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American Museum of Science and Energy  The museum opened in 1949 in an old wartime cafeteria. It was originally named the American Museum of Atomic Energy. Its guided tours took visitors through the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The present facility, opened in 1975, continues to provide the general public with energy information. Oak Ridge
Art Museum of the University of Memphis offers visitors permanent displays of Egyptian Antiquities and West African Artifacts, and changing exhibitions of Contemporary Art.  The care and exhibition of the largest public collection of Egyptian antiquities in the South. The initial collection of 44 objects, chosen by William Kelly Simpson and Edward J. Brovarski, was purchased in 1975 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Memphis
B. Carroll Reece Museum  Located on the campus of East Tennessee State University, it is an an art and history museum with permanent exhibits on regional history, the pioneer settlement of the region, and antique musical instruments.  Changing exhibits feature the best in fine crafts and regional art of of varied media. Johnson City
The Children's Museum of Memphis  The Children's Museum of Memphis encourages the curiosity and imagination of children and their families through interactive exhibitions, programs and resources that help demystify the arts, sciences, humanities and technology. Memphis
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge  A dynamic cultural center that features innovative exhibitions, programs and workshops for all ages. Science, art and history are emphasized in hands-on learning opportunities that encourage young people to understand their cultural heritage, environment and the world around them. Oak Ridge
Creative Discover Children's Museum opened on May 26, 1995 as part of Chattanooga's redeveloped riverfront district. It is an innovative place where interactive, hands-on activities provide learning fun for children ages two to twelve. It's objective is to foster creative and critical thinking through exhibits and programs in art, music, math, science and technology. Chattanooga
The C. H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa is a prehistoric American Indian archaeological site dating back to the 15th century. The site features a Mississippian mound complex, nature trail and arboretum, hands-on archaeology lab, and exhibits that explore the history and life-ways of Native Americans of the historic and prehistoric southeastern United States. Memphis

Dinosaur Walk Museum  Children and adults alike will be amazed by over 50 startlingly realistic, life-size sculptures of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures. All exhibits are accompanied by information text that tell a story of these amazing life forms, including the largest animals to ever walk the Earth.  Other exhibits include giant killer shark jaws, 3 types of giant sea lizards, a flock of flying reptiles (with wingspans from 3 to 40 feet), and other forms of life even more ancient than the dinosaurs. Pigeon Forge
Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine arts museum specializing in French and American Impressionist Art, housed on 17-acres of formal and informal gardens. Memphis
The East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site is dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians through time, using an interdisciplinary approach. The Natural History Museum seeks to understand and interpret the Gray Fossil Site for people of all ages and origins through scientific research, curriculum-bases educational programs, and informal hands-on experiences. Johnson City
Fire Museum of Memphis  Our mission is to be nationally recognized an the finest fire museum in the country, and thereby to serve as a significant contributor to the economic well-being of Memphis, to reduce loss of lives and property by increasing fire safety awareness, and to be a catalyst to downtown redevelopment. Memphis
Guinness World of Records Museum features hundreds of astounding exhibits from the famous Guinness Book of World Records and the new Guinness Primetime TV Show. There's an incredible line-up of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled entertainment. Gatlinburg
Hands On Regional Museum you can take a slide down the Katie Ellen Coal Mine or fly a real airplane... but this is just the beginning! Become a pioneer, an explorer, or an inventor, ready to find new places and experience new things, like science, the world around us and technology. Johnson City
International Towing and Recovery Museum  Our Mission is to preserve the history of the towing and recovery industry, to educate the children of the world, and all of society, about said industry, and to honor those individuals who have made significant changes, and have dedicated precious time throughout our industry. Chattanooga
Knoxville Museum of Art  Founded in 1961 as the Dulin Gallery of Art, the Knoxville Museum of Art moved into its current facility in World's Fair Park on March 25, 1990. Designed by noted museum architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, this 53,000 square foot Tennessee pink marble building features five galleries, the Great Hall, auditorium, Museum Shop, and various gardens and terraces. KMA received accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 1996. Knoxville
