Here are some online attractions to virtually visit Tennessee:

Here is a link from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development about virtual tours that are currently offered:

https://www.tnvacation.com/articles/virtual-experiences-you-can-have-tennessee


Tennessee History for Kids: http://www.tnhistoryforkids.org/history/virtual-tours/

Bristol:

  1. Shopping tour of main street - https://www.believeinbristol.org/discover-downtown/virtual-tours

Chattanooga:

  1. Tennessee Aquarium - https://www.tnaqua.org/live-cams and https://www.tnaqua.org/aquarium-at-home
  2. Bluff View Art District - https://poly.google.com/view/2aEiyQ0b9FD
  3. Chattanooga Zoo -  meerkats http://www.chattzoo.org/meerkats, snow leopard http://www.chattzoo.org/snow-leopards, spotted genethttp://www.chattzoo.org/sloth, cotton top tamarinshttp://www.chattzoo.org/tamarins
  4. Lookout Mountain, Wauhatchie, “The Battle Above the Clouds”,  Moccasin Bend, Occupied Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Orchard Knob, The National Cemetery – https://www.battlefields.org/visit/virtual-tours/chattanooga-360-virtual-tour

Columbia

  1. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/muletownmighty

Gatlinburg

  1. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies - https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/at-home/

Greenville:

  1. Downtown Greenville tour - https://destination.tours/downtown-greeneville-tn/

Franklin:

  1. Franklin Tour - https://destination.tours/downtown-franklin-tn/

Knoxville:

  1. Tennessee Theatre - https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/visit/tour-the-tennessee/

Lebanon

  1. Downtown Lebanon tour - https://destination.tours/downtown-lebanon-tn/
Riley B. King, known professionally as B.B. King, was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later blues electric guitar players. Photo by Cynthia Calvert

Memphis

  1. Memphis Public Library - https://www.facebook.com/Memphislibrary/
  2. Urban Art Commission - https://www.facebook.com/urbanartcommission/
  3. Indie Memphis - https://www.facebook.com/indiememphis/
  4. Memphis Zoo -  Memphis Zoo is bringing the Zoo to you. Follow @Memphis Zoo on social for unique at-home experiences. The Memphis Zoo is posting a ton of behind-the-scenes looks and virtual animal encounters from their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
No trip to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Ryman Auditorium , a 2,362-seat live-performance venue that is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Photo by Cynthia Calvert

Nashville

  1. Virtual concerts - www.visitmusiccity.com/things-to-do-in-nashville/events/upcoming-concerts?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=livestreaming%20concerts&utm_campaign=Amplify031820
  2. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage - From mansion tours to behind-the-glass discussions, Andrew Jackson's Hermitage will offer virtual visits every Tuesday and Thursday on social using @7thpresident
  3. Country Music Hall of Fame - https://countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/  
  4. Cheekwood Estate & Botanical Gardens - "Tots! program has moved to online activities for families to access via website. They plan to share one activity a week. Here is the first: https://cheekwood.org/root-plants/  Enjoy Virtual garden tours on Instagram by following the hashtags #cheekwoodinbloom and #ourgardensyourhome"
  5. Frist Art Museum - The Frist's YouTube Channel has archives of lectures, instructional videos, short features, and the entire performance of Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville, which took place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Frist Art Museum hopes to have a video walk through of J.M.W Turner: Quest for the Sublime with curator Mark Scala available on their website and social media soon.
  6. Grand Ole Opry - "Streaming live show Saturdays at 7 p.m. -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CircleAllAccess/posts/193433132082126

YouTube: https://youtu.be/wQ6-i8hI3Gs

  1. Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum - https://www.youtube.com/user/mhfmnashville/videos
  2. Nashville Symphony - Three social media posts a week focusing on Music Education tools for parents to use at home with their children.-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillesymphony/?hl=en , Twitter: https://twitter.com/nashvillesymph , Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nashvillesymphony/
  3. Nashville Zoo - While the Zoo is closed, they hope you will engage on social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram, to get your daily dose of cute animals, learn some new fun facts, and watch regular livestreams with keepers. For the next few weeks, they will be sending out an email each Monday letting you know when to catch live streams that week.
  4. Tennessee State Museum - Permanent exhibition pages for Forging a Nation and Civil War and Reconstruction at https://tnmuseum.org/permanent-exhibits have been enhanced with more photos for each gallery, with plans for more to be added.
    Downloadable #ColorOurCollection sheets available for parents to print out for their children that feature artifacts from the Museum: https://tnmuseum.org/color-our-collection
    Search Our Collection – Online Portal enables online visitors to search for and read about artifacts in the Museum’s Collection: https://tnmuseum.org/online-collection
    Video Archive – Videos from the Museum’s lectures, panel discussion, and Lunch and Learn events are archived at http://tnmuseum.org/Videos
    Stories Blog contains articles featuring topics on Tennessee history and our collection: https://tnmuseum.org/Stories

Pigeon Forge:

  1. Dollywood - https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/map (please note this page leads to the Dollywood app, which offers an interactive experience)

Rogersville

  1. Downtown Rogersville - https://destination.tours/downtown-rogersville-tn/

Rutherford County

  1. https://visitrutherfordtn.com/blog-article/3616/12-virtual-tours-of-rutherford-county

Sweetwater

  1. Downtown Sweetwater tour - https://destination.tours/downtown-sweetwater-tn/  

Union City

  1. Discovery Park of America – Tune in for “Moments of Discovery” on Facebook and YouTube (@discoveryparkofamerica).
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