Tennessee is the state where country music was born! What started in the 1920’s as the "Grand Ole Opry," explodes today as the country music capital of the world with live music venues, festivals and events like the Beal Street Music Parade in Memphis. Learn about the legends at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Tennessee also holds a plethora of activities for excitement and recreation. Raft down the Big Pigeon River by Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, or ride horses over the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Race go-carts at Thunder Mountain Theme Park in the Appalachians and see why Tennessee is among the liveliest of family getaways.

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