2. Cherokee National Forest

In addition to visiting the mountains, put visiting a forest on your itinerary of things to do in Tennessee. Cherokee National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains. It is separated into northern and southern sections by the Great Smokey Mountains. The forest is home to over 20,000 species of plants and animals. Furthermore, its rivers are home to the 1996 summer Olympic whitewater rafting competitions. Whether on land or in water, your visit to the Cherokee National Forest promises to be incredible.

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