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.

We like to think a touch of the beauty which surrounds us ends up in every jar. #MadeinTN #PigeonForge pic.twitter.com/rfKIB4QER4 Jan 29
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Make those jumps and turns count! This is the final week for @iceonthelanding, ending Feb. 1. @chattanoogafun pic.twitter.com/bBRdGdEphy Jan 28
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Soar with the eagles this weekend at the 11th Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival. #reelfoot pic.twitter.com/hjylmTf0Jg Jan 27
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There's a new way to Goo Goo in Music City. Taste the #madeintn @GooGooClusters at the new 3rd Ave shop. pic.twitter.com/byIB9DcvBP Jan 26
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With two state flowers, we’re abloom! see answer Purple passionflower and iris go back @LunaticAtLarge National Banana Pudding Festival and so many more. A list to help you out here: tnvacation.com/listing/festiv… Jan 24
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Hey #Tennessee friends, what are some of our state's quirkiest festivals? (I've already got cornbread and fainting goats!) cc: @TNVacation Jan 24
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Ready for a backroad #Tennessee adventure? bit.ly/1CoxHPp pic.twitter.com/hpbrNgoLbL Jan 24
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48 Hours in #Knoxville: Tips for planning your next weekend getaway. bit.ly/1JiUQot pic.twitter.com/iw3OUN8LW8 Jan 23
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We love a @TNVacation and thanks to our guide, you'll love it too buff.ly/187WuMj pic.twitter.com/Nt6v91H1gm Jan 23
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Gatlinburg TN offers Deep South skiing. Smokies story starts on page 39. citysocial.com @TravelGburg @TNVacation #skiing #smokies Jan 22
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.@My_PigeonForge vacation planning tips from @SunSentinel bit.ly/1ExT5RK pic.twitter.com/d6PYkOVxCm Jan 22
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"Gatlinburg: A Hot Spot for Mardi Gras" by @ChereCoen citysocial.epubxp.com/i/446573/38 via @CitySocialMag Jan 22
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Hike and bike your way in West TN to keeping your new year's resolutions. bit.ly/1yIjBr6 pic.twitter.com/BeEKP5jUb6 Jan 21
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Tuesday = new music day. Get Nashville artist @mikkyekko’s new album, #TIME, released today! : itunes.apple.com/us/album/time/… Jan 20
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Discover backroad treasures on the Tennessee River Trail. bit.ly/180U2r5 pic.twitter.com/nUo3DI0ebG Jan 20
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Just wandered through the #MadeInTN exhibit at the @eastTNhistory Museum. @TNVacation you should see…@TNTravelNews instagram.com/p/yFdbL1i1yB/ Jan 20
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The charms of Memphis go way beyond Elvis. (Photo: Chris Carmichael for NYT) nyti.ms/156oS0b pic.twitter.com/kxKkdZZf6t Jan 19
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More ways to give back in Memphis, on Martin Luther King Day or anytime: bit.ly/1rjIbqZ pic.twitter.com/5mp43KDbH9 Jan 19
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What does XVI signify on Tennessee's seal? see answer Tennessee was the union’s 16th state. go back We named #Nashville one of the top places to go in #2015! ow.ly/Hs5CL @TNVacation @visitmusiccity pic.twitter.com/ZQELc4Bb6Q Jan 18
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It's almost Wilderness Wildlife Week in @My_PigeonForge bit.ly/1KSGj4G #pigeonforge #smokymountains pic.twitter.com/PYb1SfSSOq Jan 17
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Did you know Tennessee has a state fruit? see answer It's the tomato. go back Don't miss these top 10 attractions next time you're in Tennessee buff.ly/1BBAPHq @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/3BFWnYKiys Jan 16
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Catch the @PredsNHL on your next visit to #Nashville. pic.twitter.com/LhvS3b5fZd Jan 16
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@nbc will be making a series of TV movies based on my songs, stories and life! I'm so #excited! See more - dollypartonentertainment.com/news/2015/01/1… Jan 16
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Tune in: Reelfoot Lake State Park will be featured on @TNUncharted 7|6c SATURDAY Jan. 17 on @PBS. @TennStateParks Jan 16
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What to Do in Memphis New York TImes nyti.ms/1yhwM23 Don't miss this #choose901 #memphis #tennessee #travel #food #blues #music Jan 15
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#Peacock up close at @MuseumofApp in Clinton #Tennessee @Visit_Knoxville @TNVacation @NatGeo #wildlife pic.twitter.com/y6j4Pr6GLw Jan 15
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Growing up in Chicago, I loved receiving the @TNVacation guide each year & planning trips. Here's the 2015 edition→ tnvacation.com/guide/?utm_cam… Jan 15
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.@LafayettesMem hitting right notes in @ilovememphis' @overtonsquare bit.ly/1CckMO8 pic.twitter.com/8IdbNKDYJv Jan 15
