Northeast Tennessee is a region characterized by small towns, rolling hills and rich history. Often referred to as Southern Appalachia, the entertaining attractions are literally limitless across the dynamic landscape. Festivals and numerous historic sites celebrate a strong folklore and frontier past. Voluminous mountains give way to spacious farmland that is solely interrupted by rural… Read more »
Northeast Tennessee is a very happening place. This is your go-to spot to find out more information about the wonderful things there are to do in our area such, historical information, excellent places to dine, intriguing places to stay during your vacation visit, and specific details and insight to the many fun and entertaining events we have going year round. From the outdoors to music, there's a lot to do and see.
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The year was 1861 and a great nation began its divide. Each state voted to either stay in the union or secede from the once United States. Much like the rest of the country, Tennessee was also in a division. Being the largest state, territorially, in the union, it wasn’t easy for every Tennessean to… Read more »
Within the past twenty or so years Americans discovered just how much we love beer, and not just any beer but craft beer. A craving has really been developed for local, unique brews all across the states. With ingredients not commonly found in beer such as cocoa, cinnamon, fruit, vegetables, and many other flavorful spices… Read more »
The trees are green, the flowers are in bloom and there is a warm breeze in the air. Summer has arrived and with it, family vacations! The beautiful mountains of Northeast Tennessee are dotted with vacation spots and loaded with outdoor activities. One of the most traveled and most famous places for summer vacations is… Read more »
The history in Northeast Tennessee is rich with happenings, major events and perhaps most interesting influential people. The area known as the gateway to the west has hosted many pioneers during their journeys through new lands. Out of those, some decided to settle in Northeast Tennessee and make a home. This is where our story… Read more »
Multiple engineering and technological firms are combining forces to create a piece of history right here in Northeast Tennessee. The Bristol Motor Speedway, The Last Great Colosseum, is revolutionizing its look with the addition of the world’s largest outdoor, permanent, center-hung video display. This state-of-the-art digital display will be the most modernized of its kind… Read more »
Located on the beautiful and serene Clinch River in rural Hancock County, Kyles Ford boasts diverse wildlife and recreation opportunities, scenic vistas and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. River Place on the Clinch enables guests and visitors to experience this peaceful area by offering cabin rentals, canoe rentals, a retreat… Read more »
Join us for 9 days of events such as block parties, trash barrel paint-in, Mardi Gras, kids fishing derby, sports tournaments, car shows, food truck rodeo, pet dog show, art show, photography workshop, wolf run trail race, hot air balloon glow, concert series featuring Charlie Daniels and The Fray and so much more. Get the… Read more »
The picturesque setting of Greeneville, Tennessee frames the life of the 17th president, Andrew Johnson. His arrival to town in 1826 as a humble tailor launched his unexpected political career. The National Park Service preserves artifacts of Johnson’s life including Johnson’s original Tailor shop. Andrew’s business became the local gathering place for political talk, shaping… Read more »
Gustav Dentzel pioneered the modern carousel in America in the 1860s. Many men followed his lead and the mystical carousel became the centerpiece for hundreds of amusement parks that began to spring up across the nation. The “golden age” of carousels lasted until the great depression when the economy began to decline. In the 1970’s… Read more »
Coming to Johnson City, Tennessee is a world-renowned exhibition that is all about the human body. This limited time, one of a kind display consists of actual human bodies and organs. “Our Body: The Universe Within” is at the Hands On! Museum now until August 2nd. Millions in select cities have seen this display across… Read more »
The snow has melted, temperatures have risen and things are starting to turn green in Northeast Tennessee. This is the time of year that is just right for outside activities- the weather is just right and snakes and bugs haven’t made their full return. There are a lot of outside activities in the region, but… Read more »