Tennessee March 20, 2015
Here Are 20 Undeniable Reasons Why Everyone Loves Tennessee
Tennessee is a state that’s filled with dreamers and families, a home to the rich and famous and those seeking a bit of peace and quiet in the country. It’s a place for the young and the old and precisely where you want to be. Why? We’ll show you.
1) Tennessee is the beloved home to Nashville – a place of neon lights and dreamers toting beat up old guitars. As 2013’s, ‘It City,’ the country town playing big city has seen a huge influx of residents from out-of-state.
2) Bonnaroo rivals the Coachella music festival and takes place every summer in Manchester.
3) As the birth place of Dolly Parton and Justin Timberlake, Tennessee has directly given you the chance to rock out to everything from country to pop.
4) Moon pies and Goo Goo Clusters hail from this great southern state. Everyone is just workin’ hard to keep your dentist in a job.
5) Home to the Grand Ole Opry radio show, Tennessee boasts the longest running live radio program in the world. Tune in on Friday and Saturday night to get in on the action!
6) Tennessee is a hiker’s paradise. With great locations like Cummins Falls and the expansive area of wilderness surrounding Chattanooga, you can strap on those adventure boots and hit the road.
7) Hey there, whiskey fans. You know where Jack Daniels is honed and bottled? Right here in Tennessee. You’re welcome.
8) It’s a state of diners and good eats – Loveless Café has turned into a wildly popular tourist destination, while Catbird Seat has caught the eye of The New York Times.
9) Memphis has the blues, Nashville rocks the twang.
10) Ever wonder where Mountain Dew was created? In the hills of Knoxville, as the perfect whiskey mixer.
11) Coffee lovers can rejoice at the caffeine- infused state capital. Nashville’s burgeoning café scene is set to give Portland a run for their money.
12) It’s not all front road pickin’ and back roads, down here. Nicknamed the, ‘Athens of the South,’ Nashville houses multiple colleges and universities, including the renowned medical school at Vanderbilt.
13) There’s hot chicken – and a lot of it.
14) Hollywood shines bright due to Tennessee born and bred stars like Miley Cyrus and Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Reese Witherspoon.
15) Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located on the far eastern side of the state, is America’s most visited national park.
16) The largest freshwater aquarium in the world is located in landlocked Tennessee.
17) Tennessee exists in two time zones – be careful on that road trip. You may find yourself losing or gaining hours as you cross from Eastern to Central time.
18) Tall tales and history textbook writers are forever indebted to this southern state as the birthplace of Davy Crockett. The coon hat has simply never been the same.
19) During the war of 1812, Tennessee gained its nickname as the, ‘Volunteer State,’ one that would follow them throughout history. If you ever need a helping hand, you know exactly where to go.
20) Knoxville hosted the World Fair in 1982, boasting the theme, “Energy Turns the World.” You can still see remnants of the fairgrounds in the city.
There are a million reasons to love Tennessee, and we only mentioned twenty! What would you add? Let me know in the comments section below!