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Musical Volunteers: Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers

From Dolly’s theme park to Elvis’ mansion, the best places for music-loving tourists in Tennessee


Dolly Parton rides a rollercoaster at Dollywood in 2000.

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Traveling east to west (or vice versa), a trip from one end of Tennessee to the other will take about six hours. Musically, however, that same journey through the Volunteer State will take you through centuries of a rich, colorful history that’s been captured in some of the most iconic tourist destinations in the entire country. From state-of-the art museums and performance venues to legendary recording studios and a massive theme park founded by one of the world’s most famous entertainers, we take a closer look at 10 of Tennessee’s most can’t-miss destinations.


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