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.

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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Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back 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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This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back
9 kid-friendly things to do in #Memphis this Spring. buff.ly/1EBggLz pic.twitter.com/G2aan1WdfJ Mar 21
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@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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@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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Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back .@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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@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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Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back
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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Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. 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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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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Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back 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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Are you headed to @DwtnFranklinTN for #MainStreetBrewFest on Saturday? pic.twitter.com/uqahfmJdLb Mar 9
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@TNTrailsByways @TNVacation Sunday drives on the backroads & byways of TN. #Tennessee #FranklinTN pic.twitter.com/Faw9HBjZ52 Mar 9
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Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back The Best of @visitknoxville from @travelchannel. What are some of your favorites? bit.ly/1GbZrpZ pic.twitter.com/b2zsg2WIzZ Mar 7
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With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back #SpringBreak in Nashville? 5 Tips to enjoying Music City on a budget from @VisitSouth bit.ly/1BWPqQ9. pic.twitter.com/aCHqUNeItR Mar 6
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Escape this Spring Break to @TheIslandPF in Pigeon Forge. #pigeonforge pic.twitter.com/yBIHwDnqxl Mar 5
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Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back Forget about the #knoxwx coming.. try some warm southern food @travelchannel has some ideas bit.ly/KNOXTCF pic.twitter.com/ODAsM5P3oj Mar 4
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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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Celebrate the Irish at @SeeRockCity's Shamrock City this weekend. pic.twitter.com/lPLmjbDQGB Mar 3
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Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back Are you going to @TinPanSouth, Mar. 24-28? Tickets go on sale tomorrow. #tinpansouth pic.twitter.com/ly1pe9SzTC Mar 2
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back
This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back 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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@TNVacation The beauty of Tennessee in 4k! vimeo.com/99759528 Feb 28
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"Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back 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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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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Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back
.@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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Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back 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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What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. 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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Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. 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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Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back Road conditions are dangerous throughout Tenn. Please check travel in your area. smartway.tn.gov/traffic Feb 17
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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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The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. 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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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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