Tennessee, United States

The beautiful state of Tennessee, nestled in the United States heart of the south, prides itself on hospitality, good food, and a plethora of activities for all interests. From history reenactments to concerts, this state has something to offer for everyone.

With a rich and bountiful history, visitors and residents alike have a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a piece of the past by visiting the numerous battle fields and historic sights of days gone by. Nicked named the Volunteer state due the vast numbers participating in the Civil War, this portion of the country bears the painful scares of a very important part of American history. Also, be sure to pay a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the site of the assignation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to pay tribute to the movement’s leader.

Bald River Falls, Tennessee, United StatesIf your interests rest in music and the arts, the state’s capital, Nashville is home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. The Opry houses classic singer and songwriters as well as upcoming star hopefuls that grace the stage each Tuesday evening. If country isn’t your choice, experience the vibrations of gospel choirs or a bluegrass band in any of the live music venues across the state. Be sure to pay a visit to the Station Inn or the Blue Bird Café for your bluegrass fix.

If exploring the great outdoors is your calling, Tennessee offers countless trails for hiking, rivers for rafting, fishing, or swimming, and parks to relax in. Of particular notoriety is the Great Smokey Mountains, on the eastern border. The Smokey’s provide endless opportunities to explore through its 800+ miles of hiking trails and camping at the various sites along the way. Keep your eyes open for the more than 1500 bears that call these mountains home. If you desire to see the various wildlife in action head over to an open area such as Cataloochee for a prime spot to spot these creatures. The park also offers a variety of waterfalls to enjoy, from bubbling brooks and streams to the 120 foot Mingo Falls. While some waterfalls are easily accessible by car and a short walk, others are a day trip of hiking through difficult terrain.

Whatever your interest, Tennessee awaits you.


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