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)

01 Tennessee Watauga Lake

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


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


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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