 13-year-old boy named Ben Sands. The Cherokee Indians once used a large room in the caves as their “Council Room’ and many Indian artifacts have been found here. Deep inside the cave the bones and tracks of a giant Pleistocene jaguar were also discovered in 1939 and can be found at the local museum. Though 13 acres have been mapped divers have never found an end to the lake. When you are finished with the tour walk on the short nature trail or stroll around the tiny village including a gift shop glassblower and blacksmith. Rock City: Just south of Chattanooga about 10-15 minutes off of I24 is Rock City. Be ready to spend at least a couple of hours here so only stop if you can spare the time. The biggest draw is Lover’s Leap a rock jutting out from the side of Lookout Mountain with a waterfall named High Falls cascading down. If you still want more try visiting the Castle Gwynn or the replica of the Parthenon in Nashville! And if you are driving through Tennessee on I65 in the month of October be sure to check out the annual Fainting Goat Festival!