Tennessee: Volunteer State

Tennessee: Volunteer State

Tennessee has played a major role in the music world and is known for blues, rock and roll, country music, and rockabilly. You will certainly find these influences during your Tennessee holiday.

According to fun-wiki, Tennessee is a state in the southeastern United States, of which Nashville is the capital. The nickname “Volunteer State” arose in the first half of the nineteenth century because the state provided many volunteers for the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War.


The area now called Tennessee was settled around 10,000 BC. Inhabited by the Paleo Indians. The first Europeans were the Spanish conquistadors who explored the Mississippi River area in the 16th century. Folk hero Davy Crockett grew up in the eastern part of the state and was first a hunter, storyteller and chief of a militia. From 1833 to 1835 he represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the state sided with the Confederate States. The state was divided on this and Tennessee was the last state to switch to the Confederacy.


The eastern part of the state of Tennessee is mountainous and lies in the Appalachians. Here is the Clingmans Dome, the top of which is the highest point in the state at 2025m. This area is also known as the Great Smoky Mountains and is definitely worth a visit during your Tennessee vacation. The west of the state is flatter. During a vacation in Tennessee you will come across a number of rivers. The most important are the Tennessee River, which cuts through the state first from north to south and then again from south to north, and the Cumberland River, which flows in the north. The main cities are Memphis (the largest city), Nashville (the capital), Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Music , Memphis and Nashville

Tennessee has played a major role in the music world and you will certainly see that during your Tennessee holiday. The state is known for the blues, rock and roll, country music, and rockabilly. Beale Street in Memphis, for example, is seen as the place where the blues originated. Sun Records is also located in Memphis, where a number of big names in the music world started their careers, such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.

Nashville is called the capital of country music, partly because of the radio program Grand Ole Opry that has been broadcast since 1927. The town of Bristol, which lies on the border with Virginia, is considered the birthplace of country music. A famous country singer is Dolly Parton, she started her own theme park Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.


The Guest House at Graceland is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion. It offers accommodation with 2 on-site restaurants, a theater and an outdoor swimming pool with a bar. A free airport shuttle and an evening Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar are offered.

Each room has a flat-screen cable TV, work desk and coffee maker. You will also find a seating area and a compact refrigerator. Some rooms have a view of the courtyard. Room service is also available.

A fitness center, business center and gift shop are available to guests. There are several lounge areas around the property where you can relax or catch up. You can also relax on the lawn and courtyard. A shuttle service to the Beale Street entertainment district is offered, or you can ask a concierge for suggestions for activities in the area.

Delta’s Kitchen serves a variety of Southern Comfort dishes, including a modern twist on some of Elvis’ favorite dishes. You can enjoy a drink and snack for breakfast, lunch and dinner at EP’s Bar & Grill.

Beale Street is 8 miles away, and the Memphis Zoo is a 15-minute drive away. Memphis International Airport is 4.1 km away.


Under Canvas Smoky Mountains offers accommodations in Pigeon Forge.

Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler in the “Top 20 Resorts in the US – South” by Condé Nast Traveler, Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains is located just 10 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on 182 acres of lush, wooded grounds, just minutes from the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Beckoning travelers to Tennessee’s ancient mountains and misty blue vistas, Under Canvas’ eco-friendly glamping accommodations offer an unparalleled outdoor experience in “The Land of Blue Smoke”.

A la carte breakfast is served every morning in the dining room of the property. Dinner and lunch are also offered.

The area is popular for outdoor activities such as hiking, zip lining, fishing and rafting. BBQ facilities are available for guests to use.

Dolly Parton’s Stampede is 4 km from Under Canvas, while Old Mill is 5 km away. The nearest airport is McGhee Tyson Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.


This 4 bedroom cabin offers some of the best views in the county that can be enjoyed from almost every room. Enjoy it even more while relaxing in your outdoor living room or on a porch swing by the fire pit. Inside, enjoy a lofted game room with arcade game and foosball and a lower level theater room with tiered theater seating.

Prepare in-cabin meals in your fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

Top Floor: King bedroom/bath with walk-in shower, double vanity. Loft Game Room and Walk Out Deck.

Middle Level: King bedroom/bath with tub/shower. Kitchen, dining area and great room. Large wrap around deck with outdoor living room – hot tub, pool table

Lower Level: King bedroom. Queen Bunk Room. Shared bath – walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub. Theater room with 10 seats and movie selection.


Designed for both business and leisure travelers, Red Roof Inn Chattanooga – Lookout Mountain is ideally located in Lookout Valley; one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. From here, guests can enjoy everything the vibrant city has to offer. CC’s Antiques, Raccoon Mountain Caves camping fields, Raccoon Mountain Caverns are also within easy reach.

Nothing is too much trouble for Red Roof Inn Chattanooga – Lookout Mountain to make their guests happy. Thus, this accommodation offers the best services and amenities. Here you can enjoy a selection of top class amenities, such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24hr front desk, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, pets allowed.

All guest rooms feature a variety of amenities. Many rooms even feature television LCD/plasma screen, air conditioning, heating, wake-up service, desk, ensuring that even the most discerning guest will be satisfied. The property’s leisure facilities, including indoor swimming pool, are designed for maximum relaxation and relaxation. Superb amenities and an excellent location make the Red Roof Inn Chattanooga – Lookout Mountain the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Chattanooga.


Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Hyatt Place Nashville Opryland offers free WiFi and a daily breakfast. The Grand Ole Opry is 1.2 miles from the hotel and downtown Nashville is 16 minutes’ drive away.

Each room at this hotel is equipped with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. A hairdryer, safe and ironing facilities are included.

You will find a fitness centre, a business center and a 24-hour front desk at the property. Hyatt Place Nashville Opryland also features a free airport shuttle service.

The Nashville Zoo is a 20-minute drive from the hotel and the Nashville International Airport is an 11-minute drive away. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a 15-minute drive away.


Located in downtown Memphis, this hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the bars and restaurants of Beale Street. It features an on-site restaurant, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

The modern rooms at Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown offer a flat-screen TV with cable and pay-per-view movie channels. A work desk and coffee-making facilities, including a mini-fridge, are provided.

The modern Notes & Provisions Restaurant and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It features an extensive bar and serves a variety of dishes.

You can visit the Memphis Crowne Plaza’s gift shop or work out in the on-site fitness center. A business center is located near the 24-hour lobby. A transfer service is available subject to availability. It operates within a 3 miles radius of the property.

The Cook Convention Center is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Downtown Memphis Crown Plaza, and the Pyramid Arena is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

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