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It's springtime in Knoxville, and that means the entire city is in bloom. Thanks to a mid-'50s beautification project, every April, Knoxville flourishes with flowering trees. The experience is breathtaking, and people come out by the thousands to experience the beauty.

The Dogwood Arts Festival was established in 1961, and has grown in size and scope year after year. Wednesday starts the month-long celebration of springtime, art, music, nature and life in East Tennessee.

MORE: View this year's Festival Guide

RELATED: Dogwood Arts Festival's website

The Dogwood trails are open from April 9 - 27 this year, and the public is invited to walk, bike and drive more than 60 miles of scenic routes, and explore the many open gardens.

Legend:

  • Pink lines = Dogwood trails
  • Green lines = Garden byways
  • Yellow flowers = Open gardens
  • Green flowers = Public gardens
  • Museum = Historic sites

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VIDEO: This classic Your Stories segment from 2006 details the history of the Dogwood Arts Festival

This "Your Stories' segment from 2006 tells the history of the Dogwood Festival.

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