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History plays music

History plays music A day at the Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian Affiliate, opens the door to pioneer Appalachia. »

LEED Certified

LEED Certified Gatlinburg, Gateway to the Smokies, will be home to the first LEED Certified hotel in Tennessee, the Hilton Garden Inn. »

Soul city

Soul city Stax Museum, Memphis, stirs the "soul" with seasonally changing exhibits and myriad experiences for the ultimate American Soul Music journey. »

Read: Tennessee

Read: Tennessee Traverse Tennessee literary trails, starting at Nashville area's Carnton Plantation where Widow of the South events unfolded. »

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Heritage & Culture

There's no place like Tennessee to inspire artistic expression, from great music to traditional crafts, from storytelling to fine art.

Tennessee is calling you to enjoy great entertainment in music and performing arts, with beautiful historic theaters and unique music venues throughout the state, from blues on the banks of the Mississippi, to the world-famous recording studios of Nashville, to the haunting sounds of traditional mountain music in the east. The Volunteer State is famous for its arts and crafts, with the work of local artisans providing countless temptations to shoppers and collectors. Our fine museums preserve the best of our visual arts, and Tennessee has a rich literary heritage that extends from Sequoyah to Cormac McCarthy, from David Crockett to Alex Haley.

Civil War

Divided loyalties, dire circumstances and dramatic stories tell the tale of Tennessee's Civil War history.

Tennessee Heritage

Delve into our rich Tennessee traditions and legendary history at historic homes and towns.

Arts & Culture

Tennessee is famous for its legendary performances, its arts and crafts. Take home a souvenir or a great memory.

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