Whatever your interests and hobbies, Tennessee provides the backdrop for the good life. Tennessee is home to urban places and wide-open spaces, with lots of scenic room to roam. Tennessee’s lakes, rivers and parks provide perfect settings for outdoor activities. The fine arts thrive alongside regional crafts. Sports share the spotlight with great musical attractions. Major medical centers, colleges and universities, and active civil organizations enhance Tennessee and offer a sense of community for citizens.
Tennessee’s claim to fame is its musical heritage. Memphis boasts the Birth of the Blues along with the rock ‘n roll of Elvis Presley, Nashville is the world capital of country music. In East Tennessee, you’ll hear the sounds of the banjo and fiddle in bluegrass music, against the backdrop of where Dolly Parton grew up.
Outside the main cities, natural attractions are our state’s focal points, where the only music is a birdsong or a flowing stream of water. Boating, fishing and hiking are popular outdoor recreational activities, especially at one of the 54 state parks.