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.

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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Silky Smooth Water Along Laurel Creek in Laurel Bloomery, #Tennessee @TNVacation @SmokyMtnLiving #fallfoliage pic.twitter.com/MAGmGxVUA7 Oct 22
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Ruby Falls, 145-foot marvel w/in Lookout Mountain @seerubyfalls @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/XlnLFpufJJ Oct 22
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Head to Lynchburg this Sat for the @JackDaniels_US World Championship Invitational BBQ. #jackbbq #madeintn ow.ly/i/7iK5H Oct 21
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.@RiverArtsMem starts Friday with a free concert by @LutherDickinson & @amylavere. A great weekend only #madeintn. pic.twitter.com/HYkAU0Gg5S Oct 20
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Nature’s real-life watercolor. #smokeymountains #madeintn ow.ly/i/7h6YL Oct 19
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Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back Escape to a Tennessee state of mind with our @pandora_radio station. pandora.com/madeintennessee #madeintn ow.ly/i/7gdW5 Oct 17
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Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back Show the love for your favorite American riverfront, Nashville or Chattanooga. Vote today! bit.ly/1qC4kAm ow.ly/i/7f8cT Oct 16
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This week's fall foliage report is in. Get the details at facebook.com/tnvacation. ow.ly/i/7eF0H Oct 15
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#TT Congrats @FoothillsFest @TNVacation on your Fall Festival making it in the Oct issue ( p.29- ow.ly/CIYyr) Oct 14
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Life doesn’t get much better than a fall foliage cruise on Norris Lake #madeintn #tnstateparks bit.ly/1wv8cGY ow.ly/i/7d3ug Oct 13
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Where live music lives. @visitmusiccity #madeintn ow.ly/i/7cef9 Oct 12
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East Tennessee Bro-Trip (A twist on the traditional road trip) via @dbearhunley buff.ly/1ndswwM @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/hE7wXtA4nM Oct 10
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Thank you Governor @BillHaslam for being a great sport at #TNGovCon14 #visitknox #Knoxville @TNVacation fb.me/7smbKVfLQ Oct 10
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Fall in Tennessee means corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and hayrides. @oakescornmaze #madeintn bit.ly/1vWxSy8 ow.ly/i/7b16Y Oct 10
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Famous blues and barbecue are the norm. But, now it's Memphis' @ReverbCoffeeCo taking center stage. bit.ly/1D0DKsq Oct 10
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A new #fallfoliage update is available here: facebook.com/tnvacation. ow.ly/i/79zKV Oct 8
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Come home this fall to celebrate Tennessee's heritage @MuseumofApp this wkend. #TNFallHomecoming #madeintn ow.ly/i/78JGe Oct 7
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No. 1 spot on @CNTraveler's Must Visit Music Museums goes to @CashMuseum cntrvlr.com/10JRn1j @plamedia Oct 7
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@EmilyPatton We may be biased, but could agree more. Oct 7
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What a perfect #fall day! Thanks @RootsRated for the best #hiking suggestions! @VisitMySmokies @TNVacation #visitknox pic.twitter.com/x82NK0hdBb Oct 6
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Treat your ears to music that can only be Made in Tennessee: pandora.com/madeintennessee. pic.twitter.com/Cb5OhITaYh Oct 5
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What's your favorite iconic Southern restaurant in Tennessee? @usatodaytravel listed @LovelessCafe & @ArnoldsMeatAnd3 usat.ly/1Ed3djJ Oct 4
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Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back .@RiverRocksCHA Adventure Games take outdoor adventure to new heights every weekend this month. #riverrocks #madeintn ow.ly/i/76qdu Oct 3
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Fall Fest at The Hermitage. A mix of fall fun, history and music only found in Music City. @7thpresident #madeintn ow.ly/i/75Ar5 Oct 2
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It’s Fall in Tennessee. Every Wed, we'll share a #fallfoliage update. Get the latest here: facebook.com/tnvacation pic.twitter.com/rq4P5HyzTa Oct 1
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It's in the air. You can feel it. Fall is here at the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. bit.ly/1rFvBWL pic.twitter.com/i3hqZRMacw Sep 29
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Hear its history in every slow creak of its floorboards. Visit to take a walk back in time. @BOFT1864 #madeintn pic.twitter.com/Rc7Pop7cG6 Sep 28
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Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back #FriFotos #greatINDOORS Going underground in #TuckaleecheCaverns in @TownsendTN @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/sQ5E1zjcNs Sep 26
