Ten­nessee

The sound­track of Amer­ica is made in ten­nessee – the state’s cul­tural her­itage and mu­si­cal his­tory is world-renowned

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From Nashville’s Ry­man Au­di­to­rium, blues along Beale Street in Mem­phis and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the his­tory of the “Bris­tol Ses­sions” at the Birth­place of Coun­try Mu­sic in Bris­tol, to leg­endary artists like Elvis Pres­ley, Dolly Par­ton and B.B. King that paved the way for modern artists like Justin Tim­ber­lake, Kings of Leon and Chris Sta­ple­ton – it's all here!

Ten­nessee’s four ma­jor cities fea­ture some of Amer­ica’s most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions like Elvis Pres­ley’s home Grace­land in Mem­phis, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Ten­nessee Aquar­ium in Chat­tanooga and the

Univer­sity of Ten­nessee’s

Ney­land Sta­dium in Knoxville.

Ten­nessee is also home to in­ter­na­tional at­trac­tions like Dolly Par­ton’s Dol­ly­wood, the Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Fame and Mu­seum, artist-ded­i­cated mu­se­ums in­clud­ing Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Ge­orge Jones, Jack Daniel Dis­tillery (a stop along the new Ten­nessee

Whiskey Trail), Great Smoky Moun­tains Na­tional Park, Amer­ica’s top mu­sic fes­ti­val Bon­na­roo in Manch­ester, Ten­nessee, world cham­pi­onship bar­be­cue cook-offs in May and the world’s largest fish fry in Paris.

Trav­ellers can also hon­our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy on the 50th an­niver­sary of his death at the Na­tional Civil Rights Mu­seum in Mem­phis or ex­pe­ri­ence the Old Hick­ory Cen­ten­nial at President An­drew Jack­son’s home “The Her­mitage” in Nashville.

SCENIC BEAUTY

Ten­nessee of­fers ex­cit­ing ad­ven­tures in­clud­ing hik­ing, bik­ing and kayak­ing along thou­sands of miles of the state’s trails. Ten­nessee’s 56 state parks help you re­lax in the nat­u­ral beauty of the great out­doors, like the breath­tak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of the un­der­ground wa­ter­fall at

Ruby Falls in Chat­tanooga.

Visit Amer­ica’s num­ber one most vis­ited Na­tional Park, the Great Smoky Moun­tains, or en­joy fun fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties at places like Dol­ly­wood in Pi­geon Forge, the new Ana­keesta Ad­ven­ture Park in Gatlin­burg and Wilder­ness at the Smok­ies in Se­vierville, Dolly Par­ton’s home­town.

“Trav­ellers can

hon­our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy on the 50th an­niver­sary of his death at the Na­tional Civil Rights Mu­seum,

or ex­pe­ri­ence the Old Hick­ory Cen­ten­nial at President An­drew Jack­son’s home, The Her­mitage

in Nashville”

SOUTH­ERN SPE­CIAL­TIES

Vis­i­tors can also savour South­ern com­fort food, in­clud­ing meat and three meals like fried chicken, slow roasted ham, mac­a­roni and cheese and turnip greens at Arnold’s Coun­try Kitchen in Nashville; bis­cuits at the Love­less Café; fried pickles at Gus’s in Mem­phis; and Chat­tanooga’s Moon Pie. Whether it's the scenic beauty of the great out­doors, a stop through a quaint town or trip to a big city, com­mu­ni­ties pride them­selves on South­ern hos­pi­tal­ity, wel­com­ing trav­ellers to Ten­nessee from far and wide.

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