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.

Happy Thanksgiving from Tennessee. ow.ly/i/7J6Vk Nov 27
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.@chattanoogafun lights up the sky and river with the Lighted Boat Parade on Friday. #chattanooga ow.ly/i/7J5lh Nov 26
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Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back Looking for holiday events in Tennessee? We've got you covered: bit.ly/TNwinter #madeintn #holidays ow.ly/i/7IoTU Nov 25
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Bristol's Birthplace of Country Music Museum welcomes groups like an old, familiar song grouptourmagazine.com/article/139888… … @BCMBristol @VisitBristol Nov 25
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Slide show needed to capture all the #holiday #lights in @GaylordHotels @GayordOpryland @TNVacation during #TMOM chat 11/24 9 pm EDT Nov 24
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Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Smokies at the @TitanicUSA Museum Attraction's 3rd annual fireworks. ow.ly/i/7HrgO Nov 24
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Take a weekend getaway to @MemphisCVB for holiday magic and of course, the music. #memphis bit.ly/1HCFNGa ow.ly/i/7GvFz Nov 23
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Enjoy a holiday on ice this season across Tennessee. #iceskating #holidays #madeintn bit.ly/1yDx14S Nov 22
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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back Sample some sweet Tennessee Treats for the holiday. #madeintn #thanksgiving bit.ly/1Fa1iu4 ow.ly/i/7FO60 Nov 21
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Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back Beautiful @visitmusiccity sunset, but a night of music is just beginning. Thanks for the photo @WarneRiker #nashville ow.ly/i/7ETyN Nov 20
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One of the world's most beautiful places- The #Smokies ow.ly/Eux10 @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/Jh7XZPPghb Nov 20
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Kick off the season this Friday with a little rock ‘n’ roll at Graceland’s Christmas lighting celebration. ow.ly/i/7DaEf Nov 18
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.@SeeRockCity's Enchanted Garden lights up Friday for the holidays. #madeintn #rockcitylights ow.ly/i/7C6AF Nov 17
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This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back Nashville is the top city for music in @TravlandLeisure’s 2014 America’s Best Cities poll. #madeintn. tandl.me/1q8469P Nov 16
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History comes to life at 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin at @historiccarnton Plantation. ow.ly/i/7B8rL Nov 15
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Tips for getting a jump start on holiday shopping. What are your favorite #Tennessee shopping spots? #madeintn bit.ly/1xA0CMR Nov 14
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Gentlemen, start the holidays in Bristol at Ford's Speedway in Lights. @BMSupdates #madeintn ow.ly/i/7zMdC Nov 13
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Winter-like weather is sweeping into Tennessee this week as Fall winds down. Full report here: bit.ly/TNfoliage ow.ly/i/7yXnv Nov 12
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The holiday spirit is alive in the Smokies. The 25th year of #Winterfest starts this week. bit.ly/1pNGmro ow.ly/i/7xWY1 Nov 11
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@TravlandLeisure - A10: Nashville is gorgeous in the Fall. We love making memories every day around here! #TL_Chat pic.twitter.com/kT6RALe3UB Nov 11
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The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. go back RT @KatyKespelage: @TNVacation my favorite photo from our vacation! Up the mountain in the Gatlinburg National Park. pic.twitter.com/7svTRblMIU Nov 10
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Wow! Beautiful shot of Savage Gulf State Natural Area in the fall. Time to take a @TNVacation! buff.ly/1sucg7A pic.twitter.com/n7kZaOXc6v Nov 10
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Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back Where is your favorite Tennessee spot to see fall foliage? Here's a great photo captured in Gatlinburg. #madeintn ow.ly/i/7wjDz Nov 9
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If you love history and #Tennessee, Franklin is the place to be this week. #madeintn bit.ly/1tNH9Xw Nov 8
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The hills of NE #Tennessee are alive with music featured in the @nytimes. #madeintn nyti.ms/1otxGW1 ow.ly/i/7vASH Nov 7
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Walk in the footsteps of history this weekend at the Battle of Parker's Crossroads reenactment. #civilwar #history ow.ly/i/7uCXi Nov 6
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Catch a holographic @DollyParton in @Dollywood's A Christmas Carol starting Saturday. bit.ly/1zuGnTT ow.ly/i/7sVId Nov 4
