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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.

Happy 4th of July from Tennessee! What are you doing today to celebrate? pic.twitter.com/tdeN3YSKsx Jul 4
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Explore a forest from the tops of the trees. The @IjamsNatureCtr Canopy Experience opens July 17 in @visitknoxville. pic.twitter.com/AgAGEUqAJL Jul 2
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"Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back Looking to spend the July 4th in TN? Here are more than 25 celebrations to choose from. bit.ly/1JxShlA pic.twitter.com/ehEL9fikDx Jul 1
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Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back Whiskey might be better when it's made in Tennessee. @TNWhiskeyCo & @TNVacation fill us in: f52.co/1HvHjwE pic.twitter.com/65noeHxCjf Jun 30
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.@RipleysAquaGAT opens new interactive "Swarm" exhibit. See it, to believe it. #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/dwMr9AnG3q Jun 30
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We are so excited for @navitatcanopy to open soon at @IjamsNatureCtr. #knoxrocks adventure! bit.ly/1GWOGde pic.twitter.com/b9rrHWAPrB Jun 30
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Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back Celebrate July 4th in Tennessee's oldest town at the 45th Annual Historic @Jonesborough Days. #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/YSKJvB9Ly8 Jun 29
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Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back Congrats #LasPaletas! Try other TN cold treats @Clumpies, @CreamCity1, Brooks Shaw's @oldcountrystore. #MadeinTN twitter.com/WKRN/status/61… Jun 27
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Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back
Have you experienced @Dollywood from a bird's eye view? Take a soaring adventure on the SkyZip! #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/PfDtCS19qX Jun 26
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Happy Friday! Here are the five things to do this weekend: bit.ly/1BRdIeV pic.twitter.com/vfk6tl17m8 Jun 26
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The #Titans and @Nissan have formed a 20-year naming-rights partnership that rebrands our stadium as Nissan Stadium. pic.twitter.com/IZZNoX4kag Jun 25
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back .@ForbesInspector has "5 Reasons to Visit Nashville Right Now." What are your top 5? #MadeinTN bit.ly/1RwCbru Jun 24
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The original Tennessee Music Highway ends in Nashville, but the history & music continues from Knoxville to Bristol. buff.ly/1K8qwPa Jun 23
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John Carter Cash sang at the dedication of the June Carter Cash Wildflower Garden at the @CashMuseum today. pic.twitter.com/FzS4BfqHS0 Jun 23
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Boston & Ft. Lauderdale: plan your trip! @JetBlue’s back at @Fly_Nashville w/nonstops from @BostonLogan & @FLLFlyer. visitmusiccity.com/media/pr_jetbl… Jun 23
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Photo: jaglever: The travel diary plus a new outfit post from Memphis is finally on the blog! @TNVacation... tmblr.co/ZVud7w1nrJyP5 Jun 23
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This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back Tennessee pulls out all the stops for July 4th, including the country's largest fireworks show in @visitmusiccity. bit.ly/1K8a82B Jun 22
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Cascading #Waterfall at Rocky Fork State Park in Flag Pond, #Tennessee @TNVacation @TennStateParks #travel pic.twitter.com/7yaD5NDYXb Jun 22
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Hot Chicken alert: Everything you need to know to have fun in Nashville @TNVacation #MadeinTN f52.co/1eooI9a pic.twitter.com/5bwJ7YWTna Jun 22
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Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back
Escape to the treasures and surprises along Tennessee's Route 52. A perfect weekend #MadeinTN. bit.ly/1dVQmJF pic.twitter.com/Bo0MqBgDmo Jun 20
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.@Thrillist listed the top attractions in each state, and #Graceland is No. 1 for #Tennessee! bit.ly/1BoqRM1 #Elvis #Memphis Jun 20
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Beat the heat this summer with a #Tennessee whitewater rafting adventure. bit.ly/1MSmklK pic.twitter.com/LwHZLFSnhR Jun 19
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Ducks in training. #JurassicWorld #JurassicDuckmaster #RaptorSquad #DuckSquad pic.twitter.com/mF4iB8530d Jun 19
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Just passed @chattanoogafun. Have you been? Check out my guide on the @travelchannel's website: travelchannel.com/destinations/u…. #travel @TNVacation Jun 18
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There's nothing like a sunrise or sunset canoe float at Radnor Lake State Park. @FriendsofRadnor @TennStateParks pic.twitter.com/ROs3Dj0NOp Jun 18
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Celebrate Tennessee's natural beauty this weekend at the 69th Rhododendren Festival at Roan Mountain State Park. pic.twitter.com/HI26lnU5fM Jun 17
