Bring along an extra bag or two on your Tennessee travels. With our wonderful mix of urban shopping districts, expansive retail centers, step-back-in-time antique galleries, hip and remarkably uncommon specialty stores, you’ll need the extra luggage to take everything back home.
Scout for treasures while at a bargain decorator’s dream, the World’s Largest Yard Sale, a truly unique road trip. If antiques tickle your fancy, shop from Kingsport all the way to Memphis, relishing the original and rare. Find famous brands, discounted within shopping opportunities like Pigeon Forge’s outlet malls.
Discover famous Appalachian arts and craft as you explore options such as Arrowmont and Appalachian Center for Craft. Indulge in a delightful reminder of the Volunteer State from Tennessee Freshwater Pearl Museum and Farm and an inimitable Hatch Show Print. Bite into a MoonPie; savor some country ham; swirl delectable and award-winning local wines. Pamper yourself in our spas. Find it all while shopping in Tennessee.
World’s Longest Yard Sale, U.S. Highway 27
Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville
Tennessee Freshwater Pearl Farm, Camden
Hatch Show Print, Nashville
Main Streets & Historic Districts
Discover retail diversity while marveling at charming architecture and historic districts. Wander Old City, Knoxville, and sip Tennessee-grown grapes and fruit from Blue Slip Winery, East Tennessee’s first urban winery. Enjoy the eclectic assortment at the Shoppes at Roper Mansion in Historic Dandridge.
Bristol’s Historic District, chock-full of antiques and specialty stores, will fulfill your wish list; while there, enjoy creative cuisine and learn more about East Tennessee’s history.Walk downtown Chattanooga’s Bluff View Art District, a delightful neighborhood of restaurants, gardens, an art gallery, sculpture garden, a B&B and historic homes with spectacular views of the Tennessee River.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Collierville shows off its town square with quaint, one-of-a-kind boutiques, numerous antique stores, specialty shops and an old-fashioned gas station. The Avenue, Murfreesboro, Cross Plains and historic Lynchburg, home of Jack Daniel, are other good choices.
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Town Squares & City Districts
Enjoy the local flavor of Tennessee’s distinctly different town squares, where you have the best blend of rich history, remarkable architecture and smart shopping.
Tennessee’s first town, Jonesborough, harbors great stories and imaginative shopping. With well-preserved buildings, the downtown creates a panoramic backdrop for great shopping and dining. Take home regional crafts, glass and jewelry from local artisans and handcrafted gifts from around the world. Anderson County is brimming with antiques, crafts and unique shops for decorative furniture, quilts, collectibles and hard-to-find items. Two historic shopping districts, downtown Clinton and Jackson Square in Oak Ridge, provide a perfect backdrop to a leisurely shopping trip.
Find Fayetteville fascinating as you enjoy a tour of its historic downtown. Bell Buckle, a railroad village of preserved and restored Victorian homes and churches, is known for antiques, quilts, handmade crafts, country music, home cooking and the charming marketplace.
Explore Centerville Square, and drop by Breece’s Cafe for noteworthy fare. Legendary Grinder’s Switch, Minnie Pearl’s self-created town, is home to memorabilia, recordings and a gift shop.
Check out Bolivar’s farmers market, featuring delicious fare in an open-air, post-and-beam, Douglas fir structure. Country music favorites ring out in the courthouse amphitheater. Bolivar’s broad, sweeping sidewalks portend a truly delightful shopping experience.
Originally settled in 1871 by Irish railroad workers, Erin has a two-mile walking trail along the abandoned railroad bed. The trail runs through the historic district of gift and craft shops, Victorian homes and a railroad pavilion with outdoor tables.
Fascinating Franklin on Foot, just outside Nashville, is a multiple-choice way to commune with the beautifully preserved square and beyond. Among the stops are St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with Tiffany windows, and the antebellum courthouse. F. M. Allen menswear dresses those in the know. Take advantage of downtown dining at its best. Among the crop: the Bunganut Pig; Dotson’s, Southern meat ‘n’ three (Martha Stewart loves Dotson’s biscuits); Franklin Mercantile Deli and Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant.
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Tennessee has an abundance of museums, cultural and sporty, whimsical and serious. Stop by the gift shop for a reminder of your travels. Here are a few to visit for unique shopping experiences:
Arrowheads to Aerospace Museum, Manchester
Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum, Harrogate
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Arts, Memphis
Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum, Jackson
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville
Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis
Elvis Presley's Graceland, Memphis
Fisk University Galleries, Nashville
Frank H. McClung Museum, Knoxville
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville
Hands On! Regional Museum, Johnson City
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga
International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame & Museum, Jackson
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Memphis Pink Palace Museum
Memphis Rock ‘n' Soul Museum
Mississippi River Museum, Memphis
Museum Center at 5ive Points, Cleveland
Museum of Appalachia, Clinton
Museum of East Tennessee History, Chattanooga
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis
Ramsey House Plantation, Knoxville
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Our specialty shops run the gamut of music and art, boutiques, books, spas and sporting goods. Tennessee is synonymous with great music of all kinds. From national chains to unexpected, exclusive music shops, we can put you in touch with a fantastic Tennessee soundtrack for your travels. Our cherished tradition of handcrafted art and fine crafts is alive and well. Shop our artist communities and galleries for earthy, soul-filled pieces to serve as reminders of your Tennessee travels.
