Top Reasons to Go

Take in a Show: There's plenty of opportunity to experience Tennessee’s music heritage, especially during the summer festival season.

Explore the Great Outdoors: The Great Smoky Mountains, caverns across the state, plus greenways, blue ways, and trailways galore throw out a wide welcome mat for outdoors enthusiasts. Hike, bike, canoe, kayak, raft, camp, run, walk, spelunk, climb, fish, hunt, or geocache. It’s all here.

Dig In!: Second helpings are plain good manners when it comes to Tennessee’s banquet of culinary delights. Whether you prefer down-home Southern cooking or farm-to-table delicacies, you won’t go hungry anywhere in the state.

Travel in Time: Discover antebellum homes, the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, three historic theaters, and over 2,000 entries on the National Register of Historic Places—including at least one from every county in Tennessee. There are so many stories to tell, the state is home to the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough.

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