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Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Announces What’s New For 2019

 

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Tennessee Department of Tourist DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tourism in Tennessee continues to expand with new attractions, impressive state-of-the-art developments, expansions and milestone anniversary celebrations of iconic attractions that help shape “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.”

Elvis Presley statue near Historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. (Tennessee Department of Tourist Development)

Elvis Presley statue near Historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. (Tennessee Department of Tourist Development)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Reminds Tennesseans of Danger Posed by Dry Weather

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With dry conditions, low water levels, and little to no precipitation forecast throughout most of Tennessee for the foreseeable future, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to make fire prevention and fire safety a top priority this fall. 

“Drought conditions are increasing the threat of wildfires in Tennessee counties, specifically those in the eastern portion of the state,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “We urge Tennesseans to heed any burn bans currently activated in their community. By employing just a few basic fire safety precautions, the public can help prevent the devastating loss of life and property.”

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Tennessee State Parks announces 2016 Vacation Tours

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks is offering nine vacation packages in 2016 to suit all types of outdoor enthusiasts and skill levels. Guests can experience guided tours through eight State Parks across Tennessee and several Natural Areas and Wildlife Refuges.

The year’s tours begin with a Winter Waterfall Tour at Fall Creek Falls and South Cumberland State Park on February 22nd-24th. Focusing on the beauty and history of these majestic falls, guests can experience what a winter water wonderland looks like.

The hikes will total roughly seven miles of moderate to strenuous terrain. The cost is $269.00 per person and includes all taxes, gratuities, meals, transportation and lodging at the Fall Creek Falls Inn. Call 800.250.8610 for reservations.

Winter Waterfall Tour at Fall Creek Falls and South Cumberland State Park. (Tennessee State Parks)

Winter Waterfall Tour at Fall Creek Falls and South Cumberland State Park. (Tennessee State Parks)

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Tennessee State Parks Announce Special Winter Rates

 

Offering convenient quality accommodations at an exceptional value

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins, along with six state park inns from November 15th, 2012, through March 15th, 2013.

With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks Announce Special Winter Rates

 

Offering quality accommodations at an exceptional value, all in your own backyard
 
Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins, along with six state park inns from November 1st, 2011, through March 31st, 2012.

With a Tennessee State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting December 3rd

 

Tennessee – Herald in the holidays at a Tennessee State Park!  There are several events in your area including holiday celebrations, great hikes, star gazing, ranger-led programs and even a fun run through one of the state’s most beautiful parks. For those looking to get away for a few days, don’t forget about Tennessee State Parks’ great winter discount!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the winter. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

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Pickett State Park Dedicates New Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

 

November 4th Ceremony Commemorated the CCC’s Contributions to Tennessee; Memorial Statue Announced

Jamestown, TN – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke was joined by Tennessee State Parks, elected officials and members of the community on Thursday, November 4th, at Pickett State Park for the official dedication of the park’s new Civilian Conservation Corps Museum.

The museum features interpretative exhibits and artifacts, depicting the Civilian Conservation Corps’ contributions to Tennessee’s parks and natural areas, while recognizing the CCC’s extensive efforts across the country.  An interactive touch-screen exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to hear directly from former CCC workers, sharing their stories about their time working to construct Pickett State Park.  Developed by Tennessee State Parks, the museum is in the same location of the former park office, constructed by the CCC in the 1930s.  

Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke (center) joined former CCC workers from across the state, along with Tennessee State Parks officials, at Pickett State Park’s dedication of the new Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. (Photo by Terry Bonham)

Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke (center) joined former CCC workers from across the state, along with Tennessee State Parks officials, at Pickett State Park’s dedication of the new Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. (Photo by Terry Bonham)

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Tennessee State Parks Announce Special Winter Rates

 

Offering quality accommodations at an exceptional value, all in your own backyard

Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks are now offering special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins, along with six state park inns from November 1st, 2010, through February 28th, 2011.  With a Tennessee State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home.

With a Tennessee State Parks special winter discount, park visitors can stay at one of Tennessee’s six state park inns for $49.95 a night (excluding tax). The inn discount may be used seven days a week and applies to both individuals and groups. At participating inns, guests may add the hot breakfast package for an additional $10.00. A 50 percent discount also is being offered for villas and cabins with a two-night minimum stay. The cabin discount is valid Sunday through Thursday only. «Read the rest of this article»

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