The first chill of the autumn air had just hit me, and it was perfect weather for a jog outside under the changing leaves. I figured it was time for a change of scenery, and decided to take in the fall colors along the Tweetsie Trail. After that, I went for a burger from Mid… Read more »
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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 »
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 »
In the 1920s, the hills of Northeast Tennessee were alive with the sound of country music. And when Ralph Peer headed to Bristol in 1927 to record authentic “hillbilly” artists, the future of this genre was changed for good. Of course, country music had been recorded commercially for years, but the best artists in… Read more »
Northeast Tennessee has many historic sites, days and events and the local people focus a lot on keeping old time traditions alive. The spring season brings many of those days and events; people come from all over to participate and spectate. One of the most fun events is “Wooly Day” at Rocky Mount Living History… Read more »