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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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Congrats @oldestburgerbar among @gardenandgunmag Best Southern Burger Spots! You know it! @TNVacation @VisitVirginia ht.ly/RHGSn Sep 2
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The @TNSoybean in Martin starts tomorrow with fun and music by @JoeNichols @SanctusReal and more #madeintn pic.twitter.com/citgh0JY2S Sep 2
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We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. go back Know what September is? #NationalBiscuitMonth. Check us out on Facebook starting tomorrow as we celebrate! Aug 31
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So you know about @JackDaniels_US. Now explore even more: bit.ly/1JwtRXm pic.twitter.com/rpKy7isR2R Aug 31
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Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back This view is on point. 🙌 #thenatcheztrace #sunsets #scenicbyway #NationalParks @visitfranklin @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/AiOgpHA5XW Aug 28
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Vote for these #Tennessee towns for the Top Town title via @GoOutAndPlay blueridgeoutdoors.com/top-towns/ pic.twitter.com/7LaZcSSHE8 Aug 28
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With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back Fall travel to #Tennessee won't leave you hungry. 8 festivals that get mouths watering: bit.ly/TNFoodFestivals pic.twitter.com/nt5pVvWYHL Aug 27
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What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. go back One of the writers that will bring the soundtrack of America, #MadeinTN to Liverpool this weekend is @DonHenrySongs. on.fb.me/1EhU2C2 Aug 25
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Happy 99th Bday to the Natl Park Service @GreatSmokiesNP @yourtake @Ginger_Zee @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/8g2ARMxMgB Aug 25
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#Nashville belongs on everyone's must-see list. ow.ly/RiQUt @visitmusiccity @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/DsyW4z8ACO Aug 25
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Who is ready for a birthday party of epic proportions?? Happy Almost Birthday @thetomatohead #knoxrocks pic.twitter.com/lj72cAiHVE Aug 24
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Eight Must-Do Family Activities in #Chattanooga blog.trekaroo.com/eight-must-do-… via @trekaroo @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/b56mIRoXNw Aug 24
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Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back .@YahooTravel names @GSMNP one of 20 Best Budget Destinations for Fall. Are you headed to the Smokies? pic.twitter.com/XzR9jTItSi Aug 22
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Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back Dinner will be served at a 200-ft long table on Main Street in @Jonesborough bit.ly/1hQ9FXe #madeintn pic.twitter.com/6Z744mDpNb Aug 21
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Need trip ideas? Here are four ways to experience a Tennessee fall to the fullest. #MadeinTN bit.ly/1J7EbVB pic.twitter.com/Jl6vCBaJ9M Aug 20
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#Tennessee's rich music history can be found in its museums on.wsj.com/1E6RBlR via @WSJ #madeintn pic.twitter.com/qwEJAqj4un Aug 20
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Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back It's time for carnival lights and country nights at the Appalachian Fair in Gray near Johnson City, Aug. 24-29. pic.twitter.com/Olf3hcC3de Aug 19
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Fall is just around the corner. Check out planning tips and itineraries for a fall trip to TN. #MadeinTN. bit.ly/1HUsOMy Aug 18
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Tennessee tourism has record year in 2014! Thanks to all of our visitors and industry partners. bit.ly/1MBlvkP Aug 18
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Are you ready for the IRWIN Tools Night Race Sat. at @BMSupdates? Who's going? #ItsBristolBaby #ITNR #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/b0zMywaQcC Aug 17
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10 must-visit charming small TN towns from #OnlyinTennessee. What would you add to the list? bit.ly/1N9SgWr pic.twitter.com/Wv1lVAfbXn Aug 15
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This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back Is shopping on your Tennessee trip itinerary? We've got you covered with these stylish boutiques. bit.ly/1J4Ydgj Aug 14
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.@HuffPostTravel calls #Memphis "unmatched for American music history." A must read if you love music. #MadeInTN huff.to/1NdYkfm Aug 13
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What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back The @wilsoncountytn Fair starts Fri. 9 days of thrills and live music. Are you going? #MadeinTN #WilsonCountyFairTN pic.twitter.com/zrzMo9Ixiy Aug 12
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Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back New post! @LevittShell Fall Concert Series Lineup. Yes, @StP_BrokenBones have rescheduled >> ilovememphisblog.com/?p=18749 pic.twitter.com/HXrQDZDZML Aug 12
