Tennessee’s Top-Rated Museums

Museums are one of the most important institutions in any country. They don’t just show us our past, they contextualize it, allowing visitors to better understand cultures and ourselves. Good museum exhibits provoke thought, generate ideas, and create a sense of appreciation for those who have come before. In many towns and cities, museums are public gems and often feature prominently on tourist visits.

Stacker has compiled a list of museums in Tennessee on Tripadvisor.

#30. Cades Cove Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (73 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 1004 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804-5132
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#29. Oak Ridge Children’s Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (141 reviews)
– Type of activity: Children’s museums
– Address: 461 W Outer Dr, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-3714
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#28. Nashville Parthenon

– Rating: 4.5/5 (4,761 reviews)
– Type of activity: Points of interest and monuments, Architectural buildings
– Address: 2600 W End Ave Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203
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#27. East Tennessee Historical Society

– Rating: 5.0 / 5 (345 reviews)
– Type of activity: History Museums
– Address: 601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1604
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#26. Farm Tower Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (143 reviews)
– Type of activity: History Museums
– Address: 96 Highway 68, Crossville, TN 38555-2804
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#25. The home

– Rating: 5.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
– Type of activity: History Museums
– Address:
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#24. Military Memorial Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (84 reviews)
– Type of activity: Military museums, History museums
– Address: 20 S Main St, Crossville, TN 38555-4518
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#23. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,122 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 401 Gay St, Nashville, TN 37201-2000
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#22. Discovery Center

– Rating: 4.5/5 (195 reviews)
– Type of activity: Science museums, Children’s museums
– Address: 502 SE Broad St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4237
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#21. Creative Discovery Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (969 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, Children’s museums
– Address: 321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4902
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#20. Old Prison Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (84 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 10 Mechanic Street Public Square, Lynchburg, TN 37352
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#19. Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

– Rating: 4.5/5 (503 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 44 Hurricane Mills Rd, Hurricane Mills, TN 37078-2147
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#18. Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (327 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 320 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876-5507
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#17. Knoxville Art Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (337 reviews)
– Type of activity: Art museums
– Address: 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
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#16. Stax Museum of American Soul Music

– Rating: 4.5/5 (2,071 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, Educational sites
– Address: 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
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#15. Rusty Television and Movie Car Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (185 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 323 Hollywood Dr, Jackson, TN 38301-5160
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#14. RCA Studio B

– Rating: 4.5/5 (3,417 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 1611 Roy Acuff Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-3209
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#13. Hollywood Wax Museum

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,614 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 106 Showplace Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4977
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#12. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,373 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, Children’s museums
– Address: 4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
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#11. Carter House

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,322 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, Historic sites
– Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
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#ten. The Johnny Cash Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (6,910 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, History museums
– Address: 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2032
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#9. Model Train Exhibit by Crossville Model Railroad Club

– Rating: 4.5/5 (160 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, points of interest and monuments
– Address: 228 Interstate Dr North Wing of the Crossville, Tn. Outlet Mall – I-40 Exit 320, Crossville, TN 38555-5432
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#8. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

– Rating: 4.5/5 (5,663 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, Historic sites
– Address: 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville, TN 37076-1331
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#7. East Alcatraz Crime Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,644 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3214
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#6. Cardboard

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,680 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, Historic sites
– Address: 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064-1438
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#5. National Museum of Civil Rights – Lorraine Motel

– Rating: 5.0 / 5 (8,836 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, Historic sites
– Address: 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
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#4. Lotz House Museum

– Rating: 5.0 / 5 (3,173 reviews)
– Type of activity: Historic sites, Battlefields
– Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
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#3. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (14,657 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203-4206
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#2. graceland

– Rating: 4.5/5 (19,312 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums, points of interest and monuments
– Address: 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116
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#1. Titanic Museum Attraction

– Rating: 4.5/5 (10,453 reviews)
– Type of activity: Specialized museums
– Address: 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2995
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