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Tourism Information

State of Tennessee's Department of Tourist Development
Wm. Snodgrass/Tennessee Tower, 13th Floor
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243



Journalists who need information about Tennessee travel should visit here for news, images and other media services. 


Useful Links

East Tennessee
Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association
Tennessee Overhill
Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association (NETTA)
Middle East Tennessee Tourism Association (METTC) 

Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee Tourism Council
South Central Tennessee Tourism Association 
Upper Cumberland Tourism Association 
Tennessee Backroads

West Tennessee
Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG)
Tourism Association of Southwest Tennessee (TAST)
Northwest Tennessee Tourism Council

Road Tools
State Welcome Centers & TDOT
Rest Areas
Tennessee State Parks
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Pick Tennessee Products
Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Do you need a license to fish in Tennessee?
Yes, anyone over the age of 12 needs a license to fish in Tennessee. They are easy to get online 24/7/365 at GoOutdoorsTennessee.com

Q. How can I found out what accessible services are available in the area I plan to visit?
Contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau in the area you plan to visit for information on accessibility. If you are concerned about accessibility at a particular attraction, you may also want to make a call or check the website of an attraction to be sure about specifics.

Q. What can I expect the weather to be like in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, we are quite lucky to experience four gorgeous seasons, with the weather varying significantly from one season to the next. Key factors are the region and elevation of the area you are visiting. Spring and summer are refreshing times to spend time outdoors. We have lots of opportunities for water sports, fishing, hiking, climbing, biking, golfing, horseback riding and more extreme adventures. Our mild fall weather is an invitation to stay outdoors and enjoy the colorful leaves and sunny days. Our winters are generally mild, but we do get snow and ice occasionally. You just might want to try snowboarding and skiing in our East Tennessee mountains.

For more information about the weather in a particular area, contact the Convention and Visitor Bureau in that region.

Q. Where can I find out more about travel and transportation options?
Check with the Tennessee Department of Transportation at https://www.tn.gov/tdot to find out about road closures, construction, detours and more. Sign up for Twitter updates to stay on top of road changes.

Q. Where can I find out more about Tennessee for school projects?
Tnvacation.com is a great place to start exploring the beauty, history and variety of Tennessee. Browse through the themed sections of our site, such as History & Heritage, Nature & Outdoors, and Music & Arts. You may also want to explore the three distinct regions of Tennessee in our Explore our Regions section at the top of the main page.

Since Tennessee is famous for its natural beauty, you may want to take a look at our terrific parks and natural areas. You will learn plenty about the geographical and historic features of our state, as well as the great diversity of plants and animals found here.

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