When it's time to pamper yourself, there's nothing like a spa to get you ready for your next adventure. Find the perfect place fora facial, massage, manicure or mud bath and say, "Ah!" Then take time to accessorize. Go home looking like the star that you are with baubles and beads and beautiful apparel from boutiques and jewelry stores.
Lose yourself in a good book-or just a good bookstore. You can find something great in Tennessee's big bookstores, unique reading corners, used and rare book collections.
Whether you are en route to the outer limits, a local watering hole or the top of the world, Tennessee's knowledgeable sporting gear outfitters will make sure you have all the gear to get there without a hitch. Ask questions, learn about local highlights and quickly get on your way to enjoying a great day in Tennessee.
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Antiques and Collectibles
Look no further than Tennessee for hard-to-find treasures and home decor that goes beyond the ordinary. Find memorabilia, antique furniture, collectibles or vintage clothing by browsing galleries, flea markets, general stores and trails in the Volunteer State.
Ever entertaining, filled with personality, the Memphis icon A. Schwab Dry Goods offers a virtual kaleidoscope of the unpredictable and fascinating. Relive the past in Muddy Pond Mennonite Community, Monterey, where the mercantile store offers home-canned and fresh-baked goods, pottery, quilts, furniture and leather goods.
The Antique and Craft District in quirky Bell Buckle, Green Frog Village in Bells, the Market Street Antique Mall, Paris, and the Pinch Historic District in Memphis are sure to satify your shopping habit. In East Tennessee, visit the Sweetwater Antique District, Flatcreek Village in Sevierville or stroll the sidewalks of Historic Downtown Clinton.
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Great selections of everything you need, including things you didn’t know you needed, Tennessee’s general stores offer you a healthy slice of curiosity, with unique gifts, old-fashioned gadgets and toys, tasty foods and artistic mementos. Everyone loves a general store, and some of ours are downright famous. Start with Adas, The Unusual Country Store, Bethel Springs, or Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store in Casey Jones Village, Jackson.
Cumberland Gap General Store reflects the history of the area, as does the Sgt. Alvin C. York General Store, Pall Mall, near the state park that bears this hero's name. The Apple Barn Cider Mill and General Store, Sevierville, carries great tastes from the orchard to the store.
Sutton General Store, Granville, and Webb Brothers Float Service & General Store, Reliance, are other great choices for interesting shopping.
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Who doesn’t love a bargain? Tennessee is teeming with them! Frequent a flea market for some stellar shopping finds. Who knows what treasures you will discover?
In East Tennessee, check out the Sweetwater Flea Market, Green Acres in Louisville, or Great Smoky, one of the largest in the state. Then head west on Interstate 40 to Crossville Flea Market or Nashville Expo Center Flea Market, or go north to Tennessee's oldest town, Jonesborough.
Friendly Frank's Flea Market, Jackson, or the Memphis International are excellent stops in West Tennessee.
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Trails & Sales
Slow down, enjoy scenic countryside as you revel in the artistry of traditional quilts on historic barns along the Appalachian Quilt Trail.
Tennessee wineries produce award-winning vintages from idyllic settings. Wander the Spirits and Wine Trail in Tullahoma, and absorb the sights along the Natchez Trace Wine Trail. Pack a lunch or stop at a local country store or diner to enjoy some local flavors.
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Made in Tennessee
Pack extra shopping bags; with so many specialty shops, arts and crafts communities, farmers markets and galleries to explore, you are sure to fill them. From distinctive keepsakes to handmade treasures to distinctly Tennessee flavors, the best collectibles are made right here in Tennessee.
Take home true Tennessee with homegrown delights from Jack Daniel's, Purity Dairy and Hatch Show Print, or visit a local artist and bring home a piece handcrafted just for you. If you have a taste for something juicier, bite into crisp produce grown by local growers or grab some organic honey, sweet preserves or fresh herbs. Pick up extra because Tennessee-made is the perfect gift.
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Handcrafted in Tennessee
A table carved by the careful hands of a woodworker, a vase sculpted by the patient fingers of a potter or a painting colored by the brush of a brilliant artist-there is nothing quite like handcrafted. Take home one of Tennessee's special souvenirs today for a lasting memory.
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Specialty Foods & Beverages
Sweet confections, tangy sauces, famous whiskeys and smoky flavors are all part of the unforgettable tastes of Tennessee. Try our bodacious barbecue, crispy cornbread, gourmet treats and award-winning wines.
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Sweeten your travel memories with distinctly Tennessee mementos. Take home the authentic aroma of Goodson coffee, the rich decadence of Mayfield ice cream, the iconic sweetness of a Goo Goo cluster or the hearty flavors of Bush Beans. Enjoy cast-iron cookware from Lodge Manufacturing or a brand-new Gibson guitar. Discover homegrown goodness with any one of Tennessee's tempting traditions.
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Malls, Outlets & More
From upscale and high fashion to distinct bargains and great outlet shopping, Tennessee is a shopper's paradise. Indulge in some fashionable fun at our malls and specialty shops.
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