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The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. go back Celebrate the South's original fast food on Saturday in Bell Buckle. #BellBuckle #RCColaMoonPieFestival pic.twitter.com/MMyWsucmmv Jun 16
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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back A HUGE thank you to every Bonnaroovian out there. We love you: bit.ly/thankyouroo #bonnaroo pic.twitter.com/aZYANMxE5A Jun 15
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HOT NEWS: #Tennessee truly is the Soundtrack of America. bit.ly/1FWI0Jf @USATODAY @10Best Jun 15
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Hiking the #AppalachianTrail this weekend, getting out of the cave. #blueridge #mountains #tennessee #nature pic.twitter.com/RwPbb5dsCn Jun 15
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Happy Birthday to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Congress created this park 81 years ago today! #MadeinTN pic.twitter.com/IgK72YAaRq Jun 15
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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 time for a TN roadtrip. Pick one of our 16 Discover #Tennesssee Trails, pack the car, and hit the road! bit.ly/1MSBvfl Jun 13
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.@USATODAY readers have spoken. Five of the @10Best Musical Attractions are all in Tennessee! bit.ly/1L5zQoL pic.twitter.com/5ELsCsrYjX Jun 12
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Celebrate the unique history of @OakRidgeCVB at @SecretCityFest on Fri. & Sat. pic.twitter.com/6Xq4Xo8sM2 Jun 11
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#SeeRockCity barn gets a fresh coat of paint. Read more here! tinyurl.com/qbx898x #CHA #SeeRockCity #tennessee pic.twitter.com/WrK0iZDGWr Jun 11
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Discover the artists and stories that created America's soundtrack along the #Tennessee Music Highway. #MadeinTN bit.ly/1QptdkH Jun 10
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Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back Music City is gearing up for CMA Music Fest June 11-14. Will you be there? cmaworld.com/cma-music-fest… pic.twitter.com/HAigEuuSRH Jun 10
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Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. go back Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back Headed to The Farm for @Bonnaroo? Who are you excited to see at Roo? #MadeinTN #radiatepositivity pic.twitter.com/cfgfgCjcy6 Jun 9
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Tennessee's world-class music festivals are The Soundtrack of America bit.ly/1GaTiMg #madeintn pic.twitter.com/3fX3zKYTKM Jun 9
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New #Nashville tunes out from @billycurrington @civiltwilight @COIN_music @athousandhorses @kindnashville bit.ly/1drwuOo Jun 9
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Are you ready for limited #craftbeer Knoxville? These heavy hitters have you covered. bit.ly/1T8S9Mf pic.twitter.com/lUDjL1oYUG Jun 9
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Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back UPDATE: Due to weather, CMA World GlobaLive! is RESCHEDULED TO TOMORROW (TUE) 1-6:30 Walk of Fame Pk. More info soon. pic.twitter.com/l1lIb111bg Jun 8
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Did you know this bit of #Memphis history? Stay at @PeabodyMemphis and learn more: ow.ly/O21Xr @MemphisCVB Jun 8
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#CMAFest starts Thursday. Who is coming to #Nashville for the world's biggest country music festival? pic.twitter.com/Wj4327bR8z Jun 8
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Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back Get started today on planning your summer vacation in #Tennessee! bit.ly/1cCoIk6 pic.twitter.com/r5GcKtncgV Jun 6
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Congratulations KNOXVILLE!!! We won the #BellBuilt grant for the @ambcsorba ! #knoxrocks #downtowndownhill pic.twitter.com/ieWzRU7PUz Jun 6
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This summer's your chance to get a real taste of #Tennessee. bit.ly/1BPoqgn pic.twitter.com/3E9yKwaLPa Jun 5
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Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back OMW to Nashville 4 an amazing weekend of food,music & tons of fun. About to be the best @TNVacation ever! #madeinTN pic.twitter.com/yJVQf6Idhn Jun 5
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Thank you all for your support in helping us win #BestTowns2015! @outsidemagazine pic.twitter.com/loxmFoGgkU Jun 5
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Final voting for @chattanoogafun as "Best Town Ever" ends TONIGHT! Cast your vote: outsideonline.com/1972941/best-t… #madeintn pic.twitter.com/2GKHVHKQ2J Jun 4
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Discover the best waterfalls on #Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. #MadeinTN bit.ly/1GnkudZ pic.twitter.com/HBB5WL6UVb Jun 4
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The ribbon has been cut at the newly renovated #MusicCityWalkOfFame Park! pic.twitter.com/vy5Ad7hZ6E Jun 4
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Jack White, of @thirdmanrecords, accepts his star on #MusicCityWalkOfFame w/ fellow inductee @The_LorettaLynn. pic.twitter.com/E272wCOCZ3 Jun 4
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Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back Time is running out! You "otter" vote for #Chattanooga as @outsidemagazine's Best Town Ever! bit.ly/1JoQJ9T pic.twitter.com/vGOMxqUfkA Jun 4
