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