Bristol: Sounds Good

Bristol is built on sound: engines revving, fiddles singing and the silent peace of the outdoors. The downtown buzzes with live music and the outdoors quietly await just beyond. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by scenic South Holston Lake and the Holston River sits Bristol—The Birthplace of Country Music and home of the “World’s Fastest Half Mile”—Bristol Motor Speedway. […]

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Escape to Tennessee: Planning, Virtual Tours, and More

Take a hike on the trails, camp in a state park, visit a historic landmark, chow down on delicious eats, sample some craft brews, and listen to mountain music. We’ve put together a few trip ideas with less crowds and safe places – all within driving distance. There are currently no travel restrictions in Tennessee. […]

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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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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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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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