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art  The Brooks offers engaging, educational, and fun programs for teachers, adults, and students from all walks of life. We partner with schools and universities, with libraries and parks, and with many other community organizations to make art a part of your daily life and the Museum a place for all people. Memphis
Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum featuring the Smithsonian Institution's Rock `n' Soul: Social Crossroads exhibition, a dazzling chronology of rebellious hearts and echoes that shaped “the Memphis Sound.” Artifacts, pictures, words-- and of course, music-highlight slices of our cultural and musical past. Memphis
Mud Island Mississippi River Museum  To preserve and promote the natural and cultural history of the Lower Mississippi River Valley through excellence in education, interpretation and exhibits.  Four of the museum's galleries trace the evolution of transportation on the river from the earliest canoes through the golden age of steamboats and finally to modern diesel towboats. Memphis
Music Valley Wax Museum  Our Newest Wax Figure is Alan Jackson along with ...Patsy Cline, Jimmy Rodgers, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Crystal Gayle, Eddie Arnold, Merle Haggard, Grandpa Jones, String Bean, Marty Robbins, Lloyd Lindroth, Chet Atkins, Johnny Russell, Tex Ritter, Charlie Pride, Randy Travis, Don Williams, George Strait, Kitty Wells, Johnny Wright, Tom T. Hall, Ronnie Milsap, Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Ralph Emery, Dolly Parton and many more. Nashville
Nashville Toy Museum  This museum houses one of America's premier collections of not just vintage Lionel and Flyer trains from the USA, but the older, rarer, and much more valuable trains made in Europe in the early part of the 19th century-before America even produced toy trains. There is an honest-to-goodness British clockwork layout with 100 year old scenery.  There is also an American layout with 10 foot mountains and skyscapers - so well detailed it has been featured in a six page Model Railroader article a few years ago. Nashville
National Civil Rights Museum  The National Civil Rights Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on the human rights movement worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs. Memphis
National Ornamental Metal Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and preservation of fine metalwork.  The Museum's changing exhibits range from jewelry and sculpture by the finest contemporary metal artisans to displays of medieval armor and 3rd century swords. Memphis
Pink Palace Museum  You can walk through a replica of the first self-service grocery store in the country, Clarence Saunders' Piggly Wiggly. Explore the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South through exciting exhibits, dioramas and audio-visuals. Trace Memphis' development from the time of Spanish explorers through the Civil War and the yellow fever epidemics. Memphis
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum  Whether you want to see the world’s most unusual exhibits, learn about the world’s most intriguing people, or find out where you can see them all face to face, then Gatlinburg's Museum is the place for you! From stuff that’s cool, to stuff that’s just plain crazy, we’ve got it all. And, Believe It or Not!, it’s all true! Although you hear it all the time, Believe It or Not! is more than just a snappy catch-phrase. Gatlinburg
Southern Appalachia Railway Museum is a non-profit organization located in Knoxville, Tennessee, dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historical railroad equipment, and the preservation of the railroad history of the Southern Appalachia Region. The club sponsors the operation of the Secret City Scenic excursion train in Oak Ridge, TN. Knoxville
Star Cars Museum  Discover the secrets of movie magic... find out how movies are made.  See over 30 cars featuring the best of Hollywood movie, TV and real life music superstar cars displayed in scenes you will always remember.  View the world's best star car collection up close! Gatlinburg
Stax Museum of American Soul Music  Soulsville, USA, is a small neighborhood just south of downtown Memphis, from where, arguably, the greatest number of influential musicians in the world have lived or recorded. The list of Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famers who come from this neighborhood includes Maurice White (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley (he went to church here!), Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T. & the MGs, Sam & Dave, Al Green, & the Staple Singers! Memphis
Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation with more than 60,000 square feet of permanent exhibits and a 10,000 square foot changing exhibition hall. The museum's interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago and continue through the early 1900s interpreting Tennessee's history during the Prehistoric, Frontier, Age of Jackson, Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. Nashville
Traverllers' Rest Plantation & Museum  The Life of Judge John Overton - A look at the early 19th century world of John Overton and the home he built.  During the Battle of Nashville Travellers Rest served as headquarters for Confederate general John Bell Hood. Experience life in occupied Nashville and the infamous battle of 1864. Nashville
Willie Nelson and Friends Museum Showcase  Personal items of each Star: Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Faron Young, James Dean, Elvis Presley, Audie Murphy, and more! Nashville
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