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HAPPY #MusicCityWalkOfFame DAY! We induct @The_LorettaLynn & @thirdmanrecords’ Jack White @ 1. Downtown. Free. Open. visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame/ Jun 4
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Foothills Parkway this morning. @TownsendTN @TNVacation @My_PigeonForge @WearsValleyTN @TravelGburg pic.twitter.com/LsaZgDMy1V Jun 4
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This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back Would you walk across this bridge? Our girl @AngieAway did! ow.ly/NQT3a @SevierFun pic.twitter.com/aH3lIvAIY3 Jun 4
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.@rbfestival starts Friday in @chattanoogafun. Do you have tickets to one of the country's biggest music festivals? pic.twitter.com/bUFkUbvyPW Jun 3
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Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back
.@USPSstamps will soon issue an #Elvis Forever stamp! The First-Day-of-Issue ceremony is Aug. 12 at @VisitGraceland. bit.ly/1M4xGTa Jun 3
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Get #Chattanooga more votes to secure 'Best Town Ever'. Voting ends TOMORROW: outsideonline.com/1972941/best-t… pic.twitter.com/2tvDuvt3dI Jun 3
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Thanks @TNVacation @BellBikeHelmets our @ambcsorba folks appreciate it as well! #downtowndownhill Jun 2
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Vote for @visitknoxville to win a $100k Urban Wilderness trail building grant from @BellBikeHelmets. bit.ly/1BHkGNQ Jun 2
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Here are 5 cool places to check out in Nashville this Summer => buff.ly/1Q1WKRl @TNVacation @NashvilleCVB pic.twitter.com/mBLbIdPAOx Jun 2
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With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back .@chattanoogafun is in the finals for @outsidemagazine 's "Best Town Ever." Voting ends Thursday. #BestTowns2015 bit.ly/1EjLweC Jun 1
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Fantastic 3 Day #Family #Vacation in Pigeon Forge! grinninglikeanidiot.com/2015/05/smoky-… @TNVacation @GFallsResort @My_PigeonForge pic.twitter.com/8wL91SiOlh Jun 1
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@TNVacation Outdoors. Peaceful. Solitude. TN Parks & Natural Areas are amazing. #SavageGulf #trails @TennStateParks pic.twitter.com/l6CLUXtGhR Jun 1
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We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. 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 Win a vacation in @visitknoxville to discover the even greater outdoors. #MadeInTN buff.ly/1cq4OZy May 30
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Win the Great Smoky Escape and answer the mountains’ call. #MadeInTN #Smokies bit.ly/1FRLssg pic.twitter.com/GF3ukBaZ8t May 30
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Explore Historic @Jonesborough and discover homespun tales and adventures in Tennessee's oldest town. bit.ly/1eHi9OM May 30
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Oh @CBS our @ambcsorba team would love a little East Coast love for a #bellbuilt bike trail grant. #downtowndownhill pic.twitter.com/4thgZO4GjV May 30
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Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back #Chattanooga is the Best Town ever. Vote now & RT! #BestTowns2015 bit.ly/1E5NeRW pic.twitter.com/fOJNxV6Fw0 May 29
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Summer means a spashin' good time in #Tennessee. Here are some fun places to beat the heat. bit.ly/1FIWHln pic.twitter.com/097wUMiHA9 May 29
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Knoxville will have a new Gravity Trail. They just need the grant first. Cast your vote: bit.ly/1J88fCC pic.twitter.com/zQjgycBAm5 May 29
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Final Round for Best Town Ever Competition just started! Vote for Chattanooga then RT! outsideonline.com/vote pic.twitter.com/WB7cLiNOMf May 29
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Join us June 4 in Nashville for this marker unveiling! visitmississippi.org/press-room/mis… #countrymusic #Nashville pic.twitter.com/YC7nScB38y May 28
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Win the #Elvis Experience and travel like a king. #MadeInTN bit.ly/1zOyyuj pic.twitter.com/dEwQvKd6Kl May 28
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Congratulations to Hope! We have a new Knoxville resident! @knoxvillezoo #gorilla #babyanimal pic.twitter.com/RpHBYpydaF May 28
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We're stoked to check out these 5 mountain bike trails in Tennessee this summer! @TNVacation singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trail… pic.twitter.com/lxNQpXCHpL May 28
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10 reasons #Nashville rocks from @nypost. What are your favorite @visitmusiccity stops? bit.ly/1Awbhhl pic.twitter.com/FwNUM1eOLU May 28
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Get @chattanoogafun to the finals of @outsidemagazine "Best Town Ever"! Vote here bit.ly/1KGWctr pic.twitter.com/CrYuYqYN5S May 28
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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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