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Love indie rock and punk? Check out Memphis' @gonerfest 11. Bands and fans from around the globe. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/x9mfEB4Ucf Sep 26
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Experiences. The kind that take your breath away. And remind you what it feels like to be alive. #madeintn youtu.be/YVIJDDEpTcw Sep 25
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Autumn's show starting in Franklin,TN. #fall @visitfranklin @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/BsLEvrPou3 Sep 25
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Queen of Rock #TinaTurner’s new museum opens Saturday in Tennessee. @WTDeltaHeritage #madeintn ow.ly/i/6ZX2y Sep 24
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"Katie Queen of Tennessee" is on our playlists. What @apacherelay song is your go-to? #madeintn pic.twitter.com/00uR0Y75fK Sep 23
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At this restaurant, every night's special is songwriter. @BluebirdCafeTN #madeintn ow.ly/i/6XtSa Sep 21
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back
Celebrate the best of Nashville food & music @musiccityfw this weekend with @KingsOfLeon & Adele's @chefjwaxman pic.twitter.com/IYQRmmKP4q Sep 19
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162 music artists. 21 stages. Endless TN memories at @BristolRhythm this weekend. Are you going? pic.twitter.com/uphho3rfnP Sep 19
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Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back Knoxville’s @TheBlackLillies – one of the 165 live shows @AmericanaFest this weekend in Music City. bit.ly/1yi2zRB Sep 17
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The street where blues was created and barbecue was perfected. #madeintn #bealestreet Sep 16
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The only thing more famous than the acts is the stage itself. @GrandOleOpry #madeintn pic.twitter.com/DUflUE0xDo Sep 13
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With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back Where rock 'n' roll was born and legends were written. @sunstudio #madeintn #memphis pic.twitter.com/xuTKFv6UWa Sep 12
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Tennessee’s favorite pastimes, football and music, collide at the 25th Annual @ClassicMemphis this weekend. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/UJWAXAwytM Sep 10
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Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back Experience Memphis’ @amylavere – a blend of classic country, gypsy jazz and Southern soul. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/l3dfukOUPu Sep 8
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Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back Exploring Tennessee's backroads and treasures just became a lot more fun. #tntrailsbyways bit.ly/1rRjaZu pic.twitter.com/FfLY7Zj7Um Sep 7
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This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back Nashville-­based band @those_darlins is one of many reasons why Tennessee is the capital of music. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/Dfns1bXWSt Sep 5
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Football. Tradition. The Southern Heritage Classic. Competition. #madeintn ow.ly/B8YBL pic.twitter.com/lx6KYHPe4P Sep 5
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It's @TNStateFair time! Thrill rides. Live music. And yes, funnel cakes! #madeintn pic.twitter.com/pbxz0zBFJS Sep 4
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Take a #SmokyMountain camping adventure with @inhonorofdesign and her family. #madeintn bit.ly/1qp9djE pic.twitter.com/UCU6pi6Fiv Sep 3
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New Tennessee tourism ad feat. Jack White @KeithUrban, the @apacherelay. See it here: usat.ly/1pEA3VD via @USATODAY Sep 2
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Sun Studios changed the world with its music. Experience the legends now @CashMuseum in Nashville. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/afrU1w9V0Z Aug 30
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Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. go back This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back Summer goes out with a bang and a lot of music Saturday in @Visit_Knoxville #Knoxboomsday pic.twitter.com/lrwWVnfUZX Aug 28
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What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. go back 250,000 fans. 10 nights. 2,000 horses. 1 Champion. @twhceleb #madeintn pic.twitter.com/ez4UsEYldc Aug 27
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TN treasure Fluke Holland celebrates 60 years of keeping the beat for legends – Elvis, Johnny, Carl & Roy. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/ZE3V2e2uwg Aug 25
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Where history isn’t reminisced, it’s relived. #MuseumofAppalachia #madeintn pic.twitter.com/3p6dLJWoPR Aug 22
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No fuss. No frills. Just darn good music that soothes the soul. @SmokyMtnOpry #mountainopry #madeintn pic.twitter.com/4mEv15m7SA Aug 19
