Tennessee

Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway

Bristol, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
36.5178508, -82.2568802

Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway offer informative and entertaining Track Tours of one of the nation's popular motorsports venues. First you'll head off to "Thunder Valley," the home of Bristol Dragway. As you cruise down the legendary quarter-mile, try to imagine a top fueler blasting past you at 300 mph. Then head up to Bruton Smith's suite and look over the magnificent high-banked half-mile wonder with seating for approximately 160,000 fans. When you think you have seen it all, you'll cruise down to the track where legends like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Darrell Waltrip raced for years. To complete your experience we'll take you for a lap around the track, which includes Bristol's high-banked turns (heck, we'll even let you get out and walk on the banking) and a ride down pit road just like yesterday's heroes and today's shining stars. It's "Thunder Valley" and "The World's Fastest Half-Mile!" There's no place like it on earth. When you tour Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway, you truly will know what we mean when we say it's "racin' the way it ought'a be!"

Duroboat

Huntingdon, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
35.94255, -88.41011

Duroboat is a small aluminum boat manufacturing company located in Huntington, TN, convenient to travelers along I-40 or US Highway 70, Broadway of America.

Duroboat manufactures small high performance aluminum boats that are unique because of a patented process that does not require welds or rivets. Most visitors are Duroboat owners who show a ferocious loyalty to the brand but prospective boaters or the curious are welcomed.

In the Summer of 2009 2 young women piloted a 16 ft open Duroboat 6000 miles on Americas Great Loop. This circumnavigation of the eastern 1/3 of the US and parts of Canada included many rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, the Intercoastal and the great Lakes. This story is told at
www.travelboater.com often the boat is on display at the factory.

George A. Dickel Distillery

Normandy, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
35.42756, -86.239636

You won?t find Cascade Hollow on most maps. Nestled on the Highland Rim of the Cumberland Plateau, you will find us about halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga. The ancient limestone shelf of this plateau provides water than runs fresh and clear from the nearby Cascade Springs, and it made the perfect spot to build a distillery.

In 1870, George A. Dickel used this same pure water to distill his first bottle of Tennessee Whisky in Cascade Hollow as well as many unique techniques when producing his premium whisky. Today, George Dickel Tennessee Whisky is still handcrafted with the same quality and attention to detail that ensures that each drop of George Dickel is as remarkable now as it was when the first batch was made.

George A. Dickel discovered that whisky made during the winter was smoother than whisky made in the summer. So, George Dickel is the only Tennessee whisky to chill the whisky before it goes into the charcoal mellowing vats. This filters out the oils and fatty
acids inherent in most whisky products.

Then as it is now, Cascade Hollow is a place where time isn?t measured in hours, days or months, but in years. Where patience is not only a virtue, but an essential ingredient in making the finest Tennessee Whisky.

In fact, it is so smooth, George Dickel declared that because his whisky was as smooth as the finest scotch, he would always spell the ?whiskey? in George Dickel Tennessee Whisky without an ?e?, keeping with the Scotch whisky tradition.

Come tour the distillery and discover George Dickel?s award winning* whisky and its time honored traditions. The Visitor?s Center is filled with antiques, photos and special memories, and the George Dickel General Store is a wonderful place to visit and drop a line to family or friends at our very own U.S. Post Office ? the only working post office at any distillery in the United States. If you prefer, you can rock on our porch and enjoy the abundant nature that picturesque Cascade Hollow has to offer.

Experience the George Dickel Distillery and you?ll discover
why we are the best kept secret in Tennessee.

Gibson Guitar Factory

Memphis, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
35.138749, -90.053168

Take the Gibson guided tour with a knowledgeable "honest to goodness" musician. Learn how our talented craftspeople combine their skills with the latest in guitar technology to hand shape a silent block of wood, and, as if by magic, turn it into a beautiful musical instrument with a voice all its own.

See and hear how, for over 100 years, Gibson has helped make the world of music what it is today and sets the tempo for where it's going tomorrow.

Jack Daniel Distillery

Lynchburg, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
35.318047, -86.357478

The historic Jack Daniel Distillery is the major claim to fame of tiny (pop. 361) Lynchburg. This facility is, they say, America's oldest registered distillery. Purveyors of fine "Tennessee sipping whiskey" since 1866, the company offers guided tours that take visitors through the process, from cave spring to mash, charcoal mellowing to oak barrels.

Mayfield Dairy Farms (Athens, TN)

Athens, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
35.449175, -84.611861

Mayfield Dairy Farms began when my grandfather, T. B. Mayfield, established Live Oak Farms in 1912. He purchased 45 Jersey cows and began to sell the milk to homes in Athens, Tennessee. In the early 20's, my grandfather built the first milk plant in our area capable of pasteurizing milk. He purchased a ten-gallon ice cream freezer in 1923 and began making ice cream. Since these humble beginnings, people in East Tennessee and the Southeast have enjoyed top quality Mayfield dairy products.

Visit us at a Mayfield Visitor Center in Athens, Tennessee, or Braselton, Georgia. Browse the Mayfield gift shop and take an educational plant tour. It's fun for the family or a perfect field trip for schools, church groups and other organizations!

Tour pricing is as follows:

Ages 13 and up: $4.50
Ages 4-12: $3.50
Under 3: Free

Each tour includes a 10 minute history video, a full plant tour, and a free scoop of ice cream.

Nissan

Smyrna, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
35.9624810, -86.4952330

Located in Smyrna, Tennessee, NNA's first U.S. manufacturing operation is widely recognized as one of the most productive vehicle assembly plants in the world. The Smyrna plant, which covers 5.2 million square feet, and produces the Pathfinder, JX, Altima, Altima Coupe, Maxima, and the Leaf is coming soon.

Olive & Sinclair

Nashville, TN

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The Saturday tours will give guests the opportunity to see the O&S team at work operating antique melangers (Spanish stone mills from the early 1900’s), roasters and more, enjoying O&S samples along the way. It’s not uncommon the O&S crew to provide samples of new products that have not yet reached the market.

Rhyne Clock Company

Newport, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
35.969279, -83.196191

Rhyne Clock Company has become a tourism attraction in Cocke County. Under the headlines of ?Grandfather Clocks Make Tennessee Company Tick,? Scripps Howard articles have appeared in newspapers throughout the country-the Cleveland, Ohio Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Memphis Commercial Appeal, South Carolina?s The Greeneville News, Philadelphia Enquirer, and a number of papers in California. Customers are now following the interstate highway system to Newport.

?We are pleased to greet these tourists, help them select a grandfather clock and recommend motels and restaurants that will make their stay in Cocke County enjoyable,? said Patsy Williams, president of Rhyne Lumber Co.

Many former Newport and Cocke County residents have returned to visit relatives and have stopped by the clock plant bringing their newspaper articles-displaying pride in the national attention to Newport and Cocke County. Others who have family connections in Cocke County, only mentioned by parents and grandparents, seemed delighted to explore their heritage-even those who beat the revenuers out of the county in days gone by.

?We love to give the tourists our Heritage Tour brochure of Cocke County and invite them to get to know our frontier,? laughed Williams.

Rhyne Clock Company is a unique family-owned business located at Main Street in Newport. Exit

Clocks are fashioned in cherry, walnut, oak, and poplar with German Hermle movements. Rhyne Clock craftspeople fashion an assortment of clock cases. These are bought by people from around the world.

The Old Mill

Pigeon Forge, TN

Lattitude/Longitude
35.789405, -83.551391

Located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the Old Mill is one of the most photographed in the country and over 1,000,000 visitors make a stop at this Smoky Mountain landmark each year. It still functions as it did when it was built in 1830, daily grinding thousands of pounds of grains with every turn of its giant water-powered wheel.

The area surrounding the Old Mill is now known as Old Mill Square, where you'll find a working tribute to Tennessee history in every corner. From an award-winning restaurant that serves the best in traditional southern fare (using the Mill's own fresh-ground grains, of course), to pottery and sculptures formed and fired on-site, to old-fashioned candy made with the finest of ingredients, the folks at the Old Mill consider the results of their labors of love anything but a "daily grind."

Tours are given of the working mill.

Volkswagen

Chattanooga, TN

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