Chattanooga (pictured above) is a visionary place: on a clear day, parts of seven states can be seen from Lookout Mountain, and its NOOGANET offers free public wireless Internet access.
Tennessee Taxes Make the Rocky Top State Even Dreamier
From tax-friendly to every taxpayers best friend: No state income tax on wages (phasing out interest and dividend income taxes). Effective real property tax rate of 0.55%.
Tennessee earned its nickname —”The Volunteer State”— when local militiamen volunteered for duty during the War of 1812 and were notably courageous in the Battle of New Orleans.
Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry is the longest continuously running live radio program in the world. It has broadcast every Friday and Saturday night since 1925.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, named for the smoke-like bluish haze that often envelops the hills and valleys, is the most visited national park in the U.S.
The Music Trail From Memphis to Bristol, the Tennessee Music Highway offers groundbreaking music scenes with soul, rhythm and blues, and country music in large cities and small towns alike.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland home in Memphis is America’s second most visited house.
Centennial Park in Nashville was the site of the Tennessee International Exposition in 1897. Its full-scale replica of The Parthenon, with an enormous statue of the goddess Athena, remains today as the park’s centerpiece attraction.
Sequoyah, a Cherokee silversmith in Tennessee, is the only known person in history to single-handedly develop an alphabet. His syllabus for the Cherokee Nation resulted in the first written language for a Native American people.
The Ocoee River in southeastern Tennessee is rated among the top white water recreational rivers in the nation and was the site for the 1996 Olympic competitions.
Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves, and The Lost Sea near Sweetwater is America’s largest underground lake.
Vanderbilt University and its affiliated hospitals are the largest employers in Tennessee.