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HOT NEWS: @Visit_Knoxville invites the world to experience "Reconstruction Tennessee" bit.ly/14B3nn5 @TNVacation #madeintn Jan 14
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Must-see new exhibit Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm. @7thpresident Jan 14
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#Shiloh #Tennessee #TennesseeRiver @CatfishHotel @TNRiverkeeper @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/rfuHKup3UA Jan 14
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The Napa of Moonshine (our new obsession thanks to a trip to @TravelGburg) Check it out: vagabond3.com/gatlinburg-moo… @TNVacation #gatlinburg Jan 14
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Exciting event is taking place in the Tennessee Overhill area in just under three months! #madeintn @tn_vacation 2/2 pagc.chilhowee.com Jan 14
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Heavy hitters in this year's @Bonnaroo: lineup.bonnaroo.com @MumfordAndSons @deadmau5 @billyjoel @kendricklamar @flo_tweet Jan 14
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Flock to Tennessee for the 24th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival. @tnwildlife bit.ly/14wdJo6 pic.twitter.com/kCJ9E5hIyR Jan 13
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@TibsTravel Fun! Here's a place to start for road travels through Tennessee. tnvacation.com/travel-tools/r…. Anything specific we can help with? Jan 13
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Music makes Tennessee stronger! @TNVacation RT @erronious Are you ready???? RT @Bonnaroo Lineup tomorrow!!! #bonnaroo pic.twitter.com/VRhyQp4oac Jan 12
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#madeintennessee #thevolunteerstate #sunrise @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/cQHls7zs0j Jan 12
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BBQ is king in @ilovememphis. Do you have a fave place? pic.twitter.com/4vwFNogiVO Jan 12
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Our state horse has three gaits. Giddyup! see answer The Tennessee Walking Horse. go back Get out of the cold and cozy up in one of these Tennessee coffee shops. bit.ly/1ICtSWD pic.twitter.com/cSyN491x3B Jan 11
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It's freezing, and we're daydreaming about warm-weather Tennessee adventures. #Chattanooga pic.twitter.com/lTBqzySMy2 Jan 9
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@BrettSalberg We want you to do that, too. @visitmusiccity Jan 9
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Nothin' beats an East Tennessee sunset. pic.twitter.com/6cddSiZbgm Jan 8
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Thanks to @CharlesEsten for sharing your favorite things in Nashville & making Tenn your home. bit.ly/14qnEfk pic.twitter.com/cyZcg4GqhJ Jan 8
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.@VisitGraceland celebrates Elvis' 80th birthday this week. Happy Birthday! pic.twitter.com/jV08xA2y2P Jan 8
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BIG NEWS: @SInow celebrates the launch of 2015 @SI_Swimsuit Feb. 11-12 w/ #Swimville fan festival on Lower Broad in Nashville! Jan 8
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Fans are lining up for the #ElvisBirthday Proclamation Ceremony at #Graceland. instagram.com/p/xmO7-vuYTe/ Jan 8
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What two state fish were designated in 1988? see answer The largemouth bass and the channel catfish. go back @AmandaJAlberti Hi Amanda, sorry about that! Looking into that right now. Jan 7
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The 2015 #Tennessee Vacation Guide is here. Get your free copy today: bit.ly/141Uanp #madeintn pic.twitter.com/rW6QMzyyy8 Jan 7
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.@Spotify put together an #Elvis80 playlist to get you in the mood for The King’s birthday week. play.spotify.com/user/elvispres… Jan 7
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HOT NEWS: #Tennessee's 2015 Official Vacation Guide released ow.ly/GVZ1h @TNVacation #madeintn pic.twitter.com/QFRJaoskhA Jan 7
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.@pandora_radio The Made in Tennessee station, of course. pandora.com/madeintennessee #madeintn Jan 7
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Our state tree was used for building by pioneers. see answer Our tulip poplars grow statewide. go back UK's @Telegraph names @ilovememphis as one of 2015's Top Destinations. bit.ly/1BF0psK pic.twitter.com/8XV1GxC27a Jan 6
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Wilderness Wildlife Week begins Jan. 24 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. @TNVacation @My_PigeonForge #Tennessee goo.gl/I1E4qi Jan 6
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Grand and magical. Have you experienced @TNTheatre in @visitknoxville? pic.twitter.com/zKo8z1pDI8 Jan 5
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The King's birthday is coming up. Will you be in Memphis? cnn.it/1Bkqu0j via @CNN. @ElvisPresley @MemphisCVB Jan 5
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Longest running live radio broadcast? see answer The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. go back Have you experienced legendary soul music history at Memphis' @StaxMemphis? pic.twitter.com/aWDK19ChCO Jan 4
