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.

Sevierville made @SmithsonianMag's list of "The Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2015!" @SevierFun bit.ly/1zZ1mLf Apr 25
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#OutdoorKnoxfest is this weekend! outdoorknoxville.com/calendar/event… pic.twitter.com/Xs3u01xOTs Apr 24
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See how a city helped write a song. Watch the Last Song to Memphis trailer featuring @BlackCadillacs_ now. youtu.be/J570AvnL3fw Apr 24
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World-renowned @FiskJubileeSing perform April 30 @bijoutheatre in Knoxville for Civil War Sesquicentennial event. pic.twitter.com/xYLgMxjpPc Apr 23
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If you are planning a trip to Knoxville, check out these @google trekker videos. bit.ly/1JcVWER pic.twitter.com/gstAAzbHjz Apr 22
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Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back Nashville is known for rock, country and everything in between. @visitmusiccity #TravelTuesday #MadeInTN bit.ly/1GgFF0J Apr 21
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Such a great weekend at @GreatSmokyNPS. Mountains, music, moonshine! Thanks for a great time, Tennessee! @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/4As5PIgt62 Apr 21
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Only in #Tennessee can you attend the National Cornbread Festival. This weekend in South Pittsburg. @cornbread_fest pic.twitter.com/PsJgVFYknc Apr 21
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It's National Parks Week - Great Smoky Mountains National Park @GreatSmokyNP @TNVacation #nps #waterfalls pic.twitter.com/1RzWcBMePx Apr 21
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What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back The Knoxville Blue and Gray reunion is almost upon us! #sesquicentennial bit.ly/1D6Z50A pic.twitter.com/nXic8oXYib Apr 20
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A true fashion insider's guide to Nashville. Model/musician @KarenElson_ tells @voguemagazine her Music City faves. vogue.cm/1J3wrFG Apr 20
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Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back My boys would have swam away with the stingrays if I let them:) @TNVacation @chattanoogafun #MadeinTN #TNaquarium pic.twitter.com/8RWvLHGBDB Apr 19
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Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back
Rock City Falls you are a beaut. My crew loves Rock City gardens. @TNVacation @chattanoogafun #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/iV3G8GUj2o Apr 18
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It's almost race day. #ItsBristolBaby! Are you going to the Food City 500 tomorrow? #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/ZNoz36u3jT Apr 18
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Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back The ABCs of @memphisinmay - Insider Tips you must know. Are you going? Thanks @ilovememphis bit.ly/1HcpLTH pic.twitter.com/k27l82xv6T Apr 17
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Listening to Damien Horne @TNVacation Sampler party! #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/L0mp9zEDnc Apr 16
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In Illinois celebrating Tennessee w/ jettingaround and @WorkMomTravels #madeintn #tnsampler2015 @ The… instagram.com/p/1ja_sDvyWN/ Apr 16
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Great times at Taste of Tennessee in Chicago with @mikementz @WorkMomTravels #madeintn #tnsampler2015 » Cheers! pic.twitter.com/g3mcpoT2OE Apr 16
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@TNVacation Memphis, TN: One of the greatest music cities in America @Thrillist bit.ly/1ysE0T3 pic.twitter.com/07Xm6Bcrh2 Apr 16
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Find out what it took to Reconstruct TN after the Civil War, April 30-May 1 in @visitknoxville bit.ly/1cA0Td9 pic.twitter.com/VxqVsQGO4O Apr 16
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Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back Head to Short Springs Natural Area near Tullahoma for great hikes and stunning waterfalls. pic.twitter.com/gwO22f5Lbc Apr 15
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Scenic & easy hike to Laurel Falls in TN #FindYourPark @TravelGburg @TNVacation @GreatSmokyNPS aninnovativepursuit.blogspot.com/2015/04/laurel… pic.twitter.com/FsF3DIZyPo Apr 15
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Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back Memphis is where you experience that deep down feel-it-in-your-bones soul that can only be #MadeInTN #TravelTuesday bit.ly/1yoKGl3 Apr 14
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Thousands of old #books at the Free Public Library in #Historic Rugby, #Tennessee @TNVacation #travel pic.twitter.com/D3hmotoaX3 Apr 14
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. 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 Only 5 days to @RIVERSandSPIRES fest in Clarksville, Apr. 16-18. More than 35 bands including @loveandtheft. pic.twitter.com/SSSbaM893E Apr 11
