Sleep Inn & Suites
84 Relco Drive
Manchester, TN 37355
Phone: (931) 954-0580
Fax: (931) 954-0581
The largest public cave formation in Tennessee, the Cumberland Caverns should be on every adventurer's to-do list. At the caverns, you can join the daily guided walking tours that include historical information on caving and the significance of saltpeter mining for gunpowder munitions. Cumberland Caverns also offers daytime and overnight adventure spelunking tours for groups of all ages as well as bus tours for larger groups. The formations and size of the caverns are the best in Tennessee and rival the splendor of many of the well-known caves in central Kentucky. Visitors to Cumberland Caverns should plan ahead for a 1.5-mile (2.41-kilometer) walk through temperatures hovering in the mid 50s. A light jacket and good walking shoes are recommended to make a visit to the Cumberland Caverns even more enjoyable.
At this family fun center called Go USA Fun Park, you can rev your engines and take the corners in a super-fast go-cart or slow things down on the 18-hole miniature golf course. If you are in the mood for something more challenging, send a few balls sailing on the driving range. The video arcade boasts the newest and best video games and simulators. Wannabe baseball hall of famers can stand at the plate and try hit it out of the park.
Adrenaline junkies will rejoice in discovering the Chattanooga Skydiving Company. The company provides you with all the training and information you need to complete an exhilarating and successful dive. Whether you're an experienced skydiver or a first timer going tandem, you're sure to have the ride of your life thanks to the Chattanooga Skydiving Company.
Established in the 2001, Nashville Superspeedway is a 1.33-mile, tri-oval concrete speedway. If the venue name doesn't ring a bell then maybe this will—the Indy Racing League, NASCAR Craftsman Trucks and two NASCAR Busch Series are held here annually. With a seating capacity of more than 150,000, there are talks of this place becoming the venue for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Race. So go ahead and book your tickets, either online or by phone.
About 30 miles east of Nashville sits a park of biblical proportions. This state recreation area is named after the biblical description of Lebanon and its enormous cedar trees. Here in Cedars of Lebanon State Park you'll find an Olympic-size swimming pool and four wilderness trails perfect for hiking. If you'd prefer to do something more relaxing, you can retreat to a quiet meadow with a blanket and basket and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Just west of Chattanooga is a high ridge known as Raccoon Mountain. Outdoor types love this area for camping, but there is a lot more to do than simply pitch a tent. Drive like the Andrettis on the go-kart course or go exploring in the caverns in and around the area you can pan for gold and gemstones in the creeks that run along the base of the mountains.
This structure is Tennessee Valley Authority's largest rock-filled dam, measuring 230 feet high and 8,500 feet long. The 520-acre lake atop the mountain is a part of the TVA hydropower system. Take an amazing tour into the mountain, dam and powerhouse. After your tour, settle down to a picnic lunch at one of the many picnic areas or take in the view of the scenic Tennessee Valley where the mountaintop offers a breathtaking vantage point. Admission is free.
This acclaimed golf club has been voted one of the best in the state multiple years, so you know its a good bet for a challenging round of 18 holes. The beautifully manicured course features everything you would expect from world-class facilities along with amazing panoramic views.
Crossroads Ranch is situated on more than 75 acres of beautiful landscape just south of Nashville in the Nolensville, Tennessee area. The ranch offers top quality riding lessons in a variety of lengths all based on the value of learning how to relate with horses based on the principals of trust, respect, unity and expectations. Crossroads includes miles of scenic riding trails, five primitive campsites, round pens, holding pens, and a confidence course. In addition to offering lessons, Crossroads also provides a quality boarding option for horses in the Middle Tennessee area.
Stringer's Ridge is a popular trail loop located in North Chattanooga. The two mile loop is surrounded by forested area, making it a delightful escape to nature from the urban atmosphere of the city. The trail is mostly used for hiking and biking.
From fox to bobcat to the endangered red-tailed hawk, these animals are not on display, rather living their lives free from zoo cages or poachers, in their natural habitat. Endangered species, injured animals and birds that choose to make their home here are cared for by the staff and seem to enjoy the company of visitors. Scenic walkways, hiking paths and educational centers make this more than an animal exhibit. This is a full-featured outdoor park for families looking for outdoor adventure.
At the base of Lookout Mountain, situated along the banks of Lookout Creek, is a tranquil setting for this wildlife refuge and nature park. More than 300 acres of wildflowers, scenic landscapes and old growth trees are on display in all their natural wonder. The three-mile loop around the park is accessible by foot, car or bicycle and provides a panoramic view of one of the most bio-diverse areas in the United States.