The three stars on Tennessee’s flag represent the Grand Divisions: East, Middle and West, each with a rich heritage. West Tennessee is famous for barbecue, rock 'n' roll and blues music. The heartland of Middle Tennessee is home to Music City, the Cumberland River and antebellum homes. Over in East Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, bluegrass and Appalachian crafts tell quite a story.

Browse the stories, facts, photos and other tidbits below to get a feel for Tennessee. Then, learn more Tennessee facts and state symbols.

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Ready for a weekend in @ilovememphis? Here's what the @nytimes recommends. #memphis nyti.ms/17R6NnL Mar 4
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A #musical #roadtrip across USA’s Deep South: internationaltravellermag.com/?p=12648 @texastourism @artourism @TNVacation @visitms @louisianatravel Mar 4
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The Great River Road is 1 of America's ultimate road trips! goo.gl/MEqTim @visitms @exploreminn @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/Yvq7YZBeiE Mar 3
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Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back Celebrate the Irish at @SeeRockCity's Shamrock City this weekend. pic.twitter.com/lPLmjbDQGB Mar 3
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Are you going to @TinPanSouth, Mar. 24-28? Tickets go on sale tomorrow. #tinpansouth pic.twitter.com/ly1pe9SzTC Mar 2
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Beautiful day at Old Stone Fort Park in Manchester #Tennessee #travel pic.twitter.com/XC3vy5A3QB Mar 1
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Travel Tip: Explore the otherworldly caves of East Tennessee ow.ly/JIOwD @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/2VdXh6N2rN Feb 28
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Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back @TNVacation The beauty of Tennessee in 4k! vimeo.com/99759528 Feb 28
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Plan your #SpringBreak to #Tennessee today! bit.ly/1DmTfsD pic.twitter.com/IlDfKrbdjf Feb 28
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We love helping people tell Knoxville's story! Here's a little something from @travelchannel bit.ly/KNOXTCF pic.twitter.com/xHpJf3QH7Z Feb 28
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Where should you go in 2015? #Nashville is one of our favorites! @visitmusiccity @TNVacation ow.ly/JHkxj pic.twitter.com/XtwrCFBZ1g Feb 27
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Music, art and film collide in #Knoxville for the @BigEarsFestival, March 27-29. bit.ly/1wskrnn pic.twitter.com/0Hc2D3qml3 Feb 27
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The ultimate man's weekend: Explore Tennessee from Chattanooga to Bristol ow.ly/JIKgU @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/SE6oiGDxfU Feb 27
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On the bridge. In Nashville. At sunrise. Join me this Mon., 10/9C for #BoozeTraveler in Tennessee, on @travelchannel. pic.twitter.com/NgyfuofY30 Feb 27
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This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back Happy Birthday Johnny!! Come eat cake and celebrate Johnny Cash with us this weekend! johnnycashbirthday.com pic.twitter.com/n4PdDDUY3J Feb 26
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@ashleylyn93 The most detailed info is available here: mypigeonforge.com and here: gatlinburg.com Feb 26
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@martinsbbq Great food. Great vibes. Excellent customer-service. #Backroads #TennesseeLife #travel @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/oRDeVNJrsK Feb 26
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Happy Birthday Johnny Cash! #HBDCash pic.twitter.com/3I1clXLZ90 Feb 26
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@ashleylyn93 Absolutely, happy to help. Is there are particular area of Tennessee that you've be visiting? Feb 26
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.@BealeStMusicFes announces line up today. It's terrific. Who do you want to see? #BSMF15 pic.twitter.com/YiWvJTy9Ch Feb 25
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Spring Fever? Plan your #Tennessee getaway today! bit.ly/1AqwczL pic.twitter.com/FiS79TUOP0 Feb 24
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What two Tennessee restaurants serve the best fried chicken? See what @Thrillist says. bit.ly/1D4uh11 ow.ly/i/8KSoG Feb 23
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The ultimate #bro trip: Moonshine, mountains and manacles in @TravelGburg ow.ly/JvbbJ @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/mR3bbmRSUc Feb 23
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@TNVacation @chattanoogafun Enjoyed visiting TN to profile the @LodgeCastIron plant! thisbuiltamerica.com/tennessee #cooking Feb 23
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Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back A closer look at Bledsoe Creek State Park's Trail @TNVacation. Reservations can be made tnstateparks.com pic.twitter.com/I3LpfiIRQE Feb 21
