Tennessee’s Best Summer Excursions

It’s summertime…which means it’s the perfect time to get out there and experience the beauty of the Volunteer State.

We’ve listed some of the absolute best summer tours and excursions in Tennessee so you can start planning today!

Historic Lynchburg

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Photo Credit: Bruce Tuten

Lynchburg, Tennessee is a modest little town in southern middle Tennessee with a population of about 6,000 people.

It’s also the home of the Jack Daniel Distillery and some of the richest and best-preserved history in the entire state.

A quarter of a million people visit the Jack Daniel Distillery every year and take part in its famous distillery tour.

With the help of your storyteller tour guide, you’ll learn about the history of the Distillery and find out just how the famous product is made.

When your tour is finished, take a stroll to the Historic Lynchburg town square, where specialty shops, boutiques, cafes and more await.

When it’s time to eat, there’s no better place than Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, located just a quarter of a mile from the Distillery tour site.

If you visit during late June, you might even get to take part in the town’s famous Frontier Days celebration.

Historic Franklin, Tennessee

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The historic Carnton Plantation outside Franklin, Tennessee. Photo Credit: Rob Shenk

Historic Franklin, Tennessee is one of the most scenic destinations in the whole state.

And with the many specialized tours of the town, you can get a front row seat to this charming town in all its glory.

Experience all aspects of Franklin’s history, legends, and culture with one of these amazing tours:

·         Ghost Tour

·         History Tour

·         Civil War Tour

·         Crime Tour

·         Food Tour

·         Children’s Tour

·         And more!

Each of these tours is an entertaining, educational look into the history and unique features of this great town.

What a perfect way to spend a summer weekend in Tennessee!

The Tipton-Haynes Historic Site

2620 S. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN

If you’re interested in historic sites, homes or plantations, the Tipton-Haynes Historic site is an unmissable Tennessee excursion.

Pop into the Visitor’s Center to get an overview of the Tipton and Haynes Families for whom the historic site is named.

Once you’ve looked through the artifacts in the Visitor’s Center, you can choose either a self-guided tour of the property or a guided tour with a professional.

You’ll also get to explore the famous limestone cave—you’ll be provided with a flashlight to ensure you get the best experience possible.

Be a Kid Again at Dollywood

Photo Credit: Matthew McPherson


Dollywood, named for country music superstar Dolly Parton, is one of the top theme parks in the country.

In 2015, Dolly Parton added the DreamMore Resort and Spa to the Dollywood property, allowing visitors to experience the park and luxury lodging in one spot.

Dollywood itself is a dream land, whether you’re a kid or heart or an actual kid.

There are rolleroasters, shops, historical displays, multiple theatres and of course, Splash County.

Splash Country is one of the most famous parts of Dollywood—and it’s brought visitors to the park for nearly 20 years.

Water rafting, water slides and water coasters are just a few of the Splash Country attractions you can enjoy this summer.

Experience Summer on Your Own Piece of Land

Nothing beats enjoying a nice summer day on your own piece of land.

With Hurdle Land and Realty’s impressive plots of land, you can do just that.

With land in Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia, you can choose from a number of counties and features for your new property.

Contact Hurdle today to get started—soon, you’ll be enjoying the summer season from your own front porch, overlooking land that belongs to you.