Top 10 Educational sites in Tennessee, United States

October 24, 2021 Enedina Augsburger

Discover the best top things to do in Tennessee, United States including University of the South, Rhodes College, University of Tennessee, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Appalachian Center for Craft, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Athenaeum Rectory, Challenger STEM Learning Center, Vanderbilt University, Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

1. University of the South

Sewanee, TN +1 931-598-1000 http://www.sewanee.edu
Excellent
85%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 179 reviews

University of the South

Reviewed By RustyNales - Nashville, United States

Sewanee is a great campus to visit with some amazing scenery and architecture. Most of the university buildings are built out of stone from the mountain itself. All Saint's Chapel is simply amazing. It's the closest thing you will find to the majestic European cathedrals in this part of the country. Make sure to visit the Memorial Cross and Green's View for stunning vistas of the valleys below.

2. Rhodes College

2000 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112-1690 +1 901-843-3000 http://www.rhodes.edu
Excellent
94%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 18 reviews

Rhodes College

3. University of Tennessee

2704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4618 +1 865-974-1000 http://www.utk.edu/
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 429 reviews

University of Tennessee

Over 26,000 students attend the University of Tennessee.

Reviewed By The_Loup_Garou - Phoenix, United States

Though we had driven past, and through Knoxville, over the decades, our March trip was the first one TO Knoxville. Our hotel, the Knoxville Hilton was very close to the University of Tennessee, so we decided to explore the campus, while in town. So, on a cloudy, cool Spring (yeah, tell that to the weatherman, because we had just driven through snow to get from Washington, VA to Knoxville, TN), we launched out for a walking tour of the University of Tennessee Campus. First, the University of Tennessee campus at Knoxville, covers about 1/4 of the City, and encompasses most of the land bound by Cumberland Ave, US Hwy 129, and Neyland Dr SW, along the Tennessee River. It pinches out at about Henley St, and its bridge across the River. We had already walked around a one of their outlying buildings, the Event Center, across the street from our hotel, and our room had a view of most of the main campus, so we almost felt that we knew it, before we ever walked it. Now, one disclaimer – it was still basically Winter, and the skies were threatening, so not the finest weather to take in the beauty of the campus, but we did our best. We walked The Hill, and took in the beauty of the architecture, and especially Hess Hall, the John C Hodges Library, and then McClung Plaza. While there were some newer buildings, the older ones held the greatest interest for both of us. My wife recounted that several reminded her strongly of the LSU campus, in Baton Rouge, LA, and I had to agree, and especially Ayres Hall. The interesting buildings seemed to be a mix of Federalist, and some exhibited an Ante-Bellum flair, definitely placing them on a college campus in the South. We spent a bit of time in Circle Park, and then walked over to the Clarence Brown Theater. We returned via Volunteer Blvd, and Stokely Hall, before planning to head along Fraternity Park Dr, near the Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Unfortunately, our walking tour was cut short, as the rain came. We did have our umbrellas, but the wind had also picked up, and made them nearly useless. I declared “Wine-thirty” a bit early, and we sadly left the campus, for our hotel. We will be back, and maybe shoot for late Spring, or Autumn, but as we have dealt with UT football traffic, maybe not on a weekend of a home game!

4. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

700 Hall of Fame Dr, Knoxville, TN 37915-3240 +1 865-633-9000 [email protected] http://www.wbhof.com/
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

From the 10-ton, 30-foot-high basketball that sits on top of the building to the life-like animatronic figure of Senda Berenson, "the mother of women's basketball," this will not be your typical hall of fame visit.

Reviewed By cobyb490

This is a great place to visit and learn about the rich history of the Lady Vols, especially during the many years they were led by UT's legendary coach and beloved community member, Pat Summit. Enjoyable by all ages; something "a bit different" to bring your family and guests to for an interesting outing.

5. Appalachian Center for Craft

1560 Craft Center Dr, Smithville, TN 37166-7352 +1 615-597-6801 [email protected]
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Appalachian Center for Craft

6. Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338 +1 901-261-6338 http://staxmuseum.com/
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2,040 reviews

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have special safety precautions in place, such as mandatory mask-wearing for all employees and guests, social distancing, no large groups, and, for now, cashless transactions only.

Reviewed By 0259dlsQ

Starts with a short film about the history of Stax, then proceeds to a self guided tour with lots of cool artifacts from the studio. Go at your own pace and take in as much or as little as you like. Very reasonably priced, including the gift shop, Isaac Hayes' totally audacious gold plated Cadillac Eldorado is a scream. Great tour, totally recommended.

7. Athenaeum Rectory

808 Athenaeum St, Columbia, TN 38401-3156 +1 931-381-4822 [email protected] http://www.athenaeumrectory.com/
Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Athenaeum Rectory

From 1852 to 1904, this was a girls' school that taught the same subjects boys were learning.

8. Challenger STEM Learning Center

615 McCallie Ave University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403-2504 +1 423-425-4126 http://www.utc.edu/Outreach/ChallengerCenter/
Excellent
43%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Challenger STEM Learning Center

9. Vanderbilt University

2201 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37235-0001 +1 615-322-7311 http://www.vanderbilt.edu/
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 377 reviews

Vanderbilt University

Reviewed By Sunshine650550

Vanderbilt University has a highly ranked academic status. Graduates are well educated and get respect as such. The campus, in Nashville, is beautiful. I especially was impressed by the library's huge resources.

10. Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

Winery Square 461 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 +1 865-430-5515 http://thesaltandpeppershakermuseum.com/
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 594 reviews

Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

The collection consists of more than 20,000 Salt and Pepper Shakers from all over the world. A labor of love of collecting for more than 30 years. See the amazing variety of animals, vegetables, people and other colorful shapes, and the creativity of all the artists that created them. Great fun for all ages!

Reviewed By 243georgeg - Boca Raton, United States

What a nice way to see a collection like none ever to be duplicated, 30,000 diffferent styled salt and pepper shakers! I was surprised how artistic they can be and wanted most of them for my home! Extremely resonable entry fee, probably the lowes in Gatlinburg and a fun time, especially if it is hot outside or rainy. The gift shop will satisfy your needs for a set or two, great gifts as well! Try it, worth an hour of your time. They allowed our 75 lb service dog and all of us had fun!

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