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About Tennessee

Also known as the Volunteer State, Tennessee's nickname originated during the War of 1812; when the volunteer soldiers from Tennessee, serving under General Jackson, displayed great courage in the Battle of New Orleans.

The state capital of Tennessee is Nashville.

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The capital of Tennessee is best known for its country music.

You can even put your own vocals over pre-recorded 24-track backgrounds in a recording studio, then plonk yourself into a promotional video.

The Nashville area was originally a hunting ground of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Shawnee peoples, until French fur traders established a trading post here.

Fort Nashborough, named after the American War of Independence general, Francis Nash, was built in 1779, and the community was renamed Nashville five years later.

In the 1920s Nashville started to export its country and western music across the airwaves from the Ryman Auditorium.

Visiting Nashville:
With a multitude of outstanding attractions, events, tours, shopping, restaurants and live entertainment, it's hard to fit everything into a single visit to nashville.

Nashville Attractions

Music Row

Nashville's great attraction is the Country Music Hall of Fame. Included in the admission is a tour of RCA's historic Studio B; where Dolly Parton and Chet Atkins recorded their first vinyls.

Outside of country music, the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion are always on the look list, and there's a replica of Fort Nashborough.

Cumberland Science Museum:
Hands on learning at 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville.

Nashville Zoo:
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere can be accessed from either I-65 or I-24 at the Harding Road Exit.

Around Tennessee

Tennessee gets its name from the Tennessee River,  in turn named after a Cherokee village.

The Mississippi River forms Tennessee's western border.

States neighbouring Tennessee are: Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

Tennessee Government:
State government information is always available at Tennessee Anytime.

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The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce invite you to the heart of the Smokie Mountains and give you plenty of ideas on what to do there.

Ober Gatlinburg:
A ride to the top of Mount Harrison presents magnificent views; upside down if you do the bungee jump.

Accommodation in Gatlinburg

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Zoder's Inn & Suites.

Located right on Main Street in downtown Gatlinburg with the luxury of being secluded on six peaceful acres, beside a beautiful mountain stream.


Memphis Tours and Sightseing

Memphis is in the south-western corner of Tennessee, on the Mississippi River, and is to blues and rock and roll what Nashville is to country.

Each August, Elvis fans of all ages from around the world gather in Memphis, Tennessee for Elvis Week; a commemoration of the music, magic and memories associated with the legacy of Elvis Presley.
The official Elvis Presley website, exclusively authorised and maintained by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley Hound Dog Tour:
See where Elvis spent time when he was growing up; from his high school and apartment building, right through to Sun Studios where he cut his first record. Along the way, you will be entertained by musicians on the vintage tour bus, who will treat you to Elvis songs and stories.

Graceland Tours:
Experience life as Elvis did at Graceland Mansion with an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie.

The National Civil Rights Museum:
The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) was opened in 1991 at the site of the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, Tennessee; the spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The most scenic way to enter the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is by way of Townsend.

The Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee is a spectacularly beautiful area of the country visited by millions of people every year. The main attraction to the area is the unparalleled beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This national treasure is famous for its stunning Appalachian bloom and the hundreds of scenic, meandering mountain trails that are available to explore within the park boundaries.

Beyond the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the local Tennessee cities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville have emerged as full-fledged, world-class resort cities in their own right. All three of these Smoky Mountain sister cities offer a wide variety of recreation resources and live entertainment theatres for vacationers to enjoy.

When one considers all recreational value that the Smoky Mountains region has to offer, it's not at all surprising that it has developed into one of the North America's top vacation destinations.

Majestic Mountain Vacations:
A member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, Majestic Mountain Vacations has an experienced local team in Sevierville, Tennessee dedicated to providing superior customer service to every vacation rental guest.


Chattanooga is located in the south of Tennessee, near the state line with Georgia.

Nearby Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park commemorates several battles of the American Civil War.

The Tennessee Civil War Museum displays possessions and letters home from some of the soldiers, and offers visitors the chance to pick up the weighty muskets and ammunition boxes.

Historians are dressed as soldiers from each side to help you further picture what it was like way back then.

The Battles for Chattanooga Museum:
Spectacular three-dimensional electronic battle map presentation of Chattanooga's Civil War history features 5,000 miniature soldiers, 650 lights, sound effects and exceptional details of the major battles which were fought here in November of 1863.


Civil War Museum at Lairdland Farm House:
Don Rouleau's life long fascination with the American Civil War led him to over twenty five years of collecting authentic artifacts and memorabilia. This unique private collection contains articles used by both the Union and Confederate forces.

Pigeon Forge

A theme park dedicated to Dolly Parton, in Pigeon Forge, includes a museum with her costumes and high school year book.

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