Tennessee - Maps & Guide
Welcome to the map and guide of the cities, towns or places of interest around Tennessee in United States of America. Here you will find virtual tours and guides with 360° panoramas of various destinations linked to various Tennessee maps.
Alongside each virtual tour and panorama is a Google map and some local and travel information to help you explore plan and your trip to Tennessee and United States of America. This growing guide of Tennessee uses images and information provided by independent travellers, giving you the fuller picture of the various sights, hotels and attractions in United States of America.
Tennessee - Featured Destinations
Tennessee - Travel & Information
Considered one of the Southern States, Tennessee is a land-locked state in the South East of USA. It shares borders, clockwise from the north, with the states of Kentucky and Virginia, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The state capital is Nashville, but the largest city in Tennessee is Memphis.
Geographically, the Mississippi River forms the state's western border and much of the eastern part of Tennessee is dominated by the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Appalachian Mountains. In these mountains lies Clingmans Dome (2,025m), which is both the highest point in the state and the highest point on the Appalachian Trail. The Blue Ridge Range is sub-divided into the Great Smoky Mountains, the Bald Mountains, the Unicoi Mountains, the Unaka Mountains and Roan Highlands, and the Iron Mountains and are popular destinations for outdoor tourism and mountain sports. As one moves west the land has a number of large valleys, like the Tennessee Valley, which then rise up to the Cumberland Plateau.
West of the Cumberland Plateau is Middle Tennessee, where the Highland Rim surrounds the Nashville Basin. The region produces a lot of tobacco and has some of the last remaining American Chestnut trees. Over 50% of the state's population lives in this region. Further west lies West Tennessee, dominated by the Gulf Coastal Plain, a large plain that starts out at the Gulf of Mexico. The plain is divided into three regions, one hilly along the Tennessee River. Between this river and the Mississippi lie the hills known as the Tennessee Bottoms. West of here lie the flood plains, swamps and lowlands of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, less than 300 feet (90 m) above sea level.
Tennessee - Travel and Tourism
Tennessee has much to offer visitors. It is famous for country music, diverse landscapes and good food.
East Tennessee is a land of rugged, natural beauty, filled with mountains and wild places. The Smoky Mountains offer much in the way of outdoor sports and through it runs the Appalachian Trail. Some of the more important urban areas include Knoxville, Chattanooga, Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, full of great motels and hotels, bars, restaurants and song. Some of the top attractions in the region include:
- Chattanooga Choo Choo
- Tennessee Aquarium
- Rock City
- Ruby Falls
- The Lost Sea
- International Storytelling Center
- Ripley's Aquarium
- Knoxville Zoo
- Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
- American Museum of Science & Energy
- The birthplace of country music and NASCAR's home.
Middle Tennessee Region offers the home and heart of country music at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, known as the Mother Church of Country Music. Here you can also find the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. Nashville is one of the oldest state capitals in the USA, full of antebellum homes and trails and historical battlefields. As well as country music, this region is well known for the Nashville Superspeedway races, golfing, horse events and Tennessee Titans football team. Additionally you can explore Jack Daniel and George Dickel, two of the most famous whiskey distilleries.
West Tennessee offers the chance to explore two great rivers, the Tennessee and the Mississippi, accompanied by soulful music, historical drama and natural wonders. Musical traditions are strong in the region, with clubs on Beale Street, music history highlights in Graceland, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul being among highlights for fans of the genera. For those wanting things more outdoors, there are the likes of Reelfoot Lake, Kentucky Lake and the Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm just to start with. West Tennessee also contains the National Civil Rights Museum with detailed information about the impact and role of the state during the American Civil War.