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Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back Union City's @DiscoveryParkUC is drawing big crowds and national attention. #madeintn wapo.st/1zsDbrW Nov 3
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Your first look behind the scenes at the #CMAawards Backstage with @coleswindell: countrymu.sc/48wr Nov 3
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Tony Winner @MemphisMusical is now a smash hit in London! Catch the show if you can. ow.ly/i/7qMWV Nov 1
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Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back
Reports of ghosts taking in shows at the Ryman. The Belle Witch of Adams. What's your fave TN haunted story? ow.ly/i/7qcrC Oct 31
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Dazzling fall colors can be seen from Memphis to Bristol this week. Full #fallfoliage report: bit.ly/TNfoliage ow.ly/i/7oAKc Oct 29
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Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back Tennessee is known for some of the best food on earth! What's been your fave meal in #Tennessee? #madeintn ow.ly/i/7nyis Oct 28
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Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back Learn the stories behind these stones Nov. 13-14 at the #tncivilwar2014 in @visitfranklin bit.ly/ZV6wMg pic.twitter.com/Y6XZCceSgm Oct 27
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Tennessee's history lives in the silence of old battlefields and footsteps of Presidents. What's your favorite historical site? Oct 26
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What’s your favorite must-do for a first time visitor to Memphis? Graceland? Barbecue? Beale Street? Memphis Zoo? ow.ly/i/7ldwO Oct 25
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Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back Crisp days and cooler nights mean more fall colors. Get the full #fallfoliage report here: bit.ly/TNfoliage ow.ly/i/7jEdZ Oct 22
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Silky Smooth Water Along Laurel Creek in Laurel Bloomery, #Tennessee @TNVacation @SmokyMtnLiving #fallfoliage pic.twitter.com/MAGmGxVUA7 Oct 22
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Ruby Falls, 145-foot marvel w/in Lookout Mountain @seerubyfalls @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/XlnLFpufJJ Oct 22
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Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back Head to Lynchburg this Sat for the @JackDaniels_US World Championship Invitational BBQ. #jackbbq #madeintn ow.ly/i/7iK5H Oct 21
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.@RiverArtsMem starts Friday with a free concert by @LutherDickinson & @amylavere. A great weekend only #madeintn. pic.twitter.com/HYkAU0Gg5S Oct 20
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Nature’s real-life watercolor. #smokeymountains #madeintn ow.ly/i/7h6YL Oct 19
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Escape to a Tennessee state of mind with our @pandora_radio station. pandora.com/madeintennessee #madeintn ow.ly/i/7gdW5 Oct 17
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Show the love for your favorite American riverfront, Nashville or Chattanooga. Vote today! bit.ly/1qC4kAm ow.ly/i/7f8cT Oct 16
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This week's fall foliage report is in. Get the details at facebook.com/tnvacation. ow.ly/i/7eF0H Oct 15
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#TT Congrats @FoothillsFest @TNVacation on your Fall Festival making it in the Oct issue ( p.29- ow.ly/CIYyr) Oct 14
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Life doesn’t get much better than a fall foliage cruise on Norris Lake #madeintn #tnstateparks bit.ly/1wv8cGY ow.ly/i/7d3ug Oct 13
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Where live music lives. @visitmusiccity #madeintn ow.ly/i/7cef9 Oct 12
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Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back East Tennessee Bro-Trip (A twist on the traditional road trip) via @dbearhunley buff.ly/1ndswwM @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/hE7wXtA4nM Oct 10
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Thank you Governor @BillHaslam for being a great sport at #TNGovCon14 #visitknox #Knoxville @TNVacation fb.me/7smbKVfLQ Oct 10
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Fall in Tennessee means corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and hayrides. @oakescornmaze #madeintn bit.ly/1vWxSy8 ow.ly/i/7b16Y Oct 10
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Famous blues and barbecue are the norm. But, now it's Memphis' @ReverbCoffeeCo taking center stage. bit.ly/1D0DKsq Oct 10
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A new #fallfoliage update is available here: facebook.com/tnvacation. ow.ly/i/79zKV Oct 8
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Come home this fall to celebrate Tennessee's heritage @MuseumofApp this wkend. #TNFallHomecoming #madeintn ow.ly/i/78JGe Oct 7
