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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
In the 1920s Nashville started to export its country and western music
across the airwaves from the Ryman Auditorium.
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.
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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 at Grassmere can be accessed from either I-65 or I-24 at the Harding Road
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.
State government information is always available at Tennessee Anytime.
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weekly and provide a quick look at all the most recent happenings from East to West.
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.
A ride to the top of Mount Harrison presents magnificent views; upside down if you do the
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Memphis Tours and
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
The official Elvis Presley website, exclusively authorised and maintained by Elvis Presley
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.
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
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.
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The most scenic way to enter the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park is by way of Townsend.
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.
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.
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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.
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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