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.

What's new in Tennesse in 2015? Here's a sneak peek. bit.ly/1JkLzxb pic.twitter.com/UASWBV1TOb Dec 19
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With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back .@ShotwellCandy's hand-made caramels are delicious and #madeintn. ow.ly/i/7ZLIy Dec 18
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7 tips for the perfect romantic getaway in the Smoky Mountains buff.ly/1AllhVp @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/D4Aw9QkP9l Dec 17
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Still shopping for Christmas? Here are some uniquely #Tennessee gift ideas. #madeintn bit.ly/1GtgXad Dec 17
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Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back Great Rhythm N' Blooms Festival announcement this morning! @TNVacation fb.me/1slg251TW Dec 17
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Next time you're in #Memphis you can't miss the zoo! ow.ly/FZEjh @MemphisCVB @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/IUimWkd6VR Dec 16
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.@seerubyfalls named one of the 14 most beautiful waterfalls in the U.S. by @CNTraveler cntrvlr.com/1yZQsbI ow.ly/i/7XNUn Dec 16
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Loving the night life on Broadway in #Nashville #Tennessee !! I wanna move here. Great band at #WhiskyBentSaloon ow.ly/i/7X8sk Dec 15
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TUNE- IN to @TheACCAwards tonight at 8/7c on @FOXTV to see your favorite country music stars! #ACCAwards pic.twitter.com/ZhhMTcR8PV Dec 15
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.@Nashville_ABC's @lennonandmaisy make holiday music and cookies. youtu.be/Ofl4BJdKHK8 Dec 15
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Chattanooga has character too! Today's #travel post bit.ly/1BJBHYS @SeeRockCity @seerubyfalls @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/AEdEDIaBVJ Dec 15
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Join the @PeabodyMemphis ducks for a beautiful @ilovememphis holiday. ow.ly/i/7VP6K Dec 13
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Last minute shopping ideas in #Nashville @ArtisanGuitars @HAudreyBoutique @avwinery #madeintn bit.ly/1uxTygy Dec 12
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#TBT playing Broadway and 1st back in July. Can't wait to do it again for NYE @visitmusiccity #Bashonbroadway pic.twitter.com/MDfJDcvB8L Dec 12
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#ThrowbackThursday: Hikers take in the view of Thunderhead Mtn. c.1930, a prominent peak @GreatSmokyNPS today. #gsmnp pic.twitter.com/zDytUmemtL Dec 11
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.@Dollywood in Christmas lights. A beautiful sight - only Made in Tennessee. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/8bsRwGmYqr Dec 11
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Sevierville, TN: An oasis for filling and delicious meals buff.ly/1ICWdyZ @SevierFun @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/vc4wecTMUc Dec 11
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The elves will be busy in Santa's Workshop!! #ChristmasInThePark @TennStateParks #PickwickLanding @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/XO69AIFrOo Dec 10
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On Sunday, @countrymusichof will be screening Kenny & @DollyParton's classic 1984 special "A #Christmas to Remember" bit.ly/1CN6rMD Dec 10
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.@Nashville_ABC winter finale tonight 10/9 c. Until then @clarembee with Santa Baby. youtu.be/BdKYFWvmEdk Dec 10
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Still lots of good events happening in Memphis this month. Check them out here >> memphistravel.com/holiday-events… pic.twitter.com/rA4wgHNsBl Dec 10
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Holiday Must See Lights — bit.ly/1wcStxG #nashville #franklin Dec 9
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Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back When the Last Great Coliseum Becomes the Speedway in Lights @BMSupdates @TNVacation @MyBristolVisit #Christmas southeasterntraveler.com/blog/2014/12/w… Dec 9
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.@TravlandLeisure names @visitmusiccity one of the best places in the world to spend Christmas tandl.me/1qqU5V1 ow.ly/i/7SHFD Dec 9
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Plans for New Year's Eve? Here are 5 great places in Tennessee to celebrate. #madeintn #nye ow.ly/i/7RR39 Dec 8
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Festivities for @ElvisPresley's 80th Birthday Bash announced: ow.ly/FxXYb @VisitGraceland Dec 8
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Thanks @TNVacation for hosting the Monday night event! Can't wait to explore the @TNAquarium. Register today - ow.ly/Fo09x Dec 6
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Jungle all the way at @MemphisZoo Lights for the holidays. bit.ly/1vRgs59 ow.ly/i/7QEJx Dec 6
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This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back
Congrats to all the #Grammy nominees that call #Tennessee home. See what makes us the global destination for music. bit.ly/1AwE2We Dec 5
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back @LaurieAnnReaume Wow, great photo! Dec 5
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A Country Christmas at @GaylordOpryland will put you in a #Tennessee holiday state of mind. bit.ly/1vRgs59 ow.ly/i/7Pf9d Dec 4
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@LaurieAnnReaume Any favorite moments to share? Dec 4
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Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebrates 25 years. Are you going to the mountains this holiday? bit.ly/1w2ydln ow.ly/i/7Osa7 Dec 3
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#BattleofNashville Civil War 150th anniversary events Dec 13-16 at various locations. bonps.org/sesquicentenni… pic.twitter.com/JbmyLCezX4 Dec 3
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Light up your @ilovememphis holiday visit with Starry Nights at @ShelbyFarmsPark. #madeintn bit.ly/1Baj0A5 ow.ly/i/7Nqox Dec 2
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RT @TNdaytripper: New time-lapse video inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The beauty #MadeInTN @TNVacation ow.ly/FdZW1 Dec 2
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@KelseyOgletree Hi Kelsey, you can get in touch with our media department at the following email: no-reply@tnvacation.com Dec 1
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This is the #CMAchristmas sneak peek you've been waiting for! @JenniferNettle @idinamenzel #LetItGo countrymu.sc/k4ww Dec 1
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Check here every week for Tennessee celebrations of the season: bit.ly/TNwinter. ow.ly/i/7LIbl Nov 30
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This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back John Stamos flips the switch for a @VisitGraceland Christmas with @etnow et.tv/1vVGCa2 ow.ly/i/7KFVD Nov 29
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Step back in time, and discover historic holiday celebtrations that can only be Made in Tennessee. bit.ly/1toJMfS Nov 28
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Events for 150th anniversary at Battle of Spring Hill start today at #Rippaville Plantation. rippavilla.org/anniversary.asp @TNVacation Nov 28
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"Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back 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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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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Sample some sweet Tennessee Treats for the holiday. #madeintn #thanksgiving bit.ly/1Fa1iu4 ow.ly/i/7FO60 Nov 21
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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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The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. go back 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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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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Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back 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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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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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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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back 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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Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back amp.twimg.com/v/28185d07-5f6… Nov 5
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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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Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. 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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We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back 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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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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Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back 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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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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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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Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back 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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Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back
Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. go back Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back 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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Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. 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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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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