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No. 1 spot on @CNTraveler's Must Visit Music Museums goes to @CashMuseum cntrvlr.com/10JRn1j @plamedia Oct 7
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@EmilyPatton We may be biased, but could agree more. Oct 7
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What a perfect #fall day! Thanks @RootsRated for the best #hiking suggestions! @VisitMySmokies @TNVacation #visitknox pic.twitter.com/x82NK0hdBb Oct 6
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back Treat your ears to music that can only be Made in Tennessee: pandora.com/madeintennessee. pic.twitter.com/Cb5OhITaYh Oct 5
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What's your favorite iconic Southern restaurant in Tennessee? @usatodaytravel listed @LovelessCafe & @ArnoldsMeatAnd3 usat.ly/1Ed3djJ Oct 4
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.@RiverRocksCHA Adventure Games take outdoor adventure to new heights every weekend this month. #riverrocks #madeintn ow.ly/i/76qdu Oct 3
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Fall Fest at The Hermitage. A mix of fall fun, history and music only found in Music City. @7thpresident #madeintn ow.ly/i/75Ar5 Oct 2
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What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back It’s Fall in Tennessee. Every Wed, we'll share a #fallfoliage update. Get the latest here: facebook.com/tnvacation pic.twitter.com/rq4P5HyzTa Oct 1
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It's in the air. You can feel it. Fall is here at the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. bit.ly/1rFvBWL pic.twitter.com/i3hqZRMacw Sep 29
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Hear its history in every slow creak of its floorboards. Visit to take a walk back in time. @BOFT1864 #madeintn pic.twitter.com/Rc7Pop7cG6 Sep 28
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Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back #FriFotos #greatINDOORS Going underground in #TuckaleecheCaverns in @TownsendTN @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/sQ5E1zjcNs Sep 26
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Love indie rock and punk? Check out Memphis' @gonerfest 11. Bands and fans from around the globe. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/x9mfEB4Ucf Sep 26
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Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back Experiences. The kind that take your breath away. And remind you what it feels like to be alive. #madeintn youtu.be/YVIJDDEpTcw Sep 25
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Autumn's show starting in Franklin,TN. #fall @visitfranklin @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/BsLEvrPou3 Sep 25
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Queen of Rock #TinaTurner’s new museum opens Saturday in Tennessee. @WTDeltaHeritage #madeintn ow.ly/i/6ZX2y Sep 24
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"Katie Queen of Tennessee" is on our playlists. What @apacherelay song is your go-to? #madeintn pic.twitter.com/00uR0Y75fK Sep 23
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Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back At this restaurant, every night's special is songwriter. @BluebirdCafeTN #madeintn ow.ly/i/6XtSa Sep 21
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Celebrate the best of Nashville food & music @musiccityfw this weekend with @KingsOfLeon & Adele's @chefjwaxman pic.twitter.com/IYQRmmKP4q Sep 19
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162 music artists. 21 stages. Endless TN memories at @BristolRhythm this weekend. Are you going? pic.twitter.com/uphho3rfnP Sep 19
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What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. go back Knoxville’s @TheBlackLillies – one of the 165 live shows @AmericanaFest this weekend in Music City. bit.ly/1yi2zRB Sep 17
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The street where blues was created and barbecue was perfected. #madeintn #bealestreet Sep 16
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The only thing more famous than the acts is the stage itself. @GrandOleOpry #madeintn pic.twitter.com/DUflUE0xDo Sep 13
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"Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back Where rock 'n' roll was born and legends were written. @sunstudio #madeintn #memphis pic.twitter.com/xuTKFv6UWa Sep 12
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Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. go back Tennessee’s favorite pastimes, football and music, collide at the 25th Annual @ClassicMemphis this weekend. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/UJWAXAwytM Sep 10
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This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back Experience Memphis’ @amylavere – a blend of classic country, gypsy jazz and Southern soul. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/l3dfukOUPu Sep 8
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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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