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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.

Make your #ValentinesDay memorable. Make it #madeintn: bit.ly/1Pc2ioU pic.twitter.com/bouRgTYvaL Feb 5
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"Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back Country star @DierksBentley gets his own exhibit at @countrymusichof bit.ly/1mii5It #madeintn pic.twitter.com/pUCGBsTEMG Feb 5
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Tennessee's rich African American #madeintn music history at Tennessee State Museum: bit.ly/1PXJuHc pic.twitter.com/LSGflLimQo Feb 5
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The @winterjamtour is here! Doors for tonight's show will open at approx 6pm, see you soon! pic.twitter.com/sVcLRoeUX7 Feb 5
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One of Nashville's beloved venues is re-opening today. Join them for the festivities #madeintn @visitmusiccity twitter.com/12th_and_Porte… Feb 5
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We're giving one lucky winner a romantic #Gatlinburg getaway with our #GatlinburgFor2 contest! pic.twitter.com/NZydIpKd2P Feb 4
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The headliners for @RIVERSandSPIRES are...bit.ly/1TGsDii #madeintn pic.twitter.com/HYFjRkSqfW Feb 4
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Natchez Trace night views. 🌚 #scenicbyway #historicroutes #natcheztraceparkway #nationalpark #visitfranklin pic.twitter.com/D9NgJVwOsB Feb 3
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Just a few places to grab a bite when you're walkin' in Memphis: bit.ly/1ULCYrn #madeintn pic.twitter.com/G0Su4hj4AX Feb 3
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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back Our #IMAXlaser 3D film fest begins tomorrow! See your fave film in the all-new format. bit.ly/1NvfyRo pic.twitter.com/t5qQcBhr3v Feb 1
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100 million had #madeintn experiences in 2015 Will you be part of the next record-breaking number? #thisiswhatwedoTN pic.twitter.com/H94iUBi9vh Feb 1
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@TylerJStrong Exactly! So glad you agree Feb 1
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Did you know Tennessee is the reigning No. 1 state for BBQ by @TripAdvisor?bit.ly/1ekFKEM #thisiswhatwedoTN pic.twitter.com/hEamWjIwCu Feb 1
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@TylerJStrong Nice shot! Feb 1
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Wine tasting at @avwinery 🍷 pic.twitter.com/dtmK0Drq1O Feb 1
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With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back @tomlohrmann Anytime! Jan 29
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#BCMMuseum buy 1, get 1 free admission Tue & Thu thru Feb! @VisitVirginia @TNVacation ht.ly/XGVCm ow.ly/i/giNoP Jan 29
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Stay in pure luxury that can only be #madeintn bit.ly/1nDsTlZ pic.twitter.com/qGVY0fVRui Jan 29
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This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back Monumental sculptures like this one to be on @Cheekwood grounds: bit.ly/1NFAwwS pic.twitter.com/Hh2LR2qVRc Jan 29
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The @BluegrassUnderg Season VI is here and tickets go on sale today! #madeintn bit.ly/1JLWy6q pic.twitter.com/VE1ua4AI83 Jan 29
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Hi, @tomlohrmann! We aren't affiliated with #onlyinyourstate though we do love the articles. Check out their site: onlyinyourstate.com Jan 29
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Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back BBQ, music and presidents. @AmateurTraveler lists what to do in Music City: bit.ly/1Sb4TU3 #madeintn pic.twitter.com/jvX0zp4uKd Jan 27
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Winter wonderland. ❄️ #safetravels #snowscenes #thenatcheztrace #scenicbyway #nationalpark #findyourpark pic.twitter.com/HFQ3v9xnvp Jan 27
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This week's @MusicCityRoots will have you rockin' n' rollin' the #madeintn way. pic.twitter.com/khW547VXy2 Jan 26
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We couldn't agree more. twitter.com/OldForgeDistil… Jan 26
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@OldForgeDistill We couldn't agree more. Jan 26
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@scottdgilbert1 @TNAquarium Very nice! Jan 26
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.@STOMPNYC brings high-energy to @TheOrpheumTN bit.ly/1UoyV48 pic.twitter.com/mcAC7O87Ai Jan 26
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Preserved bodies on display beginning Friday at DiscoveryParkUC bit.ly/23qIKEQ #madeintn pic.twitter.com/EIngZk1ejU Jan 26
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Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. go back This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back @beckythebarber Great shots of the snow! Jan 24
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@usanywhere We're so glad you did! Come back soon Jan 24
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@martinjasont1 @ADT @FlyKnoxville Have a safe flight! Jan 24
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This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back @RayanDkhilFLY gorgeous #madeintn shot! Jan 23
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@DJ_G_R_E_G_ Definitely! When you do, be sure to hashtag your photos #madeintn and we’ll follow along Jan 23
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@usanywhere beautiful picture! Jan 23
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@loudoncountyvb Sounds like a gouda plan! Jan 23
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@FrozenMOVlE beautiful! Jan 23
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What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. go back Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back When you venture along the beaten path in Tennessee: bit.ly/1O58WjA #madeintn pic.twitter.com/LV72fpQlmN Jan 22
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Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back It's a can't-miss festival #madeintn twitter.com/Bonnaroo/statu… Jan 21
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Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back Catch some #madeintn music 7pm TONIGHT at @MusicCityRoots! twitter.com/MusicCityRoots… Jan 20
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This guy was braving the snow in Knoxville today! #MadeInTN instagram.com/p/BAxb9dkq8Y-/ pic.twitter.com/MB9Ru6u4t0 Jan 20
