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Cheekwood pond in NashvilleTake a legendary music tradition, blend in breathtaking mountain vistas, add miles of lakes and rivers, combine with a stirring history and a rich agricultural heritage and you get just a sampling of Tennessee!


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The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is one of the leaders among state organizations in the United States tourism industry. In 2013, Tennessee’s tourism generated a $16.7 billion direct economic impact to the state's economy. More than 148,700 Tennesseans are now employed in the state's tourism industry.


Commissioner Kevin Triplett, leads the department.