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• • • • T E N N E S S E E • • • •
View of The Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains

If you're a music lover, you'll never want to leave Tennessee. They've got it all, from Elvis and the blues in Memphis to the heart of country music in Nashville to Smoky Mountain native Dolly Parton in Pigeon Forge. 

And forget about it ever making it back home if you're into nature. Tennessee gives other states a run for their money with 54 state parks, four national parks, urban botanical gardens and scenery that is simply breathtaking. Add in the mild climate and you just might mistake Tennessee for heaven.

Accommodations in Tennessee range from a log cabin perched high in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains to a quaint Victorian B&B in downtown Nashville to a luxurious hotel suite in Memphis. No matter where you stay, make sure to have plenty of the local cuisine - there's nothing like Southern cookin'!

C O N V E N T I O N   &   V I S I T O R S    B U R E A U

Explore the state by region or interest and plan your stay with the help of the Tennessee Tourism website's trip planner. Also, learn about the state's history and heritage while discovering fun facts.

Kingsport Explore the many adventures on winding roads that criss-cross the foothills of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains of Kingsport and the Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia region. Walk ancient war trails once trod by the Cherokee or view the eighth natural wonder of the world. Discover an underground wonderland where ageless mineral masterpieces glitter and fascinate.

Memphis Where the blues sets the mood, rock 'n' roll adds rhythm, and the good times never miss a beat. Where W.C. Handy's Beale Street paves the way to Elvis Presley's Graceland.  Where the National Civil Rights Museum preserves the pride and courage of the African-American fight for freedom. Memphis is a city of history and diversity, energy and hospitality.  Most importantly, Memphis is where visitors are always welcome.

Nashville  Where the Smoky Mountains envelop the skyline and the twangy tunes of the Grand Ole Opry can be heard live or over the radio. No matter what anybody says about this town, country is King which is the reason that Nashville sports its famous nickname, Music City USA. 

T E N N E S S E E   T R A V E L   P L A N N E R

Historical Notes: Nashville was granted the first FM radio license in the U.S. in 1941. President Taft got stuck in the bathtub at the Belle Meade Plantation. After that incident Belle Meade's owners had a stand-up tub with water that came out of a multitude of tubes installed before the president's next visit. Taft like the shower so much that he had one just like it constructed in the White House.

(photo courtesy of Pigeon Forge Tourism)
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