Music Heritage Mural Mile

There’s a music trail in the small Appalachian town appropriately named after the natural landmarks that tower over it. Mountain City is located far within the northeast corner of Tennessee in Johnson County, an area whose history with music run as deep as the hills. Visitors have the opportunity to see the hidden stories of […]

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So, You’re Planning a Family Trip to Northeast Tennessee? 15 Insider Tips on What to See and Do

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Between work, school, and soccer practice, spending quality time with loved ones can be a rare opportunity. When you’re on vacation, you want to make the most of your trip and create memorable experiences for your family. When you visit Northeast Tennessee with your kids, you’ll find exciting and interactive learning opportunities, easy ways to […]

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The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights

As the winter holiday arrives in Northeast Tennessee, thousands of visitors will make their way to Bristol Motor Speedway to enjoy The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights. While many will traverse the five-mile route in the comfort of their own vehicle, BMS now offers a new season pass while also hosting numerous ride-along options so that larger groups can […]

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4 Awesome Road Trip Ideas in Northeast Tennessee

There’s something special about a road trip. Whether it’s a spontaneous escape or a well-planned journey, hitting the highway often brings surprises and a good dose of adventure. It’s the perfect vacation if you can get only get away for a few days because you can experience a lot in a short time. If you’re […]

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Tips for Travelling with Dogs in Northeast Tennessee

Around 85 million families in the U.S. own pets and for over 35% of them, going on vacation without their much-loved pooch just wouldn’t be half as fun. Although there are many ways to travel and destinations to choose, Northeast Tennessee is one area that appeals greatly to those travelling with children and pets alike, owing […]

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Feeling Like Christmas All Year Long in Jonesborough

There’s a festive boutique nestled in Historic Jonesborough that gives you an opportunity to be walkin’ in a winter wonderland all year long. Unlike anything else in Northeast Tennessee, this specialty shop is more than a store — it’s an experience. Gabriel’s Christmas is decked with lights, trees and colorful ornaments, so much so that […]

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Introducing Doe Mountain Recreation Area: An 8,000-Acre Outdoor Playground

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Sprawled among the low peaks near Mountain City, Tennessee, the Doe Mountain Recreation Area (DMRA) is a wooded wonderland of trails, wildlife, and Appalachian scenery. Its 8,600 forested acres include more than 60 miles of multi-use trails, which are especially popular among ATV, UTV, and other Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) users. But, the area is also […]

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What You Must See Inside the Museum of Ancient Brick

What do Nebuchadnezzar, the Roman Colosseum, Great Wall of China, and the Mayflower have in common?  Only a handful of these museums exist, and one is in the Appalachian Highlands of Northeast Tennessee. There is a museum in Johnson City dedicated to one of the oldest forms of building structures made from natural elements of […]

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Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tours

Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour will hold the 2nd annual farm tour on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (exact times vary per farm), rain or shine. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased here. Thirteen unique farm operations are participating in Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington […]

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