Racing Thrills

Iroquois Steeplechase
Nashville 615-322-4814
This Nashville tradition each May involves horse racing over a prescribed course.

Fairgrounds Speedway
Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Nashville 615-726-1818

Music City Raceway
3302 Ivy Point Road
Goodlettsville 615-876-0981

Day Trips & Getaways

Bowling Green
Kentucky 800-326-7465
Across the state line in Kentucky, Bowling Green offers a kaleidoscope of attractions, from fine museums to unique recreational sites. Kentucky’s only underground boat tour floats through Lost River Cave in the middle of the city. Rent a canoe and float the Green and Nolin Rivers through the wonderland of Mammoth Cave National Park. This virtually endless kaleidoscope of natural mysteries offers more than 300 miles of underground trails that combine with above-ground pathways, camp sites, scenic boat trips, and abundant wildlife for non-stop adventure. Also in this region is the vast Barren River Lake recreational area with a state park for camping sites, cabins, and houseboat rentals. The Beech Bend Raceway Park provides 340 acres of family fun with thrill rides, a pool, and water slides. Another favorite destination is the National Corvette Museum. Those who appreciate the performing arts will enjoy the productions at Phoenix Theatre and the elegant Capitol Arts Center.

Tennessee 800-322-3344
A beautiful river city surrounded by the splendor of the panoramic Appalachian mountains and the Cumberland Plateau, Chattanooga attracts visitors to its unique family attractions, entertaining museums, historic Civil War battlefields, and wide variety of charming and lively festivals and special events. The former site of a Native American trading post is now known as Ross’s Landing Park and Plaza, a delightful destination that offers the Tennessee Aquarium, the IMAX 3-D Theater, the Riverbend music facility, and the Creative Discovery Museum. Visit the updated depot and terminal complex for the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, complete with an engine from the original train. Dine in a refurbished dining car or enjoy a stay in a restored sleeper car. One of the region’s most unique destinations is the Rock City Gardens. Take in the superb views from Lookout Mountain, enjoy the tranquil woodland paths, discover ancient rock formations, and be truly amazed by dramatic waterfalls and abundant wildlife.

Tennessee 800-900-4148
Scenic Gatlinburg, bordering the Smokies to the north, offers a popular mountain resort with quaint replicas of 19th-century trolleys. The flourishing arts and crafts community combines with alpine splendor and peaks that soar 6,000 feet above the town. Considered to be one of the world’s most diverse biospheres, the panoramic Smokey Mountain Range is rich with flowers, bushes, trees, insects, birds, and diverse wildlife.

Tennessee 800-727-8045
Old City, Knoxville’s historic warehouse district, presents a wonderful mix of dining, shopping, and entertainment venues along with historic residences. Turn-of-the-century office buildings, brick warehouses, and sidewalks graced by gas lamps create a charming scene. Also encompassed within the eclectic atmosphere of the city are wonderful gardens, fine museums, and family amusements.

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