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A Smoky Mountain Splash! 10be.st/1JTQJll | Vote @Dollywood's Splash Country Tops! @My_PigeonForge @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/3tDpFql8Pr Aug 12
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Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. go back .@BCMBristol's museum celebrates its 1st anniversary this weekend with free admission, live music and more! pic.twitter.com/MpbqXE0oib Aug 11
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@CarolineHarlan Happy Birthday! Aug 11
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.@BudgetTravel names @GSMNP one of nation's 15 Most Beautiful National Parks. bit.ly/1gYjy4U pic.twitter.com/VUF82Bu2Xg Aug 10
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Morning read: @GSMNP makes Top 3 of @Yahoo's 20 Best Budget Destinations for Fall yhoo.it/1EiWlPF #madeintn pic.twitter.com/3k4898Rorj Aug 10
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Check out 20 must-see stops from Nashville to Sparta on Route 1,TN's 100-year-old Memphis to Bristol highway. bit.ly/1NipGPo Aug 8
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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back Beat the August heat by chilling out at one of these unique Tennessee coffee shops. bit.ly/1MfxPHr pic.twitter.com/4akWVdoWFh Aug 7
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Get outside this weekend and explore Mount Leconte @GreatSmokyNPS @TNVacation buff.ly/1hnNc3q pic.twitter.com/NPx2TkoqAQ Aug 7
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Dollywood is building the first and fastest wood launch coaster in the world… Lightning Rod! bit.ly/1NeVDs0 pic.twitter.com/HpvhBokXli Aug 7
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Explore beautiful Foster Falls State Park outside #Chattanooga #Tennessee @TNVacation buff.ly/1E94JkK pic.twitter.com/YECqJY0mwC Aug 6
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Explore the Tennessee outdoors at these 10 beautiful camping spots from #OnlyinTennessee. Do you have a favorite? bit.ly/1K5WwzV Aug 6
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Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back Need a weekend getaway? Head to #JacksonTN for the International Rock-A-Billy Music Festival. ow.ly/i/cds6l Aug 5
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Nashville is a foodie paradise. Vote for @visitmusiccity as USA TODAY's @10Best Local Food Scene. bit.ly/1eQVyyJ Aug 4
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#ElvisWeek 2015 starts Saturday at @VisitGraclend. Will you be in #Memphis next week? pic.twitter.com/u6txghSjg3 Aug 3
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East TN native country star @ashleymonroe covers one of her idols, @DollyParton, on a song about home, Tennessee. rol.st/1KICf6o Aug 1
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August is almost here and #Tennessee has some can't-miss festivals. Here's what's coming: bit.ly/1MCA9YJ pic.twitter.com/CYWhehVMvz Jul 31
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Want to time travel? Visit our antebellum homes to feel the history and stories unfold from more than 150 years ago. bit.ly/1IbuWAV Jul 30
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Catch the new @trishayearwood: The Song Remembers When exhibit @countrymusichof. What's your fave Trisha song? pic.twitter.com/FvZNflJ0v2 Jul 29
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HOT NEWS: This will be the last year for @knoxboomsday: bit.ly/1DbvHNu pic.twitter.com/LsSMFVSvGH Jul 29
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@HJuhl Or in Gatlinburg at Ole Smoy Distillery as well, Smoky Mountain Brewery and Sugarlands Distillery. More info: gatlinburg.com/things-to-do/a… Jul 29
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@HJuhl In Pigeon Forge try Ole Smoky Distillery, Timberwood Grill or Margaritaville, events listed: islandinpigeonforge.com Jul 29
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@nashvillesounds game and it’s @TNVacation night with @visitfranklin and @visitsumnertn pic.twitter.com/oMkpJrhQi5 Jul 29
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Incredibly honored to be featured by @nprmusic. We are so proud to be part of this wonderful music community. twitter.com/nprmusic/statu… Jul 29
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#RubyFalls named most beautiful place in Tennessee! Thanks, @Thrillist! @tntravelnews @TNVacation @chattanoogafun twitter.com/thrillist/stat… Jul 28
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Here are our tips for last minute getaways to Tennessee before summer ends. #MadeinTN bit.ly/1KvLcTj pic.twitter.com/iuZhYGxYsy Jul 28
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Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back .@Dollywood welcomes its first guests today to DreamMore Resort! #Dollywood #DollyParton #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/l5kt30Y8Lz Jul 27
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Congrats to TN Team @CrossFitMayhem! Who’s ready for a #FITcation in Tennessee? @richfroning @CrossFitGames twitter.com/CrossFitGames/… Jul 27