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.@TennStateParks host the Natural Areas Spring Celebration across the state on Saturday, including Reelfoot Lake. pic.twitter.com/20Fko5427b Apr 10
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Burgess Falls is so awesome. @TNVacation @BurgessFalls pic.twitter.com/32M5Dx3vHn Apr 10
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Sometimes the music makes the city: tandl.me/1Cm9aHM pic.twitter.com/FhaTSVpsqw Apr 9
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Footage of @countrymusichof's Alan Stoker & #JackWhite as they digitally transfer #Elvis' 1st ever recording: youtube.com/watch?v=wvtSMM… #RSD15 Apr 9
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.@Scoutology named the Top 17 New American Restaurants in Tennessee. Do you have a favorite? bit.ly/1H7UYaM pic.twitter.com/0ddIYNZVcS Apr 9
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Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back Only 3 Days until @RhythmNBlooms Music Fest in @visitknoxville. Are you going? pic.twitter.com/oDCA9x264c Apr 8
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These are the best-kept secrets of The Great Smoky Mountains! goo.gl/qM2ZTI @VisitNC @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/Zwgg1yGATj Apr 8
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It's time for Mule Day celebrations in Columbia. Are you going? muleday.org pic.twitter.com/50M0zGdSGB Apr 7
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Walk through history in #Tennessee’s @bellemeadplant. This 4-hectare plantation is open daily for tours! @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/807kzKatib Apr 7
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Mingle with flamingos @NashvilleZoo this spring. #MusicCIty #SpringBreak #Nashville pic.twitter.com/lGz18xwxUG Apr 6
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.@coloavidgolfer calls our TN Golf Trail "terrific." Have you played one of their favorite TN courses? bit.ly/1NQ9Yfn Apr 4
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Stunning streams and scenery at Rocky Fork State Park, our newest opening in May. @TennStateParks pic.twitter.com/Py0K4pjaGv Apr 3
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Cue collective "Awww!" Clouded leopards born @NashvilleZoo pic.twitter.com/6vqr7WYq71 Apr 2
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Fall Creek Falls voted sixth in @USATODAY's @10Best Readers' Choice for Best State Park. bit.ly/1ItPFRn pic.twitter.com/AonYx5KO2R Apr 2
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Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back Beautiful Tennessee spring at Roan Mountain State Park. @TennStateParks pic.twitter.com/V26bXhr7j3 Apr 1
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Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, The Avett Bros, Paramore & Wilco scheduled to perform at #BSMF15 memphistravel.com/beale-street-f… pic.twitter.com/7iHZqruohq Mar 31
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Six "don't miss" hiking trails to discover in TN this spring from @NashLifestyles bit.ly/1yx0tZq pic.twitter.com/ypyz4CU0rB Mar 31
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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back Visit @foundsoundnat's Street Studio in Krutch Park pres. by @downtownknox​ and help us create this year's "found sound" album! #BigEarsKnox Mar 28
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It's time for the @ChattanoogaFilmFest, April 2-5. One of the best new festivals in the US! Don't miss it. #RespectCinema Mar 28
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Sevierville, Tennessee, is made with families in mind ow.ly/KSit0 @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/3m6sjGoLNb Mar 27
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What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. go back Rooftop parties at the @PeabodyMemphis begin April 16. Get the full lineup here. memphistravel.com/rooftop-party-… pic.twitter.com/ZkEr3zKHws Mar 26
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.@weatherchannel names Cummins Falls the top TN swimming spot. Do you have a favorite? pic.twitter.com/G8micqL2Sh Mar 26
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A couple of tasty Tennessee day trips, perfect for getting out and about from #Nashville. camelsandchocolate.com/2015/03/ventur… cc: @TNVacation Mar 26
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Get your head above the clouds in @VisitSevierville. bit.ly/1HH7XSa pic.twitter.com/z98uN4JNcv Mar 25
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See a the rehearsal of Triple Exes singing "Borrow My Heart" before the #NashvilleOTR2 music event tonight 10|9c! amp.twimg.com/v/e73221b3-a76… Mar 25
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Need inspiration for your next #Tennessee vacation? Start here: bit.ly/1LTYfid pic.twitter.com/2vCjA2xKwY Mar 24
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Heads up, #BigEarsKnox fans: we’ve updated this weekend's schedule, including film times and more: bit.ly/1G3aFgY Mar 24