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.@gruhnguitars - a pickers paradise. #Nashville #madeintn #GruhnGuitars pic.twitter.com/Iw8OGA0RLN Jan 3
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This state rock is showcased in buildings. see answer Limestone. The other state rock is agate. go back Happy New Year from Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/wTmI9qCG57 Jan 1
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Tune in to @ABCNetwork tonight for live coverage of @visitmusiccity's New Year's Eve Bash. pic.twitter.com/DmhyLKUyYQ Dec 31
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We get our state gem from our rivers. see answer Freshwater pearls are from our river mussels. go back Home to Bonnaroo and George Dickel? see answer Coffee County. go back Who's heading to @LP_Field this afternoon for the @MusicCityBowl? pic.twitter.com/Mo3Lc5aaTe Dec 30
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Pawpaw trees attract this state butterfly. see answer The gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail. go back Do you know Tennessee's two state birds? see answer The mockingbird and the bobwhite quail. go back Holiday spirits that could only be Made in Tennessee. #madeintn bit.ly/1xuz1jC ow.ly/i/866J2 Dec 29
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.@LSUfball and @NDFootball meet at 2pm Tuesday in @MusicCityBowl on @espn. pic.twitter.com/bI9TNe7sVX Dec 28
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Made-in-Memphis guitar used all over the world? see answer Gibson. Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory. go back .@AggieFootball takes on @WVUfootball in Memphis on Monday in the @AXOLibertyBowl. ow.ly/i/84Vfw Dec 27
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We're listening to one of #Tennessee's favorite #Christmas projects. #TennesseeChristmas pic.twitter.com/v0VVQiWAsn Dec 27
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What was the first combination candy bar? see answer GooGoo Cluster, by Standard Candy Company. go back Music's huge here. How many state songs? see answer Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz, plus 7 more! go back
Host to the world's largest artificial skiing surface. see answer Ober Gatlinburg. go back Tennessee's "Little Grand Canyon"? see answer The Tennessee River Gorge. go back Tennessee borders eight states. Name them! see answer KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR and MO. go back Headquartered in Jamestown, along 127 Corridor? see answer The World's Longest Yard Sale. go back Dollywood? Graceland? Historic RCA Studio B? see answer Sevierville. Memphis. Nashville. go back Merry Christmas from Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/8ZPivIzrhv Dec 25
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Merry Chrismas Eve from #TNVacation with two of our favorites @leeannwomack and @opry #madeintn youtu.be/pPHCajj8nEQ Dec 24
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This famous African American wrote Roots. see answer Alex Haley. go back Can you name the themes on our state seal? see answer Agriculture and commerce. go back The tower is going up and the stage is being built. Not to much longer until the fun begins for #NashvilleNYE! pic.twitter.com/2MSTXDQjwb Dec 23
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.@OberGatlinburg always has perfect snow to ski, snowboard and tube. pic.twitter.com/TzQwVdopjo Dec 23
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@KixBrooks thanks for #Arrington rolling hills & wine. #Tennessee #vineyards #Nashville #christmastime @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/pUGl9ARpiR Dec 23
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Knoxville's @MagpiesCake bakes some of the best cupcakes Made in Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/kXq4CLShym Dec 22
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Our state insects: One blinks. Hint, hint. see answer There’s 3: Firefly, ladybug, honeybee. go back This city was chosen state capital in 1843. see answer Nashville. You may know it as “Music City.” go back Thinking outside the holiday gift box. Keep Calm and Shop #MadeInTN. ow.ly/GdWd5 Dec 20
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Wrapped up in Red for the holidays with Tennessee resident @kelly_clarkson #madintn youtu.be/7IFfZRVRbqM Dec 20
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Beautiful #panorama view of the Henley Street #Bridge in #knoxville #tennesse @Visit_Knoxville @TNVacation pic.twitter.com/IPPgFYdvjV Dec 20
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Site for 1996 Olympic whitewater competition. see answer The rushing Ocoee River. go back 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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The "Birthplace of Country Music." see answer Bristol. 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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"Coat of Many Colors" is her favorite composition. see answer Dolly Parton. go back Still shopping for Christmas? Here are some uniquely #Tennessee gift ideas. #madeintn bit.ly/1GtgXad Dec 17
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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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state tree Tulip Poplar
state motto Agriculture and Commerce
state bird Mockingbird
state capitol Nashville
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