11 Most Pretty Towns in Tennessee That Really Need A Visit


Tennessee is a state in the southeast U.S. with music, culture, nature. Nashville, “Music City,” Memphis, barbecue. It also beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Explore 11 picturesque towns, each with unique allure and Southern hospitality. Don't miss the beauty waiting to be explored!

Gatlinburg is a resort town near the Great Smoky Mountains. It has mountain views, skiing, hiking, and horse-riding.



Townsend is a quiet town near the Smokey Mountains. It is the ‘peaceful side’ of the mountains. It has cheap stays, beautiful views, and outdoor fun like rafting, biking, and hiking.



Jonesborough is Tennessee’s old town with 18th-century buildings. It has beautiful Appalachian views. It is a classic Southern place.



Bell Buckle is a railroad village in Tennessee with old Victorian buildings. Some of the nice historic inns let people stay overnight on their road trip.

Bell Buckle


Rogersville is Tennessee’s second oldest town and a market for arts and antiques. Its Historic District has many Federal-style buildings and is on the National Historic Register.



Pigeon Forge is a spread-out town near Gatlinburg and the Smokies. It used to be a farming town, but now it has entertainment and family fun. Some of the fun thing are Dollywood.

Pigeon Forge


Greeneville, in NE Tennessee, boasts a quaint Historic District centered around Main Street, with 1800s buildings, galleries, and shops, exuding a charming small-town vibe.



A peaceful town near Franklin and Nashville, Leiper’s Fork is famous for its whiskey and the Natchez Trace scenic park.

Leipers Fork


Pulaski is a small town that has a rich history from the Civil War and Restoration era. It is also known as ‘Tennessee’s Wild Turkey Capital’ because of its many turkeys and wild birds.



A historic town with unique stores and stained-glass architecture, Cookeville is tucked away in the Appalachian mountains.



Enjoy history, shopping, and music in Columbia, a small and thriving town near Nashville. It has beautiful autumn and railroad sights.



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