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Family-Friendly Tennessee Hotels and Attractions

Entrance to the National Park. Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Photo by Cindy Seigle

Entrance to the National Park. Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Photo by Cindy Seigle

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International, Inc., one of the world's leading lodging companies, is helping families plan fun-filled trips to some of Tennessee's top attractions. From Chattanooga to Nashville, museums to theme parks, with comfortable, affordable Tennessee hotels in virtually every corner of the state, families can find budget-friendly accommodations near the places they want to see most.

Some of the top destinations include:

  • Grand Ole Opry. It's the #1 attraction in Tennessee and a must-see for music fans. And whether families snap up tickets for a show or just wander its exhibits, visitors to Nashville will find an array of inspiring sights and sounds.
  • Graceland. In the heart of Memphis, music fans can experience a one-of-a-kind journey through the life and times of Elvis Presley. From his humble childhood to his meteoritic rise to fame, this unique museum allows guests to get to know the man behind "Blue Suede Shoes."
  • Rock City. Just minutes from many affordable Tennessee hotels, Rock City at Lookout Mountain boasts breathtaking rock formations, picturesque gardens and unmatched panoramic views. From Enchanted Trail, a woodland path packed with natural beauty, to Fairyland Caverns, this is the perfect spot for families to enjoy a budget-friendly day in the great outdoors.
  • Dollywood. Dubbed as a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure, this 125-acre theme park in Pigeon Forge, near Gatlinburg, is one of the state's top-rated destinations. Featuring exciting rides, great music and plenty of Southern cookin', it's a family-friendly destination with something for everyone.
  • Tennessee Aquarium. Located on the Chattanooga Riverfront, this aquarium takes visitors from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico to the top of an Appalachian forest. Featuring thousands of animals, including penguins exhibits and butterfly gardens, as well as breathtaking living forests, families can spend hours learning about the world around them.
  • Incline Railway. Also located in Chattanooga, this National Historic Site and National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark takes adventurers on trolley-style railcars high into the clouds along the steepest passenger tracks in the world, where - at the top, visitors can see over 100 miles away to the Great Smoky Mountains.

With affordable, luxury accommodations and the home-like amenities of extended-stay hotels, Marriott's convenient locations make it easy for families to plan a summer vacation for less. For more information about Tennessee hotels and attractions, visit

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