Maps of Tennessee
These free, printable travel maps are divided into nine regions:
- Western Plains
- Middle Tennessee
- Cumberland Plateau
- Chattanooga and the Overhill Country
- Great Smoky Mountains
- The First Frontier
Travel maps of Tennessee
Memphis may owe its physical existence to the mighty Mississippi, but it is music that gives this city its soul. The blues were born in Memphis, and they still call Memphis home in nightclubs on Beale Street and juke joints around the city.
Look for bald eagles and wild turkeys amid the knob-kneed cypress trees at Reelfoot Lake. Hike and camp along the shores of Kentucky Lake at the Land Between the Lakes.
Tennessee’s midsection is a road trip waiting to happen. The landscape is rural and pure relaxation. This is Walking Horse Country, where picturesque horse farms dot the landscape and Tennessee sipping whiskey is made. In Amish country black buggies and old-fashioned homesteads litter the back roads. The Natchez Trace is a scenic highway that marks one of the oldest overland routes between New Orleans and Nashville.
The Cumberland Plateau is a breathtaking landscape of caves, waterfalls, gorges, and mountains. It is home to some of the state’s best parks: the Big South Fork and Pickett State Park in the north, Fall Creek Falls State Park in the center, and Savage Gulf in the south.
Chattanooga and the Overhill Country
Nestled in a bend of the Tennessee River and surrounded by the Cumberland Plateau and foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Chattanooga is not called the Scenic City for nothing. It is a great place to bring the kids thanks to its excellent aquarium, children’s museum, parks, zoo, caves, and other family-friendly attractions.
Like the better-known Memphis and Nashville, Knoxville is emerging as a center for live music and the arts. Galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, and theaters on Gay Street, Market Square, and the Old City are funky, unpretentious, and fun.
Great Smoky Mountains
Tennessee’s most picturesque wilderness is the Great Smoky Mountains. It is the vistas that first draw you in: the soft-edged peaks, enveloped by wispy white “smoke,” touched by brilliant red and orange at sunset, and crowned by crisp white snow in winter.
The First Frontier
It was to the eastern mountains of northeast Tennessee that early settlers moved in the 1770s. More than 150 years later the descendants of these mountain folks brought forth modern country music during the Bristol Sessions. This region of Tennessee is more closely linked to Appalachia than any other; this is a landscape of hills and hollers, small towns, and traditional ways.
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