Welcome to Tennessee!
Located in the eastern part of the state, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, named for the smoke-like bluish haze that often envelopes these fabled mountains is the most visited national park in the United States. The state’s varied topography leads to a wide variation of climate conditions, yet most of the State can be described as having warm, humid summers and mild winters. In the areas of increased elevation such as the Great Smoky Mountains, summers become cooler while winters become colder and more blustery.
An important producer of transportation equipment, Tennessee’s automobile industry is a huge contributor to its economy. Due to its breath-taking mountains, streams, overall scenery and music influence in the country, tourism has continued to be a major economic factor. Even with income from industry, services and tourism, Tennessee urban residents continue to derive their livelihood from the land.
Whether you are looking for a new place to dance and stomp your feet, hike the beautiful trails of the mountains, experience spectacular natural beauty or just enjoy the comforts of southern hospitality, Tennessee is waiting with open arms.
Major cities in Tennessee include Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, and Jackson.