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Time Travel: 48 Hours in Tennessee's Tri-Cities bit.ly/1ECqt9y pic.twitter.com/BpfXFMIWOR Feb 21
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This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back @TNVacation living history events at the 153rd anniversary Battle of @ShilohNPS and The Generals Breakfast at Cherry Mansion! Feb 19
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@TNVacation Knoxville Festivals!!!! @dogwoodarts @biscuitfest @RhythmNBlooms @BigEars Feb 19
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Snowy pics of @visitknoxville and beyond. #IceStorm2015 bit.ly/1vULpZX cc: @TNVacation Feb 19
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What are you looking forward to this Spring in Tennessee? How about fishing at Reelfoot Lake? #reelfootlake pic.twitter.com/RvL06Nz8Ms Feb 19
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What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. go back Road conditions are dangerous throughout Tenn. Please check travel in your area. smartway.tn.gov/traffic Feb 17
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. go back Can you name the three Tennesseans who served as U.S. President? pic.twitter.com/MXzyyx4K5r Feb 16
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@TNVacation One month till #MusicCityIrishFest - schedule of #FREE entertainment at musiccityirishfest.com pic.twitter.com/K9waMCWmg8 Feb 16
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Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back What do you love most about #Tennessee? pic.twitter.com/2o5g2LLid7 Feb 14
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day! What is your favorite romantic #Elvis song? bit.ly/1KIy9uB pic.twitter.com/7IytcOoJxb Feb 13
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@margaret_e_fite Hi there, sorry you're having troubles. You can email Amanda directly about being a guest blogger: Amanda.Stravinsky@tn.gov Feb 13
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10 #Tennessee Festivals to look forward to this Spring. bit.ly/1B7BXnq pic.twitter.com/gZsun45q4D Feb 13
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Spring Road Trip Idea: Head on down to Fall Creek Falls State Park ow.ly/IZOOi @TNVacation @TNStatePark pic.twitter.com/h4SPldo88H Feb 13
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Mark your calendars. The #Blues Hall of Fame opens May 8 in Memphis. blues.org/foundation-pro… Feb 13
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Looking Southwest from the Foothills Parkway at Look Rock #GSMNP #friendsofthesmokies #greatsmokymountains pic.twitter.com/zb8U0iRkbH Feb 13
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Discover the unexpected – and legendary – on the #TNWhiskeyTrail. Thanks to @TNVacation for the mention! tnvacation.com/triptales/disc… Feb 12
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"We're just a rock & roll band with a record store, y'all." @theettes at #SISwim. Check out @FondObject in Nashville! pic.twitter.com/wpDz5VGatu Feb 12
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#JustAnnounced: Bob Dylan @tpac's Jackson Hall on 4/27! Tix on sale 2/27 at 10am. Info here: bit.ly/1A0iX7q ow.ly/i/8Coun Feb 12
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Here's an idea. For lunch, come to #SISwim. Grab food from a #Nashville food truck & then listen to music. visitmusiccity.com/sportsillustra… #Swimville Feb 12
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Final impressions of Tennessee: delicious food, amazing live music, beautiful countryside, and crazy high construction everywhere! 10/10! Feb 12
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Get out this spring @TNVacation Trails tntrailsandbyways.com Feb 12
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Watch live from Nashville: The @SI_Swimsuit red carpet show #SISwim on.si.com/1EZxgxw pic.twitter.com/0ST73uvCrU Feb 11
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Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back .@nikkilanemusic takes the stage @SI_Swimsuit's #Swimville in @visitmusiccity pic.twitter.com/wJUrfrHIhg Feb 11
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Few minutes away from @WillHoge taking the stage for @SI_Swimsuit #SISwim! FREE music all day: visitmusiccity.com/sportsillustra… pic.twitter.com/mL309cBNhh Feb 11
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Traveling backroads in TN? Add @TheNatchezTrace to your route & @LovelessCafe as a pitstop. @TNVacation @yourtake pic.twitter.com/YVbNGo0nBC Feb 11
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12 essential #Memphis restaurants from @Thrillist. Do you have a favorite? bit.ly/16O9fKK pic.twitter.com/JinOIOAgI8 Feb 10
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7 last minute ideas for a Tennessee Valentine's Day. bit.ly/1zpdiE8 pic.twitter.com/1O307r3gkC Feb 9
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Performances like that happen here every night. #Tennessee #Grammys Feb 8