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Happy Tin Pan South week! t.e2ma.net/cshare/inbound… Mar 24
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Hello Spring, old friend! bit.ly/1AC0C1N @My_PigeonForge @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/AGLqaFQxiZ Mar 23
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#Sunrise over foggy rural Tennessee landscape @TNVacation @TravelTennessee @nature_org pic.twitter.com/1TYyJbgFhx Mar 23
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It's almost baseball time in #Tennessee. bit.ly/1HuHWW3 pic.twitter.com/vHAXi3T2Vt Mar 23
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9 kid-friendly things to do in #Memphis this Spring. buff.ly/1EBggLz pic.twitter.com/G2aan1WdfJ Mar 21
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"Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. go back @asereth3 We'll still be here for you in September. Mar 20
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Finally, it's Spring in Tennessee. Are you visiting us this weekend? pic.twitter.com/au9wxX9OJo Mar 20
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This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back @GreatSmokyNPS is not all about mountains, it also has stunning waterfalls sprinkled all over @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/yfLDiu0Q4F Mar 20
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#Spring in TN. Beautiful, vibrant #dafodils scattered across the landscape. @TNVacation @ColliervilleGov pic.twitter.com/F7k1VG7ieO Mar 20
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.@opry is turning 90 with a 9-month celebration. Do you have a favorite #Opry memory? pic.twitter.com/n5IExzXQSR Mar 19
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Less than 24 hours until our big store expansion reveal! Here's an additional peak at what we've been working on... pic.twitter.com/hq6MSESlTV Mar 19
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Dinner with a view? Check out these restaurants with stunning views in Tennessee. bit.ly/1AGWCK5 pic.twitter.com/mldXsZxFPl Mar 18
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The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. go back @CullumMaxey We might be biased, but we would say anywhere. What are you looking to do in Tennessee? Mar 17
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Will you be at the opening of @Dollywood on Saturday? Don't miss the Festival of Nations. pic.twitter.com/kZwIwPfKsz Mar 17
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Have you taken the @BealeStMusicFes quiz yet? Find out what bands you might want to see: ilovememphisblog.com/2015/03/which-… pic.twitter.com/u7IwJvhiDV Mar 17
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HOT NEWS: Gov. @BillHaslam announces new Tourist Development commissioner: ow.ly/Ks2JH Mar 17
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Great Falls or Twin Falls? Which one is your favorite at Rock Island State Park? @TennStateParks pic.twitter.com/2M9MEPjVVQ Mar 16
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Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back Looking for the best burger in Tennessee? Check out @Thrillist's 10 Not to Miss. bit.ly/1GF5F1M pic.twitter.com/JUz2m4Cg0R Mar 14
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Don't forget to vote Fall Creek Falls as Best State Park! The park is currently in fifth place! 10best.com/awards/travel/… Mar 13
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A bucket list of 50 outdoor adventures in @chattanoogafun. What's at the top of your list? bit.ly/1x21w8K pic.twitter.com/Cn7YJxBJ8X Mar 13
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This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back StarWatch and SunWatch return to Bays Mountain Park in @VisitKingsport. pic.twitter.com/gWDYh7ZHQX Mar 12
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@TNVacation #houseboating at #NorrisLake! pic.twitter.com/Vf3ihoauvj Mar 11
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Nine days and counting until spring. What's your favorite #Tennessee destination? pic.twitter.com/41z1TnP2lB Mar 11
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Fall in love with waterfalls in #Tennessee: outdoors.discoveramerica.com/fall-waterfall… #OutdoorsUSA @discoveramerica @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/iDn6ls8Ui2 Mar 11
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HOT NEWS: @My_PigeonForge commercial wins Emmy Award ow.ly/KcTbg Mar 11
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Oh hey @visitknoxville, I think you're swell. #KnoxRocks bit.ly/1BnMRED Mar 10
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Take a look at @DiscoveryParkUC from the air. The perfect spring destination for the family. #SpringBreakinTN15 pic.twitter.com/13zFidtbxa Mar 10
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Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back Are you headed to @DwtnFranklinTN for #MainStreetBrewFest on Saturday? pic.twitter.com/uqahfmJdLb Mar 9
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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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