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Cultural Guide

Tennessee (TN) – "The Volunteer State "

Time Zone:

Eastern Standard Time (EST)



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Famous For:

Tennessee's major industries include agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited national park, is headquartered in the eastern part of the state, and a section of the Appalachian Trail roughly follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Other major tourist attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, the Sunsphere in Knoxville, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, the Parthenon and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Tennessee has played a critical role in the development of many forms of American popular music, including rock and roll, blues, country, and rockabilly.

Major Cities:

Memphis, Nashville

National Parks:
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Must do while there:

Memphis is home to a wealth of Tennessee attractions such as the infamous Graceland estate, once home to Elvis Presley who recorded many well-known songs at Sun Studio. The Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis comprises the largest fine art's collection in Tennessee dating from antiquity to present-day. Dollywood is the Great Smoky Mountain's family fun holiday adventure and includes great live shows all day, exciting roller coaster rides, many festivals.

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