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Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back Travel 20 cities and 954 miles in five short blocks at @MudIslandPark. Photo: instagram.com/msmo423. #madeintn pic.twitter.com/uUYrRSGpbQ Aug 17
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Remembering The King that changed the world with the birth of rock 'n' roll. @VisitGraceland #madeintn #ElvisWeek pic.twitter.com/8wYHVSPicQ Aug 15
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Where #SharkWeek happens 52 times a year. @TNAquarium #madeintn #chattanooga pic.twitter.com/7saQcGUtfg Aug 12
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Where it all started, and never stopped. The soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee. #madeintn youtu.be/4gC6dh6AR1M Aug 5
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The #MemphisZoo is unlike any other. Thanks for capturing @jonathanfreese. bit.ly/memphiszoo #madeintn pic.twitter.com/CBHAOQj8e4 Aug 3
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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. #madeintn Find out what else there is to see and do in the #Smokies: bit.ly/smokymtns pic.twitter.com/iwD8wfNrv7 Aug 2
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@TNVacation last night the Collins River at Rock Island State Park, Rock Island, TN pic.twitter.com/PBNfysD1HY Aug 2
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This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back America the Beautiful Travel Bucket List: Blue Ridge Parkway ow.ly/zNd4k @RootsRated @TNVacation @Visit_Knoxville Aug 1
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One of the many reasons @DiscoveryParkUC is an experience that can only be #madeintn. bit.ly/dscvyprk pic.twitter.com/W9L2xzCEKu Aug 1
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The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. go back Now, that’s a sight you don’t see every day. #BeershebaSprings #madeintn Photo credit: instagram.com/isabelchenoweth pic.twitter.com/B3b67GfpqF Jul 31
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Standing in the #oprycircle is an experience that can only be #madeintn. Photo credit: instagram.com/rikklesss pic.twitter.com/fwXNJ5GcHK Jul 30
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The story of how it came to be is almost as amazing as looking at it. bit.ly/reelfootlk #reelfoot #madeintn pic.twitter.com/SSkvsx4rSq Jul 29
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Stormy day, but stunning #sunset yesterday @WCYB_DaveDierks @TNVacation @SWVApost Photo: bit.ly/1uzWv5c pic.twitter.com/tN3UJTRlrS Jul 29
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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back "Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back The @bleubirdblog family spent 4 days exploring #EastTennessee. These are some of the memories they #madeintn bit.ly/bleubird Jul 25
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Morning's #sunrise at #SouthHolstonLake @TNVacation @WCYB_DaveDierks @MyBristolVisit Photo: bit.ly/1nGqYL9 pic.twitter.com/8KWWCgWETn Jul 25
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Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back Dolly Parton Welcomes Families 'Home' to Tennessee — Exclusive Video yhoo.it/1nXKzjX Jul 24
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Take a tour of East #Tennessee through the eyes of @bleubirdblog and her family. bit.ly/1x7Tvcc #madeintn pic.twitter.com/6GMr4iskm7 Jul 24
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Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back This view of the #Smokies from a saddle is one memory that can only be #madeintn. bit.ly/ccriding ow.ly/i/6hKk9 Jul 20
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Experience a moment of complete awe that can only be Made in Tennessee. #madeintn bit.ly/mitbeauty pic.twitter.com/aSH5dartsA Jul 19
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It’s a connection. A reunion. That can only be Made in Tennessee. #madeintn bit.ly/mitfamily pic.twitter.com/vCtmf6wOfe Jul 17
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Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back @TNVacation gets some love from @60Minutes. A piece about the #firefly is highlighted in this six-minute video: cbsn.ws/1mZoc3d Jul 13
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#FallCreekFalls is just one of more than 500 incredible waterfalls #madeintn. Image credit: @lowanglephoto. pic.twitter.com/GwTsNzIfaj Jul 13
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Forks of the River sea of yellow. #madeintn #forksoftheriver. Thanks for capturing @DeeandYum pic.twitter.com/NZYvQ8x62n Jul 11
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That’s one heck of a swimming pool. Great capture @keeliamaclennan #Cumminsfalls #tnvacation #tnstateparks pic.twitter.com/N2QUe5sFwE Jul 7
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Can’t beat this #tennesseesummer view. Thanks for sharing @amandachitta #tnvacation #stonedoor #beershebasprings pic.twitter.com/dBDQj9crGF Jul 6
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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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