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The 432-mile length of Tennessee stretches from the Appalachian Mountains to the mighty Mississippi River; in between is a state chockfull of beauty and fun. The Volunteer State is home to mountains and rivers, and its four major cities—Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga—have distinct personalities and tastes. You'll eat barbeque and hot chicken, listen to blues and country, hike and study at universities, make music and make art—and, of course, drink Tennessee whiskey. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.