All-Star Favorites For An All-Star Race

  With the NASCAR All-Star race moving to Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, Northeast Tennessee is ready to welcome back race fans with a few of its own all-star favorites when it comes to chowing down on local eats, spending time with family, and taking on the outdoors. Twenty of the best NASCAR Cup […]

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Drive Up Date Night: Our Claim to Iconic Drive-In Theaters

The summer season brings fresh mountain air, country back roads, and road trips close to home. And, we’re betting you wouldn’t mind a cozy night under the stars, your favorite snacks, and a classic movie. Although there were drive-in theaters as early as 1933, they’ve become more of a rarity in the 21st Century with […]

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A Brief and Colorful History of Watauga Lake (Plus the Top 10 Things to Do During Your Visit)

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Cradled among the rugged Appalachians and reachable only by winding mountain roads, Watauga Lake is a true paradise for anyone seeking quality time in the outdoors. This remote lake lies in two of Northeast Tennessee’s most rural counties—Johnson and Carter—making it a place where outdoor enthusiasts can escape city life and enjoy a host of […]

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Northeast Tennessee’s 8 Best Water Adventures for Spring and Summer

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As the temps heat up so too does the desire to get outside and bask in warm sun or find a refreshing place to cool down from its relentless rays. Whether your mode for chilling out involves trekking to waterfalls in search of a swimming hole or careening down a whitewater river through rapids, the […]

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A Guide to Northeast Tennessee’s Best Food & Drink Festivals

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Northeast Tennessee loves to come together to celebrate food! Whether a local or a visitor to the region, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to munch your way through saucy barbecue, delectable chocolates, and exotic international cuisines at Northeast Tennessee’s many food-focused festivals. Read on to find out when, where and how to attend these fabulous […]

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Horses, Hiking, and Homecookin’: Feel Like a Local at This Tennessee Ranch

  Have you ever wanted to spend a few days on a farm, ride a horse through the Cherokee National Forest, or sleep in a tiny home tucked along the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains?  There’s a ranch in Northeast Tennessee that makes you feel like a local the minute you put your boots […]

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Enjoy a Jam-Packed 48 Hours in Northeast Tennessee

Head to Northeast Tennessee to be transported to a time where saber-toothed cats roamed the region; pioneers made their pilgrimage; and a different sort of “Big Bang” happened in Bristol, affecting not only the city but the entire nation. Go caving, hiking, hear stories from world-class storytellers and so much more. […]

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