Tennessee is famous for being home to ‘Music City USA’ and the world capital of country western music. The state
has a diverse past, from Davey Crockett
to Moon Pies to Elvis Presley. The Volunteer State is home to battlefields, historic
parks, monuments and museums, and 44
percent of the state is farmland.
Tennessee has a generally mild climate
with average summer temperatures ranging from 68 to 89 degrees and average
winter temperatures from 30 to 49 degrees. Snow is common during winter in
the mountain region, while the rest of the
state may get a dusting now and then.
The state is divided geographically into
three regions: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee. The three stars
on the state flag represent those regions.
Surrounded by the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, West Tennessee is home to
Graceland, the second most-visited home
in the United States and the former residence of Elvis Presley.
Nashville, the state capital, sits in Middle
Tennessee. Middle Tennessee is filled with
rich farmland and scenic rural communities. This is where you’ll find the Grand
Ole Opry and the professional sports
teams the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators. The region is also home to
America’s most famous whisky distilleries,
Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel.
East Tennessee is characterized by
the high mountains of the Appalachian
Trail. The region includes the urban areas of Knoxville, Chattanooga, Bristol,
Kingsport and Johnson City. This region includes many attractions including
not one, but two internationally known
aquariums, in addition to Bristol Motor
Speedway and Dollywood.
Tennessee is a wealth of natural wonders with rivers, lakes, mountains and waterfalls. The state has over 50 state parks and
includes part of a 3,000-mile scenic parkway. Tennessee offers natural beauty, mild
weather and true southern hospitality.
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