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Just in case you forget where the name comes from, these mountains remind you. Photo by Bob Carr pic.twitter.com/pRcOwJ1L0e Jul 27
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No chaos here. Only harmony. #Tennessee @TNUncharted @TNVacation #DouglasLake pic.twitter.com/exR2gzZ6Mi Jul 27
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Check out 20 must-see stops from Jackson to Nashville on Route 1,TN's 100-year-old Memphis to Bristol highway. bit.ly/1CXt81Q Jul 25
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.@visitmorristown - blue skies, clean air, mountains and endless outdoor adventure. Tips for planning your next trip. bit.ly/1CZxQM6 Jul 24
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Take a road trip this weekend on our Walking Tall Trail full of history, legends & some of the best barbecue around. bit.ly/1MnFstZ Jul 23
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If you are a music fan check out @RollingStone's little nod to @TheBlackLillies #knoxrocks rol.st/1ehjsTF @myattackmonkey Jul 23
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Make sure your #summer moments are Made in Tennessee bit.ly/1RUe8Ip #madeintn #tnvacation pic.twitter.com/BXnRRY9O8z Jul 23
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Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back It's time to chase these 5 Tennessee waterfalls. Which is your favorite? bit.ly/1TRrymh pic.twitter.com/r2u6gAayem Jul 22
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It's time to celebrate everything tomato this weekend at the 24th Grainger County Tomato Festival in Rutledge. pic.twitter.com/4gPwLm7PRp Jul 21
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Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back #NoogaStrong pic.twitter.com/5CRDHee0D7 Jul 20
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Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back pic.twitter.com/XEUnT4qrH2 Jul 17
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Our hearts and thoughts are with the victims of yesterday’s tragedy and their families as well as the city of Chattanooga.#ChattanoogaStrong Jul 17
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"Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back Take a #Tennessee outdoor adventure on the Fiery Gizzard Trail in South Cumberland State Park. #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/DniGqkndN9 Jul 15
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New #Blog! This one is inspired by you @TNVacation! #MadeInTennessee bit.ly/1CGRtIF pic.twitter.com/MNfZGaIsSg Jul 15
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The @KingsOfLeon will play the 2015 #NashvilleNYE! Plan your trip NOW. Details: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve pic.twitter.com/e7iLcwplJY Jul 15
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Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back Visit like a local on your next trip to @visitmusiccity. #Nashville #MadeinTN #MusicCity bit.ly/1TxYjVt pic.twitter.com/hNOlLcFNoc Jul 14
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Beat the summer heat at Memphis @BrooksMuseum's new exhibit "The Art of Video Games." bit.ly/1CAqFKq pic.twitter.com/dqswi77Zf0 Jul 13
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Welcome Obi and Ubuntu! @knoxvillezoo​ releases names of the baby Western lowland gorillas. bit.ly/1eQWa7H pic.twitter.com/NreeWCTykg Jul 13
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Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back Our first 20 of 100 must-see stops on Route 1, #Tennessee's 100-year-old Memphis to Bristol highway. buff.ly/1eNUXOC Jul 11
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From famous Italian designers to art inspired by the music of Stax, here are six must-see exhibits in TN this summer. bit.ly/1JZc3nF Jul 10
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W/ the help of @TNVacation, we extended the Tennessee Music Highway from Knoxville to Bristol: expd.us/C9eBCN pic.twitter.com/KvHW4imowV Jul 10
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#Romance is... a @TNVacation! 10be.st/1D5a63R | Vote @blackberryfrm best #inn 4 couples | @VisitMySmokies pic.twitter.com/kpu3Ex9HW7 Jul 10
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A week of family fun and concerts at 35th @KptFunFest July 10-18, including the new @VisitKingsport Carousel. pic.twitter.com/R4fYsWonim Jul 9
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Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back We teamed up w/ @TNVacation to share iconic stops on the Tennessee Music Highway in Middle TN:expd.us/GI7KB4 pic.twitter.com/lVGX93xxZx Jul 8
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Are you ready for the finest old-time music this weekend @MaconMusic_UDMD in Murfreesboro? @SeeRutherfordCo pic.twitter.com/hc0i524GOE Jul 8
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Postcards from...Chattanooga bit.ly/1JnDwSr #cha #chattanooga #madeintn pic.twitter.com/kM3HsFNKO0 Jul 8
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back Discover our backroad treasures at Trails Night at the Park, Thurs. night with @smokiesbaseball in Kodak. pic.twitter.com/iLeQJ7yF7o Jul 7
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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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