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Where you can learn #madeintn African American history: bit.ly/1Skt0PD pic.twitter.com/OXL2ZenZ3q Jan 20
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Due to severe weather in our area, we have temporarily stopped selling tickets for the safety of our guests. Stay safe out there, folks! Jan 20
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Special Notice: Due to the winter storm, all GSMNP facilities are closed. More park roads may close. allsmoky.com/r Jan 20
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Discovery Park is CLOSED today, January 10, due to snow and ice! Happy #snowday and stay warm! pic.twitter.com/WRAMDLhsCf Jan 20
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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 Explore #madeintn nature as part of @NatlParkService Centennial nps.gov/grsm/planyourv… pic.twitter.com/ifoFof4IfY Jan 19
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Experience the Soundtrack of America in Tennessee this year: rol.st/20bPR1c #madeintn pic.twitter.com/uboWwn0CzW Jan 19
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Tennessee's Civil Rights Movement history waits to be explored every day at @NCRMuseum. #madeintn #MLK pic.twitter.com/dzq9SHT58s Jan 19
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@usanywhere @visitmusiccity Be sure to tag us and use #madeintn so we can follow along on your trip Jan 16
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Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back #MLK Day #madeintn twitter.com/choose901/stat… Jan 14
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Are you 'Roo ready? #madeintn twitter.com/Bonnaroo/statu… Jan 14
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Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back Sweet Tennessee, this is going to be a #madeintn show for the books. Be there! @judahandthelion twitter.com/wmarocks/statu… Jan 13
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back @tabithakristine Hey, @meetmiles Look at that compliment :) Jan 12
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@Duncanreporter That means so much! Thank you! Jan 12
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The NEW 2016 @TNVacation Guide is now in print and online. Get your FREE copy: bit.ly/1Zim1pB #madeintn pic.twitter.com/mx0Q2yrWhF Jan 12
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@LunaticAtLarge We love your write-up! Jan 12
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@MyBristolVisit It's gonna be an EPIC game for sure! Can't wait!! Jan 12
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Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back Happy Made in Tennessee Monday, indeed! twitter.com/TheNatchezTrac… Jan 11
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Tune in to see Nashville #madeintn talent @tristanmcintosh compete on @AmericanIdol tnne.ws/1PT1R4P pic.twitter.com/LtY1tHOhtg Jan 8
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@RichardKlee1 His impact is forever remembered. Jan 8
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TN is the Soundtrack of America. Enjoy #madeintn music at these venues via @gardenandgunmag bit.ly/1MXbjxB pic.twitter.com/OX02uGrmdl Jan 8
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@CNL_Nicole Nice capture! Love those colors Jan 7
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It looks all sparkly :) Great job, guys! @TNTheatre (FYI, we're LOL'ing at @visitknoxville responses) Jan 6
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Make those vacation days count with these 15 #madeintn day trips! onlyinyourstate.com/tennessee/tn-d… #onlyinyourstate pic.twitter.com/LdtRsQXRSw Jan 6
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The 2016 @TNVacation Guide will be available January 12! Can you guess who's on the cover? #madeintn pic.twitter.com/l13qJwGYx2 Jan 6
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.@ElvisPresley's Birthday Celebration is Jan. 8 @VisitGraceland. A legend #madeintn graceland.com/events/birthda… pic.twitter.com/GQtmXFddZT Jan 6
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Big things coming #madeintn twitter.com/BMSupdates/sta… Jan 6
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We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back Thousands go to @VisitGraceland to celebrate @ElvisPresley's birthday. A legend, #madeintn. bit.ly/1mslOUP pic.twitter.com/SjBgdFW2TK Jan 3
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The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. go back Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back In case you missed it, #Tennessee really rang in the New Year right! Here's a celebration sampling! 🎊🎶🎉 #madeintn pic.twitter.com/J2ej2AZjlS Jan 1
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Hey #NashvilleNYE. Tonight was amazing. Thank you. Hope 2016 brings you great joy! Love, Music City pic.twitter.com/2sVgUQrcLK Jan 1
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Happy New Year! #pbodynye pic.twitter.com/vlEd8znJgk Jan 1
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Hope you have a Rockin' New Year! pic.twitter.com/b6slBAvTCK Jan 1
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What. A Crowd. Memphis looks good on national TV! Best live shots on @CNN tonight. #HappyNewYear pic.twitter.com/eyjWLkK06w Jan 1
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#HappyNewYear #Knoxville #WATE pic.twitter.com/oaEfwBHX3n Jan 1
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#GatlinburgNYE pic.twitter.com/iiaDo0E8rJ Jan 1
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Hollywood is rockin' the "South's Grand Hotel." #pbodynye pic.twitter.com/LLJIgfwcuA Dec 31
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Not long now! #GatlinburgNYE pic.twitter.com/6iFJnz9WVq Dec 31
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Let's put on our dancin' shoes for a light & bright #NYE on @BealeStreet! Cheers to 2016! #BigCypressLodge #Memphis pic.twitter.com/dOS29H2rdg Dec 31
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From the Jack Daniel's stage to the Music City stage. AND the lovely crowd in between for #NashvilleNYE! pic.twitter.com/tX9lwDzJ6y Dec 31
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Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back @Raindancer50 You are more than welcome! Congrats on winning! PS: Great shirt, @TradeJuOne! 😉 Dec 31
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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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