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Before @ericchurch takes the #GRAMMYs stage, hear him talk about the power of music. bit.ly/1M3NWFZ pic.twitter.com/tPen9jruSJ Feb 8
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Anyone else feel it's a travesty that @TheGRAMMYs doesn't have a best musical preservation category? #wecouldwin Feb 8
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HUGE CONGRATS to @carrieunderwood, @crowmedicine, @thebandperry, and @GlenCampbell on their wins earlier tonight! #GRAMMYs #countrymusic Feb 8
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We have 51 reasons to watch the 57th #Grammys. What’s yours? bit.ly/1CA4mBu Feb 8
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@adamhillwrites @countrymusichof @crowmedicine Calling it here first. #songsthatdeservegrammys Feb 8
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@TNVacation Traveling backroads & byways of TN is beautiful this time of year. #travel #nature #beauty #Tennessee pic.twitter.com/B8lL7cxISZ Feb 8
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On the red carpet at the #GRAMMY @crowmedicine says "everything is different in Tennessee." What do you think? Feb 8
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Getting ready for @TheGRAMMYs tonight! Tune in at 8/7c on @CBS to see Eric perform and have your @Shazam app ready. pic.twitter.com/rfpjsDl92L Feb 8
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Catch the premiere of the @Alabama_Shakes episode of @TheArtistsDen filmed at Loveless Barn bit.ly/1C8XJow. pic.twitter.com/VVydrhTrUq Feb 8
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.@Tennessean piece on #GRAMMYs best historical album of Hank Williams' work: tnne.ws/1CYbYhQ @JuliThanki pic.twitter.com/Bd9qLRPX1U Feb 8
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With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back 51 #Tennessee reasons to watch the @TheGRAMMYs tomorrow night. bit.ly/1CA4mBu pic.twitter.com/vzSUECWJLW Feb 7
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Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back .@visitmusiccity & @SI_Swimsuit celebrate the 2015 #SISwim launch Feb. 11-12. bit.ly/1KyWam0 pic.twitter.com/gy05ryxWbJ Feb 6
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@lmarina200 Hello again! Has the Vacation Guide arrived yet for your mom? If not, DM us her info and we will make sure she gets one. Feb 6
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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back .@Nashville_ABC's @CharlesEsten talks about living in TN and his favorite Nashville spots. bit.ly/1zSrY3Q pic.twitter.com/RVd1TP228g Feb 5
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@KimRathbone Hi! It should take 7-10 days, but if it hasn't arrived, we want to fix that. Can you DM us your info? Feb 5
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Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back @IntoRainbowz @TNVacation @ABC_Nashville Clearly, you've never been here. #Reconsider Feb 5
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We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back Definitely agree @TNVacation ! pic.twitter.com/cnezUG1DpR Feb 4
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@KimRathbone @lmarina200 Got it. Let us look into it and let you know! We'll get back to you in the next 24 hours. Feb 4
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Nothing can take our eyes off tonight’s premiere. Except this. During commercials. #TeamDeacon cards.twitter.com/cards/18ce53vt… Feb 4
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@KimRathbone @lmarina200 Hey there! Sorry it's taking so long. Do you remember when you made the request? Feb 4
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.@ABC_Nashville Premiere. Tennessee Vacation Guide. Is there anything @CharlesEsten can’t make look good? cards.twitter.com/cards/18ce53vt… Feb 4
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A. If not at home with my family? At the @opry with THAT amazing family! bit.ly/1DDjBIx #AskChip #Nashville Feb 4
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This is the best snack food in #Tennessee via @msntravel: on-msn.com/1AscxR5 @visitmusiccity @GooGooClusters Feb 4
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Retrace @bleubirdblog's journey through East TN while planning your family’s next adventure. bit.ly/1xa2DfF pic.twitter.com/I8noLEcOG3 Feb 3
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6 Things I Love About #Knoxville #Tennessee #traveltuesday @Visit_Knoxville @TNVacation southeasterntraveler.com/blog/2015/01/6… pic.twitter.com/IKx2Eqc6PU Feb 3
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Clinton, Tennessee among @msntravel's 10 Best Antiquing Towns: on-msn.com/1F2dAWJ #madeintn pic.twitter.com/CYoWKpMbMM Feb 3
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Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back "Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. go back
Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back
state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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