celebrates its 100th Anniversary on Dec.
1, 2009. Leading up to the event, the
Chattanooga Choo Choo will host
multiple events, contests, and a
performance by the Glenn Miller
Orchestra, scheduled for May 16, 2009.
In celebration of its landmark 70th birthday,
Graceland will debut three new
displays: Elvis in Hollywood, Elvis Lives:
the King and Pop Culture, and new
exhibits in the Elvis Presley Automobile
Museum. The famed home will also offer
a VIP tour featuring an exhibit with the
original architectural drawings of
Graceland, a signed check from Elvis
for the down payment on the home,
the deed to Graceland, and other
fascinating Elvis mementos.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
is just one of Tennessee’s outdoor gems.
Tennessee is packed with outdoor
adventure and scenic beauty.
The Ocoee Scenic Byway is known for
its spectacular mountain scenery and
historic sites. The byway winds along
the Ocoee River through the Cherokee
National Forest with areas for hiking,
whitewater rafting and sightseeing.
Stillhouse Hollow Falls is a 90-acre, state
natural area in Summertown, Tenn. The
area is named for its most significant
feature, the 75-foot Stillhouse Hollow
Falls, which can be seen while hiking the
Stillhouse Hollow Falls trail.
Big Cypress Tree State Natural Area in
Greenfield, Tenn. is a 330-acre natural
area that lies in the floodplain of the
Middle Fork of the Obion River in west
Tennessee. It consists of bottomland
hardwood forests and is a popular area
for outdoor enthusiasts.
Across the state, Tennessee invites your
family to celebrate its outdoor offerings
and major milestones. For additional
information, visit tnvacation.com,
or call (800) GO2-TENN for a free
Q: What makes the
Smoky Mountains so
A: It’s really a beautiful
site to see – certainly in
the mornin’ and in the
late afternoon – and it’s
my home. It’s like lovin’
a child or lovin’ your
parents, you know. I love
the Smoky Mountains.
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