Meet a Farmer: Dana York

  Dana York’s family farm has been around longer than Tennessee has been a state. Since 1778, now in its 10th generation as Grand Oak Farm, Dana continues with tradition while providing space for new farmers with hopes of restoring Northeast Tennessee’s longstanding reputation with local agriculture. Dana grew up moving around the country with […]

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Digging Big: A Hands On Experience at Gray Fossil Site

  There aren’t many places in the world where you’ll find an active pre-historic fossil site that actually allows visitors to dig for remains of animals dating back more than 4.9 million years. Northeast Tennessee is home to the Hands On! Discovery Center at the Gray Fossil Site, an active Pliocene-era fossil dig site, operated […]

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What to Do in Winter in Northeast Tennessee

Let’s face it, looking forward to your summer vacation while it’s still the middle of winter feels a lot like looking for the finish line in a marathon. You know you’ll get there sooner or later, but at the moment it seems impossibly far away. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee has a huge variety of attractions that […]

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Prohibition to Present: Marion’s Downtown Landmark

If you are fascinated with all things circa 1920, the General Francis Marion Hotel is a must-see. Located in downtown Marion, it is convenient to local shopping and dining. The hotel was originally opened in May 1927 and has 36 well appointed guest rooms. The rooms are decorated with an understated elegance including dark wood […]

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Murals of Northeast Tennessee

From downtown trails to citywide driving tours, murals are popping up everywhere to share the area’s history, culture, or even create the best photo opp. Bristol Originally hand-painted in 1986 by local artist and musician Tim White and lovingly restored in 2020 with the help of his son and grandson, Bristol’s country music mural depicts […]

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A Weekend in Carter County

Whether you are visiting from out of town, or a local resident looking for something fun to do this weekend, Carter County has plenty to offer for all ages. Carter County is well-known for its beautiful scenery, food, friendly people, and historic sites. Some of Tennessee’s most popular waterfalls and hiking trails are right here […]

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Jonesborough Days Returns July 4th Weekend

Tennessee’s Oldest Town is excited to host the 2021 Jonesborough Days Festival on July 3 and July 4. This event includes family activities, live music, handmade local crafts, a patriotic parade, fireworks and storytelling. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. The festival hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 and […]

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Two-Day Stay & Play in Rogersville

Rogersville, Tennessee, is rich with history, things to do, and a growing locally owned restaurant scene.  We’ve put together a two day trip to this timeless town full of fun for any history buff with a side of foodie inspiration. Day 1 Check in at Hale Springs Inn Downtown Rogersville’s Historic District is listed on […]

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