Welcome To Beautiful Tennessee  

Tennessee's forests, mountains and rivers offer endless opportunities for nature enthusiasts, thrill seekers and work weary souls seeking a respite from their daily routine parks. They have the power to refresh our spirit, make us stronger, and remind us of how we came to be. They preserve not only natural wonders across our state, but also the history of this great land and the people who called it home. Protecting these treasured spaces is crucial to understanding who we are.

Beautiful Tennessee: Parks & Preservation, the third in our Beautiful Tennessee series, explores the majesty of Tennessee's parks, from sacred sites revered by ancient cultures for their beauty and mystery;  to battlefields sanctified by those who fell fighting for their beliefs; to more recent additions facing the challenges of preservation in the new millennium. These lands are priceless gifts we owe not only to ourselves, but to generations to come.