Tennessee Travel Guide

Jack heads to Tennessee where he uncovers the surprising link between moonshiners and George Washington, a legendary whiskey brought back from the dead and an old-timey rum in the heart of whiskey country.


Activities
Beale Street
A must-stop if you happen to find yourself in Memphis, this 2-mile stretch of road in the heart of the city is known as the birthplace of blues and is lined with great restaurants, bars and music venues.
  • 203 Beale St.
  • Memphis, TN 38103 US

Beale Street

A must-stop if you happen to find yourself in Memphis, this 2-mile stretch of road in the heart of the city is known as the birthplace of blues and is lined with great restaurants, bars and music venues.
203 Beale St. Memphis, TN, US
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
The original Nelson’s Green Brier was the largest distillery in the state until 1909, when Prohibition hit Tennessee. In 2009, after it had been closed for 100 years, Charlie and Andy Nelson reopened their grandfather’s distillery.
  • 1414 Clinton St
  • Nashville, TN 37203 US

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

The original Nelson’s Green Brier was the largest distillery in the state until 1909, when Prohibition hit Tennessee. In 2009, after it had been closed for 100 years, Charlie and Andy Nelson reopened their grandfather’s distillery.
1414 Clinton St Nashville, TN, US
Phone: +1 615-913-8800
Tennessee National Raceway
Continuing a tradition started by moonshiners, the dirt track used at the Tennessee National Raceway allows competitors to get a feel for what it was like to race before there were paved tracks.
  • 316 Race Track Rd
  • Hohenwald, TN 38462 US

Tennessee National Raceway

Continuing a tradition started by moonshiners, the dirt track used at the Tennessee National Raceway allows competitors to get a feel for what it was like to race before there were paved tracks.
316 Race Track Rd Hohenwald, TN, US
Phone: +1 931-796-1890
Prichard’s Distillery
In 1997, Phil Prichard bought an abandoned schoolhouse and turned it into a rum distillery, where he uses the same recipe used in Colonial times to make unique Tennessee rum.
  • 11 Kelso Smithland Rd
  • Kelso, TN 37348 US

Prichard’s Distillery

In 1997, Phil Prichard bought an abandoned schoolhouse and turned it into a rum distillery, where he uses the same recipe used in Colonial times to make unique Tennessee rum.
11 Kelso Smithland Rd Kelso, TN, US
Phone: +1 931-433-5454

Hotels
The Peabody Hotel
It’s a must-see event in Memphis, TN: Every morning at 11, a red carpet is pulled out, and the 5 Peabody Ducks are led through the hotel to the lobby fountain. 
  • 149 Union Ave
  • Memphis, TN 38103 US

The Peabody Hotel

It’s a must-see event in Memphis, TN: Every morning at 11, a red carpet is pulled out, and the 5 Peabody Ducks are led through the hotel to the lobby fountain. 
149 Union Ave Memphis, TN, US
Phone: +1 901-529-4000

Restaurants & Bars
Gus's Fried Chicken
Gus’s Fried Chicken currently has 10 locations, 5 of which are in Tennessee, and it’s expanding every year. The secret family recipe has made Gus's famous since the 1950s.
  • 310 South Front Street
  • Memphis, TN 38103 US

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus’s Fried Chicken currently has 10 locations, 5 of which are in Tennessee, and it’s expanding every year. The secret family recipe has made Gus's famous since the 1950s.
310 South Front Street Memphis, TN, US
Blues City Café
A staple on Beale Street since the early 1990s, Blues City Café is known as the home of the “Walk Me Down,” a 100-ounce, yard-long drink containing gin, rum, vodka, tequila, blue curacao, and sweet and sour mix.
  • 138 Beale St
  • Memphis, TN 38103 US

Blues City Café

A staple on Beale Street since the early 1990s, Blues City Café is known as the home of the “Walk Me Down,” a 100-ounce, yard-long drink containing gin, rum, vodka, tequila, blue curacao, and sweet and sour mix.
138 Beale St Memphis, TN, US
Phone: +1 901-526-3637
The Flying Saucer
A relatively new hot spot in the Memphis area, the Flying Saucer has a beer selection that’s quite expansive, as it offers more than 90 brews on tap and 120 in bottles.
  • 130 Peabody Pl
  • Memphis, TN 38103 US

The Flying Saucer

A relatively new hot spot in the Memphis area, the Flying Saucer has a beer selection that’s quite expansive, as it offers more than 90 brews on tap and 120 in bottles.
130 Peabody Pl Memphis, TN, US
Phone: +1 901-523-8536
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge
Tootsie’s is a honky-tonk bar that has been located in Nashville, behind the famed Ryman Auditorium, for more than 50 years. Locals and out-of-towners flock to the Tennessee hot spot on a nightly basis to enjoy a drink and see up-and-coming country musicians.
  • 422 Broadway
  • Nashville, TN 37203 US

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

Tootsie’s is a honky-tonk bar that has been located in Nashville, behind the famed Ryman Auditorium, for more than 50 years. Locals and out-of-towners flock to the Tennessee hot spot on a nightly basis to enjoy a drink and see up-and-coming country musicians.
422 Broadway Nashville, TN, US
Phone: +1 615-726-0463

Transportation
Memphis International Airport
interior of the memphis international airport in tennessee
Photo by Marvin Garcia / Copyright © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau 2011 All Rights Reserved
  • 2491 Winchester Rd
  • Memphis, TN 38116 US

Memphis International Airport

2491 Winchester